Scott County ARES Team
As part of the ARRL Field Organization, the Scott County ARES Team provides emergency communication services to public service, emergency response, and governmental agencies during potential and actual emergencies and disasters in Scott County and surrounding counties in Mississippi.
Our Team is composed of licensed Amateur Radio operators who have training, certification, and experience in Emergency Communications. We keep our skills sharp through participation in weekly training nets, monthly exercises and drills, and biannual simulated tests (SETs).
If you have a desire
to serve the public during emergencies, are willing to be a team player,
are willing to participate in training programs designed to develop
your knowledge of procedures & operating practices, and improve
your communication skills, then we would be happy to have you join our
Central Mississippi ARES Training Net
Every Monday night at 19 hundred hours local time (7:00 pm) we run the Central Mississippi ARES Training Net on the W5PPB Repeater on 145.390 which has a 77.0 Hz tone. During activation we have a simplex back up of 146.540 if the repeater goes off the air.
The purpose of this net is to provide information about, and training for members of, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service in Central Mississippi.
All amateurs are welcome to check in to the net and do not have to be a member of ARES to participate. The Central Mississippi ARES Training Net is a directed net, so please address all transmissions to Net Control. Priority or Emergency transmissions will take precedence and will be handled immediately. NTS format messages may be initiated or passed on this net and help in originating a piece of traffic will be given if needed.
Check in with
your call sign, name and location. If you are mobile, portable,
or using emergency power please indicate this as well.
Scott County SKYWARN Team
As a member of the National Weather Service’s SKYWARN program, the Scott County SKYWARN Team activates during severe weather conditions to provide reports of severe weather and damage in Scott County to the National Weather Service’s Forecast Office in Jackson.
Our Team is composed of licensed Amateur Radio operators who have training, certification, and experience in Advanced Storm Spotting and in emergency communications. We keep our knowledge up to date through continuing education and our skills sharp through participation in monthly drills, exercises, and quarterly simulated tests. During activation our stationary team members are positioned, and our mobile team members are deployed, throughout Scott County where they observe local weather conditions in the field and relay severe weather information and damage reports to the Net Control operator of the Scott County Weather Net.
The Net Control Operator of the Scott County Severe Weather Net serves as the liaison between the Scott County SKYWARN Team and the NWS Forecast Office in Jackson by being the central clearing house for forwarding reports from our team members and other spotters in the field in Scott County to the NWS office.
If you have
a desire to serve the public during severe weather, are willing
to be a team player, and are willing to participate in training
programs designed to improve your skills as a severe weather spotter
and effective communicator, then we would be happy to have you
join our team.
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