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Mississippi Section Report For
 December, 2016

SM:  Malcolm Keown, W5XX.  Section Web Site: www.arrlmiss.org.  Web Master: w5ue@arrl.net.


Fifty Mississippi Hams brought in the New Year on 3862 during our annual New Year`s Eve Party. During the hour long party, hosts W5XX and K5DSG provided information on 2016 Ham Radio Major Events in Mississippi, EMCOMM Activations, Public Service, Awards and Congratulations, Mississippi Ham Statistics, and Silent Keys. A word copy of all of this information is available from W5XX.

. …. and don’t forget the next big event on the Mississippi Ham Calendar, the Capital City Hamfest on Friday Jan 28 th from 5:00 PM - 8:00PM and Saturday January 29 th from 8:00 AM to 4 PM.  More information can be found on hamfest.msham.org. Our ARRL Guest will be Steve Ewald, WV1X, who is the ARRL Field Organization Supervisor.

Tornadoes made their annual Fall/Winter visit to Mississippi.  From Itawamba County EC KE5BSB reports that NEMRA opened their Emergency Net on November 29 at 5:00pm till 9:00pm due to several weather alerts.
N5MIS was the net Controller for this session noting that there was some damage within the area but no severe injuries reported.  And in Marshall County EC KB0ZTX reports an ARES severe weather activation on December 17. There were no damage or injuries in the County despite multiple tornado warnings and funnel cloud sightings in the area.

New officers for Mississippi Clubs in 2017 are:

Alcorn County ARES: President - AF5QC, VP - KG5KSH, Secretary - WB5EO, and Treasurer - K0RIS.

Meridian ARC:  President - KB5SZJ, VP - KE5ETN, Secretary - KD5GWM, and Treasurer - KG5IAX.

Scott County ARC: President -W5MSV, VP - KF5VVU, and S/T KI5KQ.

Welcome to the following new Hams in Mississippi in December: AG5IB, Brian - Pass Christian; KG5QOC, Joseph - Florence; KG5QQX, Jed - Nesbit; KG5QWA, James - Biloxi; KG5QXR, Jonathan - Flora; KG5QXS, Eldon - Jackson; KG5QXT, Michael - Madison; KG5QXU, Barry - Madison; KG5QXV, Michael - Madison; KG5QXW, Michael - Brandon; KG5RBM, Charles - Tupelo; and KG5RBN, Ley - Amory.

Also, welcome to the following new ARRL Members in December: KG4AFY, Andrew - Hattiesburg; AK4DI, John - Corinth; KG5EVX, Matthew - Purvis; KA4FAR, Jacqueline - Canton; KG5FYS, Donald - Hattiesburg; KB5GGQ, Brian - Pearl; WB5GNO, John - Lumberton; W9IK, Steve - Nesbit; N5ILU, Billy - Hattiesburg; KE5MUO, Drew - Columbus; N5NNN, Jerry - Prentiss; KG5OAR, Clayton - Madison; KG5PTY, Jack - Madison; AF5QC, Glenn - Corinth; KB5QLS, Richard - Pearl; and KC5VCB, Duron - Wiggins. 

As of December 31, ARRL Membership in Mississippi was 1,083 down 2 from
the last report on November 30.   

And last but not least welcome to K1REZ as Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator for Digital Communications.

Congratulations to the following on their upgrades in December: KG5KSW, James - Olive Branch; KG5OOV, Wallace - Pass Christian; KG5PBK, Lucas - Coldwater; and N5ZNI, Jeffrey - Ethel.

ASEC/DEC Reports for December 2016: KC5IMN (ASEC), N5DU (WC MS), WX5N (NE MS), KB5VE (SE MS), KD4VVZ (Gulf Coast), KB0ZTX (NW MS), and N5ZNT (SW MS). KB0ZTX (NW MS).

EC Reports for December 2016: KG5AVT (AEC)(Rankin), KE5BSB (Itawamba), WB5CON (Alcorn), AE5FK (Walthall), KF5IAY (Carroll/Montgomery), KA5ICO (Chickasaw), KC5IIW (Scott), KF5IMA (Lafayette), N5KDA (Adams), N5LJC (Marion), KE5MIS (Yalobusha), K5MOZ (Jackson), KF5MWE (Clarke), N5MZ (Forrest), NS5M (Washington), WX5N (Prentiss), N9OKV (Harrison), AF5PO (Tishomingo), AE5QP (Clarke), N5SP (Lamar), KD4VVZ (George), KF5WVJ (DeSoto), N5ZNT (Franklin/Lincoln/Wilkinson), and KB0ZTX (Marshall). 

Club Newsletter/Reports (Editor): Meridian ARC Spark Gap (W5MAV).

Regret to report the passing of K5GVG of Long Beach. Les was a very active community leader on the Coast. And KF4D of Hattiesburg, who was a regular checkin to the MSPN when not traveling.

HF Net Reports - sessions/QNI/QTC (Net Manager)

Magnolia Section Net 31/1032/12 (K5DSG)
MPP HF Net 2/23/0 (W5DIX)
MS Baptist Hams Net 2/9/0 (WF5F)
MSPN 32/2122/4 (K5NRK)

VHF Net Reports - sessions/QNI/QTC (Net Manager)

Alcorn County ARES Net 4/65/0 WB5CON)
Bluff City ARES 4/54/0 (N5KDA)
Booneville and Prentiss County Weekly Net 4/56/0 (WX5N)
Capital Area Emergency Net 4/52/0 (K5XU)
Clarke County EMCOMM Group 1/1/0 (KF5MWE)
Delta ARA Net 20/120/0 (NS5M)
DeSoto County Emergency Training and Information Net 4/67/0
George County ARES 4/27/0 (KD4VVZ)
Green County EMCOMM Team 2 2/4/0 (AE5QP)
Hattiesburg ARC Emergency 2M Net 4/52/0 (K5TLL) 
Hattiesburg 2M Simplex Net 1/12/0 (K5TLL)
Hattiesburg ARC 10M Simplex Net 3/23/0 (K5TLL)
Itawamba County ARES Net 4/61/0 (KE5BSB)
Jackson County Em Net 4/98/0 (K5MOZ)
Lowndes County ARC Net 4/41/0 (KF5AZ)
Marion County HRC Net 4/35/0 (N5LJC)
Marshall County ARES - meets with DeSoto County 4/4/0 (KB0ZTX)
MDXA Net 4/37/0 (N5GD)
Meridian Area Em Net 4/53/0 (KD5GWM)
Metro Jackson ARES Net 3/33/0 (KC5IMN/AE5SK)
Mississippi Coast ARA Net 4/45/0 (N9OKV/N5AHM)
MPP 2M Net 4/50/0 (W5DIX)
MLEN 5/33/0 (K5NRK)
Northeast MS Skywarn Net 4/48/0 (WA5TEF)
Rankin County ARES Net 5/85/0 (KG5AVT)
Scott County ARES Training Net 4/35/0 (KC5IIW)
Scott County ARES Simplex Net 3/12/0 (KC5IIW)
Southeast MS ARES Net 2/49/0 (N5MZ/N5SP)
Southwest Mississippi ARES Team 4/17/0 (N5ZNT)
Stone County ARES Net 4/36/0 (KF5UJD)
Sundancer Solar Radio Club 4/45/0 (KA5ICO)
Tishomingo ARC Net 4/90/0 (AF5PO)
UMARC VHF Net 4/36/0 (KF5IMA)
Walthall County ARES 1/2/0 (AE5FK)
Yalobusha County ARES 3/17/0 (KE5MIS)

PSHR - KA5DON 96 and W5XX 71.

Traffic: AD5O 173, KA5DON 53, KG5FRZ 5, and W5XX 3.

Compilation of Net Statistics provided by KB5RCJ.

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