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November, 2015 Meeting in New (Old) Location PDF Print E-mail


The monthly meeting for the Magnolia Amateur radio Club will be in the Savage classroom at First United Methodist Church.  Date and time will be the usual second Thursday at 7:00 PM.   For this month, that's Thursday, November, 12.

Old hands in the Magnolia club will remember that we used to meet in this same location years ago.

Pre-meeting dinner (optional) will be at Central Station Grill from 5:00 to 6:50, meet at the bar, and find a table from there.

KB5ZO, Ben Stapp, will have a presentation on handie-talkies (HTs).

We appreciate The Grill hosting us, but as their dinner business grows, the volume of the meeting room has grown as well.  This location change will be permanent, and we look forward to being able to hear!


W5YD Has New Antenna Up and Running PDF Print E-mail

Our neighbor club, W5YD at MSU, as successfully mounted their 2M antenna on the MSU radio tower in Artesia.  The antenna is about 250' up, and the repeater is now connected and has been running at 25 watts for about a week.  In conversations with Mike McCraw and Jarrod Marsh, it sounds like the W5YD club plans to increase repeater power to around 75 watts in the near future.

Conversations on the W5YD frequency (146.805, no tone) included stations as far south as the Macon area, and as far west as Eupora.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 April 2012 16:11 )
QST Archives Online, 1915-Present PDF Print E-mail

QST Magazine 1947

The ARRL released the following announcement on March 20, 2012:

We are excited to announce two new ARRL membership benefits that will be introduced in June 2012.
In addition to the print copy of QST, all members will have access to an online, digital edition of QST at no extra cost. You will be able to access QST from anywhere--on nearly any computer, laptop, mobile device, smartphone and tablet (including Apple iPad, iPhone, and devices using the Android operating system).

Also in June, members will gain access to archived issues of QST from December 1915 to the present (previously, only issues through 2007 were available to members). If you are familiar with the current periodicals archive (which serves images of pages), that platform will be expanded to include all of QST from December 1915 through December 2011. A second, new archive will be introduced for issues beginning January 2012, featuring enhanced functionality including full-text search.

Be Prepared!
Members must have a valid ARRL website login to access the current digital edition of QST and archived editions. For a smooth launch of these exciting new benefits, and so that you will be able to quickly access the digital version of QST as soon it becomes available, we are e-mailing you some information that will help you login to the ARRL website prior to launch.

Grounding Equipment Presentation PDF Print E-mail

On March 8, 2012, Magnolia Amateur Radio Club members were treated to a presentation on equipment grounding during their regular monthly meeting.  Jimmy Wooten, N5VSB, used a Power Point presentation to explain the dangers of improper grounding, and the techniques involves in properly grounding a station and its equipment.

Despite it being spring break, eight members of the club came to the Central Grill in Starkville for a pleasant dinner and meeting.

Minutes of the meeting are in the forums.

(Photo courtesy of AE5LG, Jarrod Marsh)


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:34 )
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