On Saturday Oct 21, 2017 from 10am – 3pm the Dallas Pi Special Interest Group meeting will be held at the Synergy Park North (SPN) building at University of Texas at Dallas
The DARC needs you – please sign up below to help the DARC support the 2017 YMCA Turkey Trot. The “Trot” is Thanksgiving Day Nov 23, 2017 – more details on the event can be found here on this link. The race starts at 9am but the DARC will be there bright an early. Please sign up using the form below. Additional details to follow.
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.
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/
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.
The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California, is once again hosting the 18th annual ‘Route 66 On The Air’ special event between September 9 – 17th, 2017. During the event period you can try an work 21 stations (2 of them are Rovers) operating in or around the old “Route 66” From Santa Monica CA to Chicago IL.