A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club May 2017


 Bible Verse

Zephaniah 3:17 / The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. (NIV)




President's Report

Hello all,

Well I kind of let this one slip up on me and with such short notice for the next MARC meeting if no one opposes then we can have it this Saturday morning beginning around 10am at the Checkerboard. I’m sure everyone else has been like me and enjoying this weather and spending as much time as possible out in it, I know I have.

73’s Charles



Next MARC Business Meeting

The next business meeting will be held at the Checker Board Restaurant on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 beginning at 10 A.M. Come join us for breakfast, coffee and fellowship.



East, MS, Amateur Radio Group BPQ BBS is back on the air

Due to popular demand, the East, MS, Amateur Radio Group (EMTARG) BPQ BBS is back on the air.


3586 Dial.


RMS Express Winlink mode

This BBS is provided for the use of all properly licensed amateur radio operators. Particularly for amateurs associated with ARES who need an effective and efficient way to communicate during an emergency. Other communication services provided by EMTARG include a 24/7 P2P station operated by WB5AKR on the BBS frequency. (Manual forwarding provided.) Also the EMTARG will conduct a HF Skywarn net as needed and as NCS operators are available. (on 3586) Plus, training on the FLDIGI suite of software is available. For the one on one training on FLDIGI contact the BBS Sysop.




Lauderdale Repeater Group w5LRG
146.970 - ki5fw/R (pl 100hz)
444.500 + w5LRG/R
145.410- no5c/R w/100hz tone access

GE to all: As some of you already know that it is the time of year for both the Lauderdale Repeater Group and Meridian Amateur Radio Club to jointly pay for Liability Insurance to cover both groups and repeater sites. This year’s premium remains the same price of $325.00 for a one year policy. Both groups will pay half of the premium ($162.50 each). I urge everyone to help pay for this expense. If you use any one of / or both repeaters just remember these things do not stay on the air all by themselves. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Dennis NO5C

Contributions can be mailed to:
Lauderdale Repeater Group w5LRG
c/o: Dennis Carpenter
7760 Vanzyverden Road
Meridian, MS 39305



Fayette County Amateur Radio Club Presents “Frog-Fest 2017”

We are bring back the old Fayette Alabama Tailgate from a few years ago. It will be held at the same place, by the lake at Fayette's Guthrie Smith Park. Anyone wanting more info can e-mail me here at

Saturday, May 6,2017 8:00am till 1:00pm at Fayette's Guthrie Smith Park at the Big Pavilion Just off of US Hwy 43 North Adjacent to the Fayette Airport (M95) Fayette, AL. See flyer here:

Thanks and 73,
Grady L. Evans W4GLE



Quote of the Day

Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't do this or that. That's nonsense. Make up your mind, you'll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all the games you can. Go anywhere you want to. But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible.

- Sir Douglas Bader, a British fighter pilot who lost both legs in a flying accident, but still fought in World War Two. He was knighted for his work with the disabled, and the quote above is from his talk to a 14-year-old boy who had lost a leg in a car accident.


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