A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club December 2019



Happy Christmas

Bible Verse

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son / Matthew 1:18-25
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[g] (which means “God with us”).

When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.



President's Report

Hello all,

It's time for the last meeting of the year and time for the annual Christmas dinner. Join us this Saturday for the meeting and let's plan on the events ahead. Also we have new hams in the area. Lets congratulate them and welcome them with open arms.

See you at the meeting.

73's Charles, KB5SZJ



Vice President Report

I renewed my ticket through 2/2/2030 so I expect to be around another 10 years. Net call is still on Tuesday at 19:00 Hours. Have a Merry Christmas.

KF5ETN Keep on Praying



Next MARC Business Meeting

The next business meeting will be held at the Checker Board Restaurant on Saturday, December 7th beginning at 10 A.M. Come join us for breakfast, coffee and fellowship.



MARC Christmas Party at Checker Board Restaurant

We will have a Christmas Party get-together on Saturday December 14th at The Checker Board Restaurant at 11 a. m. We will be purchasing our own lunch. With this in mind we will not be meeting for breakfast and coffee Saturday morning.

I just received this by way of an app we use for LEMA. One of our members is asking for help for a family. We will discuss this more at the Christmas party on Saturday. Please see message below. Thanks!

73’ Charles, KB5SZJ

I am asking for help with a Meridian family. I have a co-worker that has been struggling for several years and can not get ahead. She has 4 children. Her youngest is 4 and her oldest is 18. Her husband is unable to work and has been denied disability twice so far. The 18 year old stays home to watch his baby sister and help his dad get around the house. She is behind on a bill right now. She has been crying to me because she has no money or any way of making extra money so her kids can have a Santa and a gift for Christmas. Salvation Army and Wesley House turned her down. If you are able to help me out with making sure these sweet kids have a Christmas please let me know. Any amount or gift is very much appreciated. Any money I collect I will have another LEMA member with me to help shop. Thank you so much for any help you can give.

Christmas Party 2019 BLESSED

Christmas Party 2019 BLESSED

Christmas Party 2019 BLESSED


SKYWARN Recognition Day

SKYWARN Recognition Day is December 7, 2019. During the SKYWARN™ Special Event operators will meet and visit with NWS offices staff and will be able to contact other radio operators at National Weather Service or NWS stations and others across the world.

The ham station WX5JAN at the Jackson, MS NWS will be open and active for this event. All though this event is a 24 hour event, we will have our station open from 12-7-2019 @ 8am till ..... If you are interested in coming out to see your local NWS office and station, the doors will be open... Please RSVP to this email if you are planning to attend so we can plan accordingly. Plan now to attend....

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property.

Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN™ volunteers across the country. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative.

During the SKYWARN™ Special Event operators will visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.

Feel free to share this with your local clubs and republish as needed...

Wm. Robert (billy bob) Sekul, N5XXX



Sumter County Amateur Radio Club

The SCARC has a new Fusion repeater on the air just below Livingston, Alabama FM 146.640 with a neg offset and a 210.7 tone.



Quote of the Month

“Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.” – Ann Garnett Schultz



Have a BLESSED month!


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