A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club September 2016


 Bible Verse

1 Peter 4:7-8 / The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (NIV)




Last month Charlie asked for comments from anyone that might be interested in participating in an introduction to a packet training class. To this date we have had zero response. Is there any interest in a class about building antennas? Please send any request to:

73' W5MAV



Next MARC Business Meeting

The next business meeting will be held at IHOP Restaurant on Tuesday evening, September 6th, 2016 beginning at 6 PM. Come join us!



Lauderdale County Backbone Mobile

On August 12, 2016 Larry Clark, WB5AKR, successfully tested his Lauderdale County Backbone Mobile. His mobile van consists of the following equipment.

Kenwood TS-2000 HF, VHF, UHF.
Packet 145.010
40 Meters 7087.0 RMS Express P2P and Winlink.
FLDIGI software for all sound card modes
Yaseu 3200. 65 watts mobile for analog/digital and voice
HP ENVY Laptop Computer- I core 7, 64 bit, Flash drive

In the event of the loss of Internet, cell, and land line service his communications plan calls for him to visit 10 selected government and civil entities providing AUXCOMM communication services as needed.




Dale Hankins, KB5VE, from Hattiesburg has indicated he would like to attend a club meeting as a guest speaker. Dale is the ARES DEC for the Hattiesburg area and is doing great work in the emergency communications field.

This message is to let you know that KB5SZJ is working on a date and time for Dale to come up and speak with local amateur radio operators. Please be on the lookout for future. notifications of the special meeting. Date and time to be announced on local 2-meter net.



Minutes from Business Meeting

The MARC held the August Meeting at 6 P. M. @ IHOP on North Frontage Road in Meridian, MS.

Present: Charles Grisham President KB5SZJ
Donna Harrison Secretary KD5GWM
Rick Morefield AE5FE ARES
Ted Valentine KG5IAX & his son.
Frank Buckley V. P. KF5ETN

All present spoke on the repeater and what could be done to improve it. We also discussed the field day totals and that all in the area shared the similar troubles. Rick updated us on both his family issues and the weather room at the EOC. Keith McCary (not able to attend) expressed it was nice to see the meetings in the evenings. We may continue this if the numbers pick up.



Quote of the Day

Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change. Life's too short to be anything... but happy.

- Anonymous


Have a great month


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