Skynet 12-29-18 Oumuamua Mystery & Constellation Orion (Part 2) 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: “How the Oumuamua Mystery Shook Up Search” & “Constellation Orion (Part 2)”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Doctor Who: The Movie” (1996)
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
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Tech Net News 12-29-2018

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Hams get extra photon cards from our transmitters!

The next club meeting will be on January 8th. We’ll be talking about knots and ropes in amateur radio…no nooses allowed! And don’t forget to pay your dues if they’re due.

There’s a surprise net scheduled for New Year’s Eve. If you have an idea for a topic, or if you’d like to be net control, let the club know. I’ll need to pick a topic tomorrow so that we can spread the word and encourage participation.

Winter Field Day is coming up on January 26th, from 1 PM to midnight. Please sign up if you’ll be able to participate. More details about the three-club special event station that’s in the works can be found here.

Now that Christmas is over, there are several contests available. The RAC Winter Contest is in progress, with extra points for working Canadian stations. Sounds fun, eh? The 45th Original QRP Contest sounds fun; you get extra points for using kit-built or custom-designed radios…but if your radio is capable of operating with more than 20 watts, you may only submit a checklog. The American Wireless Association Linc Cudnall Memorial CW Contest rewards users of pre-1950 equipment. If you’ve got a boat anchor and CW skills, you can give it a try.

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Skynet 12-22-18 Where is All the Water on Mars? & Constellation Orion (Part 1) 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Where is All the Water on Mars?”  and “Tour of the Constellation Orion (Part 1)”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Man Who Fell to Earth” (1976)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

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

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Where’s All the Water on Mars? (Space.com this week)

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Tech Net News 12-22-2018

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Z. YANG ET AL/NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 2018

Don’t forget that it’s time to pay your dues! For most (but not all) club members, dues are due on the 1st day of January. Check online and make sure you’re paid up.

And enjoy your Christmas Eve with your friends and family…there will be no Geek Net on Monday, Dec. 24th.

The contest calendar is pretty quiet this week, and the only notable news in the world of ham radio is that you’ll be able to hear Christmas carols from Antarctica (propagation permitting) at 17:00 Dallas time tomorrow.

UPDATE: Please see this post for more information about Winter Field Day, and sign up using the link from the right-hand portion of the page, or this link.

UPDATE: More information about Jeanne Socrates, VE0JS, is available from her QRZ page.

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Tech Net news 12-15-2018

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Credit: Sky and Telescope

Save the date! Winter Field Day will be coming up on January 26th-27th, 2019.

And if your dues are due, do you know where to pay them? Do pay dues!

The contest calendar has few well-known events on it, but if you’re a new amateur and you’d like to try your hand at CW, you could try the ARRL Rookie Roundup tomorrow afternoon.

There’s been plenty of news from the world of Ham Radio, though.

Broadcasters have been interfering with the 40-meter amateur band, and high-frequency stock traders have been trying to use high-frequency radio to save microseconds off of their trade times…but in violation of their experimental license.

The FT-8 Roundup was a success, with 1,300 logs turned in despite short notice and competing contests.

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Skynet 12-15-18 “Space Navigation by Pulsar!” & Constellation Eridanus 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Space Navigation by Pulsar!”  and “Tour of the Constellation Eridanus”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Missile to the Moon” (1958)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”

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.

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