A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club August 2008



 Bible Verse

Psalm 111: 1-3  Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth forever.




Next business meeting will be at 10 A.M. on Saturday September 6th at the Checkerboard Restaurant located on South Frontage Road next door to the Best Western Motel. Management has set us up along the back wall so you will have to look for our setup when you come in. Remember that several of us meet every Saturday morning for breakfast. We would love to have a larger turn out so please try to join us for breakfast around 9:15 to 10:45.

73, Darrell, W5MAV

Motion to Amend Constitution

To All Voting Members of The Meridian Amateur Radio Club:

A Motion to amend the Club Constitution of By-Laws has been submitted with a 2nd. During the Regular Business Meeting of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club to be held on the 6th of September 2008, this Motion to Amend will be voted on. Below is the Motion to Amend that is to be decided. In that this will be a vote to amend the Clubs Constitution of By-Laws, all voting members are encouraged to attend.

Motion to Amend the Constitution

As required by the Meridian Amateur Radio Club Constitution of By-Laws, and in accordance with ARTICLE III of said Constitution, The following is submitted as a motion for discussion and amendment to the Constitution.

Whereas, Article V, sect 2, reads:

The officers of this club shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of members present, provided there be a quorum, at the January meeting.

Comes the proposed amendment to modify and accept to the Constitution the deletion of the word January, as written in Article V, sect 2 to be replaced with the word December, AMENDING Article V, sect 2 to read as:

The officers of this club shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of members present, provided there be a quorum, at the December meeting.

Rick AE5FE



VE Session

MARC’s VE team will conduct testing for all classes of Amateur Radio license at noon on Saturday, 8-23-2008, at the LEMA building at 14th street and 26th Avenue. Examinees need to bring identification, and originals and copies of any CSCEs, licenses , or other needed documents, along with the $14.00 exam fee. A check or money order is preferred. Those needing further info can contact me at the club address, , or call me at 601-917-9612.

Russ, W5RB



Results Field Day 2008

If I didn't mess up on the score, somehow the club members racked up 884 total points this year.  We could do a lot better with a larger number of participants on the radios.  We did have fun this year as we always do.  We are on the upward swing of the sunspot cycle so lets get busy and do some projects that will get us a better score next year. Jim/W5ED



Good News

Sometime during the month of July the Mississippi ARRL Membership reached the 1000 mark! This goal has taken a while to achieve as we recovered from Katrina (down to 825). Thanks to all of those clubs and individuals, who have actively recruited new members over the past couple of years. Now lets keep it at 1000!

Best 73 de W5XX
ARRL Mississippi Section Manager: Malcolm P. Keown



AA9PW Site

The link below is an outstanding tool you can use when studying for your amateur license. Most sites you go to will allow you to take sample tests of the length and breadth of the FCC questions used in the license class you are attempting to obtain. They are therefore random in nature. There may be other sites out there that will let you do the same thing but of those I have checked only this one was found.

The AA9PW site allows you to select both random tests and tests for only certain elements that you may be studying or having trouble with. If you are having trouble with the element that deals with safety you can select only that element and all the possible questions that you might be exposed to on the exam will appear so that you can work on only that element/s.

I hope this will be of help to you or someone you know who may be working on getting their license.

Jim / W5ED



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