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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
Mar 1, 2018

March 3, 2018 at 9:30 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 10, 2018 (Laurel VEC)
502 Courthouse Square
EOC Operations Center Conference Room
Columbia, MS 39429
Sponsored by Marion County Ham Radio Club
POC: John Bowman, AF5NG at (601) 818-0172 or at
or Tim Williamson, AF5ZA at (601) 660-1728 or at
Note: Exams also scheduled for June 23, August 25, October 27, and December 8. The Exams will start promptly at 3 PM. Check in is requested. Walk ins will be accepted on a space available basis.

March 13, 2018 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 2018 (after the CMARA Meeting)

March 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM (W5YI)
The Stitching Post
Located next door to Oak Grove Pharmacy
5309 Old Hwy 11 Suite 2
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
POC: Janet Brooks, NJ1Z
(601) 818-9022
Note: Exams also scheduled for May 19, June 16, September 15, and October 20.

March 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM (walk-ins allowed)
Whitfield Electric Company
222 Kapik Road
Hernando, MS 38632
Sponsored by Chickasaw ARA
POC: Timmy Jones, N5PYQ
(901) 870-2849
Not: Call ahead for test!! Exams also on April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, and November 19.

March 20, 2018 at 6:00PM (ARRL) (walk-ins allowed before 6:00 PM)
Fairhaven Volunteer Fire Department
13701 Center Hill Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Sponsored by the Olive Branch ARC
POC: William David Lloyd
Note: Please call ahead if possible. Exams scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month in 2018 except for December.

March 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM (walk-ins allowed)
Warren County EOC
1009 Cherry Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Sponsored by the Vicksburg ARC
POC: Jerry Lamb, KD5DHR
Note: for more information send email to info@vicksburgarc.us

March 31, 2018 at 8:15 AM (ARRL)
Lowndes County ARC Clubhouse
265 Lawrence Drive
Columbus, MS 39704
Sponsored by the Lowndes County ARC
POC: Ken Campbell, AD5DO
(662) 356-4462
Note: Exam also scheduled for June 16, September 8, and November 3. `

April 1, 2018 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 of the sessions at the Red Cross, but it would be helpful to have an email from candidates several days in advance to make sure we have adequate support for the session. Exams also scheduled for June 3, August 5, October 7, and December 2. There will also be an exam at Field Day (June 23); plans are being worked out.

April 12, 2018 at 6 PM (no walk-ins) in Brookhaven
Sponsored by the W5WQ Exam Group
POC: Cullen Watts, AD7JJ
(601) 730-9464
There will also be exams given June 23 (Field Day in Brookhaven at 10 AM), August 9 (in Brookhaven. Time:TBD), and November 8 (McComb. Time: TBD). The 2018 Exam Fee is $15.090. Please have the correct change or a check made out to the ARRL-VEC and bring an approved photo ID, original CSCE’s, and original license with photo copy. A photo copy machine may not be available.  Walk-ins are welcome but may be limited by date, location, and scheduled exam. It is highly recommended that you call and verify that you are planning on being there to take a test. If NO ONE has called to request an appointment, we may not have VE’s there. Please confirm your appointment by telephone at least seven days BEFORE a test. A group wishing to test may request an exam session. A suitable location, date, and time will need to be approved in advance for exam preparation.

April 21, 2018 at 9:00AM (ARRL) (walk-ins allowed; notice appreciated)
Fulton City Hall Board Room
213 West Wiygul Street
Fulton, MS 38843
Sponsored by the Northeast Mississippi ARA
POC: Bobby Bean
(662) 315-1314
w1law@arrl.net or nemra.inc@gmail.com for information.
Note: Please check the web bog at www.w5nem.org or Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/w5nem for current testing location as this is subject to change. Please bring two forms of ID, one being a photo ID (driver’s license), any CSCE’s, and a copy of your current amateur radio license. There is no fee for testing. Additional test are scedules or April 21, July 21, October 20.

May 10, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Tishomingo County Courthouse – EOC Room
Iuka, MS
Sponsored by the Tishomingo County ARC
POC: Jon Mroz, AF5PO
Note:  Exams also given on August 9 and November 8.

May 12, 2018 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 11 and November 10.  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

Sessions by Appointment Only

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) 280-0490


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