Central Mississippi Amateur Radio Association

Telephone: 601-345-1654 ○ E-mail: CentralMSARA@gmail.com

January’s Meeting, Hamfest, and Winter Field day

Next meeting is Feb 12, at 7pm.
Jon Clark (KG5FRX) will be giving a presentation
on Station Hardening in the event of an EMP.

Hamfest is on Jan 25 - 26

Winter Field Day is Jan 26 - 27

2019 Capital City Hamfest

What a great turn-out this year! There seemed to be quite a few more attendees this go-round. Maybe it’s because I actually knew some people this year!

CMSARA signed up 9 new members this weekend, and one of them, Kathleen Kable (K5KKD), was the winner of the Baofeng give-away! Congratulations Kathleen, and a warm welcome to all new members!

Eugene Wallace (N5CMA) grew a possum tree especially for the event and placed his coffee-can 2M antenna at the top of it. We were all quite surprised how well that antenna did inside the near faraday cage that we were sitting in.
I tried using my magnetic loop and go-box inside to hit the 40M band. Alas, no luck there. Coffee can wins on 2 meters.

Our booth-neighbors were the Vicksburg Amateur Radio Club folks, and it was great spending time chatting with them. What a great bunch they are! I, for one, can’t wait for field day with them this year.

Many thanks to all who came out and made this a very fun and successful hamfest for CMSARA!


Here are some photos of the booth. Click on them to open a bigger version.

Updated: January 27, 2019 — 1:29 pm

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Contact CMSARA at:


P.O. Box 892

Telephone.: 601-345-1654

Brandon, MS 39043-0892

Email: CentralMSARA@gmail.com