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February 2012 Board Meeting

 

The Rib Mountain Repeater Association

Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors

Sunday 19 February 2012

 

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:

     none

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 18:12 CST by President KC9NW. 

 

Secretary’s Report: K9DB

  • Minutes of the last meeting of 29 January 2012 were read and approved as corrected.

 

Treasurer’s Report: N9ATQ

  • No report since N9ATQ was absent. At the January 2012 board meeting the Treasurer was directed to pay the $120 Brighton lease fee for 2012. It is assumed that has been paid since the last meeting.

 

Old Business

 

Rib Mountain Systems

146.22/.82 Repeater

  • No outstanding issues or changes.

 

449.3/444.3 Repeater

  • No outstanding issues or changes.

 

New Controller

  • No outstanding issues
  • Several board members have been experimenting with the controller internet interface. K9PT gave a short demonstration.

 

Brighton Repeater

  • The KC9NW and K9PT have been renegotiating the lease with the Wisconsin ECB. The current lease was good for one year plus a one year extension which has now expired. The new lease will be for five years with two five year extension. The new lease will contain a provision allowing the state to inspect any modifications to the antenna system.

 

 

Coloma Repeater

  • No outstanding issues or changes.
  • No progress regarding linking to Rib Mountain.

 

D-STAR Systems

  •  There has been an upgrade to the D-STAR Plus software for internet access.

 

Newsletter

  • K9DB - no new developments.

 

RMRA Web Site:     

  • KC9LFG - no new developments.

 

New Business

  • None

 

Board Member Round Table:

  • K9PT and K9QM demonstrated the K9JPS Ten-Tec Jupiter radio station on Rib Mountain through the internet using Ham Radio Deluxe.

 

 

 

Meeting adjourned 19:19 CST.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Paul Nelles K9DB

Secretary