W5YD virtual club meeting @ club repeater Friday noon

Dear members of the W5YD club,
As you know, we cannot meet in person for our club meeting this month but given the nature of our hobby we do have our very own solution for a virtual meeting: our 2-meter club repeater! Please mark your calendars for tomorrow at noon and join us. I’m hoping that there can be a silver lining to the current situation and that we’ll hear from a number of our registered members who normally feel too busy to come to the club meetings in person. The “meeting” will be conducted similar to a net, so the format will be familiar.


If you are outside of the Starkville area but you are a licensed ham radio operator, you can still join us on EchoLink! If you need some help setting up echolink, shoot an email to msu.w5yd@gmail.com and someone will get back to you with tips on what to do.


Our repeater and EchoLink information is here : http://w5yd.org.msstate.edu/
Looking forward to hearing you on the repeater tomorrow.
Aaron – W2TM, club president

MSU Campus Parking Permits

Reminder to anyone traveling to the MSU Campus in Starkville Friday to support W5YD’s 100-year celebration; There is no free parking on campus between 8-5 (regular business hours).

You can obtain a parking pass online, from MSU’s parking services https://www.parkingservices.msstate.edu/visitor-parking/ . From what I remember, the first one is free and should be good for a week. You’ll have to go through a rather irritating series of pages to create an account on their system, so set aside a few minutes for that task.

W5YD Centennial Celebration

The W5YD Amateur Radio club will host its centennial celebration on the Drill Field on February 14th from noon to 4pm. (Weather permitting).

The Mississippi State University Amateur Radio Club received its Federal license in 1920. This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the club’s licensing.

Amateur Radio is a community service that employs electronics theory and experimentation for public benefit and promoting international goodwill through radio communications. Ham Radio serves as a first line of emergency communication when other systems go down. The club caters to students who are interested in applying their electronics and communications knowledge to radio technology.

Come celebrate with us on the Drill Field, say hello, and learn something about the club and about the hobby.

W5YD meeting Friday, 24th

Dear club members and friends,
The next meeting of the W5YD club will be at noon on Friday Jan 24th. This is a week earlier than originally announced, in order to accommodate a schedule conflict. The location will be 120-B Morgan Avenue (door on the left).

Remember the open house on Saturday, Feb 1st at 9:30 am!
Members and non-members welcome. Hope to see you at both gatherings.
-W2TM

GTR Drone Safety Seminar

Jan 16th, GTR airport conducted its 3rd annual Drone Safety and Operations Seminar. This was well attended by local hams, drone operators, local industry, FAA, TSA, hobbyists, and the USAF. It was a very well done and attended.

If you are a drone (or RC aircraft) operator, make sure to put this on your list for the next offering.

From left: Wes “Dewy” Walsh ,CAFB :Madison Dixon, Raspet Flight Research Lab, MSU: Greg Stewart, General Manager, Aurora Flight Sciences: Tom Ford, KC5NMB: Mark Lacy, W5TXR: Sue Birkholz, KG5SEO: Mike Hainsey, A.A.E Executive Director, GTR Airport: John Buckley, K5DDT: Pat Birkholz: Rocky Kelly, KE5SEG: Albert McCray, Avoration Safety Inspector, FAA. Not pictured was Joey Jones, W5HNZ.