The CCARC has posted the newly revised and approved Frequency Coordination Policy Document that governs all frequency coordinations in the State of Colorado. If you’re trying to apply for a new coordination in the state, please review this document first. It’s available under Frequency Coordination in the menu above.
At the Fall 2012 meeting of the CCARC in Glenwood Springs, CO a housekeeping update was approved by the delegates of the CCARC. This policy has cleaned up a myriad of documents with Frequency Use Policies into one updated document. This was to alleviate confusion posed in recent coordination requests. The updated FUP will be posted soon under Frequency Coordination.
We also elected a new coordinator at the meeting and hope to get Mr. Jim Reimer, AC0SO up to speed soon. In the mean time, rest assured that your coordinations are being looked at by acting coordinator and chairman, Doug Sharp, K2AD.
The Meeting went well and there was a good turnout. Thank you much for your support of the Council. We cant do it without you!
-> CCARC's repeater map almost sold out! A new run will be done in January.
-> CCARC Fall meeting information posted to the meeting section above.
Dear Delegates of the CCARC,
I am writing to keep you informed regarding CCARC Frequency Coordination Services and the status of the Frequency Coordinator. As stated in my August 28 electronic communication, our elected Frequency Coordinator, Randy Long, K7AVV has been unable to serve as CCARC Frequency Coordinator. As approved by the Executive Committee, I am now acting as Frequency Coordinator Pro Tem. I am pleased to report that the Frequency Coordination Committee is again active, and Frequency Coordination services have resumed. At this time approximately half of the backlog has been cleared. The remaining requests will be processed as quickly as possible while maintaining quality of coordination. My hope is to have all requests on file cleared within an additional two weeks.
Approximately two months ago I began to receive escalation inquiries regarding unanswered frequency coordination requests. These inquiries were forwarded to our Frequency Coordinator, Randy Long for a response. I was informed that due to a number of personal factors, these requests had not yet been processed. Randy informed me he was resolving the personal issues, and was ready to assume the role of Frequency Coordinator. He asked for some time (a week or two) in order to start working these requests. I decided to provide support and encouragement rather than micromanagement.
A few weeks later I still had not seen coordination services resume. The escalation e-mail messages continued. I tried to reach Randy to discuss the situation without success. Over the following month I sent dozens of e-mail messages, left dozens of phone voice mail messages, and sent several letters using US Mail. To date none of these communications have been answered. I notified the Executive Committee and provided a full briefing of the situation.
I twice convened the Executive Committee into formal session using an electronic meeting format to discuss the status of the Frequency Coordinator. Minutes of these meetings are being posted to the CCARC web site. After informal discussion, a motion was made to declare that Randy Long, K7AVV, had vacated the position of CCARC Frequency Coordinator. The motion passed unanimously with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer voting. As per our Bylaws, the vacancy will be filled by election at the next regular meeting of the CCARC. I will call for nominations approximately one month prior to the meeting. Nominations will also be taken from the meeting floor. This meeting will be held on October 20, 2012 in Glenwood Springs, CO. (complete meeting details to follow in a few weeks. In the interim, Doug Sharp, K2AD, will serve as Frequency Coordinator Pro Tem until the position is permanently filled at the October meeting. The Vice Frequency Coordinator, Jim Reimer, AC0SO, remains in his current position. Jim has offered to step up and serve as needed. I plan to involve Jim, as well as the entire CCARC Frequency Coordination Committee, in training on the CCARC database and frequency coordination process.
Please feel free to e-mail or call if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Meeting minutes for the two e-board meetings are listed under Meeting, Minutes above.
Doug Sharp, K2AD
Dear CCARC Delegates,
I am writing to you at this time to inform you that Randy Long, K7AVV, is unable to fulfill his obligations as CCARC Frequency Coordinator at this time. This is due to a number of personal factors including family medical issues, and lasting impacts of being displaced during the High Park fire. To help Randy out during this difficult time, I am temporarily stepping forward to serve as Frequency Coordinator Pro Tem. This action was discussed and approved by the CCARC Executive Board. I intend to immediately process the current backlog while fully involving the CCARC Frequency Coordination Committee, as well as our newly appointed Vice Frequency Coordinator. If further steps are necessary, a discussion will be held at the Fall CCARC General Meeting to be held in late October in Glenwood Springs.
At this point I know we have a backlog of unprocessed frequency coordination requests. The committee is beginning processing immediately. All submitted RSE forms in the queue are currently being acknowledged. If you have submitted an RSE, but have not received an acknowledgement, please re-submit. In addition I ask all delegates to communicate with trustees in your area and spread this message.
The best way to submit new requests, or to re-submit a lost request, is to scan the completed RSE form and e-mail as a JPG or PDF file. These should be sent to: frequencycoordinator@ccarc.
Delegates should not hesitate to call or e-mail should you have any comments, questions, or suggestions. I appreciate your support and understanding as CCARC continues our frequency coordinator transition.
Doug Sharp, K2AD
At the last meeting of the CCARC on Saturday April 28, 2012 elections were held for Chairman, Secretary and Frequency Coordinator, a record turnout of 45 attendees at the meeting. Doug Sharp, K2AD was elected as Chairman, Phil Schechter, W0OJ was elected to the position of Secretary and Randy Long, K7AVV was elected to the position of Frequency Coordinator.
Jim Reimer was running against Randy for position of Frequency Coordinator but was appointed Vice Coordinator after the election and he accepted the appointment graciously. This appointment will allow much more well rounded coverage of coordination issues in Colorado having diverse coordinators in multiple locations around the state!
Many items were discussed and a new Coordination Policy document was handed out at the meeting to be officially enacted at the next (fall 2012) regular meeting of the CCARC.
Many thanks to all that attended and put up with the full docket! I appreciate all of the kind remarks given to me at the meeting in thanks for all of the service to the Colorado Amateur Radio Community. I am not going far and will be around to support the Executive Board in whatever they do.
Thanks and 73,
John Maxwell, W0VG
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Our fall meeting will be held in Glenwood Springs this year, so if you’re on the western slope, it’s a great time to come on over. We’d love to see you. More information on the meeting will be posted on the website as soon as we have a firm meeting location. Special thanks to the Ski Country ARC for hosting the fall meeting.