Here is a short silent video from 1962 showing the Dallas Amateur Radio Club participating in the annual ARRL Field Day event.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.
Planned Outage – The DARC W5FC 146.880mhz repeater will be off the air for some maintenance and a new antenna Sunday March 20, 2022 from around 8:30am until 2pm Central Time. The new Tesco DB224 antenna and coax should resolve all the scratch and noise on the repeater, please plan accordingly.
Come join the DARC for the March 2022 Lecture and Lab. This will be a fun virtual event. Plan on joining the Google Meet Sat March 26, 2022 at 11am. Find the Google Meet meeting link on the DARC Calendar. We will be showcasing SDR (Software Defined Radio) applications using an RTL based dongle and a Raspberry Pi running the pre-canned all-in-one “Fox In A Box” Pi image; AMSAT’s suite of SDR apps for the Raspberry Pi with an RTL-SDR v3 dongle.Continue reading
Come join the DARC for the Feb 2022 Lecture and Lab. This will be a fun in-person event. Plan on coming out to the Dallas Medical Center at 10am Sat Feb 26, 2022 to get a kit. We will be building a desktop ESP8266-based weather widget.Continue reading
Come join the DARC for Winter Field Day 2022. This will be a fun outdoor event and we will be teamed up with the Irving Radio Club. Plan on attending in person Jan 29, 2022 Setup starts at 10am central time at TW Richardson Grove Park in Irving TX WFD officially starts at 1 pm central time and we are planning on being on the air and at the park until 8 pm central time.Continue reading
Due to the on-going COVID pandemic there will be NO in-person DARC meetings for January 4, 2022.
The DARC will go back to ALL Virtual meetings until further notice. Please plan on attending the January 4, 2022 club meeting virtually using Google Meet – look for the Google Meeting invite on the club calendar here on the site.