A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club November 2018


 Bible Verse

1 Peter‬ ‭2:15-17 / “For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.”‭‭‬ (ASV)‬‬


Happy Thanksgiving



President's Report

Hello all,

I'm sure that most of you have noticed that the repeater is back in operation and have noticed that it is not up to peak efficiency. It is running on the lower antenna only and not at maximum efficiency due to the SWR on the antenna. We are running a tuner in place to help with this until we can get someone up the tower to repair our two antennas. We can use some help with this from our members in the community, you don't have to be a member of the club to do this, but you can donate to keep one of the oldest repeaters in the area on the air.

Our next thing on the list is our Christmas social. We need to start planning for it and getting ready to elect our officers for next year. Come join the meeting and make your nomination for office. Also the meeting for the month of November will be held on the second weekend because of an event being held on the first weekend for a family in need of support.

The packet station at LEMA will be back on as soon as we get some lightning arrestors installed, hopefully when this is finished the system can be left on for continuous operation. Also we are working on having an HF data link in operation as well in the future, this may also be used for Winlink as well later on.

See you at the meeting November 10th @ 10am

Charles Grisham KB5SZJ



Next MARC Business Meeting

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



Montgomery Hamfest 2018 and ARRL Alabama Section Convention

Alcazar Shrine Temple
555 Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL
Saturday, November 10, 2018 / Doors open at 8:30



Quote of the Month

"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving." --Mother Teresa



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