Lecture And Lab September 2022

Morse Code practice key kit

Come join the DARC for September 2022 Lecture and Lab – you will build a  CW (continuous wave) Morse code key kit – complete with a 3D-Printed CW key, and 3D-printed case. This will be a fun in-person event at the Dallas Medical Center on the 3rd floor. Plan on attending in-person September 24, 2022 start time is 10am central time. Details below

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Help Needed – Moon Day 2022

MoonDay Graphic

DARC will be onsite at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 16, 2022. Come join us celebrating the exploration and the Apollo lunar landing on the moon.

We’ll need at least two-four people at the DARC radio table throughout most of the day (8:30AM – 4PM central).  Will also need help with setup starting at 8:30am and teardown at 3:30pm (central time).  If you can help out please fill the form out below.

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Field Day 2022 Quick Stats

Map of the United States and Canada, showing most states and provinces colored in. Alaska and the maritime provinces are not colored in.
2022 Dallas ARC Field Day Section Map

Field Day 2022 was a great event, from the well-prepared set-up to the well-orchestrated, fast take-down. As Randy, KE5JIT, pointed out, a 55-minute “strike” is clearly a record for the DARC. While the Field Day committee works on the final entry, please enjoy some fun facts and numbers about our Field Day contacts.

I’m proud to say that team “TM” did a great job making contacts! It was only on Sunday morning that Travis McWaters, KI5PGM, pointed out to me that he was using the same initials that I, Tony Mendina, NT5TM, used. Travis made many more contacts than I did.

At least 20 of the 51 people who visited our site made at least one contact on the air. (Not everyone entered their information into the logging software.)

Details about our contacts are below.

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DARC ARRL Field Day 2022

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular HAM Radio on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada and is open to all FCC license classes. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateur operators gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends and family to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!  This year the DARC will host an in-person event at the Johnston Outpost YMCA in Farmers Branch. The festivities and event officially start at 1pm central time June 25, 2022 but the DARC crew in true fashion will be there early at 9am for setup. The DARC will be operating as 3A (Three Alpha) (section NTX) and will have 3 radios on the air during the event. Come join in the fun! Additional event/agenda details below.

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Tech Net Announcements 3-25-2017

Don’t forget that the DARC trailer—and many of your favorite DARC friends—will be at the Wings of Freedom event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum tomorrow, from about 10:00 am to about 5:00 pm. We might shut down early, or stay a little late, depending on what the warbirds are doing. We also have Geek Net this Monday, and the CQ WPX contest is going on RIGHT NOW.

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Tech Net on the Hill: what do YOU want?

I’d like to ask you to put your thinking cap on and ponder what sort of classes or activities you’d like to be involved in at Tech Net on the Hill this October. Would you like to learn more about stealth antennas or kit building? Would you like to learn how to trim a dipole, or would you just like to get on the air using the club’s HF rigs? Come to tomorrow’s (8/2/2016) meeting and share, or send us a message with the form below. I’ll have my notes from past years, and I suspect Randy will, too…but if you don’t speak up for what you want, you might not get it.

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