Tech Net News 09-30-2017

Lifewalk is tomorrow! Water stop operators should be on location and on the air by 11:30 am. Other operators should report to the DARC net control station by 9:30 am. We’ll be in the parking lot behind the big, white house in Oak Lawn (formerly Lee) Park. Walk in volunteers are welcome. Bring an HT, a spare battery, and a mag-mount antenna (if you have one) if you’d like to join up.

The next DARC meeting is this coming Tuesday, October 3rd. Our program will be on the latest news from AMSAT, presented by Bill Reed, NX5R.

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DCARA Needs a Hand Right Away!

We’ve received a last-minute request to help the Denton County Amateur Radio Association. They have a public service event coming up this Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2017. Gerald Marchant of DCARA says:

We need at least 5 more operators to help out with the Emmit Smith Gran Fondo Bicycle Ride this coming Saturday morning. http://emmittsmithgranfondo.com/

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Radio In The Park Day – Sep 17 2017

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Save the date!  On Sunday afternoon 1pm Sep 17, 2017 KF5ZBL and KG5EIU will be out at Dreyfus Point at White Rock Lake Park in Dallas TX for Radio In The Park Day.  This is a “Shine ONLY” event, if it raining we will not be there.  We plan on meeting at 1pm at Dreyfus Point Park  (32.836591, -96.714532) on the east side of White Rock Lake in Dallas.   This is an open invite and anybody that wants to enjoy an afternoon in the park is welcome licensed or not.   Will be working out some kinks in go-boxes, AREDN nodes, home-built batteries, solar setups, antennas – including the home-built buddy pole and of course radios and rigs, D-Star, Fusion, Wires-X.   This is the same location that the DARC was at for Winter Field Day 2017.  See the map below for details or look for KF5ZBL or KG5EIU-i on APRS.  Important – this is a SHINE only event, if there is weather or rain this event will be postponed.

Dreyfus Point At White Rock Lake Park – Dallas TX