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George County Mississippi Amateur Radio Emergency Services LLC

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) provides emergency communications for "Served Agencies" such as Emergency Management Agency, police and fire departments the America Red Cross, the National Weather Service, hospitals, and others. We also provide communications for public service events such as marathons, parades, bike riding events and boat races.

Individual ARES teams are organized at the county level in Mississippi. This is the web site of the ARES team serving George County, Mississippi.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® is a program of the American Radio Relay League, (ARRL). "ARES" and "Amateur Radio Emergency Service" are registered marks of the American Radio Relay League and are used on this web site by permission of the American Radio Relay League.

Next Meeting

We meet the second Saturday of every month. The date and time for our next monthly meeting can be found on the Calendar page, along with directions how to get there.

DMR Repeater

The Lucedale DMR repeater is Down.

Normally, you could find it at 444.2000 MHz. We even have a list of talkgroups that are available.

Can't reach the repeater?

Until we get it back from the shop with the new shiny finals installed, please join us on the new Lucedale Talk Group (Brandmiester 312801) or Mississippi Statewide (3128).

We Need Net Control Operators

You do not need to be experienced. We have a script for you to follow.

We will teach you what you need to know and don't worry about making mistakes, we all do.

Contact General, KD4VVZ if you would like to help.


If you haven't been to our monthly meetings, you have missed talks and demonstrations on DMR, Ham Radio Deluxe Software, self-defense and much more.

Field Day 2024

Join us June 22 & 23, 2024 for our Open House, that we call Field Day. Find out about ham radio and see some aspects of this wonderful hobby in real time. More information coming soon.

Help is Available

Do you need help building a go bag? Programming that new mobile rig? Are you unsure about what to use for emergency power? Would you like some information about personal preparedness? We can help.

DMR Classes

The first DMR class is now history. The second and third are quickly approaching. Please email your questions to General so that we know what you need covered. General's email address is in the header at the top of the page.

Frequency List

Our new frequency list is now available.

Free Online Operating Class

A free online Amateur Radio operating class beginning April 4th and running through June 20, 2024. Attend one or all classes, but you must register to attend.

New DMR Codeplug

We have free DMR codeplugs available, for the AnyTone AT-D878UVII Plus HT, AnyTone AT-D578UVIII Plus mobile, and the Radioddity GD-88 HT check out this page for details. These are more up-to-date than a "Super" codeplug that a popular vendor sells for $70. More to come!

Weekly 2 meter Voice Net:

Our weekly ARES 2 meter net operates every Wednesday evening immediately following the Amateur Radio Newsline that starts at 7:37 PM Central Time. The net is on the KD4VVZ repeater, frequency 147.120 MHz with a positive offset and a tone of 136.5. All amateur operators are invited to participate.