Good news! local utility repair crews were able to restore power – the DARC D-Star repeater stack is back on-line and operational as of 9am June 10, 2019. Happy D-Star.
Due to the strong storms here in the Dallas TX area June 9, 2019. The DARC D-Star repeater stack is currently off-line due to local power outages – according to utilities the est time for repair is set for 11am June 10, 2019.
Save the date! Late notice, but the weather forecast looks positive! On Sunday afternoon 1pm May 5, 2019 the DARC will be out at Custer Park in Richardson TX for Radio In The Park Day.
Save the date! On Sunday afternoon 1pm May 6, 2018 the DARC will be out at Custer Park in Richardson for Radio In The Park Day.
Save the date! On Sunday afternoon 1pm Sep 17, 2017 KF5ZBL and KG5EIU will be out at Dreyfus Point at White Rock Lake Park in Dallas TX for Radio In The Park Day. This is a “Shine ONLY” event, if it raining we will not be there. We plan on meeting at 1pm at Dreyfus Point Park (32.836591, -96.714532) on the east side of White Rock Lake in Dallas. This is an open invite and anybody that wants to enjoy an afternoon in the park is welcome licensed or not. Will be working out some kinks in go-boxes, AREDN nodes, home-built batteries, solar setups, antennas – including the home-built buddy pole and of course radios and rigs, D-Star, Fusion, Wires-X. This is the same location that the DARC was at for Winter Field Day 2017. See the map below for details or look for KF5ZBL or KG5EIU-i on APRS. Important – this is a SHINE only event, if there is weather or rain this event will be postponed.
Talk to the world by connecting through D-Star repeaters around the globe. Here is an invitation to the biggest D-Star QSO Pary. The Party runs from Friday 00:00UTC Sep 22, 2017 until 24:00UTC Sunday Sep 24, 2017 – more details below.
For those that want to have fun with HF D-Star here is a fun award you can work on for 2017 !
Good News!! After a long wait the W5FC D-STAR repeater stack was successfully reconnected to the Internet today July 17, 2016. We ran into some issues with the VHF repeater and while that repeater will link and unlink the RF output power is very weak – further troubleshooting will be required at a later time but the UHF and 1.2GHz repeaters should be just fine – please let us know if you have any issues or questions just drop us a note here.
Exciting Times!!! Keep your eye on the W5FC.ORG site for an exciting update regarding DSTAR – progress was made today July 16, 2016 with Internet access to the repeater site. Next will be installation of the server which will re-link the W5FC DSTAR stack to the internet.