THE SPARK GAP A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club September 2001
Bible Verse - James 1:27
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. NIV
September Business Meeting
Minutes from September business meeting held August 25, 2001
1. Club has obtained a rack cabinet for the club repeater.
2. Constitution and By-laws rewording is in progress. Club officers will make the necessary changes and submit the final draft to members at the October business meeting on October 6th (see MARC website to review Constitution and By-laws).
Please note proposed revisions below:
Text added to preamble - to encourage and promote amateur radio communications preparedness, and to make the resources of the Club available to concerned organizations, within the extent of our ability to provide amateur radio communications, in case of national or local emergencies.
Added - ARTICLE VII and ARTICLE VIII.
Updated By-laws - 4. DUES
3. Club has purchased two large capacity gel-cells for repeater as a part of the rack project.
4. Club votes to accept donation of UHF commercial repeater with hopes of converting to amateur use.
UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR
Community Day at Bonita Lakes Mall - 8 AM
Section Emergency Test - 8 AM
VE'S at LEMA at 7:00 PM
ARRL Day in the Park at 9:00 AM in McKee Park in Starksville - tours of MFJ plants to follow.
IMPORTANT! Business meeting at truck stop at 10:00 AM (Make plans to attend) A vote to accept wording changes to the Constitution and By-laws will be needed in order for "non-profit" status to take place. Your VOTE and ATTENDANCE is needed!
Weather spotter's class at NAS at 1:00 PM.
Boy Scout JOTA will be held. Location and time will be announced.
ARRL Day in the Park VE Exam
The Kosciusko VE Team will conduct an FCC license testing session during the ARRL Day in the Park, September 29 at 2 PM after the picnic in the MFJ building. If you plan to take an exam, it will help the VE Team immensely, if you will:
1. Bring the original and a copy of your current license.
2. Bring the original and a copy of any outstanding CSCE.
3. Bring a photo ID or 2 non-photo ID's.
4. Bring the exam fee of $10.00 in correct change.
Bob Ray, K 5 V V A
The Mississippi Valley "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
In the winter of 1811-12, the central Mississippi Valley was struck by three of the most powerful earthquakes in U.S. history. Even today, this region has more earthquakes than any other part of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. Government agencies, universities, and private organizations are working to increase awareness of the earthquake threat and to reduce loss of life and property in future shocks. Read the complete article at: http://quake.usgs.gov/prepare/factsheets/NewMadrid/index.html
I found this very interesting and informative. Thank you WB5OCD for sending this in!
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