Florida Repeater Council, Inc.
Minutes of Annual Business Meeting
February 12, 2000
Orlando, Florida

    The meeting was called to order at 5:05 PM on February 12, 2000 by 
President Ray Kassis, N4LEM, who determined that a quorum of qualified 
Directors were in attendance:

Directors in attendance were:
   District 1: Nilo A. Hernandez, W4HN
   District 2: Mark Filla, KS4VT
   District 3: Karen A. Power, KD4DJX
   District 4: Paul Knupke Jr., KR4YL
   District 5: 
   District 6: Matthew Bush, KA9RIX
   District 7: Ted Wirick, W7YJC
   District 8: Frank Butler, W4RH   

Staff Members in attendance were:

   President: Ray Kassis, N4LEM
   Vice President: Ira R. Bickham Jr., K8HRR
   Secretary/Treasurer: Robert  Cline, WB2NGZ
   Database Manager: Dana G. Rodakis, K4LK

    The FRC Secretary/Treasurer reported the following accounting:
Opening balance, 9/10/99:   $ 6,849.21
Expenses:                       $    551.13
Income:                         $ 1,120.00
Balance 2/11/00:                $ 7,418.08
    Motion was made and seconded to accept the TreasurerŐs report as given.

    Ray Kassis reported that the District 5 Director, John July, KA2VWW, has 
resigned and entertained a motion to re-elect the Directors of Districts 1, 3 
and 7 for a two year term. Motion made by District 2 Director, Mark Filla, 
Second: District 8 Director Frank Butler. Carried unanimously. Ray Kassis 
asked that anyone interested in serving as the District 5 Director to see him 
after the meeting. The meeting was then turned over to Vice President Ira 
Bickham Jr. who entertained nominations for FRC President. Ray Kassis was 
nominated for President by District 1 Director, Nilo Hernandez, Second: 
District 3 Director, Karen Power. There being no further nominations the 
Secretary/Treasurer cast one ballot for Ray Kassis. President Kassis then 
reappointed Vice President Ira Bickham Jr., Secretary/Treasurer Robert Cline, 
Database Manager Dana Rodakis and 6 Meter Coordinator Matthew Bush.
    Dana Rodakis reported that there are presently 1082 coordinated repeaters 
in the State of Florida. Approximately 200 repeater coordination's were 
omitted from the 1999-2000 Repeater Directory for failure of the repeater 
trustees to submit their status report.  A new FRC WEB site has been 
established at http://florida-repeaters.org. An updated database will be 
available for download by FRC Directors and Staff shortly.  
    District 1: Nilo Hernandez reported no problems.
    District 2: Mark Filla reported that there is a conflict between the 
145.150 repeater in Miami with the repeater in Stuart which is separated by 
122 miles. Further research will be done to resolve the problem.
    District 3: Karen Power reported that there is a newly coordinated 440 
repeater in Vero Beach and a pending VHF coordination in Melbourne.

    District 4: Dana Rodakis read a written report from Paul Knupke Jr. which 
stated that there are few problems in District 4 but that there are few VHF 
pairs available in District 4 and that the 440 pairs are running low as well 
in the Tampa area. Paul Knupke recommends that the 440 band outputs be 
extended to 442 and inputs to 447 in District 4 . There is an increased 
interest in the 1.2 Gigahertz band in the Tampa area and it is recommended 
that the coordination split be set at 12 Megahertz.
Motion made by Dana Rodakis in proxy for the District 4 Director to extend 
the 442 sub-band as is current in use by Districts 1 and 2, Second: Mark 
Filla. Discussion followed. Motion approved unanimously.

    District 6: Matthew Bush reported that District 6 has been very quiet and 
that there are ten pending 6 meter coordination.
    District 8: Frank Butler reported that things have been generally quiet 
in the Panhandle except for one 440 coordination on 444.875 was instead put 
on 444.860. The operator has agreed to reposition to the proper frequency. 

    The Secretary/Treasurer reported that there is a continuing problem with 
newsletter returns for lack of a proper address. Out of thirty returned 
newsletters and subsequent reports to the appropriate Director only two have 
been resolved.

    It was proposed that the FRC hold meetings at Miami and Melbourne each 
year in addition to the required corporate meeting in February. This proposal 
will be discussed at the Melbourne meeting.
    The meeting was adjourned at 5:46 PM by President Ray Kassis.

Respectfully submitted
Robert C. Cline, WB2NGZ