Governor announces Amateur Radio Week

Governor Haley Barbour has proclaimed June 20-26 as Amateur Radio Week in Mississippi. 

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. and closing around dusk on Saturday, June 25, 2011, The “Northeast Mississippi Amateur Radio Club (NEMARC)” in Union County will be holding the Amateur Radio Relay League Field Day, which will take place at the Union County Fairgrounds pavilion. 

The public and those interested in becoming licensed amateur radio operators are invited to observe these operations. 

The public may even assist as certain contacts are made. There are 17 members in the club that comprise of residents from Union, Tippah, and Pontotoc Counties.

There are more than 4,000 licensed amateur radio operators in the state of Mississippi who provide emergency radio communications. 

These operators donate their services free of charge to their communities – they are alert and prepared for any emergency, local or worldwide.

 The club call sign is NA5MS.