Blue Bluff, Aberdeen Day in the Park 9/29

Here’s info from an email sent out by John, K5DDT, regarding the Day in the Park this Saturday.  I hope to see you there.  I won’t be arriving until after 12, due to a previous commitment for choir practice at 10:30 AM, but I will be bringing my uBitx along.

73s, K5RFL

As decided in our last monthly meeting we are gathering this Saturday at Blue Bluff water park outside Aberdeen, MS to operate a little ham, socialize and just have a fun outing. I understand is a very nice and pleasant  location . We will setup at one of the pavilions close to rest room facilities and electricity to power your equipment. The time will be form around 0800 until everyone decides to leave. We will be monitoring the 146.520 simplex for those who get close but still need some help with directions.


Caleb is bringing his Ubitx QRP rig. A very interesting $120 HF kit radio. There will probably be some antenna tuning as well as dipole antenna building. A great chance to gain some knowledge and experience from hams who know how.


The following is info about Blue Bluff and directions on how to get there.


“Blue Bluff Campground and Recreation Area, on the Aberdeen Lake section of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Mississippi, is one of the most scenic recreation areas on the waterway. The area is located just north of Aberdeen and boasts both a campground and day-use area.

  • Directions:From Highway 45 in Aberdeen. Mississippi, travel to the intersection of Commerce and Meridian Streets in the downtown area. From Commerce turn north on Meridian and cross a railroad track and a bridge. The recreation area is the first right turn after the bridge. We will be a one of the pavilions which are fairly close to each other. This is a Corps of Engineers facility. I called the park and there is no gate fee for entrance to the pavilions.”

Hope to see everyone there.

Other upcoming scheduled events :

Oct. 4th – 1900 hrs at the clubhouse , regular monthly business meeting of LoCoARC

Oct. 13th Club outing to Pappa Jack’s Tailgate party in Tupelo.

Qct. 13th  Support Starkville ARC with “community ham radio awareness” at the Adaton Volunteer Fire Dept fish fry fund raiser in Oktibbeha county.


Remember these area net calls:

Monday Night

1930 – Houston, MS 146.895 / 141.3 tone

2000 – W5YD MSU Net 146.805 / no tone  Echolink Available


1930 – Lowndes County ARC Net 147.000 ? 136.5 tone


2030 – Lamar County AL Net 145.430 / 110.9 TQSL tone  Echolink Available

HF Net Calls


1800 – MS Section Net 3.862 (Changes to 1730 with daylight saving time)

1830 – Alabama Net 3.965

Keep your eyes peeled for other opportunities to participate in your hobby and enjoy the fellowship of other hams.

In  closing I want to remind everyone to keep your fellow hams in your prayers. We have a number of members and/or family members with medical conditions. Let us pray for their relief and that the Lord will see to their comfort and recovery if it is his will.


John Buckley    K5DDT

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