D.A.R.K. T-shirt update

“Kelly Green” was as close as we could get to “Krispy Kreme Green” for the t-shirts!

Hello, everyone!

Sam here!

Barb and I had a very productive meeting with Tightwad T’s Mary and Heather this evening!

As you will note above, we got as close to “Krispy Kreme Green” as we could get with “Kelly Green” for the t-shirts. The t-shirts should be under $10 each until you get into the 2x and up sizes. Then it’s going to be an extra $2.50 per size up.

We are very excited to work with the ladies! They are friendly and accommodating for all of our needs, not just shirts! They can do any promotional/outreach items we want to have made, as well as banners, posters, signs, etc.

We plan to bring them a lot of business from multiple groups from Benton County. We will have examples of their work at the April meeting.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to bring you fun things from D.A.R.K.

73,

Sam Henley KE0LMY

D.A.R.K. Tshirt Update

Howdy, all!

Barb here!

Sam and I will be speaking with Heather from Tightwad T’s on Monday, March 18 about t-shirts and maybe polos for the club. From the meeting minutes, you will notice the vote was for a “Krispy Kreme Green” color. We will work to get as close to that as we can and report back via the website and Facebook group by Tuesday. We will try to take photos if samples are available and get a price per shirt. After that we will take the initial order and payment for shirts at the April club meeting.

73,

Barb

D.A.R.K. Meeting Update

Hi, everyone!

It is finally time to do what this club was created for: operate as a special events club!

At our upcoming meeting on Saturday, March 9, we will be going over the pdf attached to this post. It’s a guide I found online written by WB4AEJ which walks us through step by step how to do that from beginning to end as well as how to get a 1×1 for the event. The last part is all of the things we will put in order to run the event!

Bring your ideas to the meeting because we would love to have a lot of fun with our inaugural event!

73,

Sam Henley KE0LMY

Upcoming D.A.R.K. Meeting

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Hello, all my D.A.R.K.lings!

I am so excited about the upcoming meeting. March will be the first time in 2019 where we are all face to face again!

After the BC ARES meeting on March 9 at 9 AM, we will commence with the D.A.R.K. meeting. We have SO much to go over and update. Now that we have some great people in the club, we can go about getting the special events set up for this year! I am crossing my fingers that the USACE will be a great resource and, dare I say, partner for our little special event club!

Remember that we are utilizing NetLogger until EchoLink is restored to the 925 if you are not in the repeater’s immediate area.

There has been some talk of D.A.R.K. hosting an HF net, since some of our members are scattered in other states sometimes. This is definitely on our list of topics for the upcoming meeting! Within the next few days, I will put out a meeting topic page and of course any members are welcome to add topics they want to discuss with the group!

Thank you all for the patience and support you have given us as we try to get our little club up off the ground! I appreciate each and every one of you!

73,

Sam

KE0LMY

Coloring Pages

Hey everyone, Renee here! I recently finished designing two coloring pages, which I’m excited to share with you!

The first is one I like to call “Find the Fox,” which I finished creating yesterday. In this image, you’ll see Yagi Bear using a directional antenna to help him find Foxtrot, who’s hiding in this image as well!

find the fox

I titled the second image “Field Day: Bringing People Together.” In this image, Foxtrot and Yagi Bear are sitting on a hill, with Foxtrot holding a handheld radio and Yagi Bear wearing headphones.

field day; bringing people together

You can find the PDFs below, which are better for printing them out to color.

find the fox

field day; bringing people together

D.A.R.K. Updates

Hi, everyone!

At the moment, I am updating parts of the website, our club paperwork which we will review at our March 2019 meeting, and our special event certificates.

I will have the opportunity to sit down with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in February to discuss the RAVE notification system and hope to speak with them about D.A.R.K. after that. I will have an update for everyone at our March meeting.

We have had an offer from John Keiser KD9FZX to have him create our QSL card(s). We are very excited about this opportunity, now that we have the ARRL backing and our callsign (KE0TGG)! Thank you, John!

As we get closer to the March meeting, I will be adding more updates, so stay tuned!

73,

Sam Henley KE0LMY

NetLogger Success!

Hi, everyone!

I am very happy to say that our first use of NetLogger worked out very well! We will continue to use this as an alternate means of taking check ins for the BC ARES nets up to and perhaps through the restoral of EchoLink to the 146.925 repeater!

I would like to thank the stations who specifically tried out the program yesterday: KI7CMV, KM7BEL, KE0QAL, and KD9FZX.

We will be fine-tuning our use of the program on our end to include an intro note about the net and the BC ARES for other hams who come across our net in the program and also wish to check in.

As a reminder, you can find a picture walk through on the download, installation, and use for checking in with NetLogger here.

73,

Sam Henley KE0LMY