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

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Announcement

From all us at NEMRA, Have a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels while out and about.

The regularly scheduled Thursday night Weather Net will NOT be held tonight 11/24/22 due to the holiday. 

Have a wonderful time with family and friends and 73 from us ALL!!!
NEMRA

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NEMRA, Inc
Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857
www.facebook.com/w5nem

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Weather Net

Reminder for all local amateurs.
The local SkyWarn weather net will meet tonight (Thursday) at 7pm on the Fulton repeater, 145.450 (-.6) offset and a pl tone of 192.8.
We look forward to any amateur radio operator or station who wishes to participate.
Thanks for checking in the net.
The simple check in not only gives you a chance to see what the net control is looking for in a weather event but it lets the club judge how the repeater is operating.
See y'all tonight and 73 to all!!
NEMRA

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NEMRA, Inc
Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857
www.facebook.com/w5nem

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Amory DMR Repeater

The Amory DMR Repeater is temporarily out of service and should be back up and going in a day or so.
We were requested to notify the members and those on the club's email list. 
Please pass this information along as desired. 
NEMRA
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NEMRA, Inc
Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857
www.facebook.com/w5nem

Thursday, November 10, 2022

weather Net

Reminder for all local amateurs.
The local SkyWarn weather net will meet tonight (Thursday) at 7pm on the Fulton repeater, 145.450 (-.6) offset and a pl tone of 192.8.
We look forward to any amateur radio operator or station who wishes to participate.
Thanks for checking in the net.
The simple check in not only gives you a chance to see what the net control is looking for in a weather event but it lets the club judge how the repeater is operating.
See y'all tonight and 73 to all!!
NEMRA

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NEMRA, Inc
Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857
www.facebook.com/w5nem

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Weekly Weather Net Reminder

Reminder for all local amateurs.
The local SkyWarn weather net will meet tonight (Thursday) at 7pm on the Fulton repeater, 145.450 (-.6) offset and a pl tone of 192.8.
We look forward to any amateur radio operator or station who wishes to participate.
Thanks for checking in the net.
The simple check in not only gives you a chance to see what the net control is looking for in a weather event but it lets the club judge how the repeater is operating.
See y'all tonight and 73 to all!!
NEMRA

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NEMRA, Inc
Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857
www.facebook.com/w5nem

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Thursday night Skywarn Net

Reminder for all local amateurs.
The local SkyWarn weather net will meet tonight (Thursday) at 7pm on the Fulton repeater, 145.450 (-.6) offset and a pl tone of 192.8.
We look forward to any amateur radio operator or station who wishes to participate.
Thanks for checking in the net.
The simple check in not only gives you a chance to see what the net control is looking for in a weather event but it lets the club judge how the repeater is operating.
See y'all tonight and 73 to all!!
NEMRA

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NEMRA, Inc
Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857
www.facebook.com/w5nem

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Primarily for Facebook but needs to be shared here also.
Hello everyone. We would really like to get 1,000 followers by the end of the year. We have over 700 as of now. We want to thank all of you for your participation, likes, shares, and comments. We strive to be a as informative as possible and open with our events and postings as a ham radio club. Please share our page with others and help us achieve this goal and ask them to LIKE our page. We have a weekly weather net locally on the 145.450 repeater in Fulton, Thursday nights at 1900 hours (7pm) and if you don't have a license then put us in your scanner. Weather events pop up and information is the key to survival. We have a monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 1830 hours (630 PM) in Fulton at the Old Grammar School on South Cummings St, entry at the south door of the building. Participation is coming back and hopefully we get some good programs lined up for the near future. You don't have to be a licensed amateur radio operator to come, just a desire as an enthusiast. Also, you can keep a watch on the www.w5nem.org blog site for those who don't participate in social media but want to stay informed of local ham radio events. Thank you again for your support and participation. NEMRA.INC

Sat VE Testing (continued)

As stated in an earlier email/post, we had a Fulton area ham come and test for his amateur extra and pass. The information was published yesterday on the FCC site.
CONGRATULATIONS to Michael Angle (KI5YFH)!!!
From looking at his history Michael has gone from the first test, the technician exam to his Amateur Extra exam in 27 days!! WOW!!
If you know Mike or hear him on the air, say hello and welcome him to the hobby, oh and he said he was getting a radio soon!! LOL!
NEMRA

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NEMRA, Inc
Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857
www.facebook.com/w5nem

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Saturday VE Testing

We had a Fulton resident, non member, come in this morning and take and pass his Amateur Extra (Element 4) test. I will post a more formal release on the Facebook and Blog page when his license has been updated by the FCC and is made public. 
Thanks to Tommy, Jerry, and Jeff for coming out and filling in the VE spots this morning. Without the VE's (volunteer examiner) help we could not perform this service. 
Also, thanks to the club and its members for supporting the Laurel VEC Group, and the local VE's and and their volunteer duties they take on and perform. 
Take care and 73.
Bobby/W1LAW. 

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NEMRA, Inc
Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857
www.facebook.com/w5nem

Monday, September 12, 2022

NEMRA Monthly Meeting - September 13

I am looking forward to our next meeting.  As per usual, we will begin at 6:30 at the Old Grammar school in Fulton.  I am unaware of any particular agenda or topic of discussion.  So, please come out and share what you have been doing on-air and have a visit with fellow hobbyists.  

Thanks,
John 
K5FY

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NEMRA, Inc
Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc
PO Box 261
Mooreville, MS  38857
www.facebook.com/w5nem

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

We had a good testing session Sat and would like to take the opportunity to thank, welcome, and congratulate the following: Welcome to the hobby, KI5WJR - Vickie Sullivan

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

VE TESTING AND UPGRADE SESSION COMING UP SOON!!!!!!!! ======================== April 16th, 2022 VE Testing!!!!! LICENSING AND TESTING!!!!! PLEASE READ AND FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS TO ANYONE, CLUB OR HAM RELATED FACEBOOK PAGES, ETC We will be having VE testing at the NEMRA, Inc club room Saturday April 16th, 2022 beginning at 9am. We will start at 9 am. If no-one shows by 9:30am, we will conclude testing for the day. 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 April 19th, 2022, the FCC will begin the implementation of the $35 fee for Amateur Radio licenses so these are still free as of today, but it's coming!!! Get your license today before the FCC begins the charge!!! ======================= 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: ======================= If you don't have an FRN, go to: https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do 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 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 Username Login button. https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do 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 or (John) at k5fy.usa@gmail.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!! Bobby W1LAW -- NEMRA, Inc Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs, Inc PO Box 261 Mooreville, MS 38857 nemra.inc@gmail.com www.facebook.com/w5nem www.w5nem.org

 ARRL News | New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade an Amateur Radio Licensee’s operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, or a new vanity call sign. As previously announced, the new fees take effect on April 19, 2022.
“We are pleased that the FCC will not charge licensees the FCC application fee for license upgrade applications,” said ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM. “While applicants for a new license will need to pay the $35 FCC application fee, there will be no FCC charge for future upgrades and administrative updates such as a change of mailing or email address. Most current licensees therefore will not be charged the new FCC application fee until they renew their license or apply for a new vanity call sign.”
ARRL previously reported that the new $35 application fee for Amateur Radio licenses will become effective on April 19, 2022. Further information and instructions about the FCC Application Fee are available from the ARRL VEC