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Please notice the instructions for the June electronic meeting.
Great news! Four amateurs have volunteered to help the repeater council. I am happy to see these hams come forward to help out. I am in contact with them and hope to have them brought on board at the next meeting on June 4, 2016. After that, they can be shown the finer details of coordinating and de-coordinating along with the investigation and procedures that are often necessary to be fair to all parties.
It has been a very busy few months as coordination has not seemed to slow down at all. Again, if you have an application with MARC, be sure to follow through if you do not hear anything for a month. That is way longer that it normally takes for one of us to get back with you in order to answer your question or verify a TDS submission.
Please check the status of your coordination in the MARC repeater directory. If you are in the red, you are over due for a TDS update submission. These are very important to MARC. Without an update, we just don't know if you are still alive and well and on the air. It's the job of the Trustee of the repeater to keep up on the updates. Also, check out the monthly activity reports. Both of these web sites are available from the MARC home page as well.
73, Phil W8IC
Electronic Meeting Information:
The June 4, meeting is an Electronic Meeting at 1:00pm!
PHONE BRIDGE ONLY:
Dial In Number: 312-777-1449
WEBMEETING & Phone Bridge:
Your browser must be Microsoft™ Internet
Explorer Version 4.x, 5.x or Netscape™ Communicator Version 4.x.
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.
Database Manager's Corner:
Roughly about 26 percent of our repeaters are overdue for a TDS submission. Trustees, please take a minute to review your entries in the MARC Repeater Directory and submit a TDS form if you find your entries listed in RED.
We are attempting to respond to every TDS form we receive by return email so you know that your form has been received and you have a copy of what was submitted. If you submitted a TDS and did not receive an email response please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Johnson, WD8DJB
MARC Meeting Minutes
Date: March 5, 2016
Meeting called to order by Phil at: 1:01 PM.
Motion to approve minutes from the December meeting was made by Jim, seconded by Dave, vote taken, minutes approved.
Treasurerís report provided by Dave. Dave will post the treasurer's report in the newsletter and board members can vote on the report after reviewing it.
Phil stated resolution proposal 14 needs to voted on for inclusion into the bylaws.
A motion was made and passed at the last meeting to move resolution #14
into in the bylaws. The notice was printed in the December newsletter in
Phil brought up resolution #15 which can be voted on now.
The resolution has been working well. Jim made a motion to
move resolution #15 into the bylaws.
Resolution #15 - December 7, 2013
Motion by Fred, W8FSM, second by Dan, N8WKM:
Phil brought up a possible resolution #16, under the DOG. Discussion
on proposed 40 mile clearance for adjacent channel digital splinter
repeaters on 70 cm. Phil requested that a motion be made.
Motion to adjourn made by Ann, seconded by Dave, motion carried.
MARC Funds balance on 02/29/2016 was $ 5,076.82
MARC Funds as of 02/29/2016
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Money Market Bal
Interest March, April, May.
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Marc Funds as of 05/31/2016
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|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: Jim Poehlman K8ABZ|
|Director: Fred Moses W8FSM||Database Manager: Dave Johnson WD8DJB|
|Director: James Kvochick K8JK||Newsletter Editor: Dan Thompson N8WKM|