MDXA’s April 13 meeting location change

MDXA’s April 13 meeting location has changed from the Golden Corral Restaurant to Big Biloxi Campground’s Pavilion.  The location change is due to MDXA’s second annual Parks On The Air (POTA) activation.

The meeting starts at 8:30 am under the pavilion.  Coffee and Danish will be provided.

We will return to the Golden Corral the following month in May.

MDXA Members, Friends of MDXA, and Guests are welcome to attend the meeting and POTA event.

W5NO – POTA K-4494 Activation on April 13, 2024

Last year on Saturday, May 13, 2023, the Magnolia DX Association (MDXA) conducted a Parks On The Air (POTA) activation from the De Soto National Forest (Big Biloxi Campground), Park K-4494.  We had several stations on the air and operated on various HF bands using SSB, CW, and FT8 modes.

This year on Saturday, April 13, 2024, we are conducting our second (now annual) Parks On The Air (POTA) activation from the De Soto National Forest (Big Biloxi Campground), Park K-4494.  We will be located under the pavilion.  Bring your station, laptop, and setup under the pavilion.  Electrical power (generator) will be provided.  Bring a power extension cord (25 or 50 feet) and power strip for your station.

For more information, please contact John (KI5MW) at

The Magnolia DX Association is an established amateur radio club located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We look forward to the fall when more DXpeditions will be set up and ready to communicate with the world. There have not been very many the last few years due to COVID, but ham radio operators around the world, including us, are looking forward to spending more time on the airwaves!

Our regular meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Golden Corral Restaurant located on Hwy 49, Gulfport, MS 39503 at 8AM. Normally, we like to eat breakfast and socialize for a little while before starting our meeting around 8:30AM. We enjoy and encourage anyone interested in ham radio to stop by and join in our meetings.


Do you enjoy contesting? Several members of MDXA certainly do and find Mississippi is a state many hams are super happy to work. A very helpful tool to know what’s coming up is a contesting calendar. Several of our members use the WA7BNM Contest Calendar which is very easy to understand and has contests of all sorts to make any ham happy. If you have a favorite source for contesting, let us know by sending an email to

WA7BNM Contest Calendar
Contest Information Links Table