A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club March 2019


 Bible Verse

Jesus Comforts His Disciples
John 14:1-4 / “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”



President's Report

Hello all,

Here it is March already and it seems like the year just started. We have lots of things going on so stay tuned. Our W5FQ digi is up and working well. Soon we will have another W5FQ station on for net check in on Tuesday nights. The details will be posted on the air soon. Come by and be apart of the meeting, we would love to have you.

73's Charles KB5SZJ




Next MARC Business Meeting

The next business meeting will be held at the Checker Board Restaurant on Saturday, March 2nd beginning at 10 A.M. Come join us for breakfast, coffee and fellowship.



Golden Triangle Volunteer Examiner Team

Some of you may have been aware but just in case you or someone you know might need to test on one of the following dates we will be happy to accommodate you free of charge in the world headquarters of MFJ enterprises. Pre registration and a FRN number are required. See below for a link for those who may need to acquire their FRN.

Testing conducted by the Golden Triangle Volunteer Examiner Team (GTVET) affiliated with the Laurel VEC. No test fees are charged or accepted.

VE testing schedule and contact information for MFJ Enterprises location Calendar year 2019.

Contact Doug Camp or 662-341-2345 or John Buckley or 662-549-5099

May 11 2019 9:00am

August 10 2019 9:00am

November 09 2019 9:00am

For applicants: Bring a photo ID and your license or a valid CSCE for upgrade if applicable. If unlicensed, you MUST HAVE a FCC Registration Number (FRN). You can register for an FRN using the link below. Click on "Register" and follow the instructions. Bring that 10-digit number with you.



Upcoming Hamfest


Thought I'd make sure you knew about the change in the Birminghamfest and a New one in Northport, the Black Warrior Hamfest.

BirmingHamfest (NEW VENUE)
Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2, 2019
Trussville Civic Center
5381 Trussville-Clay Road
Trussville, AL 35173

Black Warrior Hamfest (W4BWH)
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Echols Middle School
2701 Echols Ave
Northport, AL 35476
8:30AM til ??/
Admission: $8.00, Online: $6.00
Tables: $10.00 Available Online
VE Exams, Card Checking, Live Auction, Silent Auction. Food Trucks Onsite, Tailgating, Forums
Talk-In: Tall Tower 145.350 Neg Offset and PL 91.5

Thanks and 73,
Grady L. Evans W4GLE




Quote of the Day

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



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