Tech Net News 07-13-2019

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Ferrari the lovebird during flight training in the bird wind tunnel in David Lentink’s lab. Credit: L.A. Cicero

Our next Lectue and Lab will focus on a DIY Mini UPS suitable for use with a Raspberry Pi or charging your phone. It has 5v and 12v outputs and uses only 1 18650 Battery.  The kit from the link above will be $10.  Bring your Soldering iron, hot glue gun, clippers and screwdriver.  If you don’t have any of the above, we will have extra on site. And don’t forget that Moon Day is this month. This is the big one: the 50th anniversary…and we’ll be celebrating it on the actual day of the anniversary! Moon Day is a great opportunity to get young people interested in amateur radio and science, so please save the date. More details about how to volunteer for the DARC and AMSAT will be coming soon.

The contest calendar is quiet…everyone must be recovering from the Fourth of July. Don’t forget to send away for your 13 Colonies certificate. You don’t need a clean sweep—and it’s how they support the event.

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Tech Net News 07-06-2019

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Palaeocarcharias stromeri (Credit: Jürgen Kriwet)

Our next Lectue and Lab will focus on a DIY Mini UPS suitable for use with a Raspberry Pi or charging your phone. It has 5v and 12v outputs and uses only 1 18650 Battery.  The kit from the link above will be $10.  Bring your Soldering iron, hot glue gun, clippers and screwdriver.  If you don’t have any of the above, we will have extra on site. And don’t forget that Moon Day is this month. This is the big one: the 50th anniversary…and we’ll be celebrating it on the actual day of the anniversary! Moon Day is a great opportunity to get young people interested in amateur radio and science, so please save the date. More details about how to volunteer for the DARC and AMSAT will be coming soon.

The contest calendar has two 4th-of-July themed events; both of them are going on for just a little bit longer. 10-10 International is sponsoring the Spirit of ’76 QSO Party, and the famous 13 Colonies Special Event is still on the air, too. If you hear K2E, let me know!

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Tech Net News 06-29-2019

2019mgrOur next meeting program will be “Tips and Tricks for Frugal Ham Radio,” presented by me—Tony Mendina, NT5TM. I’ll share my favorite techniques for ham radio on a budget, but there’s only so much that I know, and you probably know lots that I don’t. Please bring your stories, tips, and even show-and-tell items to the meeting.

The contest calendar has some fun events this weekend! We’ve go the Spirit of ’76 QSO Party coming up on 10 meters, while the famous—and fun—13 Colonies Special Event is about to begin.

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Tech Net News 06-08-2019

cas satellite.pngField Day is coming up fast! We really hope you’ll join us; it’s going to be a new experience at our new, air-conditioned location.

There’s really not much else on our calendar for the next couple of weeks. We’re getting ready for Field Day, arranging for time off from work, and checking the radios we bought at Ham-Com. There’s no separate Lecture and Lab event this month; we’ll be having an educational event at Field Day instead.

Remember, if you have announcements you’d like to share, just let the club know and one of our members will update this news post—even during the net.

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Tech Net News 06-01-2019

2019_ARRL_Field_Day_Logo_version_2Our next club meeting on June 4th, 2019, will focus on Field Day. We have exciting plans in store, including a new location—with air conditioning—and great opportunities to get on the air. Get ready, and join us for our next meeting!

Ham-Com is coming up this weekend! The club will have a table, as always. If you can help us out by hanging out at the club table, please contact us or sign up at the next club meeting.

The contest calendar for this weekend has a few events: Ten-Ten International is hosting a PSK “Open Season” QSO Party on the 10-meter band, for all amateurs; the 070 club is putting on a PSK contest for all the non-WARC bands; and the Kentucky QSO Party is in progress now, but ending soon.

Remember, if you have news or announcements to share, let the club know, and we’ll add them to the announcements post before, during, or even after Tech Net.

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Tech Net News 05-25-2019

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Credit: Allen Institute

Our next club meeting on June 4th, 2019, will focus on Field Day. We have exciting plans in store, including a new location—with air conditioning—and great opportunities to get on the air. Get ready, and join us for our next meeting!

There’s one notable contest this weekend, the CQ WW WPX Contest, CW weekend. What’s this? It’s a CW contest where countries count for more points, but callsign prefixes are multipliers. If you’d like to be part of a new and different “country,” possibly a rare one, then this contest is for you.

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