Northern Tier Repeater System
NTRS Meeting Minutes
Date: 9/17/16
Meeting to Order
Time: 5:50 p.m.


Members Present: 

Wayne & Sylvia

Old Business: 

Club Trustee Documents: Wellsboro in place. Tioga was delivered. The two in Potter need to be done.

Coordination: Dues to WPRC and ARCC were paid for 2014/2015/2016

Tower Hill (Tioga): Since our electric bill remains at high kWh usage, a committe visited this site and found a non-member is pulling considerable current. Comparision readings were taken. We are .73 amps on standby. They are 1.18 amps on standby. We will be getting more serious about a county change-over or receiving reimbursement for electric used by the non-member. Our annual electric bill at the Tioga site averages $500 per year. In the past, a different non-member who used the electric faithfully paid half, but is no longer using the electric.

Checking Account: Wayne offered a $300 donation in January and another $200 in August to keep the Tioga Electric Bill up to date. Our membership dues are not enough to pay this club expense.

New Business :

New Member: Michael Perry, N2COD, from Austin, PA

In Memorium: Reita Lucy, passed away in August

Membership Dues: Dues were collected at $20 per member. Members not present will be notified about dues via email or phone. Membership Cards were given to the members who paid at the meeting and will be mailed to the others as dues are received.

Simplex: Therese opened a topic of Homeland Security and potential take-over of our repeater system. Was interested in forming relay sites if we needed to resort to Simplex during Martial Law.

For 2016-17. Motion made to keep the officers the same. Vote unanimous: Roger Fisher, President; Wayne Williams, Vice-President; Audrey Graham, Sec/Treas.

Next Meeting
: Tentatively scheduled for a BBQ in August/September at Cowanesque Lake - sloppy joes. Remember to bring drinks. We'll check around for a weekend as we get closer.


Meeting Closed
Time: 6:30 p.m.