Volunteer For The 2021 Dallas Marathon

The 2021 Dallas Marathon is looking for HAM radio operators. Amateur Radio is an integral part in making the 2021 Dallas Marathon and all the previous marathons a success by providing a public service radio communications network for safety and logistics. Amateur Radio has Supported the Dallas Marathon for over 35 years. The Dallas Marathon is Sunday Dec 12, 2021 see below for the link to sign up.

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DARC Lecture And Lab Sep 2021

Building an FM Radio

Geekcreit DIY Radio Kit – Sound Machine

Join the DARC for Lecture and Lab Sat Sep 25, 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 building an DIY FM Radio – it is a complete kit with all the parts and a case – runs on 5 volts via USB cable. Participants can purchase a kit by coming out to the Dallas Medical Center parking lot Sep 18, 2021 between 10:30am – 11:30am central. Cost of the kit is $20.00 – KF5ZBL will be there passing out the kits – we have a total of 15 available.

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Help Needed – Moon Day 2021

MoonDay Graphic

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 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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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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