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PLEASE NOTE, THE MEETING DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY MARCH 8.
Iím glad to report that MARC is still on top of all applications for coordination. I am working on four requested coordinations at the present time. Here are some tips for trustees of Michigan repeater systems.
Submit a TDS update/renewal on line once a year for each coordination that you are responsible for as the trustee. Every other year is acceptable
Do not move the repeater more than 5 miles from the original coordination location. Do not double the power, or raise the antenna 50 percent or more from the original coordination. You must first submit a TDS update to have the repeater re-coordinated. Implementing any of these three changes prior to the completion of the re-coordination process may be used as grounds for revocation of the repeaterís coordination. Some surrounding states use coverage area instead of simple mileage requirements, so a low profile repeater may be rejected if increases in coverage are proposed.
Trustees, you are the main connection between MARC and your repeaterís coordination. The responsibility is yours to take care of the coordination. You also have a duty to inform MARC if you are no longer the trustee, or if the repeater is shut down with no intention of resuming operations. Here is part of a section of the marc procedures:
The sponsor shall report any change in the operating parameters of a coordinated repeater systemósuch as location, antenna height, transmitted power, sponsor, trustee, or mailing addressóto MARC as soon as possible. Notification of temporary changes is not required if the change is for a period of less than ten (10) days.
Complete info is available on the MARC web site at: www.miarc.com
73, Phil W8IC
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MARC Meeting Minutes
Date: December 5, 2014
Meeting called to order by Phil at: 1:25 PM.
Motion to approve minutes from the September meeting made by Fred, seconded by Dan, vote taken, minutes approved.
Treasurerís report provided by Dave. Motion to accept the report made by Dan, supported by Fred, vote taken, motion carried.
W8DC repeater trustee was informed by Phil of the suggestion by the board to stay at 20 watts of power on their application. If more power would be required to reach the necessary coverage, a request for an increase could be made at that time. Phil has been working on a waiver form. In lieu of a standard form, a set of basic requirements will be assembled, since each waiver has different requirements based on the particular situation.
Fred inquired about adding the color code for Mototrbo repeaters to the database and directory. Discussion followed. Dan and Dave will explore where the data could be placed into the record.
Motion to adjourn made by Jim, seconded by Fred, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 2:03 PM.
MARC Funds balance on 01/31/2015 was $ 4,424.03
MARC Funds as of 10/31/2014
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Marc Funds as of 11/31/2015
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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|