May 2011

Mid-South Amateur Radio Association - Club Meeting Minutes May 19, 2011

Location: Northeast Police Precinct (Appling Farms Parkway) 6850 Whitten Bend Cove, Memphis, TN 38133

Attendance: Vice-President Del Earnheart (AJ4EM), Secretary Linda Ware (KJ4ELL), Attendance: 8. Note: A lot of people are traveling to the Dayton Hamvention.

Welcome: Meeting called to order by Del at 7:00 p.m. Introductions; introductory comments.

Minutes for previous meeting posted on MARA website ( and printed copies, along with Treasurer’s Report available on front table. Motioned (Bill KB4SQV), seconded (Frank KA4SJM), and accepted as posted by attending membership. Treasurer's Report sent out and distributed to attendees from John Parish (KD4EUZ). Motioned (Bill KB4SQV), seconded (Ned KA4BLL), and accepted (viva voce).

Old Business: Application forms are available for anyone who needs to update their information and/or pay 2011 dues.

New Business: The next order of business will be FIELD DAY set for Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, 2011 at Cox Park in Collierville. This will be addressed at the next meeting.

Announcements: Ned (KA4BLL) needs about four more volunteers (6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) this Sunday, May 22, for the Memphis in May Triathlon in Tunica starting at Harrah’s. Talk-in is the 146.91- repeater with a 107.2 Hz tone; event will be handled on 146.55 simplex.

Program: A half-hour video from Tektronix on the design and manufacture of circuit boards from the mid-eighties. Even though dated, the principals are the same.

Program followed by Q&A and discussion.

Motion to close (Linda KJ4ELL), seconded (Ray KJ4DUE), and adjourned by Del at 7:40 p.m.

Notes: Next meeting is scheduled for June 16th.

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Linda Ware (KJ4ELL)