Emergency operation tips

While our area is under a severe weather threat, we came across a good function on your radio to keep handy; The reverse function.

As weather conditions deteriorated, transmissions were becoming scratchy and often unreadable. Remember, all stations are “remote nodes” on a network. If the Net Control asks for a calling station to repeat, hit your reverse function and see if you can pick them up. If you can, relay that back to net control; Now we’ve got an even broader net. Something to think about, and practice.

February Newsletter

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
This is the Lowndes County Amateur Radio Club’s monthly news letter. The newsletter contains important dates, topics of interest, a link to scheduled testing dates for the year, a list of the members of the VE team, and a list of Net Controller assignments.

Be sure to check out the Ham’s Eating Chicken Web page where we are updating posts, dates of events and more. If you have any suggestions please use the Contact form.

At the LoCo ARC meeting for February:
Multiple festivals were mentioned and later place in the Events section of the HEC web page.
The Executive Committee’s nominations were announced for new club officers and no other nominations were made at this time.

Preliminary plans for participation in Parks on the Air were begun during this meeting. More planning is to come in the March meeting.

One person was tested on Feb 3, 2022 at the club house.

LoCoARC is leading the joint excercise for Field Day 2022 which is scheduled to be discussed during the March meeting.

See y’all at the meeting Tomorrow Night 🙂

73 My Friends!

Important Dates:

March 3,’22 11am: Hams Eating Chicken at Tags Surf & Turf.
6pm: Testing session at the clubhouse.
7pm: Club Meeting – Elections for the new club officers will be held at the club meeting.
2,3 -APR-22 April Fools Hamfest, Corinth, MS
3-APR-22 , MS QSO Party
18-JUN-22 , Black Warrior Hamfest, Northport AL
28,29-JUN-22 2022 , Field Day at Mary Holmes College Gym

Links of interest:

JS8Call Grocery Supply Tracking

MagARC Awards Program

MS Nets

Winlink

Winlink Wednesday

January Newsletter


This is the Lowndes County Amateur Radio Club’s monthly news letter. The newsletter contains important dates, topics of interest, scheduled testing dates for the year, a list of the members of the VE team, and a list of Net Controller assignments.

This month we had one person to take the Technician Exam and become a new ham.

We had 4 Net Calls with a total of 55 check-ins during the month of January. Connie did a wonderful job of calling the Net all 4 times.

During the meeting on January 6th:
We voted two members in.

Discussed the Capital City Hamfest in Jackson, MS.

Doug mentioned the MagARC Awards and the ARRL Awards and QRZ Awards were also mentioned.

John suggested joining ARRL for the multitude of information that the ARRL offers.

On January 8, we gathered at the clubhouse and put PL-259 connecters on cables, worked on using Winlink and discussed multiple topics in 1 to 3 groups.

Important Dates:
3-Feb-22 7pm: Club Meeting – Nominations for new club officers will be taken.
3-Mar-22 7pm: Club Meeting – Elections for the new club officers will be held at the club meeting.

Topics of interest:


JS8Call Grocery supply tracking
Winlink
Winlink Wednesday


If you come across any topics of interest please send them to K5TCO and I’ll see if I can get it in the next news letter.

73 to Y’all!

Testing Dates for the GTVET, times, and locations below.

Feb 036:00 pmLoCoARC
Feb 199:00 amMFJ
Mar 036:00 pmLoCoARC
Apr 076:00 pmLoCoARC
May 0510:00 amLoCoARC
May 289:00 amMFJ
Jun 0210:00 amLoCoARC
Jul 076:00 pmLoCoARC
Aug 046:00 pmLoCoARC
Aug 2710:00 amMFJ
Sep 016:00 pmLoCoARC
Oct 066:00 pmLoCoARC
Nov 036:00 pmLoCoARC
Nov 0910:00 amMFJ


146.625 is back up!

Hey Everybody!

The 146.625 repeater is back up!  We are planning on having the weekly Tuesday night QSO Net on the 625 repeater at 7:30pm.  We are EXCITED about having the 625 back up and getting to talk to everyone.  Don’t forget the tone is 136.5 for both transmit and receive. 

KC5ULN info

Also, Thursday there will be testing at the club house at some time around the Hams Eating Chicken.  If anyone is interested in testing please preregister by contacting John Buckley.

See Y’all On the Air!!!!

LoCoARC Christmas Party

At the club meeting on 11/7 we decided to go ahead with a Christmas party this year to be held again @ Mi Toro’s in Columbus on December 2 @ 1830 hours.

To participate in a rollicking game of Stingy Santa, you need to bring a small gift…suggested retail value of $10.00. If you don’t care to play, that is fine too.

We need to have an approximate head count, so please respond and let us know if you are attending and how many will be in your party!

Thanks and hope to see y’all on 12/2