QSO Today – Virtual HAM Expo Aug 8-9 2020

Despite the current Covid-19 situation, ham radio operators are more active than ever and want to continue to learn and engage with their community. Be sure to register for “QSO Today” a virtual HAM Expo – the first of its kind, designed to allow everyone interested in amateur radio to engage with amazing speakers, leading suppliers of equipment, parts and services, and fellow attendees.  All of this is coming to you from the safety of your location and available on your laptop, tablet and smartphone August 8 and 9, 2020. The content will also be available as on-demand in case you miss an event. Get your free ticket, registration and event list at: https://qsotoday.vfairs.com/en/registration

Skynet 8-1-20 Skynet Constellation Ophiuchus 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Lots of Stuff” & “Constellation Ophiuchus” 

Net Control: Bill N5BB

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980)

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 August 2020

DIY Calculator Counter Kit

Keeping with the times the DARC Lecture And Lab for Aug 22, 2020 will be virtual! Join us at 11am Central Time from the comfort and safety of your home/location. In this virtual Lab And Lecture, we will build a Geekcreit DIY calculator kit. You will need to purchase the kit prior to attending the virtual build. Plan on picking up the kit Aug 15, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Dallas Medical Center Parking Lot – Bill KF5ZBL will be on site in the Dallas Medical medical center parking lot for distribution. Please see the the sign up form below and sign up if you are interested in the kit – there are 15 available and the cost is $15.00 – first come first served. You will need your own soldering tools to assemble the kit.

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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

SOTA Logo

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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