Organization

145.41 Mhz Repeater Club

The Harvard Repeater was established as a frendly gathering in 1977. Our goals are to establish a repeater that would be: reliable, open, and multi-functional. Our purposes are to support Amateur Radio, emphasising public service, emergency preparedness, fellowship, and a forum for a broad range of topics and technologies.

We offer service to the central area of the I-495 arc. The antennas are mounted on a 77 foot tower for a total elevation of about 700 feet ASL. We will have an Effective Radiated Power of up to 200 Watts using a Motorola Mitrek radio and associated equipment. The repeater is powered by AC power with battery backup. During power failures when the repeater is on battery power, the transmitter power is reduced to conserve battery supply.

We are closely affiliated with the the Massachusetts Civil Defense organizations through our various members and the ARES and RACES programs. We support a number of other non-profit organizations by providing people and communications.

Many members participate in Field Day each year (4th full weekend each June). The years when we run our own site, our emphasis is on Solar and emergency power, and an enjoyable learning time. If we’re not setting up a site, members participate with other local clubs.

We hold an Annual Dinner, generally in the winter. We also gather for sporadic pot luck suppers, picnics, and Alda’s snacks.

We publish this newsletter both via snail mail and Repeater E-Mail.. We maintain this website at http://www.harvardrepeater.org on server space donated by Amaranth Networks Inc. (http://www.amaranth.com) courtesy of N1JEB. Web pages describe who, what, and where we are, as well as what we’re doing.

The organizational structure is in flux and is to be determined by the working membership. We generally believe in a co-operative concensus. Quarterly Meetings. We have an active dues paying membership and use the funds collected to support the above named activities.

Dues are being re-organized as: Normal $25/year Retired, Out of work, Full time Student, Member of another Group $15 Other members in the same family $5

Dues are sent to: Joe Dzekevich (K1YOW) 17 Withington Lane Harvard, MA 01451 Checks should be made out to: Harvard Repeater