Welcome to the web site of the Mississippi Coast Amateur Radio Association (MCARA).


Our purpose is to promote amateur radio involvement and growth. We work toward this through on the air activity, enjoyable fellowship, public awareness, education and training.


We will be offering many opportunities in the year to come for this and hope, if you are on the coast or just visiting, that you can join us for some of our activities and services. Please check out our web site and see what we are doing and what we have to offer. Thanks for coming by.


de Steve Weiss MSCARA President


Pi Day Special event station N2RE - Princeton, New Jersey

The David Sarnoff Radio Club will host a special event station on March 14, 2015 in conjunction with the Princeton Pi Day & Einstein Birthday Party that will be held in Princeton New Jersey. Einstein's birthday was March 14th the numeric equivalent of Pi! Princeton, NJ celebrates the amazing coincidence like no other city on earth! DSRC will join in celebrating this occasion with an amateur radio special event station.
TIME: 1300 UTC to 1900UTC (9am EDT to 3pm EDT)
FREQUENCIES: 14.314 MHz, 21.314 MHz, 28.314 MHz USB (40m, VHF/UHF simplex, as well as CW stations may also be operating)

To receive a special event QSL card send a self-addressed stamped business envelope along with your QSO information (call sign, state abbreviation, band, UTC time of contact)



Start Date: 04/18/2015
End Date: 04/18/2015
Location: Barak Shrine Temple
6620 Frontage Road
Monroe, LA 71201
Website: http://w5ea.org/hamfests.html
Sponsor: Twin City Ham Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.85 (no PL tone)
Public Contact: Jim Ragsdale    , W5LA    
111 Eagle Lake Drive West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: 318-396-9529
Email: w5la@arrl.net





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Northeast Louisiana Hamfest 17-18 April




New Meeting Location

Gulfport Fire Station #1 1515 23rd ave Gulfport, Ms.






Repeater Info


Repeater W5SGL at 146.730- 136.5 Tone (open repeater) located

30deg 25' 55" 88deg 57' 23"

Ms Coast Amateur Radio Emergancy Service, Weather, and Training Net every Tuesday evening begining at 7PM local time. Tech night and open mic night every tuesday after the ARES net 7:30-745 pm


Meetings and Testing


We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 P.M. at Gulfport Fire Station #1 1515 23rd ave, Gulfport,  & Testing is the 1st. Saturday of each month at 10:00 A.M. with registration starting at 09:30 A.M. at American Medical Response Inc (AMR) 12020 Intraplex Pkwy, Gulfport (2nd traffic light, south of I-10 & Cowan-Lorraine Road, west on Intraplex Parkway)



                                               P.O. Box 1785 Gulfport, Ms. 39502  


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