A monthly publication of the Meridian Amateur Radio Club October 2020


 Bible Verse

James 3:3-6
When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.



President's Report

Hello all,

I'd like to start this letter off with an announcement... we have a new ham in the area. One of our fair cities own firemen took their test in Laurel a week ago and came out with his tech license. I am happy to say he has an interest in the digital part of radio and seems to be eager to learn. He also told me that he knows of a couple more in the department that would like to get their tickets as well. This is a welcomed new addition to our great hobby. More to come as myself and some others work with these people to help them with their transition to a great new hobby for them.

Last month I made an error in the numbers passed by WB5AKR, it should have been just a little over one thousand. Still a lot of messages passed. The WX5MEI packet station has been on for two solid months now with only a few set backs and hopefully it will soon be moved back to the EOC. I almost have it ready to return with just a few more minor adjustments.

Please keep Brother Frank KF5ETN in your prayers.

The repeater insurance has been paid but we still need donations to offset the bill.

Also make plans to join us for the meeting this Saturday at the Western Sizzlin at 11am.

73's Charles Grisham KB5SZJ



Next MARC Business Meeting

The next business meeting will be held at the Western Sizzlin Restaurant located on North Frontage Road on Saturday, October 3rd beginning at 11 A.M. Come join us for iced tea , lunch, and fellowship. Mask are required to enter. We will meet in the back room, so we can space ourselves at least six feet apart. Hope you can join us!



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



Want to take a General class?


I've finally set the date for the online General Class. The class will start on Monday, October 5, 2020 and consist of eight, two-hour sessions starting at 9 pm EDT (6pm PDT) and running until 11 pm EDT (8pm PDT). The eight sessions will take place on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 5
  • Thursday, October 8
  • Monday, October 12
  • Thursday, October 15
  • Monday, October 19
  • Thursday, October 22
  • Monday, October 26
  • Thursday, October 29

The cost is $25 for adults. High school and college students can attend for free. If you’re a student, all you have to do to register is send an email to stating that you want to take the class. All others can register using PayPal or Amazon Pay here.

I’ll be using my No-Nonsense General-Class License Study Guide (for tests given between July 2019 and June 2023). It’s available as an ebook, paperback book, or audio book.

If you have any questions, please contact me.




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Quote of the Month

It is a glorious thing to know that your Father God makes no mistakes in directing or permitting that which crosses the path of your life. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter. It is our glory to trust him, no matter what. --- Joni Eareckson Tada



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