2020 MONTHLY CLUB MEETINGS

CORONAVIRUS NOTE:
For the duration of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Scott County Amateur Radio Club is holding its monthly meetings and
featured programs on the Pelahathcie Repeater, 145.390 77 Hz tone, on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm.
Additionally, all in person activities and VE Test Sessions at the Scott County Amateur Radio Club are suspended until the pandemic is over.


On the first Thursday of every month we meet in a private dinning room at Sam's Diner,
located at 5633 Highway 80, Morton, MS 39117

Restaurant Phone: 601-732-2858

Map and Driving Directions

OUR SCHEDULE:

6:00 pm: Dinner and Fellowship

6:15 pm: Club Business Meeting

6:30 pm: Q & A Elmering Session: Have all your questions about Amateur Radio answered.

6:45 pm: Show & Tell Session: Our members are encouraged to bring a piece of amateur radio equipment to show, or tell us about any Amateur Radio activities they have been participating in lately.

7:00 pm: Feature Program: Every month we have a new highly knowledgable and skilled Amateur Radio Operator deliver a fascinating presentation to us on a wide variety of topics of interest to Amateur Radio Operators.

7:30 pm: VE Session

Guest are always welcomed at the Scott County Amater Radio Club!
We are friendliest Amateur Radio Club in Central Mississippi!
Guaranteed!



2020'S FEATURED PROGRAMS

JANUARY 2:

Program:
Soldering PL259 Connectors
Presenter: K1REZ, first ARRL/ARES Section Emergency Coordinator for the State of Mississippi.

FEBRUARY 6:

Program:
TBA
Presenter:

MARCH 5:

Program: SKYWARN Basic Storm Spotter Certification Course
Presenter: Dan Byrd, Meterologist, National Weather Service Forecast Office

APRIL 2:

Program: The History and Practice of Morse Code
Presenter:
Mike Duke, K5XU, Mike's interest in amater radio started at the age of 10. By the time he was 12 years old, he had taught himself Morse Code. After earning a degree in communications with a broadcasting emphasis at Mississippi State University, Mike launched a life-long career in commercial and public radio broadcasting. For the past 26 years, he has been director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Radio Reading Service of Mississippi, which provides on-the-air readings of print media for people unable to read due to visual or other physical disabilities.

MAY 7:

Program: Hurricane Season Prep & The Hurricane Watch Net
Presenter: Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, Net Manager of: the Hurricane Watch Net, the International Boat Watch Net, and the Maritime Mobile Network

JUNE 4:

Program: Restoring Antique Radios: Developing a Plan, Troubleshooting Tips, Show & Tell: 1931 Philco Cathedral AM Receiver
Presenter: Wayne Squires, AD5XR, started his electroncis career as a Radio & TV Repairman in 1965, a Ground Radio Technician for Delta Airlines in 1968, attended college at night while working for Hughes Air Craft, and retired in 2010 as a Principal Electrical Engineer for Raytheon Space and Airborne Defense Systems.

Presentation Hand Outs:

AntiqueRadioRestoration.pdf

Philco20TestProcedure.pdf

Tube Data Base: http://nj7p.org/Tubes/SQL/Tube.php


JULY 2:

Program:
The Last Mile - Digital Amateur Radio Communications
Presenter:
Mark Williams, W5DIX, is the Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator in charge of Digital Communications for Mississippi ARES. Mark is the son of Major Bobby G Williams, who was a USAF, Fighter Pilot during Korea and Vietnam and an Air Combat Instructor. Mark is an engineer by profession. For fun he designs Magnetic Loop antennas for ALPHA Antennas. Mark is an expert in bushcraft, survial skills, and is a national leader in the preparedness movement. A lot folks dont know it, but he's also a pretty darn good martial artist, with a string of competition trophies to prove it. Mark has dedicated himself to serving Mississippi through anatuer radio emergency communications. He runs the statewide MS NBEMS Net and the statewide MS Winklink Net.

Presentation Handout: Digital/pdf


AUGUST 6:

Program: NanoVNA (a $50 Vector Network/Antenna Analyzer) Basic Information to Get You Started
Presenter: John Bergman, KC5LK

Presentation Handouts:

John will be using a PowerPoint presentation during the program. To follow along during the program, download one of the following files. During the presentation he will announce each slide change and the number of the new slide.

Microsoft Office PowerPoint version

Open Office Presentation version

pdf version

Additional NanoVNA Files:

The files below are offered without warranties or liabilites and were downloaded from github, www.bwcelectronics.com, or the author of the reformat version of the user manual. The various websites should be visited ofter for updates for your NanoVNA.

NanoVNA User Guide

NanoVNA User Guide (reformated version)

NanoVNA Saver

 

SEPTEMBER 3:

Program: TBA
Presenter: TBA

OCTOBER 1:

Program:
TBA
Presenter: TBA

NOVEMBER 5:

Program:
TBA
Presenter: TBA

DECEMBER 3:

Program:
Club Christmas Party
Presenter: TBA


ATTENDANCE:

You do not have to be a member of the Scott County Amateur Radio Club to attend our special programs, but we ask that if you do plan to attend you contact us in advanced by email letting us know to look for you. Please arrive a little before 7:00 pm. Arrive at 6:30 pm if you would like to eat supper with us. We eat and meet in the room to your right after entering the restaurant.

Driving Directions:

Sam's Diner
5633 Highway 80
Morton, MS 39117

Restaurant Phone Number: (601) 732-2858.

From locations west of Morton (Jackson/Brandon) take I-20 east to Morton Exit 77.
(From locations east of Morton (Forest/Lake) take I-20 west to Morton Exit 77.)

At Exit 77 take highway 13 north to highway 80.
At the highway 80 intersection turn right onto highway 80 and head east.
Sam's Diner is on the right side of the road after passing through the city of Morton.

Look for a couple of cars with Ham Antennas on them.


Scott County Amateur Radio Club

CONTACT US


Postal Mail: P.O. Box 955, Pelahatchie, MS 39145
Email: info@scottCountyARC.org
Phone:
601-750-7961