A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club December 2007


Merry Christmas

 Bible Verse

1 Corinthians 12:27-13:3 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

2008 Officers Elected

During the Christmas Party on December 1st new officers for 2008 were elected:

President: Doug Stevenson KD5GBQ
Vice President: Darrell Hover W5MAV
Secretary: Bill Robinson KB5ASR
Treasurer: Debbie Hover KD5JYJ



Treasurer Report

We end this year in pretty good shape. Thank you for your support. Please bring your 2008 dues to the Checker Board Restaurant on Saturday mornings or mail them to the address below. One of the most frequently asked questions that I hear is how much are my DUES? Dues are:

  • $23.00 per Year per Member
  • $25.00 per Year for Family
  • $15.00 per year if 65 or older

    c/o Debbie Hover
    11785 Nancy Drive
    Collinsville, MS 39325

Merry Christmas! 73, KD5JYJ



LEMA Staff Christmas Dinner

The LEMA Staff Christmas Dinner will be held 17 December 2007 at 1900 hrs. (7:00 pm) at the LEMA Office.  Each of you are invited and bring your spouse, friend, family member/s, or potential member.  Meat dishes will be provided as will be drinks.  Brenda is making a dessert.  Check with Dot to see what you need to bring.

Last years dinner was very nice and those of us that attended enjoyed it.  We all would love to see you there.

For information on what you could bring please contact Dot Vance at (601) 482-5530 or

Hope to see you there.

Jim/LEMA 12


Newton County ARES Repeater

Hello to all. We have finally got the repeater up and going. the frequency is 147.240 with a tone of 103.5. we plan to move the Newton County ARES net to this repeater next Thursday at 7:00pm. This is an open repeater so any Ham can check in the and use the repeater. It is a repeater we can be proud of. FRED WB5GUD




“For want of a letter, a word was lost.
   For want of a word, a message was lost.
     For want of a message, a life was lost.”



DO ------ Say the call sign of the station you are turning it over to, followed by your call sign and the proword "OVER."  (In Morse it is K or KN)
DON'T - Transmit until you hear the proword "OVER."  (In Morse it is K or KN)

DO ----- Use the proword ROGER to acknowledge that the last transmission was heard and understood.  In Morse it is R (didahdit).
DON'T - Use "ROGER" to answer in the AFFIRMATIVE or at the end of a transmission.

DO ------ USE BREVITY when originating or helping someone else to originate a message text.
DON'T -  EVER CHANGE a message text once it has been sent.  (Even if you think you might clarify or improve it.)

DO ----- Use X as a separator.  NO punctuation is ever used except the slant bar (/ ). Example: K6SOJ/7
DON'T - Use X for a period, a decimal, or a dot. Example: 146.52 is sent as 146R52 (in Morse), and said (in  voice) as "WUN FO-WER SIX ROMEO FIFE TOO" speak slowly and clearly.  (It will save time!)

DO ----- On voice (SSB, FM, etc.) use brevity.  Just as you would in Morse.
DON'T - Say extra and unnecessary words such as "Check", "Going to",  "Message Text", or "Signature".

DO ------ Use proper prowords on voice (example: say "break" between the address and the text and between the text and the signature in a RADIOGRAM), and use the proper prosigns in Morse. (example: BT between the address and the text and between the text and the signature)
DON'T - Say "AA" or "Alpha Alpha" (or worse yet: "next line") after each line in an address in voice, but DO send AA in Morse.

DO ------ After establishing contact with a receiving station, begin a message relay (in voice) with "Follows message number 1".
DON'T - Change a message number along the way.  It remains the same from beginning to end.

DO ----- Use as few words as necessary.
DON'T - Use as many extra and superfluous words and as many extemporaneous and explanatory words as you possibly can think of in order to display your vast and extensive vocabulary and language skills in order to say what you have to say and don't repeat yourself over and over and over and over and over and over and in conclusion before I say my very best of the best of the best 73s to you and yours let me say at this time that one "by golly" is one "by golly" too golly!




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