Welcome to the Southwest Mississippi
Amateur Radio Club homepage. Providing an online source of
information to Amateur Radio interests and general public
If you do not have a ham radio license but are interested
in obtaining your license then please contact us or attend
our meetings and let us assist you in obtaining study material
and possibly a mentor to help introduce you to the
fascinating world of ham radio. We do have VE team and
give tests several times a year.
If you are a licensed ham but not a club member, our
meetings are open so please feel free to attend our meetings
and meet the other hams in this area. If you are interested
in joining the club, our dues are $24 per year and there is
a link on the side menu that has an application form. Our
meeting times and dates are available at the "Meeting
Schedule" on the side bar.
We participate in the statewide SKYWARN network
which is based from the National Weather Service in Jackson, MS and
Slidell, LA. The SMARC also participates in the Amateur Radio
Emergency Service and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services. In this, we
help provide emergency assistance to local authorities, hospitals, and
relay general traffic.
The SMARC also participates in Field Day, bike
races, festivals, emergency tests, and where ever the public desires
our assistance. We have had several special event stations on the air over
the past few years using the club's special event callsign,
W5WQ. We have an annual club picnic every year in the fall
and a Christmas get together most years.
The next club meeting will be
on July 11th at 7 p.m. in McComb at S.W. MS. Regional
Talk-in on 146.940 w/103.5 tone.
Field Day 2013
June 22-23, 2013
Setup Starts Saturday at 9:00am
Tear Down Sunday at 1:00pm
Brookhaven Recreational Center
689 Hwy 51N.
Talk-in: 146.85 tone 103.5
Ham radio license tests will be administered at the Field Day site..
June 22, 2013
VEC Exam Fee for 2013 is $15.00
(for one attempt at all three license elements).
If a candidate fails an element at an exam session and wants to
re-test for the same element, an additional fee will be required.
Test until you fail..
ON EXAM DAY BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
1. A legal photo ID (driver’s license,
2. When no photo ID is available, two forms of identification must
a. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
b. social security card
c. library card
d. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence
that specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope
addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as
it appears on the Form 605.
3. Students may bring any of the above items and/or a school ID,
minor's work permit, report card, or a legal guardian may present a
4. Bring your Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued
Federal Registration Number (FRN). VEC’s are required by the FCC to
submit either your SSN or your FRN number with your license
5. If applicable, bring the original and a photocopy of your current
Amateur Radio license and any Certificates of Successful Completion
of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. The
photocopy(s) will not be returned.
6. Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen.
7. A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is
allowed. You may not bring any written notes or calculations into
the exam session. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during
the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be
used. In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry
devices and all similar electronic devices with a calculator
capability, may NOT be used.
8. Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session
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Mississippi-Louisiana Club / ARES Net: Thursday
nights, or whenever needed, at 1930 hrs CST on the
-146.850MHz repeater, CTCSS 103.5Hz. is deactivated
during net time. The net is not called on the 2nd
Thursday of every month due to club meeting. Please
join us and check in.