If you’re ready to sit for your tech test, check this file out for details on how to get your FRN number prior to test date.
Thanks to Laurel VEC for forwarding this info out for our to share.
Dear members and friends of the W5YD Amateur Radio Club,
This is just a reminder that we will be holding an event on the MSU Drill Field tomorrow from 2-4pm in celebration of the club centennial.
At the conclusion of the event we will hold our monthly club meeting, at which time we will ask that members pay their annual dues of $20 to the club treasurer, Dr Torsten Clay.
The club has reserved the spots and the tables, but what goes on those tables is largely left up to the initiative of you, the club members. Do you have something related to ham radio that you want to show off? Bring it! Think about what kind of things you would want to show someone passing by who seems interested in the hobby. You are welcome to bring and set up your own gear, or maybe there’s an item in the clubhouse that you want to carry over for the event (in which case, just let me know). Tell your friends locally or around the country who would be willing to attempt scheduled contacts with the W5YD club during this event. Spread the word and invite your friends. Looking forward to seeing you there!
73 de W2TM, Aaron, club president
Here are the program details and the application for the Specialist Award.
Please refer to the awards program file to answer any questions. If you still have questions, or want to submit an application, please contact the MagARC Awards Administrator- Allen McBroom, AG5ND.
If you do not have contact info for Allen, please reach out on the W5YD repeater or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear W5YD members and friends,
Because of the 70% chance of rain tomorrow, we’ve taken the decision to postpone our Drill Field event by one week. Same time, one week from tomorrow: September 30th, 2-4pm.
We will also move our scheduled club meeting to the 30th in order to keep these two events in sync.
This gives you an extra week to prepare! Looking forward to seeing you all on the Drill Field in a week.
Aaron – W2TM
Hello all. We are experiencing and adapting to change, change, change. This past week we had to relocate and adapt to a last minute change of plans for the location of our Radio in the Park event. It all worked out quite well and there have been a number of favorable comments about the location at Waverly Waters near West Point.
For several months we have been meeting on the third Thursday at Penny Lane cafe in Aberdeen. Again change has forced us to adapt. This Thursday we will be meeting at TAGS Steak and Seafood restaurant just south of the 4 way stop at Hamilton on the west side of hwy 45. Meeting time will remain the same. If you have additional questions, feel free to call and I will be happy to share what I know.
Look forward to seeing you.
Good news! The Center for Student Activities has approved our club centennial celebration event on the Drill Field for Wednesday, September 23rd from 2-4pm. Please mark you calendar and come out to say hello.
The club has reserved the spots and the tables, but what goes on those tables is largely left up to the initiative of you, the club members. Do you have something related to ham radio that you want to show off? Bring it! Think about what kind of things you would want to show someone passing by who seems interested in the hobby. You are welcome to bring and set up your own gear, or maybe there’s an item in the clubhouse that you want to carry over for the event (in which case, just let me know).
A couple of things you might be able to help me with in particular : (1) a type of sun shade or canopy to make our time more pleasant, and (2) ham radio friends around the country who would be willing to attempt scheduled contacts with the W5YD club during this event.
Spread the word and invite your friends! Looking forward to seeing you there.
The club will hold its monthly meeting at the conclusion of the Drill Field event (perhaps even towards the end of the event itself if things are slow). Club members are asked to pay their $20 annual dues to the club treasurer (Dr Torsten Clay) at this time.
73 de W2TM, Aaron, club president
Another free testing session this Thursday at the Lowndes County Amateur Radio Clubhouse, 1800 hours (6:00 PM). Contact K5DDT for info about getting setup to test. Good luck!
The FCC recently published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making
in which they describe a plan to start charging a fee of $50
for various Amateur Radio License applications, including
new licenses, upgrades, call sign changes, renewals, and
paper copies of licenses.
This will affect ALL hams financially. Comments need to be made to our congressmen and Senators.
Sep 12th, get yourself to Waverly landing on the Tenn-Tom in Clay county. It’s always a great time out there, with calming scenery and great fellowship. Bring a lunch, some radio interest and make sure you bring whatever you need to keep yourself safe and comfortable.
To all Hams, EOC’s, EC’s and EOS
a powerful weather resource is available at:
This is a extremely well done website for weather buffs and professionals. its an el-freebo too!
also, check out HamShack Hotline. I think this is a valuable resource especially for EOC, EC’s and ARRL Emergency Operating Station, ARES and RACES affiliation
The phones used are Cisco SIP phones. there is specific models that are comparable.
Configuration was easy as 3.14159265
HHUS is already building in popularity
My HHUS is 5559
Be Prepared for bad weather coming. Check your ham station, antennas, generators, Packet Winlink and such
Prepare for the worst expect an optimistic outcome. Pray for people in the affected areas.
Im in contact with the CAFB EC and WX office, I will pass along any valuable information.
Im not the EC, Im doing this as a courtesy.
On the lighter side, check out my ham radio website and my company website
73’s – Art