Skynet 5-4-19 Understanding Space Disasters 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Understanding Space Disasters: Apollo 1” & “Different Galactic Structures” 9PM CT

Net Control: Tony NT5TM

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Tech Net News 05-04-2019

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Credit: Dongju Zhang, Lanzhou University

Our next club meeting will take place this coming Tuesday, May 7th. Our presentation will be by the famous Jason Johnston, KC5HWB, discussing the differences between the Brandmeister and MARC DMR systems.

We also have a radio day in the park, coming up tomorrow at 13:00 local, at Custer Park in Richardson.

There are several operating events going on this weekend. The 10-10 International Spring CW Contest is in-progress, as are QSO parties for Indiana, Delaware, all of New England, and the entire 7th call area.

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Skynet 4-27-19 The Concordia Experiment 9PM CT

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “NASA: The Analog Missions – The Concordia Experiment

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Anon” (2018)

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
Discussion topic of the evening.

NASA: The Analog Missions: The Concordia Analog Mission

https://www.nasa.gov/analogs/concordia

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Concordia

Waz Up?

Southwest to West, April Evenings

Classic Follow the Dipper to the North Star

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Various Planetary Nebulae

Hubble Space Telescope Nebulae

Recent Astronomical discoveries

New Hubble Measurements Confirm Universe is Expanding Faster than Expected
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190425104128.htm?fbclid=IwAR1UqRIaDN2jG6BUxenRFQuhBSzIA8ZXlsTUtAXAvgRUTwbSG1X6dQgj78s

Rapid Destruction of Earth-like Atmospheres by Young Stars
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190424102244.htm?fbclid=IwAR3ZbcAXOreH7MITYlKupDzRXytzo73ElPuFIaq_ULF8WW3EDGg1iH4Q-48

Space Exploration and Space History

NASA’s InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

Video on Mars Quake

Image taken March 19, 2019 by a camera on NASA’s Mars InSight rover

Messenger Data Suggest Mercury Hides a Huge Core
Mercury

Historic Launch Site Might be Decommissioned Later this Year
Sputnik Launch Site

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
ISS
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=LewisvilleTX&alt=110&tz=UCT
April 29
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=LewisvilleTX&alt=110&tz=UCT&satid=25544&mjd=58602.4306596397&type=V

Tiangong 2
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=41765&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=LewisvilleTX&alt=110&tz=UCT

May 2
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=LewisvilleTX&alt=110&tz=UCT&satid=41765&mjd=58605.4502125402&type=V

Lecture and Lab, April 27th SolderFest! 10AM – 2PM

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Lecture and Lab, April 27th, “Solderfest!”  Build a Borg LED Cube

This month’s L&L will be a “mixed bag” with several things going on at the same time. So the plan is a soldering exercise, continued DRAWS discussion for those who missed it in March with additional information on using AX.25 and some newly learned “tricks” involving interaction with the APRS system.

Remember, it’s more than just “position reporting” its a “radio network”!

We also have several unassembled Digital Volt Meters waiting for your expert soldering skills ($15 each). Also we’ve got what I guess I can describe as a “Borg Cube” LED display to build. I couldn’t turn down the price, which was $20 for each.

Unfortunately I could only order 5 as that’s all they had in stock. Anywho, it’s called a 3D Squared DIY Kit 8x8x8 LED Cube White LED Blue Light Board. I think it’s easier to simply call it the “Borg Cube”. I think this will be a challenging but rewarding project and something geeky enough, once completed, you’ll put on display in your shack (next to that Starship Enterprise model. Admit it ­ you have one somewhere in the house). I will say it comes with a 5v USB cable to plug into your computer. You may want to use a spare RPi power supply to power this baby.

Here is the video and instructions for the kit.  Note the recommended tools.

8x8x8 LED Cube DIY Kit – How To Build and Review

 

Dallas Medical Center

7 Medical Center Way

3rd Floor Community Room

10:00AM – 2PM

“Bring Your Soldering Station!”

Talk-in 146.880MHz PL 110.9 Hz

 

Skynet 4-20-19 Supernova! & “What Went Wrong!” 9PM CT

dsc-ot0918_01SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Supernova!” and “What the Heck Went Wrong with that Lunar Landing Last Week?”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX
Presentor: Mike KG5P

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Supernova” (2005)
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.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Mike KG5P – Supernovas!

HR Diagram
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Waz Up?

Chaz KF5JHA

From EarthSky.org:
http://www.earthsky.org/tonight
Chaz covers:
Moon Phases
Occultations
Constellation and Navigation Tips and Factoids
Sunrise and Sunset Features
Q and A

Israel’s Attempted Moon Landing Fails Moments Before Touchdown (From The Verge)

Link to Article
https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/11/18306294/spaceil-beresheet-lunar-lander-failure-crash-engine-shut-down

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Two articles from Science Daily

Mercury has a Solid Inner Core: New Evidence
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190417130007.htm?fbclid=IwAR0Rl3SQ4Gdv504Otzmbx7rKVAAEjR3ZfFSNGuQ30Ztk_Jihc5kbRlsinh8

How to Defend the Earth From Asteroids
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190417084607.htm?fbclid=IwAR1g1r7GRlhS-L93a0YqhqH-Hc8wzIOPmcV0xJbiz3p6dSMSWEyx2U97G1w

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
ISS
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

April 26
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=58599.4693701367&type=V

April 29
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=58602.4304649041&type=V

OTV 5
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=42932&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

April 23
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=42932&mjd=58596.4452059064&type=V

April 24
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=42932&mjd=58598.0683287254&type=V