Tech Net News 06-17-2017

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The DARC is not slowing down while we get ready for Field Day! We’re busy, but we have all our usual nets going on tonight and this week. Skynet meets tonight at  9:00 pm, and the afterglow movie net will discuss Close Encounters of the Third Kind tonight at 10:30 pm.

We’ll have a meeting on the air this Sunday, a HamFixins net this Monday, and a Vetnet this Wednesday.

There aren’t any contests going on in this part of the world this weekend; everyone seems to be waiting for Field Day.

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Tech Net News 06-10-2017

Enantiornithines, credit: Lida Xing

Ham-Com is done, but Field Day 2017 is still to come! We’ll be at the pavilion at  Flag Pole Hill, in Dallas, TX on June 24th and 25th. Set-up starts at 8:15 on Saturday. Join us!

Our lecture and lab event will be held at our Field Day site. We plan to offer several training sessions on how to participate in Field Day and on how to log contacts. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll become a well-prepared operator.  We’ll have extra-class control operators available, so even if you’re not licensed yet, you’ll be able to get on the air.

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Tech Net News 5-13-2017

Unfortunately, there’s a new piece of ransomware rapidly spreading on the internet. Bill, N5BB, has advised me that Microsoft has even taken the extraordinary step of releasing patches for no-longer-supported operating systems like Windows XP! It looks like the attacks may have stopped for now…temporarily. Make backups! Keep your systems up to date!

Please remember that HamCom and Field Day are coming up soon. Have you volunteered to help the club? We always need a little bit of help to staff our table at HamCom and loads of help to make Field Day a success.

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Tech Net News 5-6-2017

Don’t forget to check out our latest club newsletter. We’re still looking for help with our club VE sessions and for preparing for Field Day. Ham-Com is coming up in just a month! Start preparing your shopping list, and remember that the club will need your help to staff our table. Several members are also planning to have a “radio in the park” day on Sunday, May 21st, at Dreyfuss Point (Street View here) at 1:00 PM. Bring your enthusiasm, and maybe a radio and an antenna, and have fun!

There are a few contests and QSO parties in progress tonight. There are QSO parties in Indiana and Delaware, as well as one for the whole 7th call district. That one is complicated, so please check out the rules before you participate.

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Tech Net Announcements 3-25-2017

Don’t forget that the DARC trailer—and many of your favorite DARC friends—will be at the Wings of Freedom event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum tomorrow, from about 10:00 am to about 5:00 pm. We might shut down early, or stay a little late, depending on what the warbirds are doing. We also have Geek Net this Monday, and the CQ WPX contest is going on RIGHT NOW.

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