Skynet 3-14-20 “The Alcubierre ‘Warp’ Drive” & “What’s Up with Venus?” 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Alcubierre “Warp” Drive” & “What’s Up With Venus?”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Planet of the Apes” (1968)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Tech Net News 03-14-2020: Happy Pi Day!

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Yes, there will be a quiz. Credit: nasa.gov

It’s Pi day! I hope you’ve calculated the circumference of at least one circle today. If you’re arriving late to the party, NASA has a page of Pi trivia and math challenges you can use to get started with, including one about how many digits of Pi you really need. Hint: it’s not just 3.14!

It’s less fun to talk about this next bit, but: There are a lot of concerns about travel and public gatherings lately, thanks to the community spread of SARS-CoV-2. Please check this page and the club’s Facebook page for information about our activities, including any schedule changes.

The North Texas Mentorfest is still on the calendar, at least for now; it’s scheduled for April 18th, 2020.  If you’d like to help out at the DARC table, please contact us or get in touch with Randy Patterson, KE5JIT. For more information, including how to volunteer as a mentor, please check the ARRL NTX Newsletter.

The contest calendar for the next few days is very busy with lots of lesser-known events you can try out; the Tesla Memorial HF Contest is only one of many. There are also QSO parties going on in Oklahoma, Idaho, Wisconsin, and for many clubs.

UPDATE: are you looking for new friends? Have extra time on your hands? If you’re a member of the ARRL NTX section groups.io group, there’s now an on-line database of nets in our area. Have fun!

UPDATE: Don reminded us that radio astronomers have recently discovered the biggest bang since the big one, and that multi-frequency observations have been critical in understanding what happened.

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VE Session Canceled for 3/14/2020

no-examIt’s a lot of fun to help people become new ham operators! Unfortunately, several members of our VE team either have health concerns, or are close to those who do. So, in order to minimize risks to ourselves, our loved ones, and the ham community, we’ve decided to cancel the DARC VE session tomorrow, 3/14/2020, at the Business Jet Center at 8611 Lemmon Ave.

I’m sorry dash your hopes if you were hoping to get licensed or to upgrade—but you can always use the extra time to study for the next exam up.

Tech Net News 03-07-2020

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This was seriously cool.

Check out the newest club newsletter to learn more about our next Lecture and Lab project—an electronic calculator kit able to do math in base 10 or base 16, and to decode resistor color bands. We’ll be building this kit on March 28th. Hope you can join us!

The contest calendar for the weekend shows some interesting events; there’s the ARRL DX Contest, phone weekend, as well as the Novice Rig Roundup where you need to listen well around the frequency where you’re transmitting—the other station might only be able to transmit on a single, crystal-controlled frequency. There’s also the John Rollins DX contest, for rigs designed before 1970, brought to us by the Antique Wireless Association.

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Skynet 3-7-20 “The Curious Case for the North Star” & Constellation Eridanus The River” 9PM CT

js8mhcpvm5drfbzkc4drue-1024-80SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Curious Case for the North Star” & “Constellation Eridanus the River”

Net Control: Bill N5BB

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
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Skynet 2-29-20 “Daylight Saving/Messier Marathon” & “The Phases of Venus” 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Daylight Saving Time/Messier Marathon” & “The Phases of Venus”

Net Control: Chaz KF5JHA

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Star Command” (1996)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
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Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

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