Welcome to the Magnolia ARC- K5DY club site

Submitted by k5rfl on Sat, 04/11/2020 - 22:34

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Welcome to the K5DY, Magnolia Amateur Radio Club (Starkville, MS) website!!

Happy New Year!!

Submitted by k5rfl on Thu, 12/30/2021 - 16:46

We're about to wrap up 2021 and move on to a new slate for 2022.  The past year, like those before it, had its highs and lows whether you look to politics, health, religion, or in your own mirror.

Looking at amateur radio in Mississippi, I think 2021 was a great year and I believe the coming year will build on that if we keep it up.  We had test sessions every month, sometimes multiple test session, and welcomed many new technicians into the hobby as well as saw many upgrade their licenses and begin enjoying expanded operating privileges.

Licensing Test Session Nov 20th

Submitted by k5rfl on Fri, 11/19/2021 - 21:03

There will be an amateur radio licensing test session at MFJ Enterprises tomorrow morning, beginning at 9 AM.  If you plan to test, please remember to have your FRN number and a valid email email address.  These are current FCC requirements. If you need to register for an FRN number visit the following site:

FRN Registration Site

Good luck to all those testing.  We'll see you on the air. 73!

K5RFL

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Happy New Year!!

Submitted by k5rfl on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 14:25

     It will be here before you know it.  It's been a busy year and, overall, seems to have moved at fast pace as always.  We've welcomed a number of new technicians into our amateur radio community this year as well as saw many upgrade their license.  We've been able to have a handful of gatherings in local parks, a trip to Little Mountain, a fox hunt, and more. 

Radio in the Park

Submitted by k5rfl on Fri, 10/15/2021 - 13:22

There will be a Radio in the Park get together at the Old Waverly picnic grounds near Old Waverly landing, East of West Point tomorrow morning.  The start time is 8 AM but people will begin arriving prior to that time.  Generally folks will hang around til about lunch time or so.

Cooler weather, projects, Parks on the Air

Submitted by k5rfl on Wed, 10/06/2021 - 19:27

Good afternoon, fellow hams,

          We are finally getting into some cooler weather and we'll get back to doing some more outings like Parks on the Air, cookouts, and other portable operations stuff.  If you have any ideas of places to go or a particular event you'd like the club(s) to try, let me know.  Send me an email

          The Lowndes County club monthly meeting comes up this Thursday (tomorrow) at 7 PM at their clubhouse.  The K5DY Magnolia Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting will come up next Thursday night at 7 PM at the Oktibbeha County EOC.