W5YD

Mississippi State University Amateur Radio Club


Repeater Information
146.805 Mhz, Negative Offset, No Tone
Echolink Enabled
Node 234200
Weekly Net Mondays At 2000

APRS Available
144.390 Mhz

Meeting Information
Next Meeting Will Be Determined

First Meeting – Fall 2014

Based on responses from members, we will have our first meeting Thursday at 6:00 PM in the Shack in Simrall to discuss club business, set a meeting time/location that is best for everyone. Someone will listen to the repeater should any member not have access and need to be let in.

August 25, 2014 - John - KO1N

Fall Information

W5YD will be winding activity back up again. We will restart the weekly net next Monday (17 August 2014) at 8:00 PM. We will determine when we will have our first meeting and set our monthly meeting at that time. An email will be sent out to members next week as well to figure out when we will meet.

August 14, 2014 - John - KO1N

VE Session – Saturday, 28 June

As a heads up, we will be hosting a VE session during our 2014 Field Day.

28 June, 2014
2:00 PM

Camp Seminole, BSA
2244 Sun Creek Rd
Starkville, MS 39759

You Will Need The Following:
- $15 Exam Fee
- Valid Gov’t Issued Photo ID or Two Valid Forms of ID
- SSN or FCC Issued Federal Registration Number (FRN)
- Photocopy of Current License (if upgrading)
- Calculators Allowed (memory erased)
- For more info, contact W5YD at msu.w5yd@gmail.com

June 19, 2014 - John - KO1N

Summer Information – ARRL Field Day

Summer’s here, and this means a few things to consider!

ARRL Field Day is June 28 – 29. W5YD and MagARC will be participating this year once again at Camp Seminole. If you would like to join us, please contact us about it. You can send us an email, a message on Facebook or Twitter.

During the summer, we will not have the W5YD weekly net due to the low numbers of members in town. We will begin the weekly net once the Fall Semester begins. Likewise, the monthly meeting has been suspended.

Have a great summer! 73

June 3, 2014 - John - KO1N

Amateur Radio Licensing Session – 20 February

As a heads up, there’s an Amateur Radio Licensing Session coming up.

20 February, 2014
5:00 PM

MFJ Enterprises
300 Industrial Road
Starkville, MS 39759

You Will Need The Following:
- $15 Exam Fee
- Valid Gov’t Issued Photo ID or Two Valid Forms of ID
- SSN or FCC Issued Federal Registration Number (FRN)
- Photocopy of Current License (if upgrading)
- Calculators Allowed (memory erased)
- For more info, contact W5YD at msu.w5yd@gmail.com

February 13, 2014 - John - KO1N

W5YD Monthly Meeting

We will have our October Meeting this Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. The meeting will take place in Simrall Room 102 at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited!

October 24, 2013 - Dean Meeks

October Update

The fall semester has started off very well. The Skool of Hard Nox was a success, and we would like to thank all of you who participated.

Next week, we will be having our first VE session of the school year. The testing session will be 14 October at 6:30 PM in Simrall 102. Licensing fees are $15. Please let anybody who is interested know about the upcoming testing session.

Member dues for the 2013 – 2014 school year are due before our next meeting, 28 October. It is $20 for the full year, $10 for just the Fall or Spring semester. In order to be counted as an active member and enjoy voting rights and station access (provided you have a General license), you must pay your dues!

21 – 25 October is the School Club Roundup. For more information, visit http://www.arrl.org/school-club-roundup. If you want to participate, please let John (KO1N) or Dean (WX5KDM) know.

October 7, 2013 - John - KO1N

Skool of Hard Nox 50 – Volunteers Needed!

The fall semester is quickly coming up, and that means activities, events, and regularly scheduled meetings. The next event we have been invited to is coming up in about 3 weeks. I need to get a list of volunteers and equipment available on 1 September as soon as possible so I can pass it onto the organizers for The Skool of Hard Nox bike race. The race will take place in the Tombigbee National forest. We’ve been there for the past few years, and I would like to continue this relationship with this event.

If you are available on September 1, email or message me that you are able to come, and what equipment you have available for the race.

We will further discuses this race at our next official meeting, 26 August, slightly less than a week away from the race. Please do not wait until then to volunteer. We will also discuss a few matters of business and set new meeting times.

I hope you all had a great summer, and I hope that we all have a great fall semester!

August 9, 2013 - John - KO1N

New Website

It has been a long while since we’ve updated the website. With our new website, there is a new initiative that will hopefully better communicate with the W5YD community and make the club much easier to engage with. Between Twitter, Facebook, the mailing list, and this website, the goal is to make news and information easily accessible and readily available to all.

July 1, 2013 - John - KO1N