Jasper County ARES Group (KF5KDC)

ARES,RACES,SKYWARN and Search & Rescue

Join Us Thursday Nights at 7:30pm CST on the  147.135 MHz DCS tone 023 repeater.  


We are the Jasper County ARES Group (JCAG) - KF5KDC of  Jasper County, Mississippi. We are devoted to Emergency Communication, Community Services and the advancement of Amateur Radio. We were founded in October of 2010 by WV1Q, KF5HGO and KF5JJV. We handle Amateur Radio Operations, Emergency Communications and Disaster Medical First Responders for Heidelberg Fire Dept.& Rescue, Heidelberg Police Dept., Jasper County Communities, Jasper Co. Sheriff Office and Jasper County Emergency Management Agency (JCEMA).



What is ARES?

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.


ARES membership requirements

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES.  Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES.  Please inquire at the local level for specific information.  Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

ARES Duty Officer  For KF5KDC 

 Roger Smith, KG5WJM (Emergency Coordinator)





HEARS District 6


The Hospital Emergency Amateur Radios System District 6 (HEARS) conducts a weekly controlled net each Thursday at 11:00am on the W5FQ repeater 146.700MHz (-)(pl 100Hz). The purpose of this net is to test District 6 HEARS, and to provide a forum for the discussion of related topics.