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January 2007 Board Meeting

The Rib Mountain Repeater Association

Board of Directors

3 January 2007

WHRM-DTV Tech Workshop, Rib Mountain

 

 

Board members present:

Rich Maier KC9NW

Brian Seehafer N9ATQ

Dean Andrewjeski K9PT

Paul Nelles K9DB

Ken Rupe K9VXX

 

The meeting was called to order at 19:21 CST by Rich Maier KC9NW. 

 

Election of Officers:

 

The following officers were selected by consensus:

President Rich Maier KC9NW

            Vice-President Dean Andrewjeski K9PT

            Secretary Paul Nelles K9DB

            Treasurer Brian Seehafer N9ATQ

 

Secretary’s Report:

 

Minutes of the last board meeting of 20 February 2006 were approved as presented and posted on the website.

 

Reports:

K9PT: Autopatch to 911 should be functional. A problem with dialing has been resolved. The interface was dialing the seven-digit emergency number, which the cell company was not passing. The unit has been reprogrammed to dial 911 directly, which they must pass by law.

 

KC9NW gave a summary of the antenna and feedline configuration on the candelabra for the benefit of the two new board members.

 

K9PT gave a summary of the RF components.

 

K9PT reported that the five year lease for occupancy at the Brighton site has been obtained from the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. The copy was signed by President Rich Maier KC9NW and returned to Bob Wundrock of the ECB. It required payment of a $125 lease fee for the first year, effective 13 December 2006.

 

 

 

Regular Business:

 

N9ATQ motioned and K9VXX seconded that $125 be allocated for payment of the Brighton tower site lease. Passed unanimously.

 

Future meeting dates:

 

K9DB suggested holding a board meeting early in February and invite the Marathon County ARES EC Mike Martens and Assistant EC Dave Levorson, to discuss ARES repeater needs and possible RMRA soultions. The board agreed by consensus. The target date will be February 7th.

 

Other Business:

 

K9PT presented some ideas that might mitigate antenna installation costs at Brighton. He will pursue.

 

 

Meeting adjourned 20:50 CST.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Paul Nelles K9DB

Secretary