VE Session Canceled for 3/14/2020

no-examIt’s a lot of fun to help people become new ham operators! Unfortunately, several members of our VE team either have health concerns, or are close to those who do. So, in order to minimize risks to ourselves, our loved ones, and the ham community, we’ve decided to cancel the DARC VE session tomorrow, 3/14/2020, at the Business Jet Center at 8611 Lemmon Ave.

I’m sorry dash your hopes if you were hoping to get licensed or to upgrade—but you can always use the extra time to study for the next exam up.

Tech Net News 03-07-2020

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This was seriously cool.

Check out the newest club newsletter to learn more about our next Lecture and Lab project—an electronic calculator kit able to do math in base 10 or base 16, and to decode resistor color bands. We’ll be building this kit on March 28th. Hope you can join us!

The contest calendar for the weekend shows some interesting events; there’s the ARRL DX Contest, phone weekend, as well as the Novice Rig Roundup where you need to listen well around the frequency where you’re transmitting—the other station might only be able to transmit on a single, crystal-controlled frequency. There’s also the John Rollins DX contest, for rigs designed before 1970, brought to us by the Antique Wireless Association.

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Skynet 3-7-20 “The Curious Case for the North Star” & Constellation Eridanus The River” 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: “The Curious Case for the North Star” & “Constellation Eridanus the River”

Net Control: Bill N5BB

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
War for the Planet of the Apes (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

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Skynet 2-29-20 “Daylight Saving/Messier Marathon” & “The Phases of Venus” 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Daylight Saving Time/Messier Marathon” & “The Phases of Venus”

Net Control: Chaz KF5JHA

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Star Command” (1996)

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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Tech Net News 02-29-2020

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“The Radio My Father Built” by Josh
Byer, received over HF radio from the Shortwave Radiogram

Our next club meeting will be this Tuesday, March 3rd. John Galvin, N5TIM, will speak about Winlink radio messaging, something that can be pretty challenging. I hope you’ll come on out to learn more.

The contest calendar shows a generous variety of events this weekend, including the North American QSO Party RTTY weekend, and QSO parties for both North and South Carolina.

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