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)
Pictures by Richard Bohlman. Official minutes for the Christmas party can be found here.
[dropcap]J[/dropcap]anuary’s Association meeting featured emergency communications in Central Mississippi. Those in attendance heard about substantial statewide programs offered in each of the Magnolia State’s 82 counties by the MSU Extension Service. Tom Ball (MSU Extension Service) overviewed his program’s direct collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security, MEMA, and other first-responding agencies. The ARRL ARES District Coordinator for West Mississippi, Robert Hayes KC5IMN, gave an overview of the progress and struggles he has experienced since his appointment a year ago. He mentioned the Rankin County ARES team as a “shining light” in both his District as well as the State at-large. Finally, Brian Grantham of the Rankin County EOC represented the schedule speaker, EOC Director Bob Wedgeworth. He gave a succinct description of what his organization does in the facility shared with the MSU Extension Service, the location where CMSARA holds it’s monthly and special meetings. The Rankin County EOC is particularly supportive of it’s collaboration with the ARES team supported by CMSARA. [Read more…] about Emergency Communications Operations in CMSARA
The ARRL has taken steps to address objections and concerns recently raised by representatives of community associations about the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 — H.R. 1301 and S. 1685. A statement released on August 28, “Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity,” makes it clear that the bill would not create new federal policy with respect to outdoor amateur antennas. As it points out, the FCC already recognizes a strong federal interest in effective Amateur Radio communication from residences and has adopted a limited preemption of state and local regulation of Amateur Radio antennas. The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 would extend the limited preemption to private land-use restrictions. [Read more…] about ARRL “Clarity on Amateur Radio Parity” Statement Separates Fact from Fiction
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[dropcap]R[/dropcap]emember the Haiti disaster? How about those in the Philippines? We all remember Katrina! The Salvation Army is a worldwide church who has a strong emphasis in disaster relief implemented through emergency communications. Bill Fiest WB8BZH attended the Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference held last year in nearby Huntsville, AL. He plays a prominent role in the Army’s emergency network, SATERN. [Read more…] about Global EmComm!
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ow! The crowd in CSpire Auditorium in Ridgeland on Tuesday evening, March 31, 2015, was spell-bound by the mastery of antenna and RF transmission line characteristics exhibited by Martin K5FLU. If you don’t recognize that call, it belongs to Martin F. Jue, President of MFJ Enterprises in Starkville MS. He is the pioneer of the “antenna analyzer,” originally called the “SWR analyzer”.
For two hours, Martin showed the fundamental characteristics of resistance (R) and inductance (X) as they play out in amateur radio antennas and transmission lines. Coupling the MFJ-269C analyzer with the ARRL software, TLW, he gave a virtuoso performance educating the crowd of about 50 in attendance in Ridgeland.
CSpire executive John Nordan said, “We are most happy to serve as host for this very interesting meeting.” They played excellent hosts with audio-video support and making the Central Mississippi Amateur Radio Association bring off it’s first public program in Madison County, home to some 150 licensed ham radio operators.
Mike WM5A, Special Events Coordinator for CMSARA, said it best, “A good time was had by all.”