SUMMER MEETING MINUTES
July 19, 1998
The summer meeting of WPRC was held at the Delmont VFD in Delmont
on July 19,
Denny (N3EJY) asked permission to record the proceedings of
the meeting for
the purpose of transcription of the minutes. The recording of the proceedings
will then be destroyed after the minutes are transcribed. Permission was
granted by consensus of the voting members present.
N3EJY called the meeting to order at 1332 hrs.
1) N3EJY requested introduction of those members present.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS PRESENT: N3EJY, N3MRU, KC3ET, N3QCR, KR3P
REGULAR MEMBERS PRESENT: N3MBR, KA3VOR, N3WMV, N3XAR, W3CYO
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS PRESENT: KA3NEW
GUESTS PRESENT: N3WJY, Dolores Sadler, Sharon
2) Applications for membership to WPRC were presented:
NJ3T Jim R. Crowley representing KB3BOD 147.195
WB3KFO, Gary Laska representing WB3KFO 51.82
N3RNX Peter Cole representing N3RNX 146.955
N3NWL Lee Lewis
N3RNY Steven R. Lane representing N3RNY 442.550
AB4XS Roy F. Heimel II representing KB3CCI 146.685
W3CYO/N3MBR moved to seat new members. The motion carried.
3) The minutes of the Spring Meeting (April 19, 1998) were
consensus with one correction, the action to seat new members was seconded by
N3HIY. The minutes as corrected will be placed in the secretarys minutes
4) The treasurers report was given by Chuck (KC3ET), showing
a balance of
$2,435.60 in the treasury. Chuck also reported that WPRC membership in 1998
is 83 regular memberships, 24 associate memberships, and 131 repeaters
represented. The treasurers report was approved on motion by W3CYO/N3WMV.
One item of correspondence has been received at todays
meeting and has been
logged as item number 979.
Joe (KR3P) indicated that since the last meeting there have
coordination items acted upon: 1 from Ohio, 2 instate, 7 re-coordinations,
3 proposals, 3 voided, 6 initial coordinations, 1 on air notice received and
6 final coordinations (3 in state, 3 out of state). This brings us to a
total of 130 items presented for action to WPRC, a record high in any one
calendar year. All items received have been acted upon.
N3QCR reported that she has been working on wording for the
Incorporation which must be included in the constitution to obtain
not-for-profit corporation status. The constitution and bylaws draft should
be ready this week for approval of the committee and presentation to the law
firm handling our incorporation.
COMMITTEE ON CO-CHANNEL SPACING
W3CYO reported that he had contacted several people. No information
N3EJY updated the membership on the status of the Board of
to purchase software to provide propagation studies. The total package would
cost approximately $2400-$2900. Our budget cannot at this time support that
large an expenditure.
Discussion continued concerning how this purchase should be
suggestions were made, including:
1) Requesting a donation of $10 from repeater owners for a
study report for each repeater.
2) Establishing a special fund to which members may contribute.
W3CYO expressed his encouragement to the Board of Directors
to purchase the
software. KA3VOR also expressed support for the purchase.
KE3CT reported on the changes made and the new location for
the web site and
requested a donation be made to qsl.net.
N3MRU/W3CYO moved that a donation of $25 be given for the use
of the qsl.net
site. The motion carried.
N3EJY expressed again the importance of reporting changes to
following policy was adopted by consensus.
In the event that there is a change of trustee to a repeater.
The trustee on
record with the WPRC must inform the WPRC of the new trustees call sign,
name, address and telephone number. In the event that the repeater is owned
by a club, the trustee change may be sent in by the new trustee if, and only
if, that change is reflected in the FCC database.
If mail sent by WPRC to a trustee is returned, the address
will be checked
using the FCC data base. If the repeater is owned by a club the mail will
be sent to the address recorded in the FCC data base under the club call.
When sending any correspondence to WPRC, (especially On
Air Notices) via
e-mail members are requested to include a valid snail-mail address, so that
WPRC has a valid address in the database for each repeater that is
N3EJY updated the membership on the situation that still exists
Laurel Highlands VHF Society and Gateway FM Association. Both parties met at
the Monroeville Hamfest. A timer has been placed on the GFMA system. No
further information has been received.
KR3P reported on pending items. More than half of the pending
systems which have received initial coordination, but WPRC has not received
any further information or On Air Notices and the systems in question have
not received final coordination. Some of these initial coordinations were
received in 1994.
By consensus, it was agreed that a list should appear in the
letters requesting the status of the systems be sent to the trustee on record
in the WPRC database.
C94-003 N3KTH 442.700
C94-004 W3CDU 443.350
C94-005 KA3GIR 442.425
C94-008 N3CYR 1200 ATV
C94-011 N3FXD holding for frequency choice
C94-013 KE3BA 224.520 (Has not notified WPRC of call sign change)
C94-019 KA3RFA 443.825
C94-021 W3IXR 442.725
C94-023 KA3RFA 443.625
C94-029 WB3AYW 146.910
C94-031 KE3JP 146.445
C94-032 KE3JP 443.425
C94-034 N3OVP 51.980
C95-004 KA3IRT 442.775
C95-010 WN3M 442.950
C95-018 KE3PO 442.150
C95-020 W3GV CTRL LINK
C95-021 W3GV CTRL LINK
C95-022 W3GV CTRL LINK
C95-023 W3GV CTRL LINK
C95-024 W3GV CTRL LINK
KR3P will send a letter to all those listed via regular mail.
If no response
is received applicants will be notified by certified indicating that the
frequency in question will be put back into the pool of available frequencies.
KR3P requested the memberships opinion on coordination of beacons.
one request for coordination of a beacon on 432.320 that has been pending
since June of 1994. The membership agreed by consensus that beacons do not
need to be coordinated.
N3EJY announced that the next meeting will be the election
of officers and
will be held at the 911 Center in Mercer, PA on October 18 at 1:30 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1430 hours.
N3QCR Mary A. Housholder, Secretary
Please note that these notes are not a part of the offical record until they
are voted upon at a WPRC meeting.