Announcements of the Week: 03-04-2019

DARC logo 500X233 no backgroundOur next club meeting, on Tuesday, March 5th, will focus on the most popular of all radio antennas, the dipole. Jim Eatman, KG5WAW, will discuss the electrical characteristics of dipoles and how to use them effectively. The next club Lecture and Lab on Saturday, March 23rd, will focus on the “DRAWS Digital Work Station”. Look for more details in future announcements!

We also have a fun event that’s coming up fast: our club participation in the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas on March 16 and 17th. We don’t provide public service; we don’t work hard. We just show off our radio hobby to the interested visitors at the event while get free admission to the museum so that we can admire the historic aircraft! We need help on both days. A sign-up form will be coming soon. For now, please use the “contact us” form to let us know if you can help.

Finally, don’t forget to check the contest calendar for this week. The Novice Rig Roundup will be going on all week, and this coming weekend will feature QSO parties for Oklahoma, Idaho, and Wisconsin, among others.

Skynet 3-2-19 Understanding Space Disasters Part 1 9PM CT

sas_firing_1SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Understanding Space Disasters: Part 1: The Importance of Quality Control Why ‘Haste Makes Waste’”

Net Control: Tony NT5TM

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“The Day Time Stopped” (1981)

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 03-02-2019

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Our next club meeting, on Tuesday, March 5th, will focus on the most popular of all radio antennas, the dipole. Jim Eatman, KG5WAW, will discuss the electrical characteristics of dipoles and how to use them effectively.

I hope to see you at the meeting!

The contest calendar features two fun events this weekend: the Novice Rig Roundup, and the ARRL DX Contest SSB weekend. If you have an old rig with a crystal, or even if you don’t but you like to operate CW, the roundup is worth checking out.

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Announcements of the Week: 02-24-2019

DARC logo 500X233 no backgroundThe 2019 Irving Hamfest is almost upon us; click here for the latest, updated flyer. Sign up to help by using the “contact us” form here on the site. The hamfest will be taking place this Saturday—March 2nd, 2019—from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Betcha Bingo hall in Irving. Help with set-up, take-down, and security will be needed.

Our next club meeting, on Tuesday, March 5th, will focus on the most popular of all radio antennas, the dipole. Jim Eatman, KG5WAW, will discuss the electrical characteristics of dipoles and how to use them effectively.

We hope to see you at the hamfest or at our meeting!

Skynet 2-23-19 NASA Analog Missions: NEK Isolation Habitation 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The NASA Analog Missions: The NEK Isolation Habitation Facility”  and “Tour of the Constellation Cancer the Crab”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Gattica” (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

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet

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

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Tech Net News 02-23-2019

16-AAW-2019-300x267The final countdown is at hand for the 2019 Irving Hamfestclick here for the latest, updated flyer. Sign up to help by using the “contact us” form here on the site. The hamfest will be taking place one week from today—March 2nd, 2019—from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Betcha Bingo hall in Irving. Help with set-up, take-down, and security will be needed.

There are also a few contests this weekend. There are QSO parties in both North and South Carolina, as well as the CQ WW 160-meter SSB Contest, for folks with big ambitions on the top band.

If you have time to get on the air and catch a rare one, Antarctic Activity Week runs through Sunday. I missed out on hearing about this event when it started, but I’ll be doing my best this weekend.

Our next club meeting, on Tuesday, March 5th, will focus on the most popular of all radio antennas, the dipole. Jim Eatman, KG5WAW, will discuss the electrical characteristics of dipoles and how to use them effectively.

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