Sunnyvale Amateur Radio Emergency Service Repeater Group

K6SNY repeater: 443.275+ 107.2 PL

Sunnyvale Community Public Radio: AM 1680
(Emergency public service announcements)

For the main Sunnyvale ARES (SARES) website, please visit http://www.sunnyvaleares.org/

History of the License

KI6NIH Granted

The SARES Repeater group was initially granted the call sign KI6NIH. This call sign was never really used. We applied for a new vanity call on December 9, 2007. You can check out the application at the FCC ULS. We applied for K6SNY with an alternate of W6SNY.

K6SNY Granted

On December 28, 2007 the FCC granted the vanity call K6SNY to the SARES Repeater Group with Bob Gundrum as trustee. The KI6NIH call has been canceled.

We now have a call sign for our repeater. We can also use this call sign as a permanent Field Day call. Other uses of this call will be from our EOC radio room, and field drills where the radio room is not being used.

Initial Repeater Group meeting

Minutes of November 10, 2007

The meeting was attended by:

  • Howard Krawetz, K6HM
  • Skip La Fetra, AA6WK
  • Rick Eversole, N6RNO
  • Dewey Churchill, KG6AM
  • Neal Enault, WA6OCP
  • Bob Gundrum W6MOL

Briefly we agreed to become ARRL affiliated (EC /AECs only) as the SARES Repeater Group (SARES-RG). We agreed to assume ownership of the W6AMT, 440 repeater on Crystal Peak. The repeater is considered by the group to be "an extended range" SARES repeater. Due to the problems with south county ARES / RACES being able to contact outside there area, this repeater is a good fix for them. Therefore this will be a cooperative effort with the Garlic Valley Amateur Radio Club (GVARC). We must still work out the funding implications with GVARC. SARES-RG has agreed that the repeater will be open for all to use, as well as a county resource as needed. A member of the SARES-RG will be the official repeater trustee and one control operator (at least), GVARC will also have control operator ability.

We agreed to obtain a supplemental power source to retain the logic in the repeater equipment during any possible momentary power interruptions., as opposed as having a more robust system for the 30 or so seconds between power loss and generator takeover.

We will be sending the current repeater trustee a letter acknowledging acceptance of the equipment and requesting there signature agreeing to the transfer. We are also asking for the keys so we may service the repeater and get it back on frequency and fully functioning as soon as possible.

Expenses as we determined are:

Back up Logic power  ~ $50 (startup only)
Insurance ~ $400 (Ongoing)
Rent / year ~ $500 (Ongoing)

The ARRL affiliation will be recorded with the following officers:

  • Bob Gundrum - President
  • Rick Eversole - Vice-President
  • Howard Krawetz - Treasurer
  • Skip La Fetra - Secretary

Respectfully submitted bg