All are welcome to join the DARC crew at the March 2018 Lab and Lecture. Topic is “HotSpots, Radios and Code Plugs” Will be at the DARC meeting spot – at the Dallas Medical Center Meeting starts at 10am.
The March 2018 DARC Club meeting presentation topic was about “Digital HotSpots For HAM Radio”. Click on more below for access to the presentation with information and links for the various HotSpots and Software including Pi-Star and more. This is an intro/101 presentation. Topic was presented by Bill KF5ZBL and David KG5EIU.
Steve(K9AN) and Joe(K1JT) have developed a potential new mode for WSJT-X. They are calling the mode “FT8” (Franke-Taylor design, 8-FSK modulation)
In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of ARISS. The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is planning a slow-scan television (SSTV) event starting on Thursday, July 20, and continuing for 2 days.
A new DFW wide-area FSQ station, KE5GDB, is on the air 145.670MHz FM.
If you have a newer Yaesu radio that supports Wires-X you can try it out by tuning in the W5FC 442.425 repeater and hitting your Wires-X button on your radio. Providing you are within repeater range you should connect up to the node. (you don’t have to connect to use or talk on the node) No code plug needed – just tune your radio to the correct frequency and join in the fun. There is also a very handy web site to bookmark called https://fusionlive.net that will show you where other Wires-X nodes are located that perhaps you can connect with. Lots of exciting rooms out in Wires-X land and now there are several nets around the world as well. Here is a short video on how to get connected:
Logging some contacts for ARRL Field Day 2016 with FLDIGI and PSK