Highlights

in

Philadelphia Area Repeater Association

History



DECEMBER 7, 1970

General Electric Space Sciences Cafeteria, King of Prussia, PA

Meeting opened at 1955 hours with Bill Winter K3JPB presiding.

Repeater groups present were...

Les Voyageurs Amateur Radio Operators Club
and
Main Line VHF Association.

At 2021 hours a vote was taken to merge the two clubs into one association to be known as
"The Philadelphia Area Repeater Association".

Directors chosen were:

Northwest: W3CQC and K3BKM

Northeast: K3IHA and K3ZPH

Southwest: W3SML and WA3OPT

Southeast: K2QIJ and W2BHK

Charter Members Designated:

K3NLT     K3BKM     K3JPB     K3ZFD     K3ADS      W2BHK
W3AEH     K3TUF     K3WJB     W3UKG     WA3AXH     W3DYR
K3DCD     WA2PGZ    W2FLY     K3DSM     K3ZKO      K3ZPH
K3KFL     K3DEW     W3HQY     W3CQC     K3MWV      W3DYQ
K2QIJ     WA2HJF    K3HLN     WA3MBN    W3SML      WA3MXV

Absent but voted by Proxy:

K3AEE     K3URJ     WA3OPT    WA2WOD    WB2INO

JANUARY 8, 1971

WFIL Studio, City Line Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Officers Elected:
W3EK   President           WA3OPT  Corresponding Secretary
K2QIJ  Vice-President      W3CQC   Recording Secretary
K3BKM  Treasurer

K3JPB   Technical Committee Chairman
Directors Present:
WA3OPT      W3SML      K2QIJ      W2BHK      K3ZPH
K3BKM       W3CQC
Members Present:
K3HLN       WA3MDP
By-Laws Committee Appointed:
K3ZPH       K2QIJ      W2BHK      WA3OPT

Dues: $10.00     Plus Initiation Fee: $5.00

MAY 24, 1971

Quadrant Frequencies Approved:
Northwest 146.280/146.880       Southwest 146.340/146.940
Northeast 146.370/146.970       Southeast 146.220/146.820


OCTOBER 4, 1971

Bill Winter K3JPB reported that the FCC told him that "This is the most complex system that they have ever considered for amateur licensing".



1972 OFFICERS:

K3JPB  President           WA3MDP  Corresponding Secretary
K3NLT  Vice-President      K3IHA   Recording Secretary
K3BKM  Treasurer

W3DYQ  Technical Committee Chairman

PARA also joined the Northeast Repeater Association in 1972.

Joe Reid W2ZSS prepared a "Guideline For Operation Ethics".

1973 OFFICERS:

K3JPB   President          WA3MDP   Corresponding Secretary
W3GJC   Vice-President     WA3TEM   Recording Secretary
WA3GAA  Treasurer

JANUARY 28, 1973

Sears utility shed was approved for Valley Forge Mountain

to house the 146.940 WR3ABI repeater.

NOVEMBER 18, 1973

K3DSM donated a repeater package on 443.900 MHz.

DECEMBER 3, 1973

PARA Oficially Incorporated.

146.760 MHz WR3AEL repeater moved to W3PHL Valley Forge location.

146.940 MHz WR3ABI repeater moved to K3ECV Paoli location.

443.900 MHz WR3ACG repeater on from W3PHL Valley Forge location.

1974 OFFICERS:

W3DYQ   President         WA3TSW  Corresponding Secretary
W3GJC   Vice-President    WA3TEM  Recording Secretary
WA3GAA  Treasurer

K3JPB   Technical Committee Chairman

"Disgust with voting system was major topic of discussion"

"A lot of people want a single site repeater"

JUNE 10, 1974

146.940 MHz WR3ABI repeater moved back to Valley Forge Mountain.

DECEMBER 2, 1974

PARA received WR3AEL license for 146.760 MHz repeater.

1975 OFFICERS:

W3GJC   President         WA3TSW   Corresponding Secretary
K3GKB   Vice-President    W9ELB    Recording Secretary
K3VFI   Treasurer

K3OYH   Technical Committee Chairman

DECEMBER 8, 1975

146.760 MHz WR3AEL repeater has new exciter.

New 224.940 MHz WR3ABH repeater on at Valley Forge Mountain.

1976 OFFICERS:

K3GKB   President         WA3TSW   Corresponding Secretary
K4AJN   Vice-President    K3ITH    Recording Secretary
WA3VEM  Treasurer

PARA received callsign WR3PHL for 146.760 MHz system for the

Bi-Centennial celebration.

1977 OFICERS:

K3GKB   President         WA3TSW   Corresponding Secretary
K4AJN   Vice-President    K3MND    Recording Secretary
W3PHL   Treasurer

OCTOBER 16, 1977

New shack installed at Valley Forge 12' x 12' x 6'11".

1978 OFFICERS:

N2GL    President         K3NVC   Corresponding Secretary
W3BSG   Vice-President    WB3EAO  Recording Secretary
K3GKB   Treasurer

AUGUST 27, 1978

WB3JVX appointed Technical Committee Chairman.

K3TS appointed Technical Committee Coordinator.

1979 OFFICERS:

K3VV    President         WB3CJK   Corresponding Secretary
K3SNZ   Vice-President
WB2UQM  Treasurer

JANUARY 14, 1979

The 146.880 MHz repeater package was replaced with a new

Spectrum SCR-1000 repeater courtesy of KA3BHL. The callsign

of the repeater was changed to KA3BHL/R.

NOVEMBER 21, 1979

PARAvision on the air as a beacon on 421.250 MHz.

1980 OFFICERS:

K3ZFD   President          WA3CRM   Corresponding Secretary
W3BFM   Vice-President     WB3FYJ   Recording Secretary
WB2UQM  Treasurer (2nd year of 2 year term)

DECEMBER 1, 1980

SJRA appointed WB2BWL and WB2ONW as Southeast Directors.

1981 OFFICERS:

K3ZFD   President (2nd year of 2 year term)
K3FJU   Vice-President
K3ZFG   Treasurer
WA3CRM  Corresponding Secretary
WB3FYJ  Recording Secretary (2nd year of 2 year term)

WB3BLE  Technical Committee Chairman

WB2BWL  elected for 1 year term as SE Quadrant Director.
WB2JMA  elected for 2 year term as SE Quadrant Director.

WB3BLE asks "should we keep multi-input 146.760 repeater
or should we make it a single site repeater?"

1982 OFFICERS:

W3GYC   President  (resigned April 1982)
K3ZFD   President  (elected at May 26, 1982 SJRA/PARA mtg.)
N3BJD   Recording Secretary
WA3CRM  Corresponding Secretary (2nd year of 2 year term)

JUNE 8, 1982

K3ZKO is appointed ATV site chairman after death of WB2JMA.

1983 OFFICERS:

K3ZFD   President  (1 year term)
K3FJU   Vice-President
WA3CRM  Corresponding Secretary
W3IGB   Treasurer  (resigned August 14, 1983)
W3GOS   Treasurer  (appointed August 14, 1983)

APRIL 26, 1983

N3BJD apointed as new 146.760 site chairman.

1984-1985 OFFICERS:

K3HLN   President
K3FJU   Vice-President (2nd year of 2 year term)
N3BJD   Recording Secretary
WA3CRM  Corresponding Secretary (2nd year of 2 year term)
W3GOS   Treasurer (2nd year of 2 year term)

MAY 19, 1984

Valley Forge voting system back up and running after many,
many, many, many hours of labor by WB3CJK and K3HLN.

This Page is still under construction

This information was taken from the official PARA recorded minutes archive as supplied by the current (1984) Recording Secretary.


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