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
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, PAOfficers Elected:
W3EK President WA3OPT Corresponding Secretary K2QIJ Vice-President W3CQC Recording Secretary K3BKM Treasurer K3JPB Technical Committee ChairmanDirectors Present:
WA3OPT W3SML K2QIJ W2BHK K3ZPH K3BKM W3CQCMembers Present:
K3HLN WA3MDPBy-Laws Committee Appointed:
K3ZPH K2QIJ W2BHK WA3OPT Dues: $10.00 Plus Initiation Fee: $5.00
MAY 24, 1971Quadrant 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 information was taken from the official PARA recorded minutes archive as supplied by the current (1984) Recording Secretary.
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