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Central Mississippi Amateur Radio Association
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Welcome to the world of "HAM" radio.
Amateur radio is a great hobby with many facets: emergency communications and other public service, experimentation, contesting, SSTV, Digital communication, satellite communication, and just chatting in your area or around the world.
One organization that many hams join is the ARRL. While it is not mandatory there are many benefits. You are in the Mississippi Section, Delta Division of the American Radio Relay League, (ARRL); they are largest organization of hams in the U.S. ARRL services to members include QST magazine, bulletins of amateur radio news from around the world, license examination coordination, an incoming/outgoing QSL bureau, contest, award programs, continuing education opportunities, and equipment insurance. Information about the various services can be found on the ARRL web site (http://www.arrl.org) and on the Mississippi Section web page (http://www.arrl.org/sections/MS.html)
I hope you will find the Amateur Radio Service a great experience and that you will enhance your pleasure in the hobby by becoming a member of the Central Mississippi Amateur Radio Association. Our group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Rankin County EOC building at 601 Marquette RD, Brandon. More information about C.M.A.R.A. can be found by going to our web site http://www.cmsara.org. Please feel free to contact me and feel free to come by and join our meetings. If you have any questions, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.