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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
July 24, 2019

July 11, 2019 at 7:45 PM (ARRL)
Sam`s Diner (Private Dinning Room)
5633 Highway 80,
Morton, MS 39117
Sponsored by the Scott County ARC
POC: Jimmy Reid, KF5VVU
(601) 750-7961
NOTE: Exams are held on the first Thursday night of every month.
Walk-ins are welcome. However, if you can give us a heads up a few days in advanced we can better prepare for your exam session.

March 2, 2019 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 2, 2019 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 March 30, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 20, August 19, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 7.

March 2, 2019 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 April 6, July 20, and October 26.

March 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Laurel)
Lowndes County ARC Clubhouse
265 Lawrence Drive
Columbus, MS 39704
Sponsored by the Golden Triangle VE Team
POC: John W. Buckley
(662) 549-5099
Note: Call for directions. Exams also scheduled for September 5 and December 7

March 12, 2019 at 7:30 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 2019 (after the CMARA Meeting) except December.

March 16, 2019 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 18, June 15, September 21, and October 19.

March 18, 2019 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!! Exams also on April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, and November 18.

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
Note: Please call ahead if possible. Exams scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month in 2019 except for December.

March 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM (Laurel VEC)(no walk-ins/call ahead)
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
Note: Exams also scheduled for June 22, September 28, and November 9. 

April 7, 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 June 2, August 4, October 6, and December 1.  There will also be an exam at Field Day in Vicksburg. The VARC Liaison will advise of time and date. 

April 11, 2019 at 6 PM (ARRL)(no walk-ins) in Brookhaven
Sponsored by the W5WQ Exam Group
POC: Cullen Watts, AD7KJ
(601) 730-9464
Note: There will also be exams given June 22 (Field Day in Brookhaven at time TBD), August 8 (in
Brookhaven. Time: TBD), and November 14 (McComb. Time: TBD). The 2018 Exam Fee is $15.00. Please have the correct change or a check made out to the ARRL-VEC and bring an approved photo ID, original CSCEs, and original license with photo copies. 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 a VE Team there. Please confirm your appointment by telephone at least seven days BEFORE a test. Any 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 20, 2019 at 9:00AM (Laurel) (walk-ins allowed; notice appreciated)
Old Fulton Grammar School
663 South Cummings Street
Fulton, MS 38843
Sponsored by the Northeast Mississippi ARA
POC: Chuck F. Moffatt
(662) 523-9600
Note: Additional tests are scheduled for July 20 and October 19.

May 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Laurel)(walk-ins allowed)
Tishomingo County Courthouse – EOC Room
1008 Battleground Drive
Iuka, MS
Sponsored by the Tishomingo County ARC
POC: Jon Mroz, AF5PO
Note:  Exam also given on November 9.

May 11, 2019 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 10 and November 9. 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 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM (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 10 and November 9.

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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