Northern Tier Repeater System
NTRS Meeting Minutes
Date: 11/12/11
Meeting to Order
Time: 5:05 p.m.

 

Present: 

Jim
Roger
Wayne & Sylvia
Bill
Ryan
Therese
Audrey

Old Business: 

None

New Business : 

R.A.C.E.S. (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service): Our repeaters have always been available for use of emergency management and are immediately turned over to them should our repeater area experience a state of emergency. Jim feels that our organization is under the R.A.C.E.S umbrella for this reason and for the reason that some of our members have dual membership in either HARC (Headwaters Amateur Radio Club - Coudersport) or TCARC (Tioga County Amateur Radio Club - Wellsboro), both of which are active in R.A.C.E.S. Members present who are interested in volunteering at R.A.C.E.S. are already active participants.

Coudersport : New power amplifier. This repeater definitely reaches over Denton Hill to Larry's Sports Center, overlapping our Galeton repeater and giving complete coverage to Route 6 West of Galeton.

Club Trustee: Copies of original trustee license will be made for all repeater locations.

Coordination:
Dues for 2012-13 were sent already to both repeater committees.

Tri-County Rural Electric Coop Bill
: Nothing was pursued with regard to requesting a lower bill for our emergency efforts and the subject has been dropped.

Tower Hill (Tioga):The power supply needs to be repaired.

Checking Account: Check book made available for members to see. Read expenses for the year including electric of $490.55 and coordination dues of $55. Due income is expected to be $280. Dave's half of the electric is $245. We should make it another 12 months.

Membership Dues: Dues were collected at $20 per member. Members not present will be notified about dues via email or phone. Membership Cards will be mailed.

Officers:
For 2011/12. Jim made motion to keep the officers the same. It was seconded by Sylvia. Vote unanimous. Roger Fisher, President; Wayne Williams, Vice-President; Audrey Graham, Sec/Treas.

Next Meeting
: Tentatively scheduled for a BBQ next summer at Ives Run or Cowanesque Lake. We'll check around for a weekend as we get closer.

Meeting Closed
Time: 6:05 p.m.