A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio ClubFebruary 2020


Happy Valentines Day


 Bible Verse

Ephesians 5:25-33 / Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body.

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (NIV)



President's Report

Hello all,

Well the Jackson Hamfest has come and gone. I went and walked around for a few hours mainly just to catchup with some friends that I haven't seen for a while. I spent a little time with the Golden Triangle group and we had several good discussions. Only one vendor made an appearance this year so you didn't have a big selection of who to buy new equipment from. SERA was on hand to answer any questions you may have on your frequencies or coordination there of. I left shortly after 11 to head back to Meridian but not before spending a little time with Malcolm W5XX ( always good to see him at these events ).

Don’t miss the meeting this Saturday February 1st. We may have a drawing for a door prize if enough are present.

Next month I will report on how the new class went and possibly when and where the next one will be. See you at the meeting!

73's Charles Grisham KB5SZJ




Next MARC Business Meeting

The next business meeting will be held at the Checker Board Restaurant on Saturday, February 1st beginning at 10 A.M. Come join us for breakfast, coffee and fellowship.



Lt. Col. Robert D. “Dave” Scales KE5XZ (SK)

Regret to report the loss of another friend, Dave Scales.

Funeral services for Lt. Col. Robert D. “Dave” Scales will be held Friday at 11am at Druid Hills Methodist Church. Burial will follow at 2 pm at Mississippi Veterans Cemetery in Newton. Stephens Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Lt. Col. Scales, 72, of Collinsville, was retired from the MS Air National Guard where he served as a pilot, safety officer and flight instructor during his tour of duty. He also was an Amateur Radio Operator (HAM) and loved anything electronic. He constructed his own ham radio and was very active providing emergency communications during disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. He enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and was avid Gunsmoke fan. He loved life, his family and was a most devoted father to his children, grandfather and husband to Beverly for 50 years.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home.




Quote of the Month

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.

Bil Keane



Have a BLESSED month!


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