Lecture and Lab 7/27/2019: A UPS for your RPi!

raspberry pi FMV34K4JU31TTMJ.LARGEThis Saturday’s Lecture and Lab will focus on a DIY Mini UPS suitable for use with a Raspberry Pi or charging your phone. It has 5v and 12v outputs and uses only 1 18650 Battery.  The cost will be $10.  Bring your soldering iron, hot glue gun, clippers and screwdriver.  If you don’t have any of the above, we will have extra on site.

If you’ve got something else you need to work on, don’t worry! All the “regulars” will be bringing our tools, and we’ll do our best to help.

K5RWK Fox Hunt Tomorrow!

k5rwkThe Richardson Wireless Klub will have its third weekly fox hunt tomorrow, 7/27/2019.

Time: 8:00AM until battery dies — should last through lunch on Sunday
Frequency: 144.5MHz
Transmitter Power: 5 watts (or whatever “LOW” is on this particular Yaesu FT-212RH).
Constraints: Within the City of Richardson

There will be a log sheet with the fox so you can record what time you found it and your callsign.

If you’re new to fox hunting and you’d like to tag along with a group early Saturday morning, please contact ke5gdb via his callsign at gmail.com or contact Phil, N5UH via his callsign at arrl.net.

Help Needed – Moon Day 2019

MoonDay Graphic

DARC will be at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 20, 2019. Come join us celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.

If you are coming to “Moon Day” to assist DARC and have not signed up – that’s okay – we’ll take your help. 

Please come to the museum wearing some club or radio identification and say you are VOLUNTEERING and helping the DARC when you arrive.  Museum staff should let you in (SKIP the long line).  Do NOT pay to get in.  We will be monitoring 146.880Mhz Pl. 110.9, and say you need assistance at the front door.  

Please expect to stay for an hour or two.  There’s plenty to do and we’ll make sure you have plenty of time to view the exhibits, lectures, and activities.  It’s that much fun!

 

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Winter Dinner 2019 Drawing

The DARC will have a Winter Dinner 2019 drawing for two radios the evening of Dec 5, 2019. At our annual DARC Winter Dinner. Tickets are available now at any DARC event and if any are left over at the day of the event – there are only 500 tickets so get your tickets early to ensure a chance to win the Grand Prize: A brand new Yaesu FT-3DR HT or a chance in a 2nd drawing for an Icom ID-4100A Mobile Rig. Each ticket is $5.00 or better yet get 5 tickets for $20.00