No Emcom 101 Dec 11 2017

Hey, folks!

I won’t be available to run the Emcom 101 net Monday Dec 11 2017 due to travel complications.

So, how about a simulated emergency? If you like, check into the net and create a simulated emergency. Could be a zombie attack or whatever. Just remember to say “simulated” or “exercise” before and after every transmission. Then nominate a net control, choose tactical call signs and send in situation reports. If you like.

Sorry for such short notice but there it us. We’ll pick back up in January.

Kevin, N5KRG

 

Tech Net News 12-09-2017

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Credit: Wu, Jansen, Andrade, et al.

The DARC is done with scheduled activities for the year, except for nets…but don’t forget to set your alarm early if you’ve volunteered for the Dallas Marathon!

There’s a 10-meter contest going on right now. If you’re stubborn enough to try it, I hope you make some good contacts. Other contests can be found here.

In the world of science:

See that picture? Remember the nice eclipse glasses that Kelley K5KTX and Chas KF5JHA gave out at club events? Well, thank them when you see them, because you don’t have a negative image of the eclipse burned into your retina. The original case study is here.

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Tech Net News 12-02-2017

pia21972There’s a lot coming up for the DARC! Your electronic ballots are due tomorrow. Look for an email reminder in your inbox or junk folder, or search your email for “Ballot for 2018 Ballot for DARC Officers – REVISED.” You have only one more day—tomorrow—in which to vote for our 2018 officers and directors.

Our annual pizza party is coming up this Tuesday, and I’m hungry already. Bring your favorite pizza or pizza-related side dish to our next meeting and share it with your fellow members! We’re also in need of videos and slide shows to share; so far, no one has announced that they plan to bring a movie or video to the meeting…we’re going to need your help.

The club’s Annual Dinner is this week, too. Join us at the Spring Creek BBQ in Addison at 7:30 PM this coming Thursday for a night of fun and fellowship and loot. Did I say loot? I did. We’ll be having a raffle for a Yaesu FT-991a and a second drawing for a multi-band antenna. You’d better bring some cash to the December meeting, the raffle tickets are going fast.

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