Welcome to Our Website

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.

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Our Story

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

Supports the awareness and growth of Amateur Radio worldwide.

Our Service to the community

We are here to help during any and all community events when radio communications are needed, or someone just has an interest.

Sporting Events

We like to help with Marathons, Bicycle Races, Charity Walks and all types of events, as it gets us prepared and lets us practice with our equipment.

Weather Events

We are always prepared for power Outages, Communication Outages and other weather events. For some of us, it is our passion.

Educational Events

We can do electronic and radio presentations, demonstrations and other interactions for adults and children. Just ask!

Years in Existence


Approx. Club Demonstrations
Since Inception


Approx. Total Current Members


Awards Won


Please visit some of our friends:

  • All
  • Local
  • Weather
  • National

The Official Web Site of the Mississippi Section ARES

Broadcastify 146.670 South East Mississippi ARES and 147.315 Repeater

The Hurricane Watch Net

NWS Jackson

ARRL Amateur Radio Relay League

ARRL Delta Division

Contact Us

Club meetings:
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


(601) 297-6307