Lecture And Lab September 2022

Morse Code practice key kit

Come join the DARC for September 2022 Lecture and Lab – you will build a  CW (continuous wave) Morse code key kit – complete with a 3D-Printed CW key, and 3D-printed case. This will be a fun in-person event at the Dallas Medical Center on the 3rd floor. Plan on attending in-person September 24, 2022 start time is 10am central time. Details below

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Help Needed – Moon Day 2022

MoonDay Graphic

DARC will be onsite at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 16, 2022. Come join us celebrating the exploration and the Apollo lunar landing on the moon.

We’ll need at least two-four people at the DARC radio table throughout most of the day (8:30AM – 4PM central).  Will also need help with setup starting at 8:30am and teardown at 3:30pm (central time).  If you can help out please fill the form out below.

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Lecture And Lab May 2022

Come join the DARC for May 2022 Lecture and Lab – Radio In The Park Day. This will be a fun in-person outdoor event. Plan on attending in-person May 28, 2022 start time is 10am central time at TW Richardson Grove Park in Irving TX Bring your Go-Boxes, antennas, radios, batteries – what ever – will also be testing the KM4ACK antennas that we built at the Apr 2022 DARC Lecture and lab.

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DARC ARRL Field Day 2022

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular HAM Radio on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada and is open to all FCC license classes. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateur operators gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends and family to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!  This year the DARC will host an in-person event at the Johnston Outpost YMCA in Farmers Branch. The festivities and event officially start at 1pm central time June 25, 2022 but the DARC crew in true fashion will be there early at 9am for setup. The DARC will be operating as 3A (Three Alpha) (section NTX) and will have 3 radios on the air during the event. Come join in the fun! Additional event/agenda details below.

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Completed! Repeater Maintenance 146.880

New DB224 Antenna For 146.880 W5FC

The planned repeater maintenance on the DARC W5FC 146.880mhz repeater was completed ahead of schedule on March 20, 2022. Work was finished by 11am and the repeater is back on the air and 100% operational. The new Tesco DB224 antenna and coax should resolve all the scratch and noise on the repeater. Big thanks to all that helped to make this a success. Questions of comments hit us up on the contact form and let us know how it sounds and works. More photos from the install gallery here.