Post Field Day 2020 Virtual Meeting

Join the Dallas Amateur Radio Club for a post ARRL Field Day Virtual meeting via Google Meet – details are on the DARC Calendar here in this link: https://w5fc.org/club-activities/event-calendar/ We will talk about field day your activities, getting your log uploaded and any thing else. This is an open invite to all HAMs – you don’t need to be a club member to join in. Meeting is Monday June 29, 2020 at 8pm Central Time. We will be using the ARRL web site to submit your log online at:  https://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php

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Skynet 6-27-20 “What is Twilight?” & “Constellation Lupus 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “What is Twilight?” & “Constellation Lupus” 

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

IO Group: https://groups.io/g/DARCskynet/topics

Skynet 6-20-20 Next Rover – Perseverance & Constellation Libra 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “NASA’s Next Mars Rover, Perseverance” & “Constellation Libra” 

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1985)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

IO Group: https://groups.io/g/DARCskynet/topics

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Tech Net News 06-20-2020

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I’m pretty, AND I’m important! Credit: Jeremy Sanders, Hermann Brunner and the eSASS team (MPE); Eugene Churazov, Marat Gilfanov (on behalf of IKI)

It’s the last weekend before Field Day! Are you ready? If you still need some hints, please check out the the “DARC Field Day 2020 Participation How We Can Have Fun” document that your fellow club members have been working on.

If your looking for some on-air fun to help you finish your Field Day preparations, there are a few events on the calendar. The West Virginia QSO Party gives you a chance to pick up a sometimes-difficult state, while the All-Asia DX Contest will let you try for a long, long-range contact or two. It’s not hard to reach Venezuela from the Dallas area, so you might want to check out The Battle of Carabobo International Contest, and if you love a noisy challenge on 160 meters this is one of the Stew Perry Top Band Challenge weekends.

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Tech Net News 06-13-2020

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I’ve found one battery that will never come back from the dead, and wondering what to buy to replace it. How are your Field Day preparations going? That the DARC still has one more virtual forum coming up on June 18th to help us get ready for Field Day on our own, and we’re continuing to update our participation gude.

Lots of the bonus points that we used to take care of as a club are now available to you as an individual. For example, you can earn 100 points for sending a radiogram to the ARRL NTX Section Manager, and 10 points each (up to 100) for sending radiograms to your family and friends. Don’t know how? Get started at the website for our local traffic net.

There’s no Lecture and Lab this month, because of Field Day, but there’s still plenty you can do on and off the air. The contest calendar has plenty of small events and the second six-week series of the RSGB Hope QSO Party is still ongoing. The biggest event this weekend, though, is the ARRL June VHF Contest. It’s hot and sunny, so give six meters a try…or go even higher.

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Skynet 6-13-20 “Russia Comments on NASA Return to Flight” & “Constellation Virgo” 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Roscosmos Head Weighs in on NASA’s Return to Flight” & “Constellation Virgo”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: Cosmos (2018)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

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Tom Blackwell N5GAR (SK)

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Tom Blackwell W5GAR became a silent key on May 14th, 2020. 

Tom was the ARRL North Texas Section Manager in the 2000’s representing area hams for the ARRL.  He frequently attended many club Field Days through the years as well as local club events.  After his tenure as Section Manager he continued to petition the ARRL for suggested improvements in the ARRL bylaws, election rules and regulations.

Tom was also actively involved in Dallas politics and remained so throughout his life. 

Memorial services will be held June 19th at 10AM at Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park, 7405 West Northwest Highway in Dallas.

Additional Information: 

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/dallas-tx/thomas-blackwell-9210139?fbclid=IwAR3PZVLrQYgLxyDQnH4_AeRu9dUwo7coa60UEFSTP3PIjBeuPh4ujpdRi-Q

 

Skynet 6-6-2020 “Double Trouble: Supernova Trigger” & “Canes Venatici Alpha/Beta and M51” 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Double Trouble: Supernova Trigger” & “Canes Venatici Alpha/Beta and M51”

Net Control: Bill N5BB

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Space Command” (2020)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

IO Group: https://groups.io/g/DARCskynet/topics
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

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Tech Net News 06-06-20

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With a huge ceremonial platform and a complex of buildings, this ancient Maya site has been hiding in the jungle for millennia. Credit: Takeshi Inomata

Field Day is coming soon! I’ve been testing my inverters, taking inventory of my antenna supports, and running the May supply of gas out of my generator. But there’s lots more that all of us can do. Remember that the DARC still has one more virtual forum coming up on June 18th to help us get ready for Field Day on our own.

Lots of the bonus points that we used to take care of as a club are now available to you as an individual. For example, you can earn 100 points for sending a radiogram to the ARRL NTX Section Manager, and 10 points each (up to 100) for sending radiograms to your family and friends. Don’t know how? Get started at the website for our local traffic net.

The contest calendar for this week has a number of small events and a few that are a little bit larger, like the 10-10 International “Open Season” PSK Contest, the Kentucky QSO Party, and the second six-week series of the RSGB Hope QSO Party.

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