New Repeater!

There’s a new repeater set up in Maben.

We have a new repeater at the Maben Fire Tower installed by the Magnolia ARC K5DY. The 2 meter frequency is 147.315+ with a tone of 110.9 and the 70cm frequency is 444.325 with a tone of 110.9

It’s located on the west side of Oktibbeha county off of the Maben Sturgis Road. The repeater appears to have good coverage.

Tape measure Yagi Antenna

Mark, KI5GIG, has an interesting project of building a Yagi antenna out of a tape measure that he’d like to share with us. Below is a link to the instructions and he will share more at the next meetings and he will have a limited number of kits to purchase at the 2022 Field Day which you can assemble at that time with assistance when needed.

Yagi Antenna

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