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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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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Tech Net News 07-22-2017

Credit: Hawkes, et al.

It looks like a quiet week in the world of ham radio. There don’t seem to be any major contests going on, but there is an interesting series of QRP “fox hunt” events taking place in the 20-meter band.

Our August 1st DARC meeting program will be all about APRS, and presented by Pete Loveall, AE5PL.

Looking forward to this time next month, it looks like there will be many special events on the air to mark the Great American Eclipse. Plenty of Eclipse information is available from NASA, too.

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Tech Net News 07-15-2015

SEM of Tardigrade by Schokraie E, Warnken U, Hotz-Wagenblatt A, Grohme MA, Hengherr S, et al. (2012)

There has been lots of news in the ham radio world! Kelley, K5KTX, mentioned the Solar Eclipse QSO Party. Larry, K5JYD, mentioned the SKCC Weekend Sprintathons. The next weekend sprint will be August 12th. I should just let my stage-fright go and give one a try.

Please let us know if you can help with Moon Day! This is a fun educational event for some of the smartest and most energetic children you can meet.

There’s also a new digital mode from Joe K1JT and Steve K9AN.

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Tech Net News 07-08-2017

Remember that our next club meeting will be on this coming Tuesday, July 11th. There’s more information in our newsletter.

We’re also looking for volunteers to help out with Moon Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Saturday, July 22nd. This is a really fun event, full of smart, energetic kids who want to learn more about science and technology. Check out our newsletter and come on out and participate.

There’s only one operating opportunity that I know of this weekend, the 10-10 International Spirit of 76 QSO Party.

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