Fri, May 14, 2021

December 2008 Board Meeting

The Rib Mountain Repeater Association

Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors

15 December 2008

WHRM-DT Tech Workshop, Rib Mountain


Board members present:

Rich Maier KC9NW

Dean Andrewjeski K9PT

Paul Nelles K9DB

Tony Hermanek K9QM


(Brian Seehafer N9ATQ was unavailable.)


The meeting was called to order at 19:18 CST by President Rich Maier KC9NW. 


Secretary’s Report: K9DB

  • (There was no board meetings held in October.)
  • Minutes of the meeting of 20 October 2008 were read and accepted as read by consensus.


Treasurer’s Report: N9ATQ

  • There was no report due to the absence of the treasurer.


Old Business:

Election of Officers:

  • The following were selected as officers for the 2008-2009 fiscal year by consensus:
  • President Rich Maier KC9NW
  • Vice President Dean Andrewjeski K9PT
  • Secretary Paul Nelles K9DB
  • Treasurer Brian Seehafer N9ATQ
  • Member-at-Large Tony Hermanek K9QM


144.81/145.41 Repeater at Brighton:

  • K9PT reported that he has contacted several more tower crews in the past two months regarding the 144.81/145.41 MHz antenna installation at the Brighton. Cost is still the issue. No decision made pending funding.


PL on 146.82:

  • In accordance with the Wisconsin Association of Repeaters has mandate, PL of 114.8 Hz has been installed on the 146.22 input as of November 10th.
  • The PL on the six-meter repeater has been changed to 114.8 Hz as of last week. All RMRA machines now have input PLs of 114.8.


Annual Meeting:

  • The annual meeting program on D-STAR was well received. D-STAR has great application potential in emergency communications and weather spotting.


New Business:


Physical System:

  • K9PT said he was concerned about the lack of backup components for the 146.22/.82 system.
  • The ACC controller issue is probably the most critical component.


Topics from the Floor:

  • An open discussion was held on long range goals and projects.


Meeting adjourned  20:50 CST.

Respectfully Submitted,






Paul Nelles K9DB