Tech Net News 08-12-2017

Have you heard a new net on Wednesday nights? It’s the CERT training net. All hams are welcome! We have more information on our nets page.

Don’t forget that this weekend is your last opportunity to pre-register for the August, 26th lecture and lab. Operators are standing by!

Information for this Monday’s Emcom 101 net is available.  Get ready…fall is the season of service!

There aren’t many contests going on this weekend, but the Straight Key Century Club is having their monthly Weekend Sprintathon. I’m going to give it a try in the morning! You should, too.

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Tech Net News 08-05-2017

International Dark Energy Consortium (DES)

If you’re interested in contesting, there’s a 10-10 QSO Party going on right now! Conditions might be challenging, but it’s still worth a try.

 

Don’t forget that there’s a Raspberry Pi SIG meeting coming up.

Pre-registration for the August Lecture and Lab is available! Make your $25.00 donation in advance and be guaranteed a chance to build a homebrew Buddipole.

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Surprise Net!

I have two hints for our July 31st 2017 net. First, have paper handy, and a pen or pencil. Second, know how to change frequencies and power on your radio! We will not just talk…we’ll work a little bit while we have fun.  2017 is a great year for surprise nets. Turn up your power, change your frequency, and have fun!

Don’t use a high-powered base station? No fear, you’ll have fun, too.

Tech Net News 07-29-2017

They now promise it’s not making secret maps of your home…or is it?

Our most important news is our next club meeting. We’ll be meeting at the Dallas Medical Center this coming Tuesday, August 1st. Our meeting program will be presented by Pete Loveall, AE5PL. He’ll cover all aspects of APRS, the Automatic Packet Reporting System. The board meeting is at 6:00 PM, the general meeting is at 7:00 PM, and both are free and open to the public.

Our nets tonight include SKYNET at 9:00 PM and our Afterglow Movie net at 10:30 PM. Tonight’s Afterglow Net doesn’t have a specific movie assigned for homework. Instead, we’ll be having a round-table discussion about what makes a good SciFi movie.

This coming Monday is a 5th Monday, and that means we’ll have a Surprise Net on the W5FC 146.88 repeater at 7:00 PM. Be prepared…for anything!

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Tech Net News 07-22-2017

Credit: Hawkes, et al.

It looks like a quiet week in the world of ham radio. There don’t seem to be any major contests going on, but there is an interesting series of QRP “fox hunt” events taking place in the 20-meter band.

Our August 1st DARC meeting program will be all about APRS, and presented by Pete Loveall, AE5PL.

Looking forward to this time next month, it looks like there will be many special events on the air to mark the Great American Eclipse. Plenty of Eclipse information is available from NASA, too.

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