A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club May 2008


 Bible Verse

Psalm 122: 'Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem'  A Song of Ascents. Of David. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!” Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. When we share, we experience a spiritual connection. Jerusalem--built as a city that is bound firmly together. To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD. For there the thrones for judgment were set up, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers.” For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, “Peace be within you.” For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.



Technician licensing class

The Meridian Amateur Radio Club (MARC) has scheduled a Technician licensing class at the LEMA/911 building, 2525 14th Street, Meridian, MS The class will be held in Six, 2.5 hour sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:30pm beginning 27 May and ending 12 June, 2008 There will be a test session on the 14th of June 2008 at 1:00pm for all class licenses. There is a fee of $14 for the ARRL-VE FCC examination payable by check or money order to ARRL-VE. No cash please. Pre-registration will be required for the class and the test session. Please include your name, phone number, e-mail address, or any point of contact information we may need.

To prepare for the Technician License classes, you will need the latest copy of "The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual". You can obtain the manual directly from the ARRL (item #9639/ISBN 0-87259-963-9) at The manual is a good reference guide for future use. The normal price for the book is $24.95 plus shipping and handling.

The Meridian Amateur Radio Club does not charge any fee for the class but we highly recommend that you purchase the manual. A local Bookstore may be able to order the manual for you if they are not in stock. Feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions or comments.

Richard Morefield, AE5FE
Meridian Amateur Radio Club
Home: 601-632-4104

Atlantic Hurricane Names for 2008

For every year, there is a pre-approved list of names for tropical storms and hurricanes. These lists have been generated by the National Hurricane Center since 1953. At first, the lists consisted of only female names; however, since 1979, the lists alternate between male and female.
Hurricanes are named alphabetically from the list in chronological order. Thus the first tropical storm or hurricane of the year has a name that begins with "A" and the second is given the name that begins with "B." The lists contain names that begin from A to W, but exclude names that begin with a "Q" or "U."
There are six lists that continue to rotate. The lists only change when there is a hurricane that is so devastating, the name is retired and another name replaces it.

2008 Hurricane Names



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