WEB SITE: http://www.miarc.com††††††† e-mail: mail@miarc.com

February 2007


Treasurerís Report:

For the Period: 11/30/06 to 01/02/07


MARC Funds balance on 11/30/06 was $3,854.66


Total income for the period was $ 272.54 from dues and interest. Total expense for the period was

$198.46 from the December Newsletter and mailing

costs, and the purchase of Norton Anti-Virus 2007 for the MARC Laptop.


MARC Funds balance on 01/31/07 was $ 3,928.74


Respectfully Submitted

Dave Johnson, WD8DJB

MARC Treasurer


Supporting Detail:


MARC Funds as of 11/30/2006










Share Acct





Money Market
















$†† 3,854.66












Dues 2007


$†† 250.00






$†††† 22.54








$†††† 272.54













December Newsletter

$†† 166.67



Norton Anti-Virus 2007

$†††† 31.79


















$††† (198.46)







MARC Funds as of01/31/2007










Share Acct


$††††† 5.00



Money Market








$†† 443.21








$†† 3,928.74




Update from the president:


Digital Repeaters are here. As posted on marc-news.com the MARC Board passed Resolution #11 concerning Digital Repeaters. After that posting we received comments from individuals with concerns on how we achieved the resolution. We were asked if all were able to have input, coordinated, uncoordinated, members of MARC, non-members of MARC. Being a member of MARC has some privileges, and this is one of them. After receiving such comments, the Board has looked at Resolution #11 and will revise it at the March Meeting in Midland. Once this is accomplished we will be able to start giving Provisional Coordinationís. All are welcome to the MARC Meeting.


Much has been said in past newsletters concerning the backlog that we have in request for repeater pairs. I am now in the processes of contacting all who has sent in a TDS requesting a 2M pair to see if the pair is still desired. There are currently 129 requests, going back to 2003. Jim KB8IFE is handling 440 requests.


Remember, TDSís are due yearly, but can go up to two years. Please help keep your information current in our Data Base.


The June meeting will be at the IRA Hamfest in Hudsonville on the 2nd of the month. We move the meetings around the state so all may have a chance to attend at least once a year. As tradition goes, if nothingís wrong, low or no attendance.


If anyone has any questions, you can reach the Board via of the website, or my phone number is 586-465-7126.


Dennis, W8DFG




Database Managerís Corner


Another year has come and gone.The 2007 Ė 2008 ARRL Repeater Directory has gone to press.The following repeater entries were removed from the MARC & ARRL Repeater directories for lack of a current TDS on file:


54.720 K8KZOKalamazoo

147.060 WD8JOO Hillsdale

224.900 K8WBG Hanover

444.075 WB8SFY White Lake

52.620 K8WBGHanover

147.180 WA8ZPD Niles

224.940 W8NJH Northville

444.225 KB8SEM Hastings

52.800 K8COPWhitehall

224.260 K8WBG


440.500 N8MET Roseville

444.500 W8JWC Kalamazoo

52.820 WA6HPT Detroit

224.560 WB8DEL Stutsmanville

442.075 W8UHF


444.575 W8COL

East Jordan

52.940 WB8VTW White Lake

224.700 N8KQQ


442.850 N8IYX

Three Rivers

444.800 K5EKP Glennie

145.130 K8NA


224.720 W8JDE


442.950 N8KQQ Muskegon

444.825 N8IYX Oshtemo

146.500 KB8SEM Hastings

224.760 WD8KXA Grand Rapids

442.975 W8JDE


444.875 K8KZO Kalamazoo

146.620 WB8ERN Ludington

224.760 WN8VOT Almont

443.125 N8ACL Fremont

1282.10 KB8PO Southfield

146.860 WC8CLI Eagle

147.060 WD8JOO Hillsdale

443.250 K8COP Whitehall


147.040 K8KZO Kalamazoo

224.880 K8SG

Grand Rapids

443.750 WA8CTY Higgans Lake



So, if your repeater does not appear on the MARC Repeater Directory now is the time to submit an updated TDS or face de-coordination.For those that have a RED entry in the Repeater Directory you have a TDS that is more than two years overdue.


Dave Johnson, WD8DJB







Meeting Place:Elkís club, Lapeer MI




President:Dennis Gaboury, W8DFG

Vice President:Jim Maike, KB8IFE

Secretary:Ann Manor, KT8F

Treasurer:Dave Johnson, WD8DJB

Director:Ron Gordon, W8YUC

Director:Jim Kvochick, WB8AZP

Coordinator:Dan Thompson, N8WKM

Coordinator:Phil Manor, W8IC

Database Manager:Dave Johnson, WD8DJB

Newsletter Editor:Dan Thompson, N8WKM

Absent:Jim Maike, KB8IFE


Meeting called to order by the President at:1:12 PM


Minutes from previous meeting read by Ann, KT8F.†† Motion to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter made by Dave, WD8DJB and 2nd by Ron, W8YU, motion carried.


Treasurerís report provided by Dave Johnson, WD8DJB.Motion to accept the report made by Jim, WB8AZP and supported by Dan, N8WKM, motion carried.


The March meeting will be held at the Elkís club in Midland.


Old business:


Discussion re: the problem of assigning frequencies for D-Star repeaters.


Dan, N8WKM made a proposal:Resolution #11 under the DOG as follows:


That we begin allowing provisional coordinations of Digital voice/data

repeaters using the D-Star format. These provisional coordinations will be placed into the current analog repeater sub-band on channels between existing analog repeaters. For the purpose of the DOG the channels that will be used for experimentation will be:



147.010, 147.030, 147.050, 147.070, 147.090



444.0125, 444.0375, 444.0625, 444.0875, 444.1125

Repeater separation standards will be a minimum of 70 miles between co-channel repeaters. Adjacent channel spacing between digital repeaters will be left to experimentation; however spacing to adjacent channel analog repeaters will be no less than 10 miles.


Repeaters that are offered this provisional coordination may have those

coordinations changed as needed for the purpose of experimentation as we continue to learn about how the D-STAR format will affect amateur repeater operation.


Each person who is offered this provisional coordination will acknowledge that this provisional coordination does not offer protection under the DOG and that they are responsible to work to alleviate any and all interference complaints proven to be a result of the operation of the digital repeater. Each person will acknowledge an understanding of the DOG as outlined by MARC By-Laws.


The motion was supported by Phil, W8IC, discussion, vote taken, motion carried.


There is no need at this time to place 1.2GHZ under the dog


New business:


Dennis stated that he and Jim, WB8AZP completed an audit today for the period of June 2006 to December 2006.All was in order. Dennis also stated that since the bylaw change regarding TDS submission is now in effect, certified letters of notification should go out to trustees of repeaters that are 3 years or more in arrears.


Jim made a proposal that the BOD approve funds to purchase a Norton Anti-virus update, supported by Phil, motion carried.


Ron proposed that BOD members who attend a minimum of 3 meetings/year be exempt from paying dues.Discussion.Dan made a motion that this issue be tabled at this time, 2nd by Jim, motion carried.

Phil, W8IC made a motion to amend the bylaws to incorporate resolutions #4 and #5 from the DOG into the bylaws.Discussion followed. There was no second. There were no 440 coordinations made under the resolution yet. These resolutions will be brought up at the March meeting.


Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Dan, WD8DJBand 2nd by Ron,W8YUC

Time 2:20 PM


Respectfully submitted,


Ann Manor, KT8F




Next Meeting Location:††††

Location: Midland Elks #1610

†††††††††††††††††††† 3622 N Saginaw Rd.

†††††††††††††††††††† Midland,MI48640-2320





From I-75, take US-10 West to Eastman Avenue in Midland. Turn South on

Eastern Avenue, going South to N.Saginaw Road. Turn West on N.Saginaw.


From the West on US-10 Exit at Stark Road, following South to E.Saginaw

Road. Turn East, E.Saginaw will become N.Saginaw, continue East to Elks Club.


From the West on M-20. Follow M-20 into Midland Turning North on Eastman Ave.

From Eastman Ave, turn West onto N.Saginaw road, continue West to Elks Club.




MARC Officers†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Appointed Positions:

President:†††††††††† Dennis Gaboury W8DFG

Frequency Coordinator 902MHz & up††††††† Dan ThompsonN8WKM

Vice President:†† Jim Maike KB8IFE

Frequency Coordinator 144MHz & down:†† Dennis GabouryW8DFG

Secretary:†††††††††† Ann ManorKT8F

Frequency Coordinator 440MHz:†††††††††††††† Jim Maike KB8IFE

Treasurer:†††††††††† Dave JohnsonWD8DJB

Frequency Coordinator Links & Control:†††† Phil ManorW8IC

Director:†††††††††††† Ron Gordon W8YUC

Database Manager:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dave JohnsonWD8DJB

Director:†† ††††††††††James Kvochick WB8AZP

Newsletter Editor††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dan ThompsonN8WKM


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