ABOUT THE SCOTT COUNTY
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
For the duration of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Scott County Amateur Radio Club is holding its monthly meetings and
featured programs on the Pelahatchie Repeater, 145.390 77 Hz tone, on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm.
Additionally, all in person activities and VE Test Sessions at the Scott County Amateur Radio Club are suspended until the pandemic is over.
In 2010 K1REZ and his oldest son, W5JMJ founded the Scott County Amateur Radio Emergency Services Team (ARES), and served as its first Emergency Coordinator (EC) and Assistant Emergency Coordinator (AEC). At that time they also established the Scott County ARES Net, with W5JMJ serving as its first Net Manager and recruited six Net Control Stations from Hinds, Madsion, and Rankin counties to assist them in running the Net. Each of these recruited hams cut their teeth on the SCARES Net before moving on to become leaders in the state and in their own counties and clubs: Mississippi State RACES Officer at MEMA, Rankin County ARES Emergency Coordinator, Jackson Amateur Radio Club President, Central Mississippi Amateur Radio Association President, weekly Mississippi Section HF Phone Net Net Control Operator, and Net Control Operators for the Hinds, Madison, and Rankin County ARES Nets.
In 2010 K1REZ and W5JMJ also founded the Scott County SKYWARN Team, and served as its first Team Leader (EC) and Assistant Team Leader. At that time they also established the Scott County Severe Weather Net to provide weather alerts to the amateur radio community and to forward storm spotter reports from the field to the National Weather Service forecast office in Jackson.
In 2012 K1REZ recruited Scott County native, KC5IIW, to serve as one of his Assistant Emergency Coordinators. Shortly afterwards K1REZ recruited another Scott County native, KF5UBZ to serve as an Assistant Emergency Coordinators.
In 2013 the Scott County Amateur Radio Club was founded by K1REZ, W5JMJ, KC5IIW, and KF5UBZ to support the Scott County Amateur Radio Emergency Services Team (ARES), the Scott County SKYWARN Storm Spotter Team, and to recruit and train new amateur radio operators in Scott County.
Our club members were the first in Mississippi to establish HSMM-MESH Broadband HamNet capabilities, and the first to use it it's video-over-amateur radio capabilities at public service events.
We were the first club in Central Mississippi to pay professional presenters to deliver high quality amateur radio programs at our monthly club meetings, setting a high standard which has subsequently been copied by other clubs.
Our VE Team has held many Amateur Radio Exam sessions over the years. Many Amateur Radio Operators in Central Mississippi took and passed their Tech, General, and Extra Class Exam at one of our sessions.
The Best Amateur Radio Club Meetings in the State:
Our club was the first Amateur Radio club in Mississippi to establish an Elmering (Mentoring / Educating) Session as THE MAIN FOCUS of its monthly club meeting. You wont sit around listening to a long boring business meeting at our club. Instead you will get to participate in a:
Q & A Session, where anyone and everyone can ask any Amateur Radio related question they have, and have it answered, often by more than one person. Our members love sharing with each other what they have learned about the hobby and helping each other grow as Hams. No question is considered dumb, and even our most experienced Hams ask questions during this session.
Immediately afterwards, you will get to participate in a:
Show & Tell Session, during which anyone and everyone can show off their latest piece of Amateur Radio equipment, or share with the group what Amateur Radio activity they have been up to lately.
Next you will have the opportunity to view:
An Excellent Presentation, delivered by a skilled speaker, on a fascinating topic of interest to Amateur Radio Operators.
So whether you like to just sit and listen, or talk and share, you will feel right at home with us in one of our club meetings. No one ever leaves our club meetings without learning something new.
And most importantly:
We may not be the first, or the largest, or the wealthiest club in the state, but according to our visitors, we are the friendliest, most welcoming club in the state. Our guests are always treated like family. We welcome you to come visit with us at one of our club meetings or public service events and find out for yourself.
While our primary focus has always been emergency communications and public service, our members also share an interest in a wide variety of other amateur radio activities.
First Thursday of every Month:
Restaurant Phone Number: (601) 732-2858.
From locations west of Morton (Jackson/Brandon) take I-20
east to Morton Exit 77.
At Exit 77 take highway 13 north to highway
County Amateur Radio Club