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.