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Please notice the instructions for the December electronic meeting.
MARC is moving along nicely as far as cleaning up the database. You might receive a notice from Bob, N8ZCC asking you to update your coordination if you are late on your update, have not updated your provisional coordination to a final coordination, or returned the coordinated frequency to the pool. Please respond to Bobís request, as it is the trusteeís duty to keep the coordination updated or returned to the frequency pool.
There were no changes to the MARC board in September.
Thank you to those volunteers that are donating their
time to Michigan repeater coordination.
I have seven applications on my waiting list for 2 meters and 440. Also one active application and numerous finals to issue as provisional updates are being submitted for final coordination.
73, Phil W8IC
Electronic Meeting Information:
The December 2, meeting is an Electronic Meeting at 1:00pm!
PHONE BRIDGE ONLY:
Use this ONLY if you are only using the phone.
WEBMEETING & Phone Bridge:
Using your web browser
Participation in the webmeeting is only needed for things like slideshow
presentations, or use of a whiteboard where someone may need to do an illistration.
It also allows us the opportunity to display the actual text of a motion for everyone
to read. If you are unable to participate in the webmeeting you may still join in
on the phone bridge from wherever you are.
MARC Meeting Minutes
Date: Sept 09, 2017
Please note that though Phil was present for the meeting, Dan presided over the meeting at Phil's request.
Meeting called to order by Phil at: 1:13 PM.
Motion to approve minutes from the June meeting as
printed in the September newsletter was made by Dan,
seconded by Jeff, vote taken, minutes approved.
Dave stated Marc's balance is $4,790.99. He mentioned that he will be needing a new laptop. Dan stated that we will consider a replacement within the next year. Dan made a motion that we authorize Dave to purchase a new backup hard drive at this time. Seconded by Jeff, vote taken, motion passed.
Update on coordination by propagation modeling. Work on the process of the required changes was discussed by Dan.
Dave is working with Dan on the MARC database by updating software. This should make updating and changes to the database easier. Hopefully, in the future, others in MARC can update the database, and remove some of the workload of the database manager.
A problem was reported regarding a coordination using the call sign of WC8CLI. This call sign seems to be expired. Bob and Jeff are investigating and may de-coordinate the repeater if this issue is not resolved.
Motion to adjourn made by Jeff, seconded by Ann, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 2:42 PM.
Note: The next meeting will be conducted electronically on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM.
MARC Funds balance on 08/31/2017 was $ 4,790.99
MARC Funds as of 08/31/2017
Share Acct LMCU
Money Market LMCU
Interest Sept, Oct & Nov.
IX Webhosting 1 yr
Marc Funds as of 11/30/2017
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Money Market LMCU
|MARC Officers||Appointed Positions|
|President: Phil Manor W8IC||Frequency Coordinator 902MHz: & up Dan Thompson N8WKM|
|Vice President: Dan Thompson N8WKM||Frequency Coordinator 440MHz: Phil Manor W8IC|
|Secretary: Ann Manor KT8F||Frequency Coordinator Links & Control: Phil Manor W8IC|
|Treasurer: Dave Johnson WD8DJB||Frequency Coordinator: Bob Walchli N8ZCC|
|Director: Jeff Oberg KB8SXK||Database Manager: Dave Johnson WD8DJB|
|Director: James Kvochick K8JK||Newsletter Editor: Dan Thompson N8WKM|