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May 2011 Board Meeting

 

The Rib Mountain Repeater Association

Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors

Sunday 15 May 2011

 

Prehn Dental Office 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Wausau

 

Board members/Officers present:

  • Rich Maier KC9NW
  • Dean Andrewjeski K9PT
  • Paul Nelles K9DB
  • Tony Hermanek K9QM
  • Dave Peters KC9LFG

Others present:

  •   Dan Sharpee KB9RXA

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 19:09 CDT by President KC9NW. 

 

Secretary’s Report: K9DB

  • Printed copies of the minutes of the meeting of 17 April 2011 were distributed.
  • The minutes were accepted as presented by consensus.

 

Treasurer’s Report: N9ATQ

  • No report as N9ATQ was absent

 

Old Business

 

Rib Mountain Systems

146.22/.82 Repeater

  • No outstanding issues

449.3/444.3 Repeater

  • IRLP experienced low audio and a high volume 60 Hz hum during the last weather net. The low audio was traced to an audio card pick-off point problem at KN9NW’s house. The hum appears to be originating at Green Bay WX9GRB.

Internet Access   

  • In progress, no changes.

Brighton Repeater

  • No new issues.

 

Coloma Repeater

  • No new issues.

 

D-STAR Systems

  •  A group of Price County Amateurs has apparently applied for one of ICOM’s “free repeater after rebate” offer.

 

K9JPS Memorial Callsign Application

  • No progress
  • K9PT reported that the Four Lakes Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) in Madison will be holding a “Get your Technician License in a Weekend” class. This will probably be the first opportunity Dagna Sheerar, Lew’s granddaughter, will have to get licensed. She has consented to apply for K9JPS as a memorial call and given preliminary consent to serve as trustee of the Brighton repeater.

 

ARES Requests

  • KC9NW reported that Wisconsin ARES NE District EC Dave Leverson’s N9KNY has been contacted an invited to an RMRA board meeting to outline his request of the RMRA.

 

Telemetry Newsletter

  • K9DB reported he has not been able to make the progress on the June 2011 edition that he had hoped. He still hopes to make the June deadline, but it may get pushed to July.

 

Controller

  • K9PT, KC9NW, and KC9LFG set a time to work on programming the new Rib Mountain systems controller for Saturday night May 21st.

 

New Business

 

Backup Exciter and Power Amplifier for 146.82

  • K9PT reported that he is working on securing a backup transmitter and amplifier for the 146.82 system.

 

Topics from the Floor

  • None

 

Meeting Time Change

  • KC9NW secured a consensus that the Sunday night time of the board meeting be moved to 6:00pm in order that the meetings conclude before the Sunday Night Swap Net on 146.82 at 9:00pm.

 

Meeting adjourned 20:20 CDT.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Paul Nelles K9DB

Secretary