Tech Net News 12-02-2017

pia21972There’s a lot coming up for the DARC! Your electronic ballots are due tomorrow. Look for an email reminder in your inbox or junk folder, or search your email for “Ballot for 2018 Ballot for DARC Officers – REVISED.” You have only one more day—tomorrow—in which to vote for our 2018 officers and directors.

Our annual pizza party is coming up this Tuesday, and I’m hungry already. Bring your favorite pizza or pizza-related side dish to our next meeting and share it with your fellow members! We’re also in need of videos and slide shows to share; so far, no one has announced that they plan to bring a movie or video to the meeting…we’re going to need your help.

The club’s Annual Dinner is this week, too. Join us at the Spring Creek BBQ in Addison at 7:30 PM this coming Thursday for a night of fun and fellowship and loot. Did I say loot? I did. We’ll be having a raffle for a Yaesu FT-991a and a second drawing for a multi-band antenna. You’d better bring some cash to the December meeting, the raffle tickets are going fast.

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DARC Ballots for 2018

Check your e-mail!

If you are a member of the Dallas Amateur Radio Club, and we have your e-mail address, you have now received your Ballot to vote electronically for the selection of nominated officers and/or have the opportunity to write in person of your choice for a position, on the ballot.

So, check you e-mail and VOTE NOW, so that you do not forget!

Your Nominating Committee

Tech Net News 11-25-2017. Gobble Gobble!

AMSATALTLOGO6The contest calendar for this weekend has a big event on it: the CQ WW DX CW contest! It’s going on right now.

Richard Bartlett, KE6LOU, a former PSO for the DARC, has become a Silent Key.

Don’t forget: check your email for a message with the subject “Ballot for 2018 Ballot for DARC Officers – REVISED”. Vote for your 2018 officers and directors!

AO-91 (Fox-1B), our newest amateur radio cubesat, is open for business!

SKYWARN recognition day is coming up on December 1st and 2nd. There’s a webinar to help you find out more about it.

Did you like NPOTA? Do you like SOTA? There’s a new -OTA coming on December 11th: NASA on the Air!

We have one more big public service event in our area this year: the Dallas Marathon. It’s on Sunday, December 10th, and more than a hundred hams will be helping to make the event a success! Email Bob, W5BJ or John, N5TIM at arrl.net to volunteer.

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Richard Bartlett KE6LOU – SK

It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of Richard Bartlett KE6LOU, due to a heart issue.
Richard was a past member of the Dallas Amateur Radio Club and past Public Service Officer for several years.
I first met Richard at the Red Hot Chili Peppers Run many years ago.  Richard was great with sharing tips as how to work as a volunteer radio operator during an event.  As I got to know Richard more, he share his information with us on documents he had put together as Public Service Officer some of which we still use today.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends!
’73 KE6LOU, Richard you will be missed!

Tech Net News 11-18-2017

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Credit: Credit: ESA/Paolo Nespoi

There’s a popular contest going on right now. The SSB part of the ARRL November Sweepstakes is in progress; see if you can join in!

As always, don’t forget to sign up for Turkey Trot if you haven’t already—it’s almost too late, and don’t forget that the DARC officer elections for 2018 are going on now, using an email that you should find in your inbox.

Our newest amateur radio satellite, Fox-1B, is now orbiting the earth and undergoing checkout, before being declared operational and made available to amateurs around the world.

In the world of science:

The 2018 Leonid meteor shower is now in progress! There’s lots to see, even if you won’t be able to see them from above.

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