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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Next CERT Class July 21st 2016

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Dallas CERT promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the citizens of Dallas. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic emergency response skills.

If you are interested in registering for this class please visit and click on “how to join.” We will close registration for this class by close of business on Friday, July 15, 2016.

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Moon Day July 16, 2016

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DARC will be at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 16, 2016.

We’ll need at least four people at the table throughout most of the day (10AM – 5PM).  If you can help out please fill the form out below.

If you’ve not been to Moon Day – you’ve are missing out.  This annual event, always held around the anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, is designed to inspire kids to explore the sciences.  Dozens of exhibitors will be there extolling careers in the sciences.

We’ll be showing the kids the miracle of radio and how it is important in space communications.  We will demonstrate cross band repeat radio.  We’ll also be working with the AMSAT people (they have the booth next to ours) who will be making amateur satellite contacts.

We will also be bringing the Hexbeam for “Show and Tell”.

There’s plenty to do!  Plus, as an exhibitor, you get into the museum for FREE!

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Skynet Tonight!


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Summer Solstice: Native American Site Alignment” and “Tour of the Constellation Libra”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie at 10:30: “2010: The Year We Make Contact”

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Links to tonight’s Sky Net:

Discussion topic of the evening.

“Summer Solstice: Native American Site Alignments”

Photo #1 Bighorn Medicine Wheel…/13307200_14174821182…

Photo #2 Fajada Butte…/13342998_14174821082…

Photo #3 Fajada Butte Diagram of Spirals…/13343004_14174821116…

Photo #4 Monks Mound in Cahokia…/13336051_14174821449…

In the sky this evening

Big Dipper and Polaris…/Big_Dipper_to_Polaris_Abhijit_Juve…

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Skymap – Constellation Libra…/13335583_14174799949…

Photo #1 Methuselah HD 140283…/13393904_14174799982…

Photo #2 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 5792)…/13339567_14174800049…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

How Comets Break Up, Make Up…/2016/…/160601141522.htm

A New Einstein Ring: Distant Galaxy Lensed by Gravity…/2016/…/160602083727.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Surveyor 1:…/files/thumbnails/image/pia02976_0.jpg
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


June 13…

Tiangong 1…

June 11…

June 13…