DARC Lecture and Lab August 2021

These are the easy-to-build cores of the 1:1 balun and 1:49 transformer you’ll be assembling.

Join the DARC for Lecture and Lab August 28th, 2021 from 11am until 2 pm Central Time virtually via Google Meet. (The virtual meeting ID/Link is always on the W5FC event calendar) You will get to build two easy kits: a 1:1 choke balun and a 49:1 impedance transformer. Both will be enclosed in waterproof PVC enclosures and neither kit will require precision soldering. The balun will be constructed to hang below the center of your dipole, and the transformer will be set up for use at one end of an end-fed half-wave antenna. To pick up your kit, you will need to come to the front parking lot of the Dallas Medical Center on August 21st, 2021 from 10:30 – 11:30 to pick up your kit from the Dallas Medical Center parking lot from Tony, NT5TM.

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Skynet 8-14-21 “Enterprise Has Wings” & “Constellation Sagittarius” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Enterprise Has Wings” & “Constellation Sagittarius the Centaur” 

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:  “Stargate Continuum” (2008) 

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

IO Group: https://groups.io/g/DARCskynet/topics

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

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

DARC In-Person Club and Board Meetings Postponed

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The DARC Board has been monitoring the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the DFW Metroplex and the surrounding areas.  Given the resurgence and the demographics of our organization, your health and safety remain our utmost concern.  After an emergency meeting of the Board on Thursday Aug 12, 2021 at 7pm it was decided that all in-person Club and Board meetings will be virtual until the Jan 4, 2022 meeting.   The DARC will continue on with virtual Board and Club meetings using Google Meet until that date.  Details of the virtual meetings and links to join those meetings will continue to be posted on the club calendar. If there are any questions or comments please let us know at: https://w5fc.org/contact/

Skynet 7-31-21 “Chaz Tells All!” & Constellation Ophiuchus” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Chaz Tells All!” & “Ophiuchus, the Snake Handler” 

Net Control: Chaz KF5JHA

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The 27th Day” (1957) 

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

IO Group: https://groups.io/g/DARCskynet/topics

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

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Skynet 7-24-21 “NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program” & Constellation “Serpens, the Snake 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program” & “Constellation Serpens, the Snake” 

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Name of the Game: L.A. 2017”

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

Skynet 7-17-21 “The Sky is Falling: Space Debris” & Constellation “Hercules: The Strong Man” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Sky is Falling: Space Debris” & Constellation “Hercules: The Strong Man” 

Net Control:  Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Blood on the Brazos” (2006) & Special Topic: Are SF Movies Just Space Westerns”

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

IO Group: https://groups.io/g/DARCskynet/topics

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

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

“The Sky is Falling!: Space Debris”

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Help Needed – Moon Day 2021

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DARC will be onsite at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 24, 2021. Come join us celebrating the exploration and the Apollo lunar landing on the moon.

We’ll need at least two-four people at the DARC radio table throughout most of the day (10AM – 3PM).  Will also need help with setup starting at 9am and teardown at 3pm.  If you can help out please fill the form out below.

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The “New Carolina Windom”

Simplified diagram of a New Carolina Windom AntennaN. T. “Len” Carlson, K4IWL was a long-time DARC member before he retired to Florida, and his article about his favorite multi-band antenna was a popular page on our old website. I’ve looked in the club archives and found his paper for your reading—and on-air—pleasure.

Multi-band antennas can be very tricky to build and tune, but if you put in the effort required to adjust them, you can have a lot of fun.

Have a look at his article here.

Skynet 7-10-21 “Gravitational Waves (Part 3): What is LIGO?” & Constellation “Scorpius the Scorpion” 9PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: ““Gravitational Waves: What is LIGO? (Part 3). ” & “Scorpius, the Scorpion” 

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Beyond the Stars” (1989)

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

IO Group: https://groups.io/g/DARCskynet/topics

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

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

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