Tech Net News 09-16-2017

The DARC Radio in the Park event is tomorrow! Don’t forget to come on out and say, “hi!”

The most interesting contest this weekend is the Yankee Clipper Contest Club’s 40th anniversary contest. How else would a contest club celebrate a special day, but with yet another contest?

Please take note of this important information presented by John, KB5NJD: register your station, EOC, or Field Day location if you might use 630 or 2,200 meters. You can contact kb5njd for more information.

Mike, KG5P, mentioned that the Route 66 special event is active on the air!

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Tech Net news 09-09-2017

It’s been a wild week in amateur radio, with many solar flares and geomagnetic disturbances sending the northern lights as far south as Arkansas.  We also have at least one unusual contest going on: the Worked All Europe DX Context, sponsored by that other DARC in Germany. The Route 66 special event is going on now, too!

We’ve got several club events coming up, with a radio day in the park planned for the Sept. 17th, our Lifewalk support taking place on October 1st, and a Lecture and Lab taking place on Sept. 23rd. Don’t forget that raffle tickets for the excellent Yaesu FT-991A are available at all our club events, including Lecture and Lab.

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Tech Net News 08-19-2017: News in Brief

Just a few simple announcements tonight! Don’t forget that if you’re in town, we’re having our full compliment of nets  tonight, including SKYNET at 9:00 PM and an Afterglow Move discussion of The Giant Claw at 10:30. The Meeting on the Air will take place tomorrow at 7:00 PM.

There are several solar eclipse operating opportunities, if you’re interested!

Pre-registration for the August Lecture and Lab is closed, but we’ll have a few extra sets of antenna supplies available on a first-come, first served basis. Come on out to the Dallas Medical  Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 26th, and build a Buddipole with us! Cost will be $25.00.

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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