Welcome to the Southwest Mississippi Amateur Radio Club homepage. Providing an online source of information to Amateur Radio interests and general public needs.
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 menu that has an application form. Meeting minutes are available upon request. We typically meet at 7pm on the second Thursday of each month, and exact meeting times and locations are available in the sidebar.
We participate in the statewide SKYWARN network which is based on the National Weather Service in Jackson, MS, and Slidell, LA. The SWMSARC 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 SWMSARC 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.