PNW DMR's Sponsors, Supporters and Donors

PNW DMR is a regional association of individuals who collectively, provide the repeaters, networking and ongoing maintenance and subscription costs to keep our DMR network organization operational.

This page is meant to publically acknowledge those individuals, groups and businesses who are actively supporting the PNW network growth and maintenance.  Our repeater owners are the moving force behind our regional growth and honestly, they go beyond that by donating here as well. Individual support efforts by our users is welcome and will be memorialized here also.

Typically only 5% of a club's members voluntarily support a club's efforts when there is no dues structure in place, so those who do so voluntarily go above and beyond and are listed below because they merit acknowledgment.  If you feel inclined to actively support PNW DMR, we suggest a nominal $25 annual donation, less than the cost of 1 Starbuck's drip coffee a month.  If every member were to donate, we could fully fund our ongoing monthly costs as well as fund 3 new repeaters each year or better afford the best and most expensive mountaintop sites.

We are now using PayPal Pools now to enable public tracking of our donations.

As of October 2018, our monthly ongoing costs are about $850 a month for most of the Washington repeaters and networking.  A casual observer can see that we typically average about $110 in monthly donations.  A typical repeater deployment at a commercial site costs $4,500 to $5,500 just in hardware costs.  The site rent and Internet is another $700-$1,250 at the typical annual ongoing costs.  There are countless hours for planning, trips, tower climbers as well as maintenance and tweaks after the initial installations.  Some installations have 5 hour one-way drives.  Some repeater owners never use their own repeaters as they are located too far away from their home areas.  All of this is a significant investment by a very few dedicated repeater owners who shoulder most of the costs for our community repeater growth and network expansion.  This is not sustainable, so changes are in the wind and we will recognize those who have made the leap to voluntarily support the good of the network.

For those who do not actively support PNW, please make an effort to seek out your repeater owners and others listed on this page and extend to them your appreciation for their dedication to help maintain and expand DMR coverage in our region.

Our Supporters and Sponsors

RavenNet
Raven-Net-Systems,-LLC
www.ravennetsystems.com

Manufacturer of the c-Bridge and other DMR networking platforms
CoLo home to the DCI c-Bridge since 2011 VPS host for the PNW c-Bridge, BGP announcing and IP provider for many of our repeaters
 
CoLo home to our Spokane servers and providing HamWAN connectivity CoLo home to our Bremerton c-Bridge and servers with RF backbone connectivity to HamWAN
 

The following members have made significant contributions to PNW DMR

  • Rob, AF7PR;  Many repeaters in Washington!!!
  • Loren, KB7APU;  Many repeaters (Oregon & Washington)
  • Andy, KK7TR, Cougar repeater return (2nd edition), tower climber, tech assist
  • Jim, N7MAQ;  Repeaters (Oregon and Washington)
  • Mike, N07RF;  c-Bridge, Networking, Repeaters (North Central Washington)
  • Rod, KC7AAD; Repeater & repeater site (Spokane), Spokane CoLo hosting and HamWAN
  • Earl, N3EG; Repeaters (Longview Washington and Rainier Oregon with local Day Wireless support)
  • Lenny, N7MOT, Repeater and repeater site (Coeur d'Alene)
  • Dylan, KI7SBI, Colo hosting, Polly/MMDVM server implementation/support and HamWAN
  • Casey, KI7TRR, IT & server development, testing and implementation; MMDVM
  • Mike, NC7Q, repeater deployment, Ferndale
  • Hilltop acquisitions, Installs, Networking, Labor, Testing, Maintenance & other support:
    • Brian, KE0CO, duplexer & isolator turning (with professional equipment and experience)
    • Mike, N7NFY, repeater site (Gold)
    • Jerry Noe at Wiztronics; repeater sites & Internet connections
    • Brian, K5IN, repeater site (Capital Peak)
    • BC-TRBO, Geoff, VE7KA, affiliate c-Bridge
    • HamWAN, PNW c-Bridge Hosting & Internet connections at Gold Mtn, Capital Peak and Baw Faw
    • Terence, KE7SFF, affiliate repeater (Haystack) & HKS c-Bridge
    • Randy K7RHK, Ellensburg site and Internet
    • Ron KG7LAA, install assistance for Ellensburg repeater
    • Joey, KF7NQC, supplied and installed Heliax and Telewave antenna for Moses Lake

Special Mention:  Greg, NF6C who put up the first 2 repeaters (MTR-3000's) on Cougar and Baldi in 2013 and got the DMR ball rolling in Westside Washington.  The repeaters came down when Greg moved to California in 2014 but were replaced within the year with the help of Andy KK7TR (Cougar Mtn) and Rob AF7PR (Baldi Mtn).

 
Date Call Amount

Benefiting

Details                  See PayPal Pool

11-8-18+
5-08-18+
Anon $xx per/mo PNW The donor has requested anonymity, amount suppressed and wishes as much as possible that the ongoing support go towards mentoring and training
11-3-18 N6GFO $25 PNW Matt said he was glad to support the network.
10-30-18+
 2-08-18+
KF7NLV $10 per/mo PNW Colon was the first to enter a monthly subscription via PayPal!!! and suggested Starbucks for the install crews.
10-25-18 Anon $25 PNW A friend has said to use the funds as needed.
10-24-18 N7DUD $50 PNW Will said this is a small token of appreciations for the best DMR network around!  This is Will's second donation too!
10-19-18 K7TBM $25 PNW

Tom sez for the general fund...with thanks!

10-13-18 AG7BI $25 PNW

Mauro said, "Just a little for the cause."

10-11-18 K7BIO $100 PNW

Colin said thank you for everyone's hard work!

9-09-18 AG7T $50 PNW

Scott commented that he hopes it helps with the new c-Bridge.

7-20-18 N7ER $120 PNW

Brad's latest donation is to continue his support for general maintenance, equipment and reoccurring costs.

7-17-18 K7LFP $100 PNW Lee's ongoing request (he's a 3 timer now) is the same, that it be used where needed and that it has been fun to see the growth of the network!
7-15-18 N7LOL $20 PNW Scott was our third member who had initially chosen the monthly option via PayPal!  Scott said to use it anywhere in the system as needed.
7-05-18 KD6VPH $275 PNW Alex's donation was made via PPP with a thank you for our work!
6-14-18 unknown $10 PNW Donation made via PPP, no call provided
5-30-18 KI7JLL $40 PNW Chuck has donated 3 times previously.
3-08-18 AA7BG $100 PNW Bruce said he would like this to go toward repeater, network or site costs.
3-04-18 K7LKA $100 PNW Steve requested that his donation go to repeater maintenance.
2-22-18 WB7SKI $50 PNW  
2-09-18 KB7BM $40 PNW Del checked in and said that he enjoys the benefits of DMR
2-08-18 W4LKS $100 PNW
Eastside
Randy has asked that his donation help support our east side repeaters.
1-18-18 KI7JLL $50 PNW Chuck said to keep up the great work gentlemen (and ladies) for the the great service.
1-16-18 KI7KUI $100 PNW Karl sent a hearty thanks to the gang who keeps the network growing and running well!
12-22-17 KA7QQV ---- PNW Don from Oakland CA requested amount not be listed.
10-18-17 W7DTS $20 PNW
Have a small budget but will do what we can. 73 Jim
10-18-17 K7TBM $25 PNW The move to Oso - Frailey really helped here on So. Whidbey. Thanks. Tom K7TBM
8-05-17 Anon $100 PNW Our thanks to that caring Ham who supports our network operations.
7-23-17 N7DUD $50 PNW Will (repeater owner) simply said thanks!  (Will lives in Anchorage AK)
7-14-17 K7AMF $25 PNW Jim gave his thanks for putting the network together
7-09-17 KG7ESC $25 PNW Jonathon said, " Doesn't feel right enjoying the system without pitching in.  -73"
6-19-17 VA7DGP $20 PNW Don is on limited funds but wanted to help as he uses the network
6-10-17 KD7ZMC $100 PNW Morgan said to use it where needed and also that it has returned his interest to Ham Radio!
6-03-17 K7LFP $100 PNW Lee requested this time (he's a 2 timer now) that it be used where needed!
5-27-17 N6HTY $25 PNW

Mike (repeater owner) asked that it be used as needed.

5-15-17 NR7RR $40 PNW

Todd said for general operations.

4-25-17 N7EKB $100 PNW

Ed said to use it where it is needed!

4-15-17 N7ER $100 PNW

Brad is supporting general maintenance and ongoing costs

4-03-17 W7RX $10 Oregon

Support for The Eugene repeater

3-31-17 KB7APU $250 PNW

Loren (repeater owner) provided for the general support for PNW - to help sponsor the Gathering in WA in 2017 hopefully

3-24-17 KI7JLL $50+ PNW

Support for Lookout - Bellingham repeater installation

1-26-17 W7FED $100 PNW

Support for general maintenance and growth

1-23-17 KI7JLL $40+ PNW Chuck asked that this benefit the Moses Lake Repeater
1-18-17 KJ7YL $50 PNW General support for PNW
1-08-17 K1ZIL $20 PNW Mark said, "Just helping the network wherever possible."
12-20-16 N6GGS $100 DCI & PNW Darrell (repeater owner) said: "For the N6GGS seat on the DCI c-Bridge"
01-04-18
12-20-16
KA6P $100
$200
DCI & PNW Pat (repeater owner) said: "Support for the overall efforts of DCI/PNW c-Bridge operations and maintenance".
12-04-16 K7LFP $100 Washington West Lee asked that it go to benefit Rob for all his effort in expanding our DMR presence in Washington. Rob waived it said to use it for the c-Bridge data center. Done!
09-23-16 KE7GXL $25 No designation Our first cash donation; offered to KB7APU, Oregon North, then AF7PR but ultimately paid to the DCI c-Bridge data center
 
If you support or have supported PNW DMR or it's repeater owners whether by cash, services, labor, repeaters, etc, please let us know if we have missed you from the above tables and/or you wish to remain anonymous or how you wish your donation to be directed.

 

If you would like to assist PNW with equipment, sites, expertise or a few dimes, contact us at: pnwdmr@gmail.com, any repeater owner directly via the "CC" links on the repeater page or check out our PayPal Pool.

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Revised: 11/08/2018 06:23

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