Festive fun was had by the 28 Members and 6 guests that attended the 2018 DARC Winter Dinner for some tasty BBQ served up by Spring Creek BBQ. Two lucky tickets were drawn for a grand prize Icom 4100 mobile radio and the runner up got a Yaesu FTM-100 mobile.Continue reading
The DARC is planning a Winter Field Day 2019 outing. WFD 2019 runs for 24hrs starting 1 pm local Dallas Jan 26, 2019. Additional details and rules on Winter Field Day can be found on the Winter Field Day Association site here. This is a rain or shine event since we will operate indoors details below. Please see the link below for sign up.Continue reading
On Nov 17, 2018 upgrades have been completed on the W5FC 442.425 Fusion repeater. The older DR-1X was upgraded and replaced with a new Yaesu DR-2X. Special thanks to K5BP for his hard work and effort on “tweeking” the controller codes to work with the new hardware. The repeater is also Wires-X attached – operators can talk around the world.
Some good news and bad – The Bad: AS of Nov 11, 2018 the w5fc DARC 442.425 Yaesu System Fusion Repeater will be off the air for a few days. The Good: when the repeater and controller come back on the air it will be the new Yaesu DR2X and have Wires-X connectivity (replacing the older DR1X). Stay tuned for more updates as they occur. We apologize for any inconvenience.