Oct 2010

Mid-South Amateur Radio Association – Club Meeting Minutes October 21, 2010

Location: Northeast Police Precinct (Appling Farms Parkway) 6850 Whitten Bend Cove,

Memphis, TN 38133

Attendance: President Lance Morris (N4GMT), Vice-President Tony Brignole (WA4KHN),

Treasurer John Parish (KD4EUZ), Secretary John Cummings (N4BKN), Total: 20

Welcome: Meeting called to order by Lance at 7:00 p.m.; Introductions of all attendees.

Minutes from previous club meeting motioned and accepted as posted on website.

Treasurer’s report by John Parish read, motioned, and accepted by attending membership.

Membership/renewal forms available at sign-in desk. Please update your information.

Old business: MS Office 2010 disks should be available by the next meeting per conversation

with Randy VanVoorhis (W4RMV). Discussion of issues with Windows 7.

New business: None

Announcements: Tony – Next meeting will be held at clubhouse November 18, 2010 at 6 p.m. Sign-up sheet for head count. Set-up the night before; need volunteers. Location is 2417 Lacosta Drive, Bartlett, map on website. Meeting will include the election of club officers and Board members for 2011, a gourmet fish fry, and sale like a mini hamfest. Guests are welcome. Introduction of candidates recommended by nominating committee. Christmas party to be held on the regular meeting night at 6:30 p.m., December 16, 2010 at Coletta’s, http://colettas.net/dinner_menu.html. Sign-up sheet for head count. Need prizes and gifts for party – not necessarily ham-related. Mark if for male or female only.

University of Memphis Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory is looking for men and women over the age of 60 for an 8-12 week resistance training study. Contact Dr. Zsolt Murlasits or Jacob Reed at 901-678-3479 or zmrlsits@memphis.edu or jpreed1@memphis.edu.

Ham (W4GMM) is conducting a Wire Antenna Class on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 5955 Yale Road, Memphis. Christ Church Bartlett class will start at 9:00 a.m. and last 4 to 5 hours. Will be finished in time for the fox hunt that day. E-mail Ham@msars.com to register. There is no charge for the class. Materials will be available for purchase.

Dennis (KJ4BDU) needs volunteers for the Bartlett Christmas Parade to be held on December 4, 2010. Contact: kj4bdu@arrl.net to help out and get all the info.

Roger (WR4R) needs over 50 volunteers for the St. Jude Marathon, December 4, 2010. Contact: wr4r@bellsouth.net to help out and get all the info and early assignments.

FREEFEST donating to LeBonheur again this year. Will need some quality prizes to promote ticket sales. FREEFEST is Saturday April 9, 2011, same location: Bartlett Station Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134

Program: Coax Testing – How to test and evaluate a piece of old coax. A very informative,

instructive, and entertaining presentation by Tony, covering coax issues, fittings,

BNC, RAC, testing methods, and mention of a future project for a home-built TDR.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. by Lance.

Respectfully submitted by Linda Ware (KJ4ELL)