Florida Repeater Council, Inc. 
Minutes of Corporate Meeting 
September 12, 1998 
Melbourne, Florida 
The meeting was called to order at 4:05 PM by President Ray Kassis, N4LEM.
Directors and staff were introduced. 
The following Directors were in attendance: 
  District 1: Nilo A. Hernandez, WD4NLG 
  District 2: Mark Filla, KS4VT 
  District 3: Karen A. Power, KD4DJX 
  District 4: Paul Knupke Jr., KR4YL 
  District 5:  
  District 6:  
  District 7:  
  District 8: Frank Butler, W4RH 
The following staff members were in attendance: 
  President Ray Kassis, N4LEM 
  Vice President Ira R. Bickham Jr., K8HRR 
  Database Manager Dana G. Rodakis, K4LK 
  Secretary/Treasurer Robert C. Cline, WB2NGZ 
The Secretary/Treasurer verified that a quorum was present and that the
Directors and Staff present were qualified. 
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:  Motion made by Nilo Hernandez that the 
minutes, having been previously mailed to each Director and Staff member and
published in the April newsletter, be accepted as published.  Seconded and
unanimously approved. 
PRESIDENT'S REPORT: President Ray Kassis reported that now that he has
recovered from his open heart surgery that he is prepared to take over the job
of new repeater coordinations. The president reported that he is available by
home phone or FAX and business phone or FAX.    
SECRETARY'S REPORT: The Secretary/Treasurer requested and received 
several changes to Director and Staff vital statistics.  

TREASURER'S REPORT: The FRC account is held by the SouthTrust Bank 
of Port Orange. 
    Beginning balance.................  $4,337.78 (2/13/98) 
    Expenses..........................   $ 870.29 
    Income (dues).....................  $1,350.00 
    Current balance .................   $4,817.49 (9/11/98) 
Motion made by Frank Butler, seconded by Paul Knupke to accept the Treasurer's
Report. Unanimously approved. 
DATABASE MANAGERS REPORT: Dana Rodakis reported that there are now 1032
coordinated repeaters in the State of Florida. The Database Manager responded
to numerous questions and problems posed by the several Directors.  
DISTRICT 5 DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT: The current District 5 Director, Alfred 
LaPeter Jr., W2IL, having submitted his resignation effective September 12,
1998 Frank Butler moved to appoint John July, KA2VWW, who was recommended by
President Ray Kassis, to serve the remainder of the Directors term. Seconded
by Mark Filla. Unamiously approved. 

Penalties for failure to update repeaters: President Ray Kassis recommended
that the present procedure of decoordination for failure to update repeater
data be closely monitored and enforced.   
Parallel database: President Ray Kassis opened discussion of the need for a
parallel database and stated that he should have a system finalized by the
time of the Orlando meeting. 

Motion made by Frank Butler that repeater coordinations be issued for 440 Mhz
and up, with a 25 KHz separation, on a conditional basis in Districts 1 & 2 
subject to FADCA frequency assignments and currently used link frequencies and
that these coordinations exclude 441.000 and 446.000. Seconded by Nilo
Hernandez. Unamiously approved. 
Having reviewed the evidence submitted by the parties in question motion was
made by Nilo Hernandez that the request for coordination of the 146.955
repeater by Miguel A. Rodriquez, N4ONQ, be approved and that the coordination
of Ms. Estevez, KB4AW, be decoordinated for lack of activity. Seconded by Mark
Filla. Unanimously approved. 

District 1: Nilo Hernandez reports that he continues to have problems with
repeaters that have been off the air for an extended period of time. President
Kassis reminded all Directors that it is their responsibility to advise
repeater owners that they are subject to decoordination for inactivity in 
excess of 60 days. 
District 2: Mark Filla reports that he is in the process of notifying
delinquent repeater owners to update their repeater data with the Database
District 3: Karen Power is in the process of notifying delinquent repeater
owners to update their repeater data with the Database Manager. 
District 4: Paul Knupke is endeavoring to bring into conformance two upside-
down repeaters and one repeater where the callsign of a silent key is being 
District 5: John July will contact delinquent repeater owners and endeavor to
have them update their repeater data with the Database Manager. 
District 8: Frank Butler reports that one of his repeater owners is having a
problem with interference with an Alabama repeater and that he will advise him
to submit application for another repeater pair. 
President Ray Kassis reminded the members that the next meeting of the Florida
Repeater Council would be held at the Orlando Hamfest in February 1999 from
3:00 to 5:00 PM. 
The meeting was adjourned by President Ray Kassis, N4LEM, at 5:05 PM. 
Respectfully Submitted, 
Robert C. Cline, WB2NGZ 
FRC Secretary/Treasurer 
101 Ponce DeLeon Circle 
Ponce Inlet, Florida 32127-7205