Welcome to Tippah Amateur Radio Association's Homepage
Tippah Amateur Radio Association (TARA) is an affiliated member club of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and is assigned the FCC club callsign K5DGL with WA5TMC the license trustee.
Amateur Radio Association meets on an as-needed basis. The meetings are held at the Tippah County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
The EOC is
located on the grounds of the Tippah County Hospital, directly across
the "side" street from Stone's Jewelry, all at the intersection of
Highway 15 North and North Main Street. The TARA maintains the HF
and VHF antenna systems at the EOC as part of the organization's
commitment to emergency communications preparedness.
MEMBERSHIP: Full (voting) membership in TARA is open to any licensed Amateur Radio
Operator in the Ripley/Tippah County/North Mississippi area.
Associate membership is open to anyone with a genuine interest in
Amateur Radio. Officers must be residents of Tippah County, but
all are welcome to attend our meetings.
AFFILIATION: The Tippah Amateur Radio Association is an affiliated organization of
The American Radio Relay League. The ARRL is the national
organization of Ham Radio Operators, and as such, League membership is
strongly recommended, particularly since affiliation requires that 51%
or more of our members are also League members. For more
information on the ARRL, and on Ham Radio in general, go to their
website at http://www.arrl.org.
REPEATER: The TARA supports the Pine Grove Repeater (a privately owned system),
and recommends all local amateurs have the capability of operation on
this system. The repeater is located near the ETV tower just East
of Pine Grove, MS near the Tippah/Prentiss County line. The
system includes remote voter receivers located around the area, and is
an "open" system. The frequency split is 144.59/145.19 with
a tone of 110.9Hz. While construction is ongoing, the repeater is
currently up for operation and testing. Once testing is complete,
have all the gear
mounted, the remote receivers will be located in Tupelo (at the
Hospital), New Albany, Falkner, Corinth, Pontotoc, Belmont and
A STORM-READY COMMUNITY: Thanks to work from Amy, N5TBB and Tom, KD5SBC, Ripley has been awarded
status as a "Storm Ready Community" by the National Weather Service.
The standards were specific and rigorous, and Ripley is one of
the first in the Mid-South to be awarded this status. Congrats!
Make A Difference
Volunteer - Learn - Enjoy
Would you like to make a difference in the world? ....... Have you been searching for a way to do that? ....... Your Amateur Radio License can help you to accomplish that goal.
TARA is known to several
agencies that are interested in having amateur
radio support during emergency situations. These agencies are impressed by the group's
training and ability to get messages through when normal communications
fail. TARA is interested in expanding to serve these agencies more efficiently.
We would like to extend an invitation for you to expand with us.
Don't have your Amateur Radio License yet? That's not a problem. TARA members can assist you in becoming licensed. All you need is a sincere desire. After you are licensed we will continue to help you achieve higher classes of your license. We will also show you what
training is available for emergency services and how to obtain it. We will help you learn new
modes of operation and vital communications skills.
You can make a difference, and you can have fun doing it.
For more information come to one of our meetings or email us.
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