[FRC] Florida Repeater Council Information

Ken Wolfe kwolfe at co.okaloosa.fl.us
Mon Oct 3 08:46:26 EDT 2016

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Ken Wolfe, MSM, CEM
Okaloosa County Public Safety
Emergency Management
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From: FRC-Info [mailto:frc-info-bounces at lists.keekles.org] On Behalf Of Bryan Fields
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2016 9:22 PM
To: frc-info at lists.keekles.org
Subject: [FRC] Florida Repeater Council Information

Greetings and welcome to the Florida Repeater Discussion List,

I am Bryan Fields, W9CR.

I’m involved in amateur radio in the Tampa Bay area, with membership in four local clubs and chairman of the Technical Committee for my local group.

Professionally I am a Network Architect with a major telecom company.  I’ve been a licensed amateur since 1995 (over 2/3 of my life), hold a GROL+Radar and have a background in cellular/microwave networks.

Fellow Amateurs, the FRC is an organization run amuck.  Incompetent directors are managing it, flouting the bylaws, violating Florida Law, and ignoring member needs.  I am asking for your proxy for the upcoming FRC meeting.

It has failed in its ability to coordinate operations of amateur radio repeaters in the following ways:

  *   Remove the current directors for gross incompetency and exposing the organization to liability:
     *   Ray Kassis, N4LEM
     *   Dana Rodakis, K4LK
     *   (Glenn) Mike Fletcher, NI4M
     *   Chuck Lavender, W4CLL
  *   Demand new elections for existing directors in compliance with the bylaws.
  *   Establish a bylaw committee to rewrite the bylaws and change the organization structure to better serve all amateurs in Florida.
  *   Establish a development process for new policies from the membership
  *   Encourage input from the membership based on sound technical policies
  *   De-centralize coordination by having a web enabled database be accessible to the public showing all history of an application through coordination.
  *   No one person should be the gatekeeper of the database.
  *   Make all records of the FRC open to the public, as any non-profit serving the public interest must be.

I will make a motion to accomplish this at the next meeting at the Melbourne Hamfest meeting.   To make this happen, I am asking for your proxy, if you’re a member of the FRC.   You will need to print out this form and sign it, then send a scan or legible picture of it to me via email or text message. If you can attend the meeting, please do so.

It’s $10 to become a member on the FRC website and it buys the right to have a say in the future of amateur radio in Florida.

I fully expect to be shouted down by the board, but as members we cannot be ignored.  I wish to resolve this via the membership, but if ignored I do intend to comply the board, by any legal means, to follow the bylaws and FS 617.

I need your proxy by the Friday, October 7, 2016.
73’s and see you at Melbourne,

Bryan Fields, W9CR

P.S. Please feel free to discuss this on list.  If you wish to not be a part of this discussion you can remove yourself using the link at the bottom.  I'm happy to oblige your wishes via direct email as well if you have any questions.

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