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


The Official Web Site of the Mississippi Section

VE Test Dates
as of
March 1, 2022

March 01, 2022
National Center for Computational Hydrodynamics  Annex 1
Jeanette Phillips Drive
Oxford, MS 38655
POC: Ron Lefebure
Note: Preregistration preferred. Walk-ins accepted.  FRN required. Exams also scheduled for June 07 and November 01.

March 3, 2022
Golden Triangle VE Team
VE Test Schedule is as follows:
Apr 07     6 PM    LoCoARC
May 05   6 PM   LoCoARC
May 28   9 AM   MFJ
Jun 02     6 PM  LoCoARC
Jul 07     6 PM   LoCoARC
Aug 04   6 PM   LoCoARC
Aug 27   9 AM   MFJ
Sep 01     6 PM  LoCoARC
Oct 06     6 PM  LoCoARC
Nov 03   6 PM   LoCoARC
Nov 19   9 AM MFJ
POC: John Buckley, K5DDT
Note: LoCoARC is the Lowndes County ARC.

March 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM (ARRL)(walk-ins allowed)
Bel Aire Baptist Church
15080 Dedeaux Road
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. Please bring a photo ID, $15.00, and a mask. If you are upgrading bring a copy of your current license.

March 12, 2022 (Saturday) at 8 AM (preregistration requirement by March 9, 2022)
George County Chamber of Commerce
5177 Main Street
Lucedale, MS 39452
Sponsored by George County ARES
POC: General Dailey, KD4VVZ
(904) 955-2160
Note: All grade levels of testing will be given. Exams also scheduled for June 25 (Field Day), September 10 November 12.

March 12, 2022 at 1 PM.
Marion County EOC
502 Courthouse Square
Columbia, MS 39429
Sponsored by Marion County Ham Radio Club
POC: Scott Ramsey, W5CSR
Note: Exams also scheduled for July 16 and October 22.

March 12, 2022 at 10 AM
Alcorn County Airport Terminal Building
56 County Road 613
Corinth, MS 38834
POC: Fred Reiselt, WB5CON
Note: Directions to Test Site. Follow MS 2 southwest from Corinth to the Airport on the right. Must already have an FRN from the FCC and an email address. Additional Exams on second Saturday of each month. 

Exams also given at the April Fool’s Hamfest on April 02,  Crossroads Arena, Corinth. Walk-ins accepted. Exam given in the Convention Center at rear of Arena.  Must already have an FRN from the FCC and an email address.

April 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM (ARRL) at 1 PM.
Crossroads of Life Church (Gym)
6575 Siwell Road
Byram, MS 30272
Sponsored by the Central Mississippi ARA
POC: Brian P. Alexander
(601) 741-0873 (preferably by text)
Note: Exams are also scheduled for the second Saturday of each month for the remainder of 2022. RSVP is requested in order to determine how many tables to set up.

March 15, 2022 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: Wade Wingfield, KB5SSG
Note: Exams also scheduled for April 19, May 17, June 21, and July 19.

March 19, 2022 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/register ahead. Exams also scheduled for June 11, September 17, and December 10.

March 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM (Laurel)(walk-ins allowed but prefer notification)
Whitfield Electric Company
222 Kapik Road
Hernando, MS 38632
Sponsored by Chickasaw ARA
POC: Timmy Jones, N5PYQ
(901) 870-2849
Note: FRN, email, and phone number required to take test. Call ahead for additional test information! Call or text if you need a special appointment. Exams scheduled for the third Monday of each month for the remainder of 2022 except for December.

April 16, 2021 at 9:00AM (Laurel) (walk-ins allowed)
Old Fulton Grammar School
603 South Cummings Street
Fulton, MS 38843
Sponsored by the Northeast Mississippi Radio Amateurs.
POC: Bobby Bean
(662) 315-1314
Note: Additional tests are scheduled for July 16, 2022 at 9am and October 15, 2022 at 9am.  Testing info (requirements, fees, etc.) are listed on the W5NEM Facebook Page and at www.w5nem.org.

May 14, 2022 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: Tests also scheduled for August 13 and November 12 (flexible schedule).  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.

Jackson County ARA
Ocean Springs, MS
Exams on request
POC: Charlie Hardt, N2PKW


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