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Malcolm Keown, W5XX
Section Manager
64 Lake Circle Drive
Vicksburg MS 39180
(601) 636-0827 H
(601) 638-3995

Randy Becnel


The Official Web Site of the Mississippi Section

VE Test Dates
as of
March 1, 2020

March 5, 2020 at 7:45 PM (ARRL)( walk ins allowed)
Sam’s Dinner
Private Dining Room
5633 Highway 80
Morton, MS 39117
POC: Rez Johnson, K1REZ
(601) 750-7961
Note: Exams scheduled for the first Thursday of each month for the remainder of 2020.

March 7, 2020 at 10 AM (ARRL) (walk-ins allowed)
American Medical Response Facility
12020 Interplex Parkway
Gulfport, MS 39503
Sponsored by the Mississippi Coast ARA
POC: John R. Moore, W5EG
(228) 604-4458
Note: Exams scheduled for the first Saturday of each month for the remainder of the year.

March 7, 2020 during Hattiesburg Hamfest, not sure of time; check with NJ1Z, (11 – 12 ?)
Forrest County Community Center
946 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
POC: Janet Brooks, NJ1Z
(601) 818-9022
Note: There will also be a test during Field Day at the Forrest County Community Center. This location could change. Check with NJ1Z. Also, there will be tests on May 16, September 19, and October 17 at The Stitching Post, 5309 Old Hwy 11, Suite 2, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.

March 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM (ARRL)(walk-ins allowed)
Rankin County EOC Bldg.
601 Marquette Road
Brandon, MS 39042
Sponsored by the Central Mississippi ARA
POC: Brian P. Alexander
(601) 741-0873
Note: Exams are also scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month for the remainder of 2020 (after the CMARA Meeting) except December.

March 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM (Laurel)(walk-ins allowed)
Whitfield Electric Company
222 Kapik Road
Hernando, MS 38632
Sponsored by Chickasaw ARA
POC: Timmy Jones, N5PYQ
(901) 870-2849
Note: Call ahead for test information! Exams scheduled for the third Monday of each month for the remainder of 2020.

March 19, 2019 at 6:00PM (ARRL) (walk-ins allowed)
Fairhaven Volunteer Fire Department
13701 Center Hill Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Sponsored by the Olive Branch ARC
POC: William David Lloyd, KF5TWT
Note: Please call ahead if possible. Exams scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month in 2020 except for December.

March 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM (ARRL)
WEPH TV Station
134 Free Will Lane
Office Studios
Saltillo, MS 38866
Sponsored by the Area 51 Radio Group MS
POC: Brian Dudley
(662) 213-4268
Note: No walk-ins/call ahead.
Exams also scheduled for June 13, September 19, and December 12.

March 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM (ARRL)
Wilcut Block Training Center
93 Wilcut Block Road
Columbus, MS 39701
Sponsored by the Caledonia ARA
POC: Ken Campbell, AD5DO
Note: No walk-ins/call ahead.
Exams also scheduled for April 25, May 23, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 12, October 10, November 7, and December 5.

April 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM (Laurel)
Lowndes County ARC Clubhouse
265 Lawrence Drive
Columbus, MS 39702
Sponsored by the Golden Triangle VE Team
POC: John W. Buckley
(662) 549-5099
Note: Call for directions. Walk-ins allowed.  Exams also scheduled for June 4 and October 1.

April 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM (Laurel VEC)(no walk-ins/call ahead)
Columbia Civil Defense Department
502 Courthouse Square
Columbia, MS 39429
Sponsored by Marion County Ham Radio Club
POC: Charles S. Ramsey, W5CSR
(601) 310-0299
Note: Exams also scheduled for June 27. 

April 5, 2019 at 1:30 PM (ARRL)
Red Cross Building
9 River Bend Place
Flowood, MS 39232
Sponsored by the Jackson ARC
POC: Jim Coker, AE5SK
(601) 826-1768
Note:  Walk-ins are OK for all the sessions at the Red Cross, but it would be helpful to have contact from the candidates several days in advance to make sure we can staff the session. Exams also scheduled for the first Sunday of every month for the remainder of 2020.

April 9, 2020 at 12 PM (ARRL)(no walk-ins/call ahead) in Brookhaven
Kings Daughters Hospital
427 Highway 51 North
Room behind helipad
Sponsored by the W5WQ Exam Group
POC: Cullen Watts, AD7KJ
(601) 730-9464
Note: There will also be exams given June 27 (Field Day in Brookhaven), August 13 (in Brookhaven. Time: TBD), and November 12 (McComb. Time: TBD).

April 18, 2020 at 9:00AM (Laurel) (walk-ins allowed
Old Fulton Grammar School
663 South Cummings Street
Fulton, MS 38843
Sponsored by the Northeast Mississippi ARA
POC: Bobby Bean
(662) 315-1314
Note: Additional tests are scheduled for July 18 and October 17. The VE Team asks that for the benefit of the VE Team please RSVP with the POC or contact via email at nemra.inc@gmail.com for information and intent to take a test. Thanks for the heads up and we look forward to seeing you at a testing session.

May 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM (Western Carolina ARS VE Team)
Tupelo Airport
118 Lemons Drive
Tupelo, MS
Sponsored by the Tupelo ARC
POC: Danny Grimes, KB5YJG
Note: Exams also scheduled for August 8 and November 11. Exam candidates should notify KB5YJG at least 24 hours prior to the test sessions of their intention to test. The Exam Fee is $10.00. If there are no known candidates within 24 hours prior to the exam, the test session is subject to cancellation.

May 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM (walk-ins allowed)(Laurel)
MFJ Enterprises
300 Industrial Park Road
Starkville, MS 39759
Sponsored by the Magnolia ARC
POC: Doug Camp
(662) 341-2345
Note: No walk-ns/call ahead. Exams also scheduled for August 29 and November 21

Sessions by Appointment

Sumner, MS
Sponsored by West Tallahatchie ARC
POC: Spencer Hudson, KD5RGJ
(662) 375-8813 (W) and (662) 375-9300 (H)

Coffeeville First Baptist Church
POC: Joseph Kennedy, KE5MIS
(662) 614-2533


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