Local Repeaters

  • *147.075 (+) 103.5 - Tupelo W5NEM
  • *145.490 (-) 141.3 - Tupelo N5VGK
  • *145.450 (-) 192.8 - Fulton WX5P
  • *146.640 (-) DStar - Tupelo KE5LUX
  • *444.950 (+) DStar - Tupelo KE5LUX
  • *147.240 (+) 100 - Tupelo K5TUP
  • *147.380 (+) 123 - Pontotoc KG5LRE
  • *146.940 (-) 192.8 - Amory KB5DWX
  • *145.150 (-) 156.7 FUSION - Guntown WJ5D

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Congrats on passing test

Congratulations to Lawrence Brooks - N5EIC for passing his Amateur Extra test today at our session in Fulton, MS. Special thanks to Chuck - K5VGK, Tommy - KE5BSB, Curtis - AK5CT, Jerry - KC0DWH, and Eddie - W5DUN for coming out with the dreary weather and helping with the session.
We are looking forward to giving our next session April 20th, 2019 unless needed before then. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

January VETesting for 2019!!!!!!!



VE TESTING THIS WEEKEND!!!
We will have a testing session so this is just a reminder that we will be testing on Saturday January 19th, 2019 (third Saturday) for new amateur radio license and upgrade existing license for radio enthusiast and current ham radio operators. We will be at the Old Fulton Grammar School located at 603 South Cummings Street, Fulton, MS. We will begin testing about 9 am and continue until about 11 am. If no one shows for testing by 9:30 we will close testing for the day. If you are prepared and interested in taking your Technician, General, or Extra test, please come on up. No fee required, please bring two forms of ID one needs to be a photo (ie, drivers license) and any CSCE's (certificates of completion) you have earned and/or a copy of your current license if applicable.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT UNTIL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GOES BACK TO FULL OPERATION THERE WILL BE NO NEW LICENSE OR UPGRADES UPLOADED TO THE FCC UNTIL THAT TIME. SORRY FOR THE DELAY AND INCONVENIENCE BUT IT IS BEYOUND THE CONTROL OF THIS CLUB OR LAUREL VEC.
*****If you are testing for the Technician license, PLEASE, you must go to the FCC web page and apply for a FRN before you test. Here is the web page:
https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do
You must first register with the FCC before you can have a FRN issued by following the instructions on that page. You must bring your FRN number with you for the testing paperwork, as is soon to be the only number you will have to complete the application (No SSN's).
Please contact Bobby at w1law@yahoo.com or Chuck at chuck@selectconnect.net for more information or notification that you intend to test that day.
Walk-ins are accepted however, we would like to know if you intent to take the test and make sure that you have your FRN prior to coming to Fulton.
Please go to www.laurelvec.com for more testing sessions for your area and go to www.w5nem.org for a complete list of scheduled exams on our blog calendar for NEMRA.
We look forward to seeing you there and Good Luck!!
NEMRA, Inc

Monday, January 7, 2019

Jan 8th, 2019 meeting and upcoming VE Testing session.

Good evening everyone. 
Just a reminder that we will be meeting tomorrow night in Fulton at 6:46 pm. Please make plans to attend and also $25 will need be collected for this years dues for the club. 
We are going to discuss and make some recommendations about the clubs constitution and by-laws to be presented at the Feb meeting for approval so your input will be greatly appreciated. 
Also, Sat the 19th is our first testing session of the year. We are going to offer the testing with the understanding that new license and upgrades wont go into the FCC system until the national government re-opens again. A FRN will be required to test for the Tech test and the CORES system is still up and running for those needing their FRN to take their first test. So if you know anyone wanting to take their test, they will need to go to the site here and get a FRN, (https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do).  
Okay, see you guys tomorrow night and lets get this year started off in a GREAT way and lets simplify some things and get back to learning ham radio and using ham radio.
God Bless and Take Care.
73 
Bobby/W1LAW

Monday, December 24, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ARRL FIELD DAY 2018 RESULTS

ARRL FD 2018 results have been posted and after looking at the total number of class 2A NEMRA club had the following results. 
We had 497 total contacts; under 150 watts power, 11 participants; with a total of 2,168 points. There were a total of 35,250 participants with 2.903 clubs participating with a total of over 1.18 million contacts.  
I counted a total of 282 2A entries and we were ranked at 135. That's well above the top half of the US and Canada (North America) that ran class 2A.
I know this is a far gap from 1st in 4F but you need to know that there were only 24 4F participating clubs this year. 11th place 4F and our score were compatible. With this in perspective, I am personally very pleased with what we did locally. 
I think this was a great FD, we had a lot of fun, good food, and fellowship. Several hams got to get on the radio for the first time and log some radio time and get the experience they needed and wanted. Several of us learned some new things about the radios, antennas, and procedures. 
Anyway, GREAT JOB to everybody that participated. 
Now, its time to start thinking about 2019 Field Day.
Take care and God Bless.
Bobby/W1LAW 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

2018 Christmas Donation for the Club

Acts 20:35
“ In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

This year we took on as our supported charity the Families First for Mississippi in Fulton, MS.

Today, Tommy Poole and I presented Buddy Collins with Families First of Mississippi in Fulton, MS with a donation from our members and club for $520 to use as they need during this Christmas time.

We are very happy and proud to help a local charitable organization with any assistance possible.


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas Meeting 2018

Good afternoon everyone. Hope you all are enjoying this weekend of 
rain, drizzle, and holiday shopping. WOW it's been another year and
it has flown by!!
Just a reminder that we will be having our Christmas meeting this coming 
Tuesday night, December 11th, 2018 at the Tin Top restaurant located at 
3521 Hwy 178, Mooreville, MS. We will start at 6:45 PM. There will not 
be any business or normal program at this meeting. This is for family and 
friends.
Well, we look forward to seeing each and everyone of you at the Tin Top.
God Bless, and Merry Christmas!!!!! 
Bobby / W1LAW

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Janice Hughes, sister to Doug Hughes, pased away.

It is with a sad heart that we announce that we have learned that Janice Hughes, the sister and only sibling of Doug Hughes (KX5DUG) passed away Friday Nov 23, 2018. 
Services are tomorrow Sunday Nov 25th at 1200 in Fulton. Please see the attached URL below for more information.
From NEMRA - "Our thoughts and Prayers go out to Doug and his family for their loss during this difficult time." 
Please keep them in your thoughts and Prayers for this difficult time of their loss. 
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http://www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com/obituary/janice-hughes

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Nov 2018 meeting

Our Monthly Meeting is this coming Tuesday night, Tuesday November 13th, 2018 at our meeting room located at the Old Fulton Grammar School located at 603 South Cummings Street in Fulton, MS. The entrance will be on the south side of the building, or the right side of the building if you are looking at the front doors. There is also parking in the back and is accessed from S Clifton Street. 

The heater has been serviced and is operational. Thanks to Buddy Collins and Tommy Poole for the help with that!! 

We will begin at the normal time of 6:45 PM and will be discussing old business, new business, etc. Also it's that time of the year to start looking into the 2019 NEMRA Club officers and the nominating committee will be announcing their recommendations . 

Please, please, PLEASE, everyone try and attend the meeting. Our attendance has gone way down during the summer and we need to try and pick it back up if possible. Try and bring a friend, member or not, to the meeting and program. 

Still not sure about a program for Tue night. We have a good bit of boring business that has to be discusses before the end of the year, but I will see what can be put together. 

We look forward to seeing those who can make it out.
Take care and God Bless. 

73 - Bobby