DARC will be at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 21, 2018.
The next Dallas Amateur Radio Club Lecture and Lab will be happening a week from today; come on out and build the easy 2-meter antenna discussed at the last meeting!
There hasn’t been too much in the way of ham news; it looks like Slovenian amateurs have received a new 60-meter allocation; it overlaps with two of our channels.
Moon Day is coming up in less than a week! Don’t forget to volunteer!
In ham news:
Some rule changes have been announced for the CQ WW contests. Most notably, the penalties for busted exchanges and missed log entries have been slightly reduced.
SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT
Saturday’s Topic: “Parallax Distances Explained!” and “Tour of the Constellation Libra”
Net Controls: Mike KG5P & Tom KE5ICX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Ice Planet” (2001)
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
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Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”
Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag
Discussion topic of the evening.
Astronomical Parallax – Mike KG5P
Come join the DARC for our 2nd annual Winter Dinner Thursday Dec 6, 2018 7:30pm at the Spring Creek BBQ 14941 Midway Road Addison TX 75001.
The response and interest in my presentation was great! Here are the links from the presentation and the details of my antenna build. Remember, we’ll be building this antenna at the July 28th, 2018, Lecture and Lab.
My modifications to the design by F3WM:
If you want to reproduce my design exactly, use CQ-118 from The Wireman.
I wanted full 2-meter band coverage; I used a 19 11/16” (498mm) upper section and a 19 3/4” (500mm) lower section instead. His size will work better in a radome, if you want to weatherproof the antenna.