Frequency Coordinator Update

As of today, Dave Karr KA9FUR will no longer be the Frequency Coordinator for the Wisconsin Association of Repeaters.  This is part of an overall plan to move the responsibilities to a committee and the board rather than one individual.

Dave has been with WAR for many years, and was instrumental to its success.  He dedicated many hours as a volunteer doing research and antenna modeling, and allowed us to borrow from his expertise and wisdom that, simply put, made this organization better.  He actually designed the software for frequency coordinators that is still used in many states around the country.

He will be sorely missed, but we all wish him every success in his future ventures.

73
Dean KB7QDI

August 2018 Minutes Posted

Thank you to all that were able to attend the Membership meeting in Eau Claire, WI. It was very nice to see everyone and discuss what the Board of Directors has been working on over the last 6 months, as well as what we’re planning for the future. 

The minutes have been posted to the Archive and are available here for download.

73
Josh KC9WWH

August Membership Meeting

Good afternoon everyone. If you haven’t seen already, our next bi-annual membership meeting will be coming up on Saturday, August 25th in Eau Claire, WI. The meeting will be held at the Jamf office located at 215 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire, WI 54703. There is parking in front of the building along the street, as well as behind the building in the municipal parking ramp which costs $0.50/hour.

Registration will open at 9:30am as in past meetings, with the meeting beginning promptly at 10:00am. The Jamf office is a secure building and as as such access will be limited. If you plan to attend the meeting, please be sure to arrive between 9:30am and 10:00am to gain access to the meeting, after that time access is not guaranteed.

You can see the detailed announcement here for directions to the office as well as a map of available parking. We look forward to seeing you all in August!

73 de Josh KC9WWH

Volunteers Needed

Good morning everyone. Now that we have the new by-laws in place, our backlog has mostly been completed, and we as an organization are being more proactive, we now look to take on some of the larger agenda items.

First, if you are interested in joining the Coordination Committee, Corey KB9BNA will be doing a general training session on Monday, June 25th at 7:00 PM. It will go through the basics of the software that we use, as well as a general background of coordination from start to finish. The session will be done over the web, so you can participate from your computer. If you have any further questions, you can reach him at coordinationsecretary@wi-repeaters.org.

Also, we are looking for a group of volunteers willing to help build a new band plan for Wisconsin. Board Member Tony KT9AC has taken the lead on this, and together we hope to have a draft plan to review in a few months. If this is something you would be interested in helping with, please reach out to Tony at kt9ac@wi-repeaters.org.

As always, if you have further questions or comments, you can let me know at president@wi-repeaters.org.

Until next time, 73 de Dean KB7QDI