By-Laws

Missouri Repeater Council, Inc.

                                                                       BY-LAWS

 ARTICLE I – NAME                                                                                                                                      

 The name of the organization shall be the MISSOURI REPEATER COUNCIL INC.                                  Download PDFPrint Version

 ARTICLE II – PURPOSES

 It shall be our purpose to facilitate the exchange of information and general cooperation between members, to provide frequency coordination services in frequencies allocated to amateur repeaters, to serve as a forum for technical standardization in the Amateur Radio Service, to promote common events, and to help provide community service through the usage of Amateur Radio and Amateur Repeaters.

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1:  QUALIFICATIONS

All Amateur Radio licensees eligible to be a repeater trustee or licensee in Missouri or adjacent state counties to Missouri are eligible for membership.

Section 2:  APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

Applications for membership shall be submitted to the Secretary by mail.  Only those members whose dues and assessments are currently paid are eligible to vote on Council business.

Section 3:  DUES

The amount of yearly dues shall be determined by the voting membership and will be payable and due as of January 1st yearly.

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

Section 1:  PRESIDENT

The President shall preside at all meetings of the council and conduct same according to the rules adopted. He shall enforce due observance of these By-Laws, and shall perform all other customary lawful duties pertaining to the office of President.  His term of office shall run two years.

Section 2:  VICE-PRESIDENT

The Vice-President shall assume all duties of the President in his absence of the latter and shall assume other such lawful duties as he may be delegated.  His term shall run two years.

Section 3:  SECRETARY

The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings and membership records.  He shall assume any other lawful duties as may be delegated.  His term shall run for two years.

Section 4:  TREASURER

The Treasurer shall keep accounts of all monies received and disbursed.  He shall assume any other lawful duties as may be delegated.  His term shall run for two years.

ARTICLE V – ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Section 1:  NOMINATION AND INSTALLATION

Nomination of candidates for the four officers of the Council shall be made at the appropriate annual meeting.  Election of these officers shall take place at that annual meeting and shall be by majority vote of those members in attendance.  Installation of all officers shall take place at the same annual meeting.

Section 2:  QUALIFICATION FOR OFFICE

Persons nominated for Council officers must be current members and hold a valid amateur license, Technician Class or higher.

Section 3:  VACANCIES

Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by the board of directors until the next annual meeting where in the vacancy will be filled by majority vote of the members in attendance.

Section 4:  REMOVALS

Officers may be removed by mail vote of 51% of the members or by vote of 75% of those members represented at an annual meeting.

ARTICLE VI – DIRECTORS

Section 1:  GENERAL POWERS

The affairs of the corporation shall be managed by its board of directors.

Section 2:  COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

With the exception of the initial board of directors, the composition of the board of directors shall be as follows:

a.         There shall be seven (7) directors.
b.         The President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer will serve as members of the board of directors.
c.         Three members shall be elected at the first annual meeting, one member to serve a three year term, another member to serve a two year term, and another member to serve a one year term.  There after a member of the board of directors shall be elected every year at the annual meeting.

Section 3:  QUALIFICATION FOR OFFICE

Persons nominated for the board of directors must be a current member and hold a valid amateur license, Technician class or higher.

Section 4:  VACANCIES

Vacancies for members of the board are filled in the same way as officers’ vacancies.

Section 5:  REMOVAL

The Directors may be removed in the same way as officers are removed.

ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS

Regular meetings shall be held as announced annually at such place as the President shall order.  Special meetings may be called by the President at his discretion.  Notices of special meetings with the proposed agenda included shall be sent so that in the ordinary postal delivery time they shall arrive at least one week before the time of the meeting.  Only such business as is designated in the said notice shall be transacted at such special meeting.

ARTICLE VIII – PROXY VOTES

Written proxy votes shall be accepted only on business requiring a vote of the total membership.  They shall not be accepted for regular business matters. 

ARTICLE IX – QUORUM

At meetings, a minimum of five members and one officer shall be considered a quorum for the transaction of business.

ARTICLE X – RULES

Robert’s Rules of Order in its most current edition shall govern proceedings.

ARTICLE XI – BAND PLANS

The Council shall endorse and encourage adherence to standard frequency pairs for repeaters and standard spacing, as well as observance and usage of standard simplex channels on all VHF and UHF frequencies.

ARTICLE XII – CHANNEL AND SPECIAL-FUNCTION COORDINATING

The Council through its appointed coordinator shall coordinate the choosing of channels and access/special-function activation methods so as to minimize any possible interference with other repeaters or remote bases in Missouri as well as in surrounding states.

ARTICLE XIII – FREQUENCY ALLOCATION AND COORDINATION

The President shall appoint with the approval of the Council a Frequency Coordinator who shall keep records appropriate to frequency coordination of Amateur frequencies in the greater Missouri area.  The frequency coordinator shall appoint, as needed, such Assistant Coordinators who are directly responsible to the frequency Coordinator to work with all groups in Missouri and surrounding states.  The function of the coordinator shall be to allocate frequencies, access modes and special-function tone/codes so as to minimize interference between radio facilities.

ARTICLE XIV – FREQUENCY COORDINATION PROCEDURES

The Council shall adopt such frequency coordination procedures detailing the procedure for coordination, application for coordination, construction period, revocation and termination of coordinated frequencies, and technical standards.

ARTICLE XV – AMENDMENTS

These by-laws may be amended by mail vote of 51% of the members or by vote of 75% of those members represented at an annual meeting.

ARTICLE XVI – MEMBERSHIP IN MID-AMERICA COORDINATION COUNCIL INC.

Section 1:  MEMBERSHIP

The Missouri Repeater Council Inc. hereby subscribes to membership in the MID-AMERICA COORDINATION COUNCIL INC. for the purpose of standardizing coordination and technical criteria, and adhering to the MID-AMERICA COORDINATION COUNCIL INC. policies. 

Section 2:  REPRESENTATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of the Missouri Repeater Council Inc. is hereby authorized to elect two members of its Board to represent the Missouri Repeater Council Inc. on the Board of Directors of the Mid-America Coordination Council Inc.

Section 3:  COORDINATION COMMITTEE

The State frequency coordinator shall be a member of the Mid-America Coordination Council Inc.  Coordination Committee.

Article XVI adopted November 2, 1985
Amended June 10, 1989
Amended May 8, 1993