Welcome to the home of the Pine Belt Amateur Radio Club. Please explore our site and let us know if you would like more information.Welcome
Looking forward to working the bands and hanging out with some great people!! Hope y'all are ready! Bring your friends and family out on June 24th - 25th.
Hattiesburg Police Firing Range.
2505 Lakeview Road.
Hattiesburg MS, 39401
Countdown till Field Day:
Amateur radio operators use their training, skills, and equipment to provide communications during emergencies When All Else Fails���. Hams serve our communities when storms or other disasters damage critical communication infrastructure, including cell towers, and wired and wireless networks. Amateur radio can function completely independently of the internet and phone systems. An amateur radio station can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. Hams can quickly raise a wire antenna in a tree or on a mast, connect it to a radio and power source, and communicate effectively with others.Get Started
Contesting (also known as radiosport) is a competitive activity pursued by amateur radio operators. In a contest, an amateur radio station, which may be operated by an individual or a team, seeks to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible in a given period of time and exchange information.Get Started
Amateur radio operators use their amateur radio station to make contacts with individual hams as well as participating in round table discussion groups or "rag chew sessions" on the air. Some join in regularly scheduled on-air meetings with other amateur radio operators, called "nets". Nets can allow operators to learn procedures for emergencies, be an informal round table, or cover specific interests shared by a group.Get Started
The Pine Belt Amateur Radio Club is a 'Ham' radio club located in and around the Pine Belt area of Mississippi. This club participates in the annual ARRL field day activities as well as assisting with local functions. We offer regularly scheduled amateur radio exams through our accredited volunteer examiners, own and maintain several area repeaters, and operate and maintain emergency stations for Forrest and Lamar County EOCs. In addition, we often provide communications for area events as requested and get involved with other technical projects, SET and various operating events. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month, please see below for more information.Read More
The Lamar Amateur Radio Club was started by Steve Sweeney, Ronnie Williamson , Mark Fillingane (K5IJX), and Dale Hankins (KB5VE) in approx. 1999. Mark (K5IJX) was also one of the founding member of the Hattiesburg Amateur Radio Club. These two clubs combined to become the Pine Belt Amateur Radio Club in 2021.
Strives for every member to get involved, get active, and get on the air; Encourages radio experimentation and, through its members, advances radio technology and education; and Organizes and trains volunteers to serve their communities by providing public service and emergency communications.
Supports the awareness and growth of Amateur Radio worldwide.
We are here to help during any and all community events when radio communications are needed, or someone just has an interest.
Third Tuesday at 7:00 PM
Lamar Park Community Center
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
If you are a ham, or want to become a licensed ham radio operator, please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.
Lamar Park Community Center,
Hattiesburg, MS 39402