The Rib Mountain Repeater Association
Board of Directors
7 March 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
Mike Martens KB9VBR, Marathon County Emergency Coordinator.
The meeting was called to order at 19:06 CST by Rich Maier KC9NW.
Treasurer’s Report: N9ATQ
There is $2,081.86 in checking.
N9ATQ is in the process of transfering account access at U. S. Bank in Wausau to
him from former treasurer Mark Hoenecke WB9YZR
Secretary’s Report: K9DB
Minutes of the meeting of 3 January 2007 were read and approved as read.
President KC9NW explained the current repeater configuration and situation to K9VBR.
KB9VBR presented the ARES 2007 repeater plan as he plans to use them for weather and non-weather related activities. 146.82 is the primary ARES repeater for non-weather activities. It will be used for inter-county communications during weather nets. 444.30 will be the IRLP link and to Green Bay weather.
K9PT outlined how the 146.82 antenna will be raised 100 feet and moved to the southwest leg. This should eliminate the strobe noise the system is currently experiencing, and mitigate the null. A tower crew has been contacted and the antenna will be raised subject to their schedule, probably in the next two weeks.
145.41 is still on temporarily on Rib Mountain but should be moved to its permanent location at Brighton before summer. Discussion was held on its potential to cover Taylor and Clark counties as well as Marathon. The 146.22 remote input project at Brighton is planned for after the 145.41 deployment.
It was suggested that 146.82 link with 147.31 during weather nets to eliminate gaps in coverage.
KB9VBR was asked for his wish list in VHF/UHF facilities.
- More repeaters with IRLP capability
- RF backup link to Green Bay Weather
He will continue to work on a more comprehensive list and communicate it to the board.
K9PT announced that he has an 8-watt experimental repeater on 442.675 Mhz at Coloma. Mobile coverage extends north of Stevens Point and he can hit it from his home in Knowlton.
Meeting adjourned circa 20:10 CST.
Paul Nelles K9DB