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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, 2017

March 4, 2017 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 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM (LARC VE; no charge for testing)(No walk-ins)
Marion County EOC
Courthouse Square
Columbia, MS 39429
POC: John Bowman, AF5NG
Phone: (601) 818-0172
Note:  Additional Exams on June 10, July 22, September 23, and November 4.

March 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM (ARRL)(walk-ins allowed)
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 April 29.

March 18, 2017 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 20, June 17, September 16, and October 21.

March 14, 2017 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: Mike Dancey, WX5H
(601) 955-9215
Note: Exams are also scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month for the remainder of 2016 (after the CMARA Meeting)

March 20, 2017 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) 879-2849

March 21, 2017 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: Tim Billingsley, KD5CKP
(901) 497-0098
Note: Please call ahead if possible! Exams scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month in 2017 except for December. Walk-ins please email ahead, if possible.

April 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM (ARRL)(no walk-ins)
Red Cross Building
9 River Bend Place
Flowood, MS 39232
Sponsored by the Jackson ARC
POC: Jim Coker, AE5SK
Note:  Exams also scheduled for June 4, August 6, October 1, and December 3. There will also be an exam at Field Day (June 24); plans are being worked out.

April 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM (no walk-ins)
Location pending (see note)
McComb, MS
Sponsored by the W5WQ Exam Group
POC: Cullen Watts, AD7KJ
(601) 730-9464
Note: Must make an appointment as location is pending. Exam also scheduled for August 10. In addition, Field Day Exam Session (June 24, 2017) scheduled at 689 Highway 51 North, Brookhaven, MS 39601.

April 15, 2017 at 9:00AM (ARRL) (walk-ins allowed)
Itawamba County EOC
1300 Access Road
Fulton, MS 38843
Sponsored by the Northeast Mississippi ARA
POC: Robert H. Bean
(662) 315-1314
Note: See www.facebook.com/w5nem for more info; exams also scheduled for July 15 and October 21.

May 11, 2017 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 10 and November 9.

May 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM (Western Carolina ARS VE Team)
Tupelo Airport
Tupelo, MS
Sponsored by the Tupelo ARC
POC: Danny Grimes, KB5YJG
Note: Exams also scheduled for August 12 and November 11.  Exam candidates should notify KB5YJG at least 24 hours prior to the test sessions of their intention to test.  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) 675-8495


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