MERIDIAN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB NEWS LETTER
President: Howard N5NML (A)
Vice Pres: Howard N5NML
Secretary: Bill Robinson KB5ASR
Treasurer: John Davis W5DEJ
Club meets every Saturday 10 A.M. at Queen City Truck Stop. All visitors and new members are welcome. Some folks come early for breakfast.
Don't forget to check into the Tuesday evening 2-meter net at 7 P.M. each week on 146.700. Any announcements, emergency traffic, or a simple hello and 73 can be passed along to others. Let us know how you are doing. Net controller is Bill KB5ASR. THANK HIM FOR A GREAT JOB.
Field day is on June 22 & 23 at Okatibbee Reservoir Dam East Bank Pavilion. Fish Fry will be held Saturday evening around 4 o'clock. Overnight camping will be permitted. Bring wife and kids. Come join the fun and fellowship.
At the time of printing the controller for our repeater has not arrived. We will need help with installation. Any volunteers are welcome.
Next testing session in Meridian will be in September for all who wish to upgrade their license.
For WD5HLD - Sunspots are low and should be expected to stay that way throughout the rest of this year. The minimum is centered around April though June of this year. An average flux of 72 for June 1996 and also October 1996 though February 1997 is expected. Spring of 1998 should present a radically different picture. By then the average flux will climb toward 100. By April 1999, the average solar flux is projected to be 158, rising to 192 a year later! The next cycle is expected to peak near the turn of the century - in August 2000. This information according to Tad Cook, KT7H, Seattle, WA
( Thanks Don, for asking )
Treasurer Report: Our Treasurer says we still need $380.00 more funding for our new repeater. If anyone has any extra cash lying around, please mail your contributions to John Davis, 2215 28th Ave, Meridian, MS 39301
If you have not paid your dues, please do so as soon as possible.
Call Darrell KC5UED @ 485-7568 to place an add, news letter suggestions, an article you would liked published, complaints, suggestions, likes and dislikes.
GREAT WAYS TO COPE WITH STRESS
RELAX, TAKE EACH DAY ONE AT A TIME, AND TALK ON YOUR RADIO EVERYDAY
GET UP 15 MINUTES EARLIER
PREPARE FOR THE MORNING THE NIGHT BEFORE
AVOID TIGHT FITTING CLOTHES
AVOID RELYING ON CHEMICAL AIDS
STAND UP AND STRETCH
SET APPOINTMENTS AHEAD
DON'T RELY ON MEMORY -- WRITE IT DOWN
PRACTICE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
MAKE DUPLICATE KEYS
BECOME A BETTER LISTENER
SAY "NO" MORE OFTEN
AVOID NEGATIVE PEOPLE
USE YOUR TIME WISELY
SIMPLIFY MEAL TIMES
ALWAYS MAKE COPIES OF IMPORTANT PAPERS
REPAIR ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY
GET TO WORK EARLY
LOOK AT PROBLEMS AS CHALLENGES
PET A FRIENDLY DOG/CAT
SAY SOMETHING NICE TO SOMEONE
WALK IN THE RAIN
CLEAN OUT A CLOSET
TAKE A BUBBLE BATH
SAY A PRAYER
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
STOP SAYING NEGATIVE THINGS TO YOURSELF
DEVELOP YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR
SAY HELLO TO A STRANGER
LOOK UP AT THE STARS
PRACTICE BREATHING SLOWLY
KEEP A JOURNAL
LISTEN TO A SYMPHONY
READ A STORY
QUIT TRYING TO "FIX" OTHER PEOPLE
WORK AT BEING CHEERFUL AND OPTIMISTIC
MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT FREELY PRAISE OTHER PEOPLE
DO EVERYTHING IN MODERATION
TALK LESS & LISTEN MORE (you know who you are)
Have a Great Month
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