A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club December 2003


Merry Christmas

 Bible Verse

The Birth of Jesus Luke 2:11-14 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." (NIV)

President's Report we are in December....the last business meeting's done, new officers are elected (sort of), and it's Christmas party time. The meeting / election on Saturday the 6th was sparsely populated.... I presume shopping and other activities had a lot of you busy. Thanks to those who did attend and participate. Three of last year's officers are returning for '04 with one new face, VP Michael, N5VWS. I'll look forward to working with all of them and all of you in '04.

MARC is different things to different people, I suppose. We support several missions, including one local repeater, a Volunteer Examiner team, and through the ARES program, Skywarn, LEMA, and Red Cross activities. I would hope that in the new year, we'll continue to support these worthwhile efforts and add some just-for-fun (and learning) operating events. I'll make every effort to keep it interesting and fun, which is what got most of us here in the first place. To do that, I need your help - I need feedback. I need to know what YOU want MARC to be doing. E-mail me: or catch me via radio or telephone and pass along an idea about what you'd like (or NOT like) to see the club doing. We need all the members we have and all the new (or returning) ones we can get. There's a place for everybody and every radio interest here at MARC.

That leads me to restate something that needs to be said once in a while for clarity. MARC welcomes all licensed amateurs, as well as non-hams with an interest in radio to attend any MARC function and to join as members if they're so inclined. We're glad to see hams (and their families) of any license class, and band/mode preference, including but not limited to: QRPers, DXers, Moon bouncers, rag-chewers, brass-pounders, county-hunters, contesters, SSTVers, PSK31ers, packeteers, foxhunters, and any other kind I've failed to mention. We're one of the least exclusive clubs around. If you love radio, we want you at our meetings and events. If you're a past member we haven't seen lately... I'd encourage you to try us again. Let's get '04 rolling with a healthy roster and lots of hope for the New Year. 73, Russ, W5RB  


Vice President’s Comments

Happy Holidays to all of you. May you have a very safe and happy holiday. Just remember the Reason for the Season. Thanks for allowing me to serve you as your V.P. for the last year. It was a very enlightening year. God bless you all. 73s KD5TOI  Joyce


Christmas Party 2003

Our annual Christmas party will be held at the residence of Dennis and Gayla Carpenter. The date has been set for Saturday, December 13th, beginning at 6 PM until.

Some of the ladies have decided they would like to swap gifts. Please limit the cost to $5. The men will take care of eating the food and swapping lies. Please bring your favorite dish if possible (not required). If you are not sure what to bring, please call Debbie (626-0053) or Gayla (679-5668) for a few suggestions. Look forward to seeing all of you. Please call Dennis or Gayla (679-5668) if you need directions or have any additional questions.

Merry Christmas. Have a good month! May God’s many blessings be with each of you. 73, W5MAV


 Directions to the home of Dennis (ki5fw), Gayla (kb5vad) Carpenter and their two Harmonics.  

Carpenters QTH
7760 Vanzyverden Road
Meridian, Ms 39305
ph. 679-5668

See map below

Talk in Frequencies

146.970/R (100hz tone)
3790 (CW)

If coming from Marion, Turn at the Shell Station onto Lizelia Road. Drive approx. one mile, the road will make a hard right turn. Just after the turn take a left onto Vanzyverden Road. Go Approx. 1/4 mile. We are the 3rd house on the right. There will be a HAM(S) sign at the end of the drive.

If you are coming from the Briarwood / Northeast Lauderdale road come down Vanzyverden Road nearly to the end. Look for the HAM(S) sign on your left. If you go too far Turn around, again we will be the 3rd house on your right.

Merry Christmas. Hope to see every one here! 73, de the Carpenters



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