Mississippi State University Amateur Radio Club

In 2020 we celebrated the centennial of the federal licensing of the club: 1920-2020. We hosted a special event station W5YD/100.

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Mississippi State Organization Page : W5YD CampusLabs

W5YD in 2023

Thanks for visiting our page. The W5YD club is an active amateur radio club. Our station is on the second floor of 120 Morgan Ave on the Mississippi State campus.

Our current officers: club president Logan Betts (K4MAG), vice president Colby Stephens (KG5XR), secretary Patrick Younes (K4PHY).

Best way to be in touch with the club: join our Discord channel!

January 20, 2023 - W2TM

Come see us on the Drill Field

Come join us for some radio fun on the Drill Field on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 between 2:30 and 4:30pm! We’re guaranteed to have some interesting-looking antennas and a radio going, so come check it out.

March 22, 2021 - W2TM

Spring 2021 meeting schedule

Welcome back to another semester! The W5YD Amateur Radio Club is planning on holding official meetings monthly during the spring semester. (Unofficial meetings happen more frequently, as members know!) We will be meeting on Friday at 4:30pm on the following dates: Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 19, and Apr 16. Mark your calendars! Reach out to the club for more details. Hope to see you there. Guests welcome.

January 18, 2021 - W2TM

Drill Field Centennial Celebration MOVED to Sep 30th 2-4pm

The W5YD Mississippi State University Amateur Radio Club will host an outdoor event on the Drill Field on Wednesday, September 23rd 30th from 2 to 4 pm. Stop by to say hello and celebrate the 100 years of Federal Licensure of the club. We’ll have some radios set up and we’ll try to make some radio contacts during the event. Hope to see you there!

September 9, 2020 - W2TM

Testing Session – Oct 10th, 1pm

Interested in getting your ham radio license? The W5YD Mississippi State University Amateur Radio Club will host a testing session at which you can pass the tests required to obtain your ham radio license from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).

Location : Room 150 of Hilbun Hall, Mississippi State University Campus.

Time : 1 pm on Saturday, October 10th, 2020

What to bring: $15 testing fee and photo ID.

How to get ready: Try checking out Gordon West’s Technician Class license preparation.

Walk-ins are welcome, but if you can, just give us a heads up to let us know you are thinking about coming, because it makes planning easier! Thanks! msu.w5yd@gmail.com

August 27, 2020 - W2TM

Sep 12th – VHF contest

Mark your calendars for the afternoon / evening of Saturday, Sep 12th, 2020. Join us at the clubhouse for the ARRL September VHF contest.

Because this is on the VHF bands, this is a perfect opportunity for those with their Technician class license to get on the air!

Please reach out and let us know if you’d like to join in the fun! Just curious and want to see what it’s all about? You’re welcome to stop by. Be in touch: msu.w5yd@gmail.com

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Fall 2020 meetings

Welcome back to another semester! In spite of the restrictions necessitated by covid-19, we’re still going to have a fun and productive semester for the club.

The club meeting slot for this semester will be at 5pm on Wednesdays. We will meet about once per month at the clubhouse at 120 Morgan Avenue (use the left hand door, next to the door to Bully’s Closet). Here are the dates:

August 26th
September 23rd – at the end of the Drill Field event, around 4pm
October 21st
November 11th

Please mark your calendars for August 26th. We’ll start by electing the club officers for the year, and then we’ll discuss some of the activities that we’d like to see happen during this semester, including an event on the Drill Field, a testing session, operating the 100 year anniversary special event station, and joining in the School Club Roundup.

If you can’t make the meeting physically but you’d like to join by video chat, send us a message and we’ll arrange that! See you soon!

August 21, 2020 - W2TM