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June 2012 Board Meeting

 

The Rib Mountain Repeater Association

Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors

Sunday 24 June 2012

 

Prehn Dental Office 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Wausau

 

Board members/Officers present:

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

Others present:

  • Fred Prehn WX9W    

 

The meeting was called to order at 18:15 CDT by President KC9NW. 

 

Secretary’s Report: K9DB

  • Printed minutes of the last meeting of 20 May 2012 were distributed and were approved as presented.

 

Treasurer’s Report: N9ATQ

  • KC9NW gave the report in proxy for N9ATQ. Checkbook currently says $183.02. No change from last month.

 

Old Business

 

Rib Mountain Systems:

146.22/.82 Repeater:

  • No outstanding technical issues or changes.
  • Work continues on the backup system. The Motorola transceiver may need to be throttled back in order not to overdrive the amplifier.

 

449.3/444.3 Repeater:

  • No outstanding technical issues or changes.

 

New Controller:

  • No outstanding technical issues

 

Brighton Repeater:

  • No outstanding technical issues.

 

Coloma Repeater

  • No outstanding technical issues or changes.

 

D-STAR Systems

  • K9PT reported that KB9RFB has converted the D-STAR controller to the new Dell Quad Core gateway server replacing the Proliant 380 server.
  • The southwest link to the Brighton system has been put on hold due to cost.

 

Newsletter

  • K9DB reported that the June edition of Telemetry was distributed on June 1st.

  • He also made an appeal for material and articles for the September edition.

 

RMRA Web Site:     

  • KC9LFG reported no progress on the website revision. He reported he may have more free time in the near future.

 

New Business:

 

Wyeville Repeater

  • Fred Prehn WX9W proposed building a repeater system at his cranberry farm near Wyeville in the Monroe County Town of Byron.
  • WX9W has been granted a frequency pair allocation by the Wisconsin Association of Repeaters 145.15 transmit 144.55 receive with CTCSS of 131.8 Hz.
  • WX9W formerly asked the RMRA board to:
  1. Develop an engineering plan complete with cost estimate to install a two-meter repeater at his cranberry farm.
  2. Develop an engineering plan complete with cost estimate for an RF system that would link the three existing RMRA repeater sites and the proposed system at Byron.

K9PT, KC9NW, and RMRA member Bill Bergs KC9UC will research and develop these proposals.

  • WX9W requested that the repeater be referred to as the “RMRA Tomah” repeater.

 

 

Board Member Round Table:

No substantial topics

 

Meeting adjourned 20:00 CDT.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Paul Nelles K9DB

Secretary