WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA REPEATER COUNCIL
WHAT'S NEW PAGE
Welcome to the W.P.R.C. What's New Page.
On this page you will find information on some of the recent W.P.R.C.
events that has occurred, changed, or been announced.
At the recently held, January 20, 2013,
W.P.R.C. meeting held in Washington, Pa Mr. Paul Plants W3PLP
was elected to fill out the remaining one year tern as Chairman
W.P.R.C. INCORPORATION PROJECT
the W.P.R.C. Congratulations Paul.
The Pa. Department of State has announced, on November 26,2012
that the W.P.R.C. now holds incorporation status. Thanks to Jeff
N8PSU for following up on this much needed project, originally
started by Bill N3BPB in 2012.
W.P.RC. NOW ON "FACE BOOK.COM"
It was announced in mid-November 2012, that the W.P.R.C. has joined
the FaceBook interactive service. Click
this link to goto our FaceBook page.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS-RESULTS.
At the October 21, 2012 Meeting, held at the Butler County Communications
Center, in Butler, PA, an election was held to fill the positions
of Vice Chairman and Secretary , as is required by the
W.P.R.C. Constituion. The following were elected to serve on the
W.P.R.C. Board of Directors, for a period of two years, was James
Knox N5NWC as Vice Chairman, and Thomas Brew K3WS as Secretary.
It was found, and announced at the October 21st meeting, that
Chairman Phil Heck KE3EI did not have a current amateur radio
license as is required by the WPRC Constituion. Thus his position
is vacant. The position of Chairman is to be filled, by election,
at the next W.P.R.C. regular meeting in January. Treasurer Charles
Gessner W3ON continues on as Treasurer, as his term does not expire
until the October 2013 meeting.
If you wish to contact the board of directors via email, please
click on the email link for W.P.R.C.
At the January 20th meeting of the
W.P.R.C., held in Washington PA, a list was announced of repeater
systems who have not returned the W.P.R.C. Frequency Coordination
Surveys. There have been two official, and one unoffiicial, set
of surveys sent to each and every repeater system who hold frequency
coordinaiton issued by the W.P.R.C. There have been various excuses
given, including: "I did not receive any of the surveys".
"I returned the surveys to the previous frequency coordinator
twice. Its your problem to find my surveys as I am not going to
send them again.". "My dog ate my surveys". "I
have changed trustees, go bother the new trustee". "I
have been operating a coordinated repeater for years and years.
Why do I have to resend this information? Quit bothering me."
None of these excuses is relevant. We had one trustee state that
he sent in his request to change the trusteeship from one trustee
to another in 2003, but did not receive a reply from the W.P.R.C.
Well, hmm. If he had checked both the "ARRL Repeater Directory"
and our online repeater directory over a ten year span he would
have seen that the information was not up to date. As trustees
it is your responsibility to notify W.P.R.C. of any changes
in frequency coordination. That includes trustee changes.The frequency
coordinator has bent over backwards trying to help all who need
help with the surveys. Some help was very successful, while other
help was partially or totally ignored. He has even accepted the
returned surveys via email attachment sent to our W.P.R.C. email
address WPRC EMAIL If
you have not yet returned your survey's, you run the real risk
of decoordination for failure to respond to your survey or surveys.
The frequency coordinator, with the agreement of the membership
at the January 20th meeting, agreed to wait awhile longer. before finally giving up.
So, its time to get your end of
the project finished. If you find your repeater system listed
in the January 20th notes then you run the real risk of decoordination.
If you simply forgot to return the survey, then please get after
it as soon as possible. Time is running out. All surveys should
be sent to our Wexford address at:
3000 Village Run Road
Unit 103 #173
Wexford, Pa 15090-9244
2013 MEETING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
The W.P.R.C. has announced its 'Meeting Schedule for 2012".
To view the W.P.R.C. 2013 Meeting Schedule, click on the words
Schedule' for more details.
W.P.R.C. DUES FOR 2013
The W.P.R.C. membership dues for
the calendar year 2013 will remain the same as in past years at
$15 per represented repeater. If you wish to renew or join the
W.P.R.C. a copy of the W.P.R.C. Membership Application can be
found on this web site, by clicking on the words "Membership
Applicaton". All WPRC members are reminded that WPRC
membership is based on a calendar year of January 1st to December
31st of each year. Also, it needs to be noted that membership
in the WPRC is not required for frequency coordination purposes.
Also, the payment of dues in the arrears is not a requirement
to regain membership in the WPRC, nor to retain frequency coordination.
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