Local Repeaters

  • *147.075 (+) 103.5 - Tupelo W5NEM
  • *145.450 (-) 192.8 - Fulton WX5P
  • *444.950 (+) DMR - Tupelo N5VGK
  • *147.240 (+) 100 - Tupelo K5TUP
  • *443.200 (+) DMR - Amory AD5T
  • *146.940 (-) 192.8 - Amory KB5DWX
  • *145.150 (-) 156.7 FUSION - Guntown WJ5D

Monday, September 7, 2020

Just hanging in there

 Just a quick for those watching this blog. 

Nothing new, no meetings still for NEMRA as of now, and the FCC is going to start charging for test and renewals. 

Keep the faith and maybe we will get back to normal before to long. 

73 for now. If I can help any of you please feel free to call or email me  


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Jackson HamFest

From the Jackson Amateur Radio Club in Jackson, MS.
During a telephone conference call on August 4, 2020, the board of directors of the Jackson Amateur Radio Club voted unanimously to cancel the Capital City Hamfest for the year 2021.

This action was taken due to the many uncertainties caused by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The next Capital City Hamfest is now scheduled for January 28-29 2022. As of this writing, the location for the 2022 event will be the new Mississippi Trade Mart.

Mike Duke, K5XU

JARC Secretary

Monday, July 20, 2020

Test session

Congratulations to Randy Clavette from Beaverton, AL for passing his Technicians test and had been assigned the callsign  KO4FKB !!!!
Randy was the sole tester for Saturdays test session and passed with 100%. We were glad to provide the service and hope Randy enjoys the new hobby and welcome him back for his General and Extra test in the future.
Special Thanks to Tommy KE5BSB and Chuck N5VGK for helping make this test session a success.
73 - NEMRA

Sunday, July 5, 2020

July 18, 2020 VE Testing!!!!!


VE Testing - July 18th, 2020!!!

We will be having VE testing at the NEMRA, Inc club room Saturday July 18th, 2020 beginning at 9am. We start at 9 am but will stop  by 9:30 am if no one shows. We will be at the Old Fulton Grammar School located at 603 S Cummings St in Fulton, MS. Look for the red testing sign for the entrance to the old school house (south side).
There is NO FEE, please bring at least 2 types of ID, one needs to be a state issued photo ID, a copy of your current license and any CSCE's not reflected in your current license (example, took general test yesterday, passed, and want to take extra today and the general upgrade has not been processed and posted yet).

VERY IMPORTANT!!!! NOTE: If you are testing for the Technician license, PLEASE, follow the instructions below:
If you don’t have an FRN, go to:
You will need to:
1) Register in CORES (in the middle)    
2) Verify your email address and log in      
3) Register for a new FRN
● You will need access to your email
● Username must be an email address
● Use your LEGAL NAME. Do not use NICKNAMES.
● Enter your Social Security Number without dashes

Once you have your FRN, click the Username Login button.    
Click the Register FRN and complete the process.

 You MUST have an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for your application.

If you have an Amateur (Ham) or GMRS License, you already have an  FRN go to : http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp to get your number if needed.

You must first register with the FCC and obtain a FRN before you can test. We do not accept social security numbers any more. You must bring your FRN number with you for the testing paperwork, as is the only number you will have to complete the application (No SSN's).

Please contact Bobby at w1law@yahoo.com 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.

We will be cleaning and preparing the night before and face coverings or mask and social distancing are encouraged.

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 along with other club information.
We look forward to seeing you there and Good Luck!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

May Meeting

President Bowen and club officers have decided that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are going to cancel this months meeting tonight at the club room in Fulton. 
We are going to skip this month just to be safe and see if the pandemic situation begins to improve before next month. Mauve we will be able to meet un June. 
More information will follow in the next few days about the clubs participation in Field Day this year.
Take care and 73 to all.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

It is with great sadness and regret that we make this announcement. NEMRA received word this afternoon of the untimely passing of one of the founding members of Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs Club in Fulton, MS.
We were informed that Don Fortenberry (N5SPG) passed from this life yesterday at the North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit in Tupelo. No other information was available at this time but we will post information about services or other information related to this event.

Donald F Fortenberry - 69 years old
Silent Key - May 6, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Skywarn training

Since all Skywarn training has been cancelled I am posting this as a alternative for the training. Go to the National Weather Service Memphis facebook page for more information. 

VE test cancelled

After careful consideration, Prayer, and input from all the Volunteer Examiners at NEMRA for the Laurel testing group, we have decided that we are going to cancel the VE Testing for April 18th, 2020.
We do not want to contribute to the scare of Covid-19 virus but we feel an obligation and duty to follow the Mississippi local, and federal governments guidelines with this proposed pandemic to help stop the spread of the virus.
Please keep yourselves prepared and use due diligence with personal hygiene and help stop the spread of all germs.    
Take care and God Bless the USA!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Two LOCAL up coming storm spotter classes to be aware of.

March 16th, 2020 at 6:30 PM

April 6th, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Monday, October 7, 2019

SKYWARN TRAINING!!!! Fulton, MS Oct 28, 2019


Storm observing, reporting procedures, and safety to be emphasized

The fall severe weather season is approaching. Are you ready for whatever is in store? Do you
have a severe weather plan at your home and your workplace? Can you recognize the clues that
suggest large hail, flash flooding, or a tornado is possible? Do you want to become part of the
severe weather warning system in your county?

As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service in
Memphis will answer these and many other questions at the Skywarn storm spotter training
program on Monday, October 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The program will be in Fulton at the
Benjamin Fine Arts Auditorium on Itawamba Community College’s Fulton Campus, and is held
in partnership with Itawamba County ARES and Itawamba County Emergency Management.

The program will discuss thunderstorm formation, severe weather production, and features
associated with severe storms. The presentation will also review tornado formation and
behavior, non-threatening clues which may be mistaken for significant features, and spotter
operations. The program will discuss recommended storm reporting procedures and safety when
storms threaten. The two-hour presentation will be in multimedia format, featuring numerous
pictures of storms and nearly 25 minutes of storm video clips.

The network of trained storm spotters plays an important role in Itawamba County. “We could
not do our job as well as we do without storm spotters”, said Gary Woodall, Warning
Coordination Meteorologist at the Memphis NWS Office. “Real-time reports from storm
spotters play a huge role in our warnings. Radar and satellite are great tools, but they only tell us
part of a storm’s story. The combination of spotter reports and electronic data gives us the best
possible picture of the storms and what’s going on inside them.”

The program is free and open to the public. “By coming to this program, you will learn a lot
about thunderstorms”, Woodall said. “Even if you don’t become an active storm spotter, you
will learn about how storms work and the visual clues to look for when storms are in your area.
This will better prepare yourself and your family for the threats that storms pose”.

The Itawamba County severe weather program is one of 15 that the Memphis NWS Office will
conduct from late September through early November. The National Weather Service in
Memphis provides forecasts, warnings, and weather services for 55 counties across the Mid-
South. For more information on severe weather and the National Weather Service, visit the
Memphis Forecast Office’s website at http://www.weather.gov/Memphis, our Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/NWSMemphis, and our Twitter feed at @NWSMemphis.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

October Meeting 2019

Just a reminder that our monthly meeting this coming Tuesday night at 6:30 at the NEMRA club room located at 603 South Cummings Street in Fulton, MS. 
There is very little business so the program will take up most of the time.
The program is on "Problem with Pi-Star \ How to properly set up receive and transmit on Pi-Star Digital hotspots [BitErrorRate]".
Chuck has a great program lined up for us.
Please bring your Pi-Star hot spot, laptop, and your portable DRM radio and we will work thru the program.
Look forward to seeing you guys, and gals, there.
Bobby / W1LAW