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September 2009 Board Meeting

The Rib Mountain Repeater Association

Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors

21 September 2009

WHRM-DT Tech Workshop, Rib Mountain

 

Board members present:

Rich Maier KC9NW

Dean Andrewjeski K9PT

Paul Nelles K9DB

Brian Seehafer N9ATQ

Tony Hermanek K9QM

 

The meeting was called to order at 19:10 CDT by President Rich Maier KC9NW. 

 

Secretary’s Report: K9DB

  • Minutes of the meeting of 17 August were presented in print and accepted as presented by consensus.

 

Treasurer’s Report: N9ATQ

RMRA Treasurer’s Report as of today

 

BALANCE                                                                $98.33

 

This is unchanged from the August meeting.

 

Old Business:

New Repeater Controller:

  • K9PT reported that the new Link Communications RLC-DSP404 controller has been returned from the manufacturer, has been burning-in by running on the workbench for the past week. All tests so far have been successful.
  • He conducted a brief demonstration of the controller with a laptop computer running the monitoring program.

 

BRARA Duplexer:

  • K9DB reported that he has not yet contacted BRARA regarding the extension of the duplexer loan agreement. He will be contacting them in the next week.

 

144.81/145.41 Repeater at Brighton:

  • K9PT reported that a tower crew is available before the end of the year so acquisition of an antenna is critical.

 

New Business:

911 Autopatch:

  • K9DB reported that he attempted to use the autopatch to 911 about two weeks ago when he hit a deer. His audio could be heard by Marathon County Dispatch but he could not understand them.
  • K9PT reported that a volume pot may have been responsible. Autopatch has been tested successfully, but not to 911.

Annual Meeting:

  • KC9NW announced the date and time for the annual meeting will be Saturday November 7th at 13:00. The location will be the Wausau Room of the Marathon County Public Library.
  • K9PT asked for suggestions for the program for the annual meeting.

 

Topics from the Floor:

  • N9ATQ led a free-form discussion on the long-term direction of the club.

 

Meeting adjourned  20:56 CDT.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Nelles K9DB

Secretary