DARC Lecture And Lab March 2021

Anderson Power Pole Workshop

Anderson Power Pole

Join the DARC for Lecture and Lab March 27, 2021 from 11am until 2pm virtually via Google Meet. This will be an Anderson Power Pole Workshop – This Workshop will give you a complete overview of Anderson Power Poles and how they are used in HAM Radio. Participants will have a choice of five different Power Pole accessory kits to purchase and build. Like previous virtual LnL events, participants will need to come to the Dallas Medical Center March 20, 2021 from 10:30 – 11:30 to pick up their kits from the Dallas Medical Center parking lot from Bill KF5ZBL.

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Skynet! 2-27-21″The Top 10 Space Objects to See During the Day” & “Constellation Canis Major” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Top 10 Space Objects to During the Day” & “Constellation Canis Major (The Big Dog!)” 

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Moon Zero Two” (1969)

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

DARC Repeaters Back On Air Feb-26-2021

After the catastrophic cold weather events from Feb 12 – 18, 2021 here in Texas the DARC repeater facilities have restored building power and water and we are happy to report they are back online and operational. As a result, both the DARC W5FC 146.880 repeater and the 442.425 repeater are fully operational and are functioning as they normally would. The 442.425 is also re-linked to Wires-X and is online.

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Skynet 2-20-21 “The Martian” & “Constellation Auriga, the Charioteer” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Martian” & “Constellation Auriga, the Charioteer” 

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “1984” (1956)

IRVING REPEATER TONIGHT ONLY: 146.72 MHz, PL 110.9 –

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

DARC Repeaters Off Air Feb-20-2021

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Due to catastrophic cold weather events from Feb 12 – 18, 2021 the DARC repeater locations have experienced issues with building power failures and broken water pipes. Currently the DARC W5FC 146.880 repeater and the 442.425 repeater are impacted and have NO power – the backup power/batteries have been exhausted and won’t be back online until power comes back on to the buildings. In addition, we are unable to get access to these locations and the repeaters. We don’t have a current ETA on getting building access or when power will be restored the facilities. Please check back here often for current updates and status.

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Skynet 2-13-21 “What Happened to the Europa Clipper Mission?” & “Constellation Lupus, the Wolf” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “What Happened to the Europa Clipper Mission?” & “Constellation Lupus, the Wolf” 

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:  “Stranded” (2001) 

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

Reprint from ARRL regarding Field Day 2021

ARRL to Extend Field Day Rule Waivers from 2020, Add Class D and E Power Limit

02/10/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic-modified ARRL Field Day rules from 2020 will continue this June with the addition of a power limit imposed on Class D (Home Stations) and Class E (Home Stations-Emergency Power) participants. The news from the ARRL Board’s Programs and Services Committee comes as many clubs and groups are starting preparations for Field Day in earnest. Field Day 2021 will take place June 26 – 27.

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Skynet 2-6-21 “Will Increasing Traffic to the Moon Contaminate Its Precious Ice?” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Will Increasing Traffic to the Moon Contaminate Its Precious Ice?” & “Constellation Orion the Hunter” 

Net Control: Bill N5BB

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Star Trek: Generations” (1994)

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