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Author Topic: Repeater/Radio Site Management  (Read 2264 times)
K9GVF
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« on: January 07, 2011, 09:07:13 AM »

I would like to contact clubs/site managers who are fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to own, operate, manage, a ham-majority/-exclusive repeater site - a purchased or leased commercial (abandoned?) site.

Have an opportunity to take on a once-commercial, now empty site before it is closed down, considering running it as a non-/low-profit for hams only/mostly - so I want to review business models, 'co-op', insurance costs, etc. to keep it a viable, legal, safe operation and haven for good hams who can't find or afford commercial rates. (yes, OSHA, local hazmat, compliance etc.)

Contact off-list: K9GVF @ yahoo
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K1CJS
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 04:12:56 AM »

You've got an uphill battle there--just the taxes alone for the site and its accompanying structures may make having it as a ham only non profit site impossible.  And don't forget the maintenance issues.  Towers and their supporting structures have to be kept up and inspected for deterioration.  If the tower is higher than 200 feet it will require illumination, not to mention paintwork, etc.  That alone will run you a pretty penny.

In short, unless you're a millionaire or are willing to work a second job just to support that site, forget it!
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