Skynet 11-24-18 NASA Analog Missions: Antarctica & Const. Camelopardalis 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The NASA Analog Missions: Antarctica” and “Tour of the Constellation Camelopardalis”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“UFO: Identified”
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

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Tech Net News 11-24-2018

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Credit: NASA/JPL

Turkey Trot went super-smoothly, but there’s still one more big public service event coming up in our area: the 2018 Dallas Marathon. If you enjoyed the Turkey Trot, please head over and sign up!

Our December 4th meeting will be our annual Pizza Party. Bring your favorite pizza or side dish and share it as we celebrate a year’s worth of accomplishments. If you have any fun, short movies to watch, bring those, too. And don’t forget, our Winter Dinner is just around the corner on December 11th.

We’ve got one big contest going on: the CQ WW CW contest.

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On-Line Repeater Feed Available

broadcastify-cropIf you’d like to listen to one of our nets without using Echolink, or if you’d like to introduce non-ham friends to the 88 machine, I’ve been working on a resource that can help: a Broadcastify feed. After experimenting for several evenings with a RTL-SDR dongle, I’ve decided that I can get better audio quality by wiring an old HT up to a computer…so that’s what I’ve done.

Be aware that there is 30-40 seconds of latency between the repeater and the feed, so don’t try using this for checking in to SKYNET. Broadcastify also claims to provide archives of recorded audio, but I haven’t tested that feature yet.

https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/29333

Let me know if you need to report a problem: just email my callsign, nt5tm, at w5fc.org.

Skynet 11-17-18 Cepheid Variables & Constellation Auriga 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Cepheid Variables” and “Tour of the Constellation Auriga”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Firefly: The Train Job” (2002 – S01E02)
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”

Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/
Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Mike KG5P

Cepheid Variables

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Tech Net News 11-17-2018

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Credit: James Montgomery Flagg and Anthony Mendina

Turkey Trot is less than a week away. Sign up on-line or get in touch with Randy, KE5JIT. We need your participation, and you’ll have a great time. You could make this your first public service event, and then graduate right away to working at the “big one,” the Dallas Marathon.

Yep, that’s right: the Dallas Marathon is coming up soon, too. Please sign up for that event; there are lots of great jobs still open. The Marathon was the first public service event I participated in. It might not sound like an easy way to get started, but there are tons of other amateur radio volunteers around to help you out and guide you—it’ll be easier than you think.

And don’t forget: there’s a Chili Cook-Off tomorrow afternoon!

There’s one contest going on right now, and it’s a big one: The ARRL SSB November Sweepstakes.

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Fusion Repeater Upgraded

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W5FC 442.425 DR-2X Repeater

On Nov 17, 2018 upgrades have been completed on the W5FC 442.425 Fusion repeater.   The older DR-1X was upgraded and replaced with a new Yaesu DR-2X. Special thanks to K5BP for his hard work and effort on “tweeking” the controller codes to work with the new hardware.   The repeater is also Wires-X attached – operators can talk around the world.