First of all, I am pleased to announce that the 2M backlog no longer exist. I went back through the archives, and to the best of my knowledge, all TDS's requesting coordination for 2M have been addressed. If you sent in a request and I did not contact you, you will need to send in a new TDS requesting coordination.
We held our first electronic meeting on Dec 6, 2008, and it was s success. Just a couple of minor bugs, but they were addressed and worked out. Board members were the only participates, hopefully during the March meeting we will have some other MARC members call in. Information on how to log in else where in the newsletter.
As stated in the minutes from the last meeting, we will be voting on Resolutions #9 & #10 to incorporate into our By-Laws. They are about to expire under the D.O.G.
Just a reminder, dues for 2009 are past due. Please send them in to our Treasurer at:
Repeater information was sent in to the ARRL for the 2009 edition of the Repeater Directory. Trustees should take note that if your TDS was three years or more over due, your repeater information was dropped from the Repeater Directory.
Remember, TDS's are due yearly, but can go up to two years. Please help keep your information
current in our Database. Trustee's, if your in the red on our website, please submit a current TDS.
Our next meeting will be held electronically on March 7th, promptly starting at 1:00PM.
If anyone has any questions, you can reach the Board via of the website, or my
phone number is 586-465-7126.
Database Managers Corner:
We have a number of TDS forms that are overdue. In fact, over 20% of
the repeaters in our database are two or more year's delinquent. So
take a minute and check your entry in the MARC Repeater Directory to
see if it is time to update your records. If you don't find your
repeater listed that means that your repeater was removed because
we have not received an update in 3 or more years. The only exception
is if you specifically requested that your data not be published to the ARRL.
If you don't fall in that category, MARC's next step will be a notification of
Electronic Meeting Information:
Dial In Number: 805-240-9853
AT&T Web Meeting Service is an interactive presentation and collaborative
tool which combines audio conferencing and data-sharing through the power of
the internet. Now when you need to present documents, diagrams, and
illustrations to your employees, vendors, and customers, you can do so
easily and effectively. AT&T Web Meeting Service is designed to facilitate
the presentation of documents from remote locations in combination with AT&T
Audio Teleconference Services. 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.
MARC Meeting Minutes
Date: December 6, 2008
Meeting called to order by the President at: 1:05 PM. A phone bridge and a web meeting were utilized to conduct the meeting.
Minutes from previous meeting were reviewed by the board members electronically. Motion to
accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter made by Jim, KB8IFE and 2nd by Dan.
Discussion concerning suggested changes/additions to the minutes regarding Abe,
W8HVG's presentation in September, 2008. Vote taken to include the additions, motion
carried. Dan will make the necessary changes on the website.
Audit of the books – Ron and Jim, WB8AZP audited the books for the 6 months and they were found to be in order.
Resolution #8: Motion made by Phil to accept #8 into the bylaws, seconded by Dan, discussion,
vote, motion passed.
Dave made a motion that we bring to the floor in March, 2009 Resolution #9 to be read and voted
on for inclusion into the bylaws, seconded by Jim, WB8AZP, vote taken by roll call, motion passed.
Dave made a motion to bring to the floor in March 2009 Resolution #10 to be read and voted on for
inclusion into the bylaws. Supported by Jim, WB8AZP, vote taken by roll call, motion passed.
Coordination status and also pending requests were reported on by the coordinators. Dennis reported that the backlog of 2 meter coordinations is being cleared up rapidly. Currently, UHF D-star requests are backlogged.
Dennis reminded the board that 2009 membership dues are now due.
Dan moved that we do not submit any information to the 2009 repeater directory on repeaters that are 3 years overdue with their TDS's (from their anniversary date). Seconded by Ron, discussion, vote taken per roll call, motion carried
The board discussed N8DI's (sk) repeaters. The frequencies will be returned to the pool.
Motion to adjourn made by Dan, seconded by Dave at 2:02 PM. Vote, motion carried.
Marc Funds as of 1/31/2009
December Meeting Information:
Saturday March 7 2009
Dial the callin number listed above.
|MARC Officers||Appointed Positions|
|President: Dennis Gaboury W8DFG||Frequency Coordinator 902MHz: & up Dan Thompson N8WKM|
|Vice President: Jim Maike KB8IFE||Frequency Coordinator 440MHz: Jim Maike KB8IFE|
|Secretary: Ann Manor KT8F||Frequency Coordinator Links & Control: Phil Manor W8IC|
|Treasurer: Dave Johnson WD8DJB||Database Manager: Dave Johnson WD8DJB|
|Director: Ron Gordon W8YUC||Newsletter Editor: Dan Thompson N8WKM|
|Director: James Kvochick WB8AZP|