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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Monthly meeting 9/10/19

Good evening all.
Our monthly meeting is coming up this Tuesday night (09/10/2019) and I would like to remind all about this meeting. We will start at 18:30 hours (CST) and I am looking for a topic for the program to get together by this weekend. Please list ideas here or PM me any topic that I can get together by Tuesday night. If there are no applicable and doable suggestions then we will all suffer for what I can throw together for a program.
Thanks for the input and see you guys there.
Bobby/W1LAW

PS: Its gonna be hot Monday and Tuesday, so if someone close can go by and turn on the A/C Tuesday morning, it would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Meeting Aug 13 2019

Just a reminder of our monthly meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30 at the club room located at 603 South Cummings Street in Fulton, MS. Due to the hot weather I do not anticipate this meeting taking very long with the exception of the 'after meeting' discussion. The is no structured program slated for this meeting. 
Take care and 73. 
Bobby / W1LAW

Monday, July 29, 2019

2019 MISSISSIPPI SECTION SET (SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST)

I have been advised from Tommy Poole, the ARRL MS Section - Itawamba County Emergency Coordinator, that this Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, is the scheduled 2019 Mississippi SET (Simulated Emergency Test) for Mississippi. 
It will kick off at 9am and run till 9 pm Sat night. For those wanting to participate, please monitor the section net frequency at 3.862 and the alternate frequency at 7.238. 
You can go here www.arrlmiss.org/ms_section_phone_net.html and get more information about the Mississippi Section ARRL.
For those wanting to meet in Fulton, some of us are going to be at the club room about 8:30 am that morning and participate for a couple of hours. 
Come on out if you chose and socialize if nothing else.
Take care and always, God Bless.
Bobby / W1LAW  

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sat 7/20/19 VE Testing

We had one person come out for a test today and he passed his extra test. 
I will announce the name and callsign after it is released Monday morning by the FCC. 
Thanks to the VE team for their support and help. 
Tommy Poole KE5BSB
Curtis Tate AK5CT
Jerry Hill KC0DWH
Eddie Dunn W5DUN
Thanks again
Bobby W1LAW

Monday, July 15, 2019

July 20th, 2019 VE Testing

We will be having VE testing at the NEMRA, Inc club room this coming Saturday July 20th, 2019 beginning at 9am. We will be at the Old Fulton Grammar School 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 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 license. 
NOTE: If you are testing for the Technician license, PLEASE, follow the instructions below:
==================================================================
To register, go to:
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp

 You will need an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for your application. 

If you have an Amateur (Ham) or GMRS License, you already have an
FRN go to the site above.


If you don’t have an FRN, go to:
https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do
You will need to:
1) Register in CORES      
2) Verify your email address and log in      
3) Register for a new FRN Notes:
● 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 Register button.      
=============================================================
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.
If you need to renew your license, but cant be at the testing session, please go here (https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/universal-licensing-system-uls-resources/renewing-license-universal-licensing) and follow the instructions to renew your license if within 90 days before it expires.
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!!

Monday, July 8, 2019

July 2019 Meeting

For those wishing to attend, our monthly meeting is tomorrow night, Tuesday July9th, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Old Fulton Grammar School.
We will have a short business meeting and then go over the field day 2019  results and submission. Its summer, its hot, and we are going to have a short meeting, afterwards we will have an open discussion with DMR radio or general ham radio discussion.
If anyone has something else they would like to discuss please bring it on. 
Look forward to seeing all that can make it. 

God Bless and 73.
Bobby / W1LAW 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

#ARRLFD2019 Field Day Event!!!

2019 ARRL Field Day!!
We look forward to seeing or talking to you at this years 2019 ARRL Field Day. We will be located at the NEMRA Club house at the Old Fulton Grammar School located at 603 S Cummings Street in Fulton, MS. We will start setting up about 9am Saturday morning and will kick off the event at 1pm sharp. This is a 24 hour event so come by and visit or participate at your discretion. If you know someone interested in Ham Radio please pass this information on to them and have them visit our club or another club near them this field day weekend.

If you are coming PLEASE watch this video to refresh yourself with the N1MM logger we will be using.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6wQK4c1s7M)
Please share this post and have a great #arrlfd2019!!!
NEMRA, Inc

Monday, May 13, 2019

May 2019 meeting

For those wishing to attend, our monthly meeting is tomorrow night, Tuesday May 14th, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Old Fulton Grammar School.
We will have a short business meeting and then go over the field day 2019  plans for next month. After the field day planning, we will have an open discussion on this new fangled thing going on in Northeast Mississippi called DMR radio. It wont be a formal presentation just an information question and attempt-to-answer session.  
Look forward to seeing all that can make it. 
Please keep those that are unable to make it due the health in your thoughts and prayers.
God Bless and 73.
Bobby / W1LAW 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Work day success.

We had a GREAT work day at the club house. Thanks so, so, so much to Len Schaefer (KG5VEJ), Dennis Farris (AC5Q), Jerry Hill (KC0DWH), Eddie Dunn (W5DUN), and Tommy Poole (KE5BSB) for their unselfish dedication to the hobby.  
The new EOC is beginning to shaping up!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Local Repeater NEWS!!!

Good evening all.

NEWS-NEWS-NEWS-NEWS

Chuck (N5VGK) and Joe (AB5OR) have been busy the past few days with some repeater updates and allocations. We have been asked to get this information out for the club and others in the ham radio community.
Effective immediately, the 444.950 D-Star repeater in Tupelo/Auburn is now a full time DMR repeater. If you need help setting up a DMR radio with the repeater info got the N5VGK DMR repeater, please email Joe or Chuck about the needed settings for the repeater. Also, in the time slot 1 is a connection to the National Weather Service in Memphis so when the weather service gets on Talk Group 31471, we hear it without linking. So when we get weather in the area, they are asking for reports and they are giving real time updates for us and other nets that are opened up during severe weather. They also ask for check ins, name, location, etc.
Time Slot 1 is for general linking and Time Slot 2 is for local (TG9) and MS Statewide (3128)
Not wanting to stop DStar service for the area, Chuck, Eric, and Joe have put the 146.835 repeater on DStar. You will need to modify your radios for the call-sign K5LLO instead of the W5NEM as before. Some had this repeater listed as Bonneville ETV. Remember it will look like K5LLO C. So the K5LLO C(for VHF) K5LLO G (other setting on the channel list), and K5LLO CL (for linking). Also remember that you have to have the L in the eight character to link.
Hope this information is helpful.
We will be having a DMR meeting sometime in the near future possibly in junction with the Area51 Group for anyone wanting to get up to speed with the DMR radios and repeaters.
All for now,
73 and God Bless!!
Bobby / W1LAW

Monday, April 22, 2019

Sat testing

On a follow-up from Saturdays testing information the following admin updates and new license was issued thru the NEMRA Laurel VE testing service.
License renewal for Andy Riley, Fulton, MS - KF5APO
New Tech/General George Farris; Iuka, MS - KI5EJB

Good to see Andy Riley staying legal to talk on the radio. Congratulations to George Farris from Iuka for testing and passing both his Tech and General test.
NEMRA.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

4/20/19 Testing day


Another good test session today. We had one license renewal and one new Tech/General (took both test and passed first try). Will post info Monday after FCC uploads the information. 
Special thanks to Tommy Poole, Chuck Moffatt, Curtis Tate, and Eddie Dunn for helping as VE’s for this session. 
May be making an announcement in the near future for a Tech class so keep watching. 
73 to all and have a great weekend. 

Bobby 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April 20th, 2019 VE Testing in Fulton

Hello everyone!!
We will have a testing session on Saturday April 20th, 2019, so this is just a reminder that we will be testing 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 will finish about 11 am. Please don't wait till 10am to show up and test, remember we begin at 9am. If no one shows for testing by 9:30 we will close testing for the day. If you are prepared and interested in taking the Technician, General, or Extra test, please come on up, down, or over, whichever suits you the best. 
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 and your FRN.
.
NOTE: If you are testing for the Technician license, PLEASE, follow the instructions below:
==================================================================
To register, go to:
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp

 You will need an FCC Registration Number (FRN) for your application. 

If you have an Amateur (Ham) or GMRS License, you already have an
FRN go to the site above.


If you don’t have an FRN, go to:
https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do
You will need to:
1) Register in CORES      
2) Verify your email address and log in      
3) Register for a new FRN Notes:
● 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 Register button.      
=============================================================
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.
If you need to renew your license, but cant be at the testing session, please go here (https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/universal-licensing-system-uls-resources/renewing-license-universal-licensing) and follow the instructions to renew your license if within 90 days before it expires.
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!!
NEMRA, Inc

Monday, April 8, 2019

April 2019 meeting

Just taking a moment to remind you of our April meeting at the Fulton club tomorrow Tuesday April 9th, 2019. We don't have a lot of business so barring something coming up, Chuck is going to put on a demo with the new Flex 6600M. We will have a live station for demo an other will have the opportunity to look at this cutting edge SDR radio. 
Other clubs have requested this type of demo and I thought it was an opportunity to let some of the NEMRA members to have a take on it.
See you there, and remember we start at 6:30 PM.
Keep a watch on the weather tonight and possible later on this week for some storms. 
Take care and God Bless!!
Bobby/W1LAW

Saturday, March 23, 2019

145.490 and 444.825 repeaters.

PSA. 
The 145.490 repeater is temp out of service and may or may not go back online. If so at a greatly reduced output power. 
Chuck Moffatt  (N5VGK) has put the 444.825 repeater back online to compensate for the loss of the 490 machine. There is no tone right now and a normal +5 mghz split for the input.
We at NEMRA would like to thank Chuck for all that he does for local amateur radio and if you see him please bestow a gratuitous “Thank You” for allowing us the use of his repeaters. He does this as a hobby but when it effects his business, he has to prioritize fun for business. Sometimes fun losses out.  
Please use the 444.825 repeater at your convenience and help Chuck see about the range ect to gauge the repeaters effectiveness. 
Thanks and 73. 

NEMRA

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Good evening everyone!! 
We had a great meeting last night with very little business and talked mostly about questions and discussion of general ham radio and VE testing. 
I would like to personally welcome our two newest members to the NEMRA family and club, Darwin Brooks (N5EIC) from Belden and John Crowley (KI5BRF) from Plantersville. 
Both are newer Amateur Extras and wanting to learn. 
Please welcome them if you see or talk to them. 

73 Bobby

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