Skynet 5-26-18 How to See the Gegenschein & Constellation Corona-Borealis 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “How to See the Gegenschein” and “Tour of the Constellation Corona-Borealis”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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

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Lecture and Lab 5-26-18 “SDR Radio – Part 2”

cloud_sdr_software2Our next “Lecture and Lab” will be “Software Defined Radio on the Cheap” (Part 2).

Our original “SDR on the Cheap” was a big success and we now have 12 hams with working SDR’s.  This month we’ll be doing something more ambitious.  Intercepting and decoding digital signals.  So bring your SDR device and be ready to learn how to decode DMR, D-Star, P25 and others, if we have time. 

If you do not have an SDR radio, just Google RTL-SDR and buy one on line and bring it to the meeting.  They are under $25 from most suppliers and delivered to you within a week.

We will be working with Windows SDR# (SDR Sharp) software.  Which is free and downloadable.

ALSO:  If you don’t have an SDR radio/dongle – don’t fret – we’ll also be looking at websites which have active SDR-RTL radios connected to the internet which your can control from your own computer!  How cool is that?

Bring your laptop, RTL-SDR USB (if you have one), and an antenna which can be attached to your RTL-SDR USB antenna connector. (A 2 meter antenna is fine – or a long wire).

Lecture and Lab May 26th, 10AM – 2PM

Dallas Medical Center

3rd Floor Conference Room

7 Medical Center Way

Farmers Branch, TX

Free Parking!

Skynet 5-19-18 JPL Missions: Magellan & Constellation Bootes 9PM CT

magellan_orbitSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “JPL Missions Part 9: Magellan” and “Tour of the Constellation Bootes”

Net Control: Kelley K5KTX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Aliens” (1986)

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

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

“The JPL Missions Part 9: Magellan”

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Skynet 5-12-18 “The TDRSS!” & Constellation Virgo 9PM CT

tdrssconstellationSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The TDRSS!” and “Tour of the Constellation Virgo”

Net Control:
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
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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Skynet 5-5-18 Solar Outburst of V392 & Constellation Coma Berenices 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Solar Outburst of V392”  and “Tour of the Constellation Coma Berenices”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Yesterday Machine” (1963)

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

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet

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

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Nova  Outburst V392

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Skynet 4-28-18 “10 Weird Objects” & Constellation Canes Venatici 9PM CT

cfbdsir2149SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “10 Weirdest Objects in the Universe”  and “Tour of the Constellation Canes Venatici”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: Battlefield Earth (2000)

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

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet

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

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The 10 Weirdest Objects in the Universe

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Skynet 4-21-18 The Voyager Missions (Part 3) & Constellation Ursa Major 9PM CT

voyager1SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Voyager Missions (Part 3)” and “Tour of the Constellation Ursa Major”

Net Control: Kelley K5KTX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Starship Invasions” (1977)

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

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The Voyager Missions (Part 3)
Voyager Interstellar Mission, the Pale Blue Dot, and the Golden Record

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