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November 2004 Board Meeting

The Rib Mountain Repeater Association
Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors
9 November 2004
Board Room of the Marshfield Clinic Wausau Center

 

The meeting was called to order at 19:50 CST by President Rich Maier KC9NW.

 

Board members present: KC9NW, KB9VBR, K9PT, K9DB (KC9UC was sick)

Board members-elect present:  N9MO (WB9YZR had a prior commitment)

 

KB9VBR gave a financial report, a copy of which is attached to these minutes. Of note was a recent $200 donation from the estate of Herb Bloedel W9GAA. He also presented an updated roster of members.

 

KB9VBR suggested that the club drop its long distance service on the autopatch telephone line. This would save $8.33 per month and bring the monthly phone bill down to about $24 per month.

Passed unanimously by acclamation.

 

K9PT proposed establishing a remote input to the 146.22/.82 system at a site owned by the state in western Marathon County near Unity in the township of Brighton. This remote would provide repeater coverage to areas west of Rib Mountain that now have marginal reception due to the tower shading from the side mounted antenna. Most of the equipment necessary for a remote input is already owned by or available to the RMRA including the voter and 900 MHz link equipment. Although this tower is not heavily populated with antennas, there would be a monthly lease fee, probably around $10. 

An alternative plan to establish a separate repeater at this site linked to 146.22/.82 was also discussed as a possibility.

Since approval to establish a remote input had been made at a prior meeting, no action was taken by the board. However discussion of this project was put on the agenda for the general membership meeting, November 13th.

 

Discussion took place on items to be placed on the agenda for the general membership meeting:

  • The proposed remote input or repeater at Brighton
  • K9DB proposed holding quarterly technical programs in lieu of the quarterly meetings that have not materialized. He gave several example program ideas including programs regarding weather and astronomy.
  • The current status and future efforts regarding grant money application.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 20:45 CST.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Paul Nelles K9DB, Secretary

 

Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors

of the Rib Mountain Repeater Association

13 November 2004

Hereford and Hops Restaurant; Sherman St.; Wausau, Wisconsin

 

The meeting was called to order at 15:19 by president Rich Maier KC9NW.

 

Present were the newly elected board members:

Rich Maier KC9NW

Mark Hoenecke WB9YZR

Paul Nelles K9DB

Rich Nesbitt N9MO

Bill Bergs KC9UC

 

Maier announced that in keeping with the provisions of the bylaws the sole purpose of this meeting was to select officers for the 2004-2005 fiscal year.

 

The board agreed by consensus that the officers for 2004-2005 are to be:

 

President: Rich Maier KC9NW

Vice-President: Rich Nesbitt N9MO

Secretary: Paul Nelles K9DB

Treasurer: Mark Hoenecke WB9YZR

Member at Large: Bill Bergs KC9UC

 

The meeting was adjourned at 15:33.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Paul Nelles K9DB

Secretary