The VARC participates in the MissLou Emergency Net which convenes weekly and during severe weather events.
The VARC provides volunteer support to local events such as the Run Through History and the Over the River Run.
The VARC offers training for Technician and General class licenses, and exams for all three amateur license classes.
The MissLou Emergency Net is one of approximately a dozen VHF/UHF amateur radio networks convened regularly in Central Mississippi. The MissLou Emergency Net convenes on Sundays at 8PM Central Time, on frequency 147.27 +6 (100hz), call K5ZRO, and during periods of severe weather. The VARC is also the oldest SkyWarn affiliated radio club; member certification requires completion of the SkyWarn training course.
The VARC assists with route communications during local events such as Run Through History and the Over the River Run.
Licensure and Training
The VARC sponsors a variety of training exercises, including local "Fox Hunts" - a competitive activity in which operators use their radios to locate a hidden radio transmitter. The VARC also offers in-house Technician and General level training courses, in addition to licensing exams for all three amateur radio license classes. Training and exams are offered periodically for a nominal fee; classes are open to anyone, although class size is limited. Contact us for schedules.