Local Repeaters

Local Repeaters
145.490 (+) 141.3 - Tupelo K5VGK 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, April 5, 2021

April 17, 2021 VE Testing coming up.

April 17th, 2021 VE Testing!!!!!
We will be having VE testing at the NEMRA, Inc club room Saturday April 17th, 2021 beginning at 9am. We start at 9 am. We will be at the Old Fulton Grammar School located at 603 S Cummings St in Fulton, MS in the NEMRA club room. Look for the red testing sign for the entrance to the old school house (south side).
There is NO FEE for the testing, 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).
As of Jan 1, 2021, Laurel VEC will no longer accept Social Security Numbers, FRN Only. The SS# entry will be removed from the application process and the session report. YOU MUST HAVE A FRN OR A VALID CALL SIGN OR YOU CANNOT TEST.
VERY IMPORTANT!!!! NOTE: If you are testing for the Technician license, PLEASE, follow the instructions below:
As of right now, as far as I know, the FCC has not begun the implementation of the $35 fee for Amaetur Radio licenses so these are still free as of today, but it's coming!!!
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 intend to take the test and make sure that you have your FRN prior to coming to Fulton so please RSVP as soon as possible.
We will be cleaning and preparing the night before and face coverings or mask and social distancing are encouraged and requested.
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!!

Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Congrats to Kasey

Congratulations to Kasey Herndon (KI5IYO) on passing his General exam last night!

He visited with us at the last club meeting and I am very excited to see a new ham increasing his operating privileges.

Let's all congratulate Kasey on the Sundancer Solar Radio Club net (Houston 895) on Monday night and encourage him to sit for his Amateur Extra class exam on our upcoming VE Test on April 17th, 2021.

Friday, February 26, 2021

If you know someone with an ICOM IC-7300...NEW FIRMWARE and NEW FEATURES!

Link to ICOM Japan for the official download and instructions.

IC-7300 Firmware Version 1.40

Here are the major changes:

Changes from Version 1.30
[Spectrum scope is improved]
- A Scroll mode that can seamlessly change the displaying scope range, depending on the operating frequency, is added.
- A popup screen that displays when SPAN or EDGE change is added.
- The number of FIX EDGE memories is expanded to 4.
- Each band independently memorizes the Reference level.
- Improved the Scope function of the RS-BA1.

[Preset function is added for FT8 operation]
- A Preset function that can set each operation is added.

[Multi-function dial is enhanced]
- A Multi-function dial now works as a memory channel selector in the Memory mode.
- A Multi-function Menus Customization function is added.
- A function indicator for the Multi-function dial is added.

[Other changes]
- A Front Key Customization function that can change the function of [VOX/BK-IN], [AUTOTUNE], [△], and [▽] is added.
- A MIC Key Customization function that can change the function of [UP] and [DOWN] is added.
- The Band Stacking Register window is added.
- While operating in the Data mode, the receive tone control is deactivated.
- The default setting of the CI-V USB Port is changed to “Unlink from [REMOTE].”

Refer to INFORMATION IC-7300 Version 1.40 for details.

The Scroll mode for the RS-BA1 Version 2 software will be added to Version 2.30.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Upcoming Online DMR Programming Class

I ran across this browsing the web recently.  It may be worth the time, if you are like me and could use a bit of a refresher on DMR radio programming.  It covers the radios most of us have and looks to be informative.

---Taken from the web
This is a follow up class to the "Intro the the Maine DMR System" online class. This class will cover building a codeplug from start to finish, for most popular DMR radios (Motorola, TYT, Radioddity, Anytone, and more). This class will also cover Brandmeister and DMR-MARC (or any C-Bridge) systems. It will NOT cover installation of the CPS software or connection to your radio. You must already know how to download/upload a codeplug to your specific radio. Check YouTube for a tutorial on connecting to your radio to your PC. This class was developed by kb1zpp and sponsored by the SJVARA.

Sign up at www.sjvara.com

Advanced DMR Programming February 20, 2021 Lobby opens at 16:30 est Class starts at 17:00 est Held via www.freeconferencecall.com, you will need an account which is free You will need a computer, PC or Mac. You won't see anything on a smartphone. You will need to download the app from www.freeconferencecall.com For a walkthrough to set up an account check out the April or November issues of the SJVARA newsletter at www.sjvara.com/feedpoint

Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Welcome the the following new upgraded general and technician licensed amateur radio enthusiast to the hobby. Go ahead and get that checkbook out!!!! Hahaha. 

Congratulations and ‘see’ you on the radio!!

KG5JDR Matt Hussey

KI5NAW Chuck Kellum

KI5NAX Rebecca MeCaskey