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Amateur Radio Club
Psalms 103:1-5: Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all
that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth
thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the
Meridian Volunteer Examiners
The Meridian Volunteer Examiners group administered exams Thursday
23 June ' 05 at the Bill Ethridge Lincoln Mercury dealership. Thanks
go out to them for use of their building. Thanks also to the VE's
that came to help with the exams. Dennis Carpenter ( VEC ) KI5FW,
Dan Wright KD5JLG, Russell Brown W5RB, John Hodge KD5QIQ, and Mel
We had three participants whom all passed the exam they came to take.
Two new Tech's and a new General. Robert Keuch from Epes , Al. made
Technician, Ralph Moore of Meridian Made Technician, and Jeffery Welch
of Louisville , Ms. upgraded to General class. There were no other
candidates. Congratulations to this trio and wish them a lifetime
of enjoyable moments on the " Ham " radio. Hope to hear
them on the airways soon.
73 Mel N5JCG
Hello all. The turn out for Field Day was not so good.
Even so, the ones that did participate had lots of fun. Field Day
takes lots of work. If we could get a few more operators involved,
it would be much easier on everyone involved. I hope we can make a
better effort for next year.
I recently read an article on the Internet titled: Drivers
using cell phones more likely to crash - New study also finds using
a hands-free device won't necessarily help. Copyright laws prohibit
me to republish it here, so I will simply publish a link to the article
if you would like to read it in its entirety: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8545779/
A recent insurance company study learned that drivers
that used cell phones while driving are four times more likely to
have an automobile accident. It further suggest that the use of a
hands-free device instead of a handheld phone while behind the wheel
will not necessarily improve your safety.
Why do I mention this article in a HAM radio publication?
We are all guilty of driving down the road talking on a VHF, UHF,
or HF radio. This 4 times more likely could certainly apply to us
as well. Please be aware of your habits and please take extra caution
while operating your radio and driving.
Have a safe month. 73, Darrell (W5MAV)
3905 Century Club
The 3905 Century Club is in need of Mississippi stations
to check in to the 75m early net so we can get QSOs for Worked All
States and other awards. Would you notify your members and see if
anyone is willing to check in so we can work them?
The net starts taking check ins at 0230 Zulu on 3.902 MHz. There
is a ragchew net on that freq until 0230z but they turn it over
to the 3905 Century Club 75m Early Net promptly at 0230 Zulu. I
really appreciate it and look forward to working Mississippi Stations.
73, Tom Edmonds (KI4GAK)
Hi, The 2004 International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend
took place over the weekend 21/22 August 2004 when over 380 lighthouse
stations were established in 52 countries. A full list of stations
with their details can be found at http://illw.net/2004_list.htm
This year the event will run from 0001 UTC 20 August
until 2359 UTC 21 August 2005. Guidelines for the International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend 2005 can be found at http://illw.net/index.html
So come and join the fun and let us have over 400
stations at lighthouses or lightships.
73 Mike GM4SUC email@example.com
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