Skynet 7-7-18 The Baffling Explosion of ATLAS2018cow & Tour of Constellation Scorpius 9PM CT

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

Saturday’s Topic: “The Baffling Explosion of ATLAS 2018cow” and “Tour of the Constellation Scorpius”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Tribute to Harlan Ellison – Outer Limits: Demon With a Glass Hand/Soldier”
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Tech Net News 07-06-2018

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Our next club meeting is this coming Tuesday. I’ll talk about a very simple portable antenna for 2 meters and 70 cm, and I hope that you’ll bring and share your favorites, too. There’s more to portable antennas than just J-poles.

Don’t forget that Moon Day is coming up. The club will be active at the Frontiers of Flight Museum from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 21st. More details will be announced at the next club meeting, and I’ll update this post as needed. Moon Day is an exciting educational event! Thousands of children and young adults who are interested in science come out to the museum, and dozens of local groups—including us—spend the day teaching them more about what they love. There’s no hard outdoor work or getting up at 5:00 am; just share your enthusiasm and the kids will be happy.

UPDATE: Randy, KE5JIT, would like you to save the date. We’ll have a Tech Net on the Hill event at Flag Pole Hill in Dallas on Saturday, October 27th, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Hot dogs, fun, and education will abound!

In the world of contesting, you still have a little time left to participate in the Spirit of 76 QSO Party on 10 meters, and in the 13 Colonies Special Event. Get on the air, if you can!

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Field Day 2018 Statistics

field day 2018 sections workedFor the full story about our 2018 Field Day effort, you’ll have to wait for the newsletter. But if you just want to see how many contacts you made, or which ARRL sections we worked from up on the hill, the statistics from our logging program are below. I’m not sure who “JWB” is, but KG5EIU got plenty of contacts for us! He and our club president, Bill KF5ZBL, even made sure that their transmitter was powered by a solar-powered battery, earning us more points.

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Skynet! 6-30-18 “Look at the Fine Messier You Got Us Into!” & Constellation Lyra 9PM CT

wow11SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Look at the Fine Messier You Got Us Into!” and “Tour of the Constellation Lyra”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Chappie” (2015)
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Tech Net News 06-30-2018

SBob Ceiszenski - 2018annivWe have several special events and contests about to begin! Canada Day is tomorrow, so the Canada Day Contest will be starting this evening. The 10-10 International Spirit of 76 QSO Party will get underway at 7:00 pm Dallas time this Sunday, and my favorite special event—the 13 Colonies—begins at 8:00 am Dallas time this Sunday.

Don’t forget that our next club meeting is coming up on July 10th. I’ll be presenting on simple alternatives to the portable j-pole for VHF and UHF, including an easy antenna that uses nothing but coax. You’ll are encouraged to bring your own portable, non-j-pole antennas, and they don’t have to be omnidirectional or even dual band.

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