The 3905 Century Club is coming to town Ju;y 15-18, 2021 and we are host area clubs. Magnolia ARC, W5YD ARC, and Lowndes County ARC members keep your eyes open and ears open as our local repeaters, 146.520 simplex, and HF will be quite active with these folks here. They will be taking a tour of MFJ and will be around town.
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2021 has seen many things opening back up with some resemblance of normalcy pre-pandemic. One of those things is the biggest amateur radio event of the year, ARRL Field Day.
In the Mississippi section this year, we show 6 Field Day sites that will be setup from the Mississippi Gulf Coast up to the Tennessee state line. The details and contact information for each site can be found on the ARRL site at arrl.org/field-day-locator. Here are the locations;
1. Ocean Springs, MS
2. Brandon, MS
3. West Point, MS
4. Tupelo, MS
5. Corinth, MS
Follow the link here for ARRL Field Day 2021
rules and waivers. Some of the benefits for home operations will remain from 2020 but with limitations that will prevent some of the frustration from last year.
What do you think?
During the January 14th Magnolia ARC meeting, the club awards administrator, Allen McBroom (AG5ND) presented Jarrod Marsh (AE5LG) with a certificate and badge for his now ARRL Mississippi Section appointment as Oktibbeha County Emergency Coordinator (EC).
Jarrod has experience and training that suit him well for this position and he will be coordinating ARES club meetings and trainings throughout the year to support the local amateur radio emergency response efforts.
As the new year is underway we have already seen some changes headed our way in the amateur radio world with the new $35 fees from FCC. Solar Cycle 25 has shown some promise as we have seen a number of days over the last couple of months with a solar flux index above 90, so those DX contacts may grow in great numbers over the next couple of years as long as you keep active.
Merry Christmas, All!
Congratulations to Josh, KF4KQS, for receiving Ham of the Year honors during our December 10th club meeting. Josh has been great benefit and friend all around the Golden Triangle amateur radio community this year. He's helped many of the hams around here on everything from antennas and towers to rebuilding old radios. He is a great example of what a good amateur radio operator is.
You are now an amateur radio operator.
Soon enough you will have your callsign in the FCC database and you can be on air making contacts. In the meantime, here are few resources to help give you a little head start.