Help Needed – Moon Day 2021

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DARC will be onsite at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 24, 2021. 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 (10AM – 3PM).  Will also need help with setup starting at 9am and teardown at 3pm.  If you can help out please fill the form out below.

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DARC FD 2021 Award Certificates

The Dallas Amateur Radio Club will be issuing DARC Field Day 2021 Award Certificates for operators that participated in the ARRL Field Day 2021 event and submitted their log to the ARRL and selected “Dallas Amateur Radio Club” as their club/group affiliate. (And are also eligible for a prize drawing) (looking on how to upload your log see this post here towards the bottom)

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DARC ARRL Field Day 2021

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada and is open to all license classes. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs 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!  However, due to the on-going COVID pandemic the DARC/W5FC will NOT be hosting a club/group event for 2021.  Instead, in accordance with the ARRL guide lines for 2021 you can work as an individual station such as a 1D NTX, or 1E NTX and have your individual score count towards the DARC club score. We hope that you will participate as this is such a fun event and the more stations on the air the more fun it will be. Stay tuned in on this web frequency we will have more information coming – or drop in on DARC Discord Channel and say hello and join the Discord DARC Field Day 2021 channel for even more interaction, fun and giveaways.

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Getting Started With Discord

Getting Started With Discord

The DARC has established a public Discord Server with several public Text Channels and a voice and video channel titled “DARC Lounge” – This is a handy resource to use – drop in anytime it is always on (in the cloud) use the #darc-public channel to share ideas, links ask questions or anything top of mind. The public channel is great to hang out on during some of the DARC Nets – a lot of the Internet links can be shared more easy. Access to the DARC Discord server is easy – you don’t even have to make an account or use an app if you don’t want – a Chrome browser works great. Details below

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DARC Lecture And Lab May 2021

Field Day Logging Options

QRUQSP Field Day Logger Site

Join the DARC for Lecture and Lab May 22, 2021 from 11am until 2/3pm Central Time virtually via Google Meet. (The virtual meeting ID/Link is always on the W5FC event calendar) During this lecture and Lab, we’ll be helping all participants learn how to use the free QRUQSP.org Field Day logger. This is an online logging system designed for Field Day and Winter Field Day and all you need is an internet connection and any device with a web browser with access to the https://qruqsp.org site.

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DARC Lecture And Lab April 2021

DIY Custom Shack LED Lighting Controller

DIY WiFi LED Controller Kit

Join the DARC for Lecture and Lab April 24, 2021 from 11am until 2/3pm Central Time virtually via Google Meet. (The virtual meeting ID/Link is always on the W5FC event calendar) You will be assembling a 12 volt custom LED lighting controller for your HAM Shack based on the QuinLED board with a WiFi enable Wemos board programed with WLED. In this LnL you will solder and assemble a complete WiFi enabled LED controller – it even comes with a case and a length of LEDs. Like previous virtual LnL events, participants will need to come to the Dallas Medical Center Apr 17, 2021 from 10:30 – 11:30 to pick up their kits from the Dallas Medical Center parking lot from Bill KF5ZBL.

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DARC Lecture And Lab March 2021

Anderson Power Pole Workshop

Anderson Power Pole

Join the DARC for Lecture and Lab March 27, 2021 from 11am until 2pm virtually via Google Meet. This will be an Anderson Power Pole Workshop – This Workshop will give you a complete overview of Anderson Power Poles and how they are used in HAM Radio. Participants will have a choice of five different Power Pole accessory kits to purchase and build. Like previous virtual LnL events, participants will need to come to the Dallas Medical Center March 20, 2021 from 10:30 – 11:30 to pick up their kits from the Dallas Medical Center parking lot from Bill KF5ZBL.

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DARC Repeaters Back On Air Feb-26-2021

After the catastrophic cold weather events from Feb 12 – 18, 2021 here in Texas the DARC repeater facilities have restored building power and water and we are happy to report they are back online and operational. As a result, both the DARC W5FC 146.880 repeater and the 442.425 repeater are fully operational and are functioning as they normally would. The 442.425 is also re-linked to Wires-X and is online.

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