July 6, 2017 Update
The members meeting was a success, a new interim board was elected with a charter to form bylaws, audit the finances and correct the deficiencies of the current FRC management.
Minutes and further review will be coming shortly.
Mike Gonzalez, N2FSU, the District 6 director has called an emergency meeting of all members on Thursday July 6, 2017 in St Petersburg, FL.
Please attend or provide your proxy!
New Bylaws have been posted containing the illegal changes from the Orlando meeting.
The Florida Repeater Council (FRC) is in desperate need of reform.
The FRC has failed to perform even the most basic tasks assigned to it and the current board runs it in a slipshod, border-line illegal manner. When presented with these facts, the board reacts with arrogance and treats it’s members with utter contempt. The Board has voted to remove all members as of the Orlando meeting.
This is not how a body in amateur radio should work and cannot be allowed to continue. I (Bryan Fields, W9CR) have attempted to work with the board only to have lip-service paid to me with no follow through.
- Violation of the coordination policy by the directors
- Willful violation of the bylaws by the directors
- Willful violations of FS 617 regarding members request for information
- Publicly stating the policy of the FRC is “is unable to search for available frequencies”, when this is the FCC definition of a frequency coordinator.
- When they do suggest frequencies, there active repeaters on them, some even coordinated well under the radius.
- Inventing new coordination polices on the fly without approval of the board.
- The board is only accountable to itself and believes members seeking reform are “outsiders”
- “Working” on business for years, tabling proposals from one meeting to the next.
- Engaging in Pay-for-Play with massive “donations” followed by immediate coordination.
The directors conduct meetings without notice and all activities are kept secret. This doesn’t pass the “smell test” in our caucus’s opinion and frankly when there is corruption such as this the only way it can be fixed is by massive reform.
We are calling for the resignation of the current directors, and a constitutional convention to reform the FRC and make it work for all amateurs in Florida. More details on our reform plan.
Please join us by submitting your proxy or joining us at the meeting, and follow us on Facebook.
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Our cause of action will be to remove the current board and call a constitutional convention. Please read through some of the prior posts here and watch the videos of the FRC meetings. This demonstrates a malicious incompetence in the FRC, holding back amateurs statewide.