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.

          There are a couple of local club members who have projects they need assistance with as well.  Last, but not least, don't forget to monitor simplex when you have your radio on.  There have been more than a few times that someone has been traveling from out of town in the Golden Triangle area that someone has heard on simplex. Not everyone has the time or desire to program new frequencies in when they travel so they may only monitor simplex in certain areas.  We need to be more diligent about monitor simplex so we can catch anyone there and update our map as far as who can reach who via simplex operations in the event of a repeater outage.

          There could be a surprise in store for someone on simplex as well.  Details to come later, but continue monitoring simplex and be ready.

73, K5RFL