A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club July 2019




 Bible Verse

Final Exhortations
Philippians 4:4-7 / Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.



President's Report




Next MARC Business Meeting

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





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: 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



AUGUST 10, 2019

The Shreveport Amateur Radio Association (SARA) is pleased to sponsor the 2019 Shreveport Hamfest. Browse the latest equipment from our featured vendors. Sell your used gear or find the perfect new or used equipment for your rig.

ADMISSION is $5.00. Raffle Tickets are $5.00 each or five for $20.00. Parking is free. Easy access. Hamfest Flyer.

The Hamfest offers great main prizes:
1st Prize, ICOM 7300 or $500 cash.
2nd Prize, Kenwood TS480SAT or $400 cash.
3rd Prize, Yaesu FT-2DR or $100 cash. and numerous door prizes.

Tune in on the 146.82 MHz (-600) SARA repeater. No tone. This frequency will be monitored to provide information or answer questions during the hamfest.




Huntsville Hamfest
The World's Friendliest Hamfest! Since 1954

Location: Von Braun Center South Hall
700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801

Over $5000 in Main door prizes and over $2500 in hourly door prizes for 2019 This year we are honored to be the Host of 2019 ARRL Alabama State Convention

Hamfest Hours: We will be open to the public Sat, 9:00–4:30 PM and Sun, 9:00–3:00 PM. Admission: is $10, under 12 free.

Talk-in: Will be on the 146.94 repeater, 100Hz tone, and the backup in case of failure will be on the 145.33-, 100Hz tone, repeater

Huntsville’s Wide Coverage D-STAR System is W4WBC: 145.36-, 443.425+, 1285+ and 1251 DD

Yaesu Digital Fusion Users: Use 147.14+, 100 Hz PL

DMR Users: DMR Networked System 442.275+. For Talk Group info, go to for more and code plugs.



Quote of the Day

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. Joel Osteen



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