Tech Net News 06-13-2020

Blue jays HATE paying for overdue books.

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


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. Search “DARC Skynet” Search “DARC Skynet” Search “KE5ICX”

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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.

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