|January 14||George Thomas W5JDX||DIY Projects using Arduino & Raspberry Pi||In-person|
|February 11||Don Keith N4KC||Ham Radio Lingo||Skype|
|March 3||Mike Duke K5XU||Six Meter Operation||In-person|
|April 14||J.D. Toony K5HH||WSPR Operation||In-person|
|May 12||Mike McKay N5DU||APRS Operation in Central Mississippi||In-person|
|June 9||Field Day||Field Day Planning||In-person|
|July 14||Eddie Pettis N5JGK
Carolyn Irons KC5DOC
|Digital Mode Operation on HF||In-person|
|August 10||Tom Brown AE5I||Basic Test Equipment||In-person|
|September 8||John Struemph K1JHS||Preparation for Contest Operation||In-person|
|October 13||TBA||Shack Night! Shacks of CMSARA Members||In-person|
|November 10||Rob Sherwood NC0B||How to Use My Tables||Skype|
|December 8||Fellowship||Christmas Party||In-person|
Regarding the net discussion on Dec 5, please see this info from the ARRL Section mailing list. Please contact Rez K1REZ on questions…..
Rez Johnson, K1REZ has accepted an appointment as Assistant Section
Emergency Coordinator in charge of ARES Training for Mississippi. In
this position, he will be coordinating our ARES leaders and members in
the implementation of ARRL’s new ARES training requirements.
During 2020, a number of ARES Training Sessions will be held at various
locations around the state, to assist our members in passing the new
requirements. To receive an email about upcoming training sessions in
your area, please send K1REZ an email letting him know which county you
live in and he will keep you updated.
If you have not done so already, please download a copy of the new ARES
Standardized Training Plan Task Book from http://msares.com Please
print out a copy to place in a binder for use during your ARES training
To speed up your ARES certification process please send us a copy of
your latest FEMA Independent Study Transcript via our ARES Training
email address or snail mail address. (See bottom of page) If you do not
have a copy or your Transcript you can request one from FEMA:
UPCOMING ARES TRAINING SESSION:
During the Capital City Hamfest, Mississippi ARES will be holding an
official Training Session from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 25,
2020, in Room # 1, of the Mississippi Trade Mart Building, State
Fairgrounds, 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 3920.
The purpose of this training session is to bring our ARES leaders and
members up to speed on the new ARES membership levels and Task Book
requirements. Participants will view a presentation on the new
requirements, be given an opportunity to learn new ARES skills and have
the requirements they have met signed off on in their Training Task
Please bring a printed copy of your Task Book with you. Additionally,
please bring a printed copy of your most up to date FEMA Independent
MS ARES TRAINING CONTACT INFO:
Postal Mail: ARES Training, P.O. Box 955 Pelahatchie, MS 39145-0955
Rez Johnson, K1REZ
Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator (ASEC)
In charge of ARES Training for the State of Mississippi
Mississippi Section of ARRL/ARES
Walking fox hunt on Sat Nov 2, 2019. 8am till 10 ish.
Bring your hand helds and directionals! Bonus (bragging) points for homebrewed gear! (coughorbeercough)
As is probably obvious lately, we’ve had some … technical difficulties.
However, we have a brand new URL!
It’s going to take a little bit of time to get everything transferred and working properly, so pardon our dust as we finish the site.
We look forward to joining the Vicksburg Amateur Radio Club this year at the Vicksburg Airport.
We’ll be meeting at the airport on Friday June 21, at 1pm, to help setup. All able bodied people are encouraged to please come help.
Official Field Day Time:
Sat June 22, 1pm – Sun June 23, 3pm(ish)
Vicksburg, MS 39180
For questions, contact:
We’d like to thank all hams who came out to help and operate in the Natchez Century ride yesterday!
Our operators yesterday were;
WM5A Mike – Main organizer
KG5ZDZ Bob – Primary Net Control
KD5JPB Terry Drake
and me, K5HH, who brought up the rear HAHAHAHA
Ok, y’all. I’m going to host a workshop for anyone interested in building a fox hunt antenna. We’re going to do it out of my garage this coming Saturday, Feb 2 (groundhog day) from 10am till about 2pm. I should have all the tools necessary including a solder iron. You supply your materials.
If you’re interested, email me at
CentralMSARA@gmail.com or direct message me on Facebook, and I’ll give you the address.
I’m going to use the following plans…
He’s got an attached youtube video on his build. Looks to be an effective and easy one to make.
His follow-up video is below.
Eugene Wallace (N5CMA) did a fantastic amount of research and found some addittional plans for y’all to choose from! One of which, I think he’s planning on building. Thanks Eugene!
So, feel free to join me this Saturday in my garage for a few hours to tinker with hand-held directional antennas.