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My 220 Repeater is on 224.300 - 136.5 Tone. Please feel free to use it as often as you like. It will soon be linked in with Diamondhead, MS and New Orleans, La. Thank you to George K0NNO and SELCOM for the use of their repeater systems to link.
All FCC Rules and regulations will be STRICTLY ENFORCED!!!!
Keep it civil and keep it sober or you will be thrown off.
I just wanted to let y'all know that my repeater is up and on the air permanently. It's running 10 watts from a j pole at 40' (above 37' elevation) and covers Biloxi Gulfport, and d'Iberville well and mobile on the fringes will cover into Ocean Springs, St Martin, Long Beach and Woolmarket.
Frequency is 224.300 - with a 136.5 tone.
Soon my repeater will be linked to George K0NNO's repeater in Diamondhead (224.120 -) and from him to the SELCOM 220 in New Orleans (224.000 -)
I will be improving on it as time and money permits but I would like to take the time to publicly thank the following hams for their time and help with this project.
And all of SELCOM
Thank you and 73
My name is Anthony and I am a computer tech who has been licensed since June 7, 2008 then I upgraded to General July 5, 2008 and I got my current call W6CSA in August of 2010. I am now as of April 10, 2012 an Extra Class Ham. I got my former call as N5VAG October 18, 2008. My old call was KE5VAG. I am interested in DXing, Digital Modes, QRP, VHF Communications, Satellite, Echolink, and Emergency Communications. I also do volunteer work and support WQRZ-LP FM 103.5 in Waveland, Mississippi. Please click the link at the top of the page to support this ham owned and operated low power FM radio station that serves Hancock County, Mississippi, and Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana in times of emergency as well as has a very good music format. I am also a SKYWARN Spotter. I use an Alinco DR 590 2 Meter/440 Rig in the shack, Icom 756 for HF and an Icom 910H for VHF/UHF Weak Signal and a Heathkit HW 22 for my classic station. I also have a Yaesu VX-2 2 Meter/440 HT and an Icom V82. My antennas are as follows (On Tower one aka the HF Tower) Cushcraft A3S 10M 15M and 20M Triband Beam (also the background image), a Cushcraft Ringo Ranger II for 2 meters, and a 40/80 trapped dipole. This website is always under construction as I feel the need to add more Weak Signal, QRP, DX, and Emergency Information.
Field Day is coming up June 22-23, 2013. I would like to invite all of my friends to join me at my house for field day where there will be crawfish, shrimp, fun, fellowship, and a traditional Biloxi good time without the structure of a conventional club Field day. June 22-23, 2013 is the day and I will have a tent set up for the equipment, and maybe a generator and we will kick the DX clubs butts this year.
I am building my station and I invite EVERYBODY to come operate. Weather you are a licensed ham or somebody who is interested in Radio Communication or somebody who just wants to know what the heck we're doing over here YOU ARE INVITED!!!!! This is a family oriented event and while I don't mind the occasional consumption of an alcoholic beverage please contain yourself.
Parking will be provided the parking lot in the rear of my house. Your vehicles will be safe and completely in view of the Field Day site.
The ground rules are as follows. Part 97 of the FCC as well as all ARRL field day rules will be enforced and everybody is to have a good time. If you don't like the food we will be serving (anybody that will turn down free seafood needs their head examined lol just kidding) feel free to bring your own. We do have refrigerators on site.
Bands and modes that will be operated are 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2, 432, and 1.2 GHz. Satellites, HF Phone, PSK, RTTY, Weak Signal, and whatever else I have to operate. If you want to provide your own radio or equipment please let me know as I will need to amend our class. You can call me at (228) 297-2167.
There will be a GOTA Station and anybody under the age of 18 will receive a free GOTA and Field day pin for operating. There will be a rookie award where anybody licensed within the last year will receive a free Field Day T Shirt and Cap as well as a Field Day pin for working the most stations.Our class will be 4A MS. (Four radios from a non club station, Mississippi) You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own boomset to operate the Icom 756, Icom 718, and Icom 910H
There will also be an ARRL testing session. All three classes will be given so you can come with nothing and leave waiting on your extra.
Please bring a picture ID, $15 American dollars, any CSCE's that you may have and or a copy of your current license.
Any additional ARRL VE's that would like to help out with the testing session are invited to call me.
73 from Anthony W6CSA
After almost 5 years of work I have finally achieved one of my goals which is getting my DXCC.
Diamondhead, Mississippi does not want ham radio operators living there
Please read below
City of Diamondhead, Mississippi
My friend George K0NNO has constructed a 45 foot tower in his back yard in Diamondhead, Ms. Diamondhead just became a city this year and previously was a deed restricted community under the iron fist of a Communist Property Owners Association (POA). While their symbol wasn't quite the hammer and sickle they sure did run the community the way they saw fit and only their way. Now as a city the POA is dissolved or so I thought. HE received a letter in the mail a couple of days ago from some SS Colonel (everybody say Seig Heil!) in the POA that demanded he remove his tower within 30 days or face a fine. What's interesting about this is the City of Diamondhead (not the POA) has an ordinance protecting amateur radio operators and installations. This ordinance is stated below:
13.3.2 Amateur Radio Antennas
This ordinance shall not govern any tower, or the installation
of any antenna, that is under seventy (70) feet in height,
located in the rear yard of residentially zoned parcels,
and is owned and operated by a federally-licensed amateur
13.3.3 Grandfathered Towers and Antennas
Any tower or antenna existing on the effective date of this ordinance shall not be required to meet the requirements
of this ordinance, other than the requirements of any a
nd all preexisting zoning ordinances and any state, FAA or
Any such towers or antennas that fail to meet the requirements of this ordinance shall be
referred to in this ordinance as grandfathered towers or grandfathered antennas.
This man has been a ham operator since long before I was born and has also served and retired honorably from the US Navy. He is a disabled veteran and also has the only 220 repeater on the coast (until mine is up which will be linked to mine) as well as one of only two repeaters in Hancock County which is the link between the Biloxi and Gulfport areas to the Greater New Orleans Area. The POA is trying to extort money from Vietnam Veterans and anybody who has any decency about themselves should be as repulsed as I am. He has the entire support of the WQRZ 103.5 FM-LP Radio Station and the Hancock County Amateur Radio Association. If anybody knows of any legal council who is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and would like to take the case pro bono please let me know.
Also it probably wouldn't hurt to bombard the Diamondhead POA with your phone calls on your thoughts about what they are doing to this man. If you feel the need please call Darrel Kitchens at (228) 255- 1900 extention 125
Thank you and 73
A message from George K0NNO
Today April 5, 2013 there is a good chance that the POA of Diamondhead, Mississippi can make you remove your radio antennas, push up poles, towers, and vertical antenna. They will even find your hidden antenna that are camouflaged into trees and flag poles. This is not a scare tactic this is now what is happening to a Diamondhead resident that is a FCC licensed Amateur operator and is a volunteer For The Hancock County Emergency operators Center known as the Hancock County EOC.
A little bio about me: My name is George Lowell Call sign K0NNO, I was first licensed in 1967 and was involved in several Emergency Disaster organization in California, Colorado, Arkansas, and now Mississippi. I moved to Waveland, MS in 2004 and lost my home when Katrina arrived, now I live in Diamondhead,MS. As you know that the POA have adopted in their CC&R written in 1970 in section I paragraph UP it states: "Radio and Television Antenna No Television or radio antenna or tower may be erected or maintained anywhere upon the development with out prior written consent of the Architectural Committee."
As for me to comply with the CC&R of the POA on April 1,1012 I submitted a Construction permit with all Architectural drawings to The POA hand delivered to Darrell Kinchen along copies of the Federal PRB-1 and Mississippi State PRB-1. MR. Kinchen looked at the permit and told me that "The POA does not allow or want TV Ham radio towers in their community." But he said he would pass it on to the Architectural Committee. I went back to see him a month later he still did not have it signed either for a yes or for a no, to make a long story short I never received my permit.
I went ahead and put up my antennas and a tower last year knowing that I was protected by Mississippi PRB-1 which exempts Ham radio tower and antennas from CC&R written by Property Owners Association.
On March 29,2013 I received a letter from the POA "Darrell Kinchen" telling me that I am in violation of Section IV Use and Improvement, Book AA36, Page 308 (same as paragraph U written above" The POA has given me 30 days to remove all my antennas and tower and to put my property back in compliance with their rule. (I say hooey to you)
Since I have received the POA letter myself and other hams have been doing a lot of research and what we have found you may or may not know as what the City of Diamondhead have done on their own. The City officials have written and recorded their on "Zoning Ordinance" Adopted By the Mayor and City Council October 15, 2012. see here.
In this Zoning Ordinance is the following section called Article 13: Telecommunication Facilities. I will highlight this section below
City of Diamondhead, Mississippi
ARTICLE 13: TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES
13.3.1 District Height Limits
In accordance with existing zoning regulations, the requirements set forth in this ordinance shall govern the location of towers that exceed, and antennas that are installed at a height in excess of, the height specified for each zoning district. The height limitations applicable to building and structures shall not apply to towers and antennas.
13.3.2 Amateur Radio Antennas
This ordinance shall not govern any tower, or the installation of any antenna, that is under seventy (70) feet in height, located in the rear yard of residentially zoned parcels, and is owned and operated by a federally-licensed amateur radio operator.
13.3.3 Grandfathered Towers and Antennas
Any tower or antenna existing on the effective date of this ordinance shall not be required to meet the requirements of this ordinance, other than the requirements of any and all preexisting zoning ordinances and any state, FAA or FCC requirements. Any such towers or antennas that fail to meet the requirements The City have adopted this ordnance to comply with both Federal and Mississippi PRB-1
To the city I say thank you, Now here is the problem The city says I and all armature radio operators are exempt from the POA TV and antenna regulation, then why is the POA taking the possessions to over power the city ordinance ????????
I George Lowell K0NNO of Diamondhead, MS needs your support both moral and Politically to get the answer the this question: Who is running the city?? POA or your City Officials???
Please send your concerns, support, and comments to::
Brice Phillips KB5MPW at WQRZ 103.5 FM-LP
I prefer Direct QSL Cards or LOTW but I will accept EQSL or Bureau.
You may send me a card direct to:
161 Travia Ave
Biloxi, Ms 39531
Please note I QSL every contact with a SASE but I am sending only the ones I need (only DX) at the moment but if you would like a card please send me yours in a SASE.
I will not pay for postage to return your QSL card unless we have already worked it out. You can feel free to ask me in an e-mail
Thank you for the contact
73 and thank you for visiting my site and please check back as often as you wish as I am always adding new things.
Last updated 3-20-2013