Skynet 7-25-20 “The ASTHROS Project” & “Constellation Serpens” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The ASTHROS Project” & “Constellation Serpens” 

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS 

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “City Beneath the Sea” (1971)

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

Lecture And Lab July 2020

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Keeping with the times the DARC Lecture And Lab for July 25, 2020 will be virtual! Join us at 11am Central Time from the comfort and safety of your home. In this virtual Lab And Lecture, Mountain Goat – Curtis Hays KC5CW will be presenting SOTA Summits On The Air. Come learn all about SOTA fundamentals, getting setup and operating tips. If you ever wanted to go mountain topping or QRP this would be a good Lecture and Lab to attend.

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Skynet 7-18-20 “Comet Neowise” & “Constellation Hercules” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Comet Neowise” & “Constellation Hercules” 

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: 

“Invasion of the Saucer Men” (1957)

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

Tech Net News 07-11-2020

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Venus had a much neater ion tail back in the 1970s.

Would you like me to talk about impedance transformers (instead of baluns) at the next virtual Lecture and Lab? Would you like to build a simple, but high-performance balun? I’ll be planning out my lesson this Sunday, so tonight’s your last chance to give me your suggestions.

Field Day was exhausting, but great. But no job is over until the paperwork is complete. Please don’t forget: if you made even one contact, submit your entry to the ARRL and to the Dallas Amateur Radio Club. If you participated in the 13 Colonies special event, you’ll have to resort to postal mail…don’t forget to include some sort of address label; it can be a scrap of paper, and should not be an SASE.

The contest calendar for this week looks pretty quiet, but if Field Day got you in the mood to get back on the air—like it did for me—you should give in to the urge.

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Tech Net News 07-04-2020

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A dipole will work just as well without a flag, but it will be less fun.

Our next club meeting is coming up this Tuesday, July 7th, at 7:00 PM. Like most meetings these days, it will be on-line. Please have a look at the club event calendar for the link you need to use. I’ll be giving the presentation and discussing one of the things I find most mysterious in our hobby: baluns.

I will speak at our next meeting about the basics of baluns, including how and why they work, what choices you have, and when to use them. Baluns can be easy and cheap to make for yourself, so I’ll will cover a few construction tips, too.

The contest calendar has a scattering of events, but the two most interesting are the 10-10 International Spirit of 76 QSO Party, which is is wrapping up this weekend, and the 13 Colonies Special Event, which is well under way.

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