Zero Beat 11 2014

Mid-South Amateur Radio Association

Next meeting

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:30 pm.

Hibachi Buffet at 6196 Elmore

The next meeting will be at a different place and a little earlier because it is an eating meeting. We will meet at the Hibachi Buffet at 6196 Elmore Park Rd in Bartlett. It is at the corner of Elmore Park and Stage Rd. close to the Bartlett Post Office.

They have an excellent buffet with all kinds of American and Chinese food. They also have a cooked to order Hibachi Grill and fresh sushi. The cost is in the $10 range.


The Main focus of the meeting will be elections with a very short program on “alligators” to follow.

The following have volunteered to run in 2015;

President Dennis Foster

Vice-President Roger Schlichter

Secretary Tony Brignole

Treasurer Art Barnett

Board Member Lance Morris

Board Member Jeff Krause

Board Member Rick Kanschat

Former Board member Ron Rubin is moving to the Philadelphia area with his wife, Janet Souza, who has accepted a teaching position in the area. Ron and Janet have been great members and we will miss them both. Rick Kanschat has been our treasurer this past year and would like to step back because of his work load at LeBonheur. We have been fortunate to get Art Barnett to volunteer to be our treasure. This is an important job that requires someone to keep track of the finances and membership dues paid.

A very short [I promise] program on alligators will follow. I will shoot for 20-30 minutes max.

St. Jude Marathon

Roger Schlichter needs help!!! He advises that he still needs some help with the St. Jude Marathon on December 6. If you can help, please contact Roger at It is a fun event for an extremely good cause.


FreeFest has been approved by the ARRL as an officially sanctioned event. It is scheduled for Saturday April 11, 2015. Make your plans accordingly.

Christmas Party at Coletta’s on December 4

The party this year will be a joint party with Tri-State. We will have a fixed price menu of 6-8 popular items that will include salad, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage. You can still order wine and food from the menu if you have special dietary restrictions. Cost should be in the $20 per head range. More info coming as soon as we get the menu in firmed up and in hand.