PNW Digital's Sponsors, Supporters and Donors

Our PayPal Pool link has changed as we have transitioned to a new association account (paypal@PNWDigital.Net) linked to its own savings account. All donations made over the past 377 days to the original pool are now archived but available to members. If you prefer, you may donate anonymously or via an on-going subscription, please use the paypal@PNWDigital.Net address. Additionally, if you prefer not to use online funding, you may use NO7RF's paper mail address if you like; Checks made exactly to: "Mike Shirley or PNWDigital.Net", 80 Homestead Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862-9771.


PNWDigital.net 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 PNWDigital.Net's 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 (PNW is at 6.1%), 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 PNWDigital.net, 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 1-3 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. If you prefer to donate anonymously or via an on-going subscription, you may give directly by using the paypal@pnwdigital.net address.

As of February 2020, our monthly ongoing costs are about $920 a month for the WA7DMR repeaters and networking. The average donation is about 39 cents per member per month for about $454 per month, so monthly costs alone run double the amount of our current donation level.  This does not take into account the costs by individual repeater owners who shoulder their deployment costs alone.  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 rate. There are countless hours for planning, trips, paid tower crews as well as maintenance and upgrades 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 in the years ahead but we have no plans currently to change our funding model.

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

Our Supporters and Sponsors

RavenNet
Raven-Net-Systems,-LLC
www.ravennetsystems.com
Lets Get Ready, Inc
Amazon -- Ebay
Manufacturer of the c-Bridge and other DMR networking platforms Great Vendor Support for the Anytone radios as well as supporting our training sessions
CoLo home to the DCI c-Bridge from 2011 to 2020 CoLo home to our Bremerton c-Bridge and servers with RF backbone connectivity to HamWAN
Spokane Service Provider to PNW Digital CoLo home to our Bremerton c-Bridge and servers with RF backbone connectivity to HamWAN
Frank NO7UP at xyTel.net is providing our c-Bridge Hosting in Kennewick and Internet service at Jump Off Joe Jason, KC7HFM is providing Internet services for the Saint Maries and Lewiston repeaters

The following members have made significant contributions to PNWDigital.net

  • Rob AF7PR;  Many repeaters in Washington, HamWAN expansion!!!
  • Loren KB7APU;  OR-SAR Affiliate; 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, SLR-5700 repeater and repeater installation at the Blossom Hill ID site, donated to PNW in 2019
  • Dylan KI7SBI, Colo hosting, Polly/MMDVM server implementation/support and HamWAN
  • Steve N9VW, network mapping for users support, database implementation
  • Michael KG7HQ, Website creation and transition from the old website to the new website
  • Steve N9WV, Database creation for major backend support (TG Picker, Matrices and more)
  • 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, Baw Faw & Larch
    • Terence KE7SFF, affiliate repeater (Haystack) & HKS c-Bridge
    • Randy K7RHT, Ellensburg site
    • Ron KG7LAA and Carl KG7JMI, Ellensburg site support and Internet
    • Joey KF7NQC, supplied and installed Heliax and Telewave antenna for Moses Lake
    • Dave W7NCX,  our long time lead man and NCS for the PNW weekly Gathering
    • Steve N7LNX, important site acquisition on behalf of PNW Digital
    • Frank, NO7UP for for Internet at Jump Off Joe and VPS hosting of the PNW-D c-Bridge
    • Steve N9VW;  pioneering database work for providing the dynamic TG Picker, Matrices and more
    • I-84 Group for their work to open up Oregon DMR along the I-84 transportation corridor
      • Joel N7LF, Jim KA7AGH and Paul K7PN
    • Jason KC7HFM, provider of Internet services for the Saint Maries and Lewiston ID repeaters

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 Western 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).  This was the genesis of PNW Digital truly having lift off in Washington state.

Date Call Amount

Comments / Details                  See PayPal Pool

08-09-20
07-12-20
K7USR $25
$25
 
I appreciate what you folks do!
08-08-20
beginning
03-11-20
W7COM $25
$25
$100
5-08 on to vc.pnwdigital.net match
4-10 on to vc.pnwdigital.net match
Great work!
08-08-20
beginning
05-08-18
Anon #1 $xx per/mo 4-20 and 5-8 vc.pnwdigital.net match / This ham member has requested anonymity, amount suppressed and wishes as much as possible that the ongoing support go towards mentoring & training.
07-30-20
beginning
02-08-18
KF7NLV $10 per/mo Colin was the first to enter a monthly subscription via PayPal!!! and suggested Starbucks for the install crews.
08-09-20
07-24-20
07-15-20
beginning
05-29-20
05-15-20
04-28-20
N7UFK $21.18
$21.18
$21.18

$21.18
$20
$20

vc.pnwdigital.net match
vc.pnwdigital.net match
7-20-20
01-01-20
07-17-19
04-25-17
N7EKB $50
$50
$50
$100

"Awesome network!  Thank-you to all the contributors."
Ed said Happy New Year!
Ed asked that it go to operational costs.
Ed said to use it where it is needed!

7-15-20
beginning
08-15-19
KG7PMV $20 4-21 and 5-15: matching to: vc.pnwdigital.net // Rick now sends PNW Digital monthly checks after having suggesting an alternative to online only support.  Great Idea and thank you!
07-16-20 KC7HFM $500 Just joined!  Thanks to KB7SIJ for the invite and I have lots of test equipment (new) available to help out where I can and also myself and K7EI have donated tower space, tower work, power supply, antenna, circulator, duplexer, etc for the NEW DMR repeater going in down here in Lewiston, ID atop Craig mountain at almost 5k feet.
7-12-20
04-27-20
AC7RX $50
$50
Thanks to all who keep the system tuned up and running smoothly.

Thanks all for keeping the PNW network bright and shiny. Also, thanks for the support to Valley Camp. I wouldn't be part of the PNW DMR experience had it not been for the enthusiastic introduction I received from Teena and Thom a year ago! 
 //  vc.pnwdigital.net match
06-13-20 KI7TTO $15 PNW Rocks!
06-27-20 WB7SKI $50 Thanks for all the hard work keeping things up & running !!! 73
06-13-20 KI7TTO $15 PNW Rocks!
06-10-20 W7TCT $25 A great service! Thank you very much!
05-31-20 AE7GQ $25 To support the Portland/Vancouver area DMR repeaters. 73
6-08-20
beginning
11-07-19
K1CZA $10 vc.pnwdigital.net match  //  Chad explored another PayPal option; billing.  Great Idea and thank you though billing for a donation just seems a bit odd.  :-)
05-31-20 AE7GQ $25 To support the Portland/Vancouver area DMR repeaters. 73
05-26-20
07-12-19
NX7O $100
$50

Use where most needed -- MMDVM servers or pizza for the crew. . .
Thank you Benton for your donation!

05-25-20 K7ZPJ $25 Thank you
05-20-20 KD7AOB $25 Fantastic network; keep up the great work!
05-17-20 WS7A $25 "Nice, keep it going :)
05-15-20
04-28-20
N7UFK $20
$20
vc.pnwdigital.net match
vc.pnwdigital.net match
05-11-20 KG7MYX $15 "Thanks for the DMR Network!"  //  vc.pnwdigital.net match
05-10-20 KG7TDC $25 Thank you !
5-8-20
07-18-19
N7RDE $50
$50
Thanks to the PNWdigital gang  //  vc.pnwdigital.net match
Ron sent us his thanks!
04-30-20 AE0GL $25 Donation from AE0GL  //  vc.pnwdigital.net match
04-28-20 N7UFK $20 vc.pnwdigital.net match
04-28-20 W7IEW $25 Thanks for all the years for your support.   //  vc.pnwdigital.net match
04-26-20 WB7AWL $100 Just doing my part...   //  vc.pnwdigital.net match
04-24-20 KI7UIG $20 Thank you. Just getting involved. Doug, Wenatchee - KI7UIG //  vc.pnwdigital.net match
04-21-20 WA7C $75 Thanks for the great system. Don, WA7C //  vc.pnwdigital.net match
04-06-20
03-04-20
02-01-20
01-02-20
12-07-19
09-04-19
KJ7V $15
$20
$10
$10
$10
$30
April (to vc.pnwdigital.net)
March
February!
​"JAN2020"
Thank you again!
Thank you!
04-04-20
01-16-18
KI7KUI $100
$100
Thanks to repeater owners, contributors, and everyone who keeps this vital network up and running. -Cheers and good health! (to vc.pnwdigital.net)
Karl sent a hearty thanks to the gang who keeps the network growing and running well!
04-02-20
07-25-19
WA7HAA $25
$50
Steve said, "To help the cause."
Steve said, "Thanks for the fine system.  Use to keep operating"
.
03-29-20 W3RWN $120 With thanks from W3RWN, Randy in Burien, WA
03-27-20
09-23-19
KE7IN $50
$25
Kevin said​, "Great work!"
03-24-20 KJ7BNF $50 Money well spent.  Thanks for the effort from all and for helping keeping us sane in these trying times.  KJ7BNF Paul So. Bellevue, WA
03-03-20
01-14-19
03-08-18
AA7BG $120
$120
$100
"​Thanks for all you do. Use this donation for system maintenance, site costs or equipment."  Bruce sent us his thanks and said (again) he would like this to go toward repeater, maintenance, network or site costs.
03-02-20
10-19-19
AB7RU $20
$25
Appreciate you hams out there in the PNW that keep this going! 73's
Mike said thank you!
02-23-20 VE7EBW $50 Let's keep going!
02-22-20 KJ7KTG $25  
02-20-20
07-24-19
WL7AQ $20
$10
Excellent system. -Dennis, WL7AQ
02-8-20 KN6GSG $100 Thank you PNW DMR for allowing me to participate.
02-2-20
12-27-18
W7NCX $25
$25
Dave said to put it into the general fund.
02-06-19 KG7ZQE $100 Thanks Mike!
02-04-20
03-25-19
05-30-18
01-18-18
03-24-17
01-23-17
KI7JLL $150
$50
$40
$50
$50+
$40+
The momentum is exciting. I can't believe how much has changed in 3 years. Thank you all!
Chuck said thanks for everything.  You too Chuck!
Chuck has donated 3 times previously.
Chuck said to keep up the great work gentlemen (and ladies) for the the great service.
Support for Lookout - Bellingham repeater installation
Chuck asked that this benefit the Moses Lake Repeater
02-04-20
04-04-19
KG7JMI $100

$100

Thanks PNW Admin for the quality of our system.

Carl sent a "Thanks for your fine work. For the general good of the system." 

01-28-20 K8TOM $25 Thank you Tom!
1-24-20
05-19-19
09-09-18
AG7T $50
$50
$50

Help with repeaters, MMVDM hosts, and other PNWDigital costs.
Scott attended the first DMR Gathering and said he felt the need to donate to PNW Digital once again!
Scott commented that he hopes it helps with the new c-Bridge.

01-20-20 WA4OSH $20 Konrad said to use the funds as needed
01-17-20
01-14-19
WA7ZWG $50
$50
Bob said to use the funds as needed
Bob, a repeater owner as well, provided support to
PNW Digital.
1-10-20 W7KFO $25 Dave sez, "Awesome network, looking forward to April 2020."
12-24-19 WL7CES $25 ​Thanks Tim!
12-23-19
07-17-18
04-07-18
06-03-17
12-04-16
 
K7LFP $100
$100
$100
$100
$100
Happy Holiday! (Lee is a 5 timer now!)
Lee's ongoing request (he's a 4 timer now) is the same, that it be used where needed and that it has been fun to see the growth of the network!
Lee's ongoing request (he's a 3 timer now) is now just a little sumptin to keep it all goin'!
Lee requested this time (he's a 2 timer now) that it be used where needed!
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!
 
11-28-19 ND7P $25

PNW thanks you on Thanksgiving Day!

11-24-19 N7GWK $25

PNW thanks you!

11-16-19 NE7IL $100*

Neil said, "Thanks for all the hard work!) NOTE: These last 2 donations are from non-members who don't do DMR, but they wanted to support PNW

11-15-19 KE7SH $35*

Allan said, "I'm glad for the opportunity to support repeater operations.

11-4-19 N7NVX $100

Russell said, "Solid system, good work, would love to help."

10-29-18 K7TBM $25

This is Tom's 3rd donation and he said thanks for the system!

10-24-19 N4LWR $50 Mike said, "Thanks to everyone who works to keep the PNW Digital Network up and running."
10-19-19 AB7RU $25 Mike said thank you!
10-15-19 K7YPH $25 Cliff  wrote, "A week a half ago, I knew very little about DMR. Today I have a working radio and working Pi-Star hot-spot on PNW talk groups. Thank you to everyone involved for your all that you do!"
10-02-19 AF7PQ $30 Monte is a huge supporter of ham radio.  Monte said, "Thanks to the group for your friendly help to all of us newbies. DMR requires a lot of patience on everyone's level."
10-01-19
09-20-19
04-23-19
K7BIT/
AG7VI
$25
$10
$20
Bill said thanks again for the time, help and effort as well as just wanted to help a bit to keep the system going.
09-28-19 K7MJO $25 Michael said great organization!
09-25-19 N7GCO $30 Mel directed $15 to Spokane DMR and $15 to General
09-25-19 N8HVM $10 Nicholas said just adding a little bit
09-23-19 KE7IN $25 Kevin said​, "Great work!"
09-20-19 WW7CH $25 Bill said​, "Glad to pitch in. . . To everyone involved, keep up the good work!"
09-16-19
05-19-19
K9HAV
K7FZO
$200
$400

Again, kind words and another donation supporting PNW Digital.
Thom and Teena kindly donated to PNW Digital while supporting our 1st annual DMR Gathering and will be hosting the 2nd annual next year!

09-13-19 KG7VXW $25 John says, "This is an amazing group."
09-10-19 N7LF $200 Joel and the I-84-Group are building out the I-84 corridor in Oregon and onto Idaho and Utah ultimately
09-08-19 AD7NP $50 Thank you
09-04-19 KD7PSN $25 Mike said, " Thank you to all the admins and owners"
09-04-19 Anon #2 $100 This ham sent us this message: Thanks to all involved in making DMR so accessible around this area!
09-04-19 KJ7GDR $25 Robert said, "Thanks for all the DMR info and upkeep! Hope to continue to help and learn!"
08-24-19 WA7DJS $10 Donation in leiu of a raffle ticket
08-14-19
01-04-18
12-20-16
KA6P $100
$100
$200
Pat (repeater owner) said:  Supporting DMR through PNW efforts. What a great crew up there in the NW", "Support for the overall efforts of DCI/PNW c-Bridge operations and maintenance".
08-07-19 K7ITE $25 Rick thanked PNW Digital for the effort!  You too Ric!
08-07-19 W2ANN $200 Justin just joined PNW yesterday!
08-01-19 K7MRT $25 Mark said, "Thanks for keeping it up and running".
07-31-19 N7QXH $25 Michael said, "Thanks for your hard work! Great system!"
07-25-19 WA7HAA $50 Steve said, "Thanks for the fine system.  Use to keep operating".
07-26-19 WA7DY $25 David said, "Thanks for all you do to support DMR in the PNW".
06-23-19 K6BRR $100
$115
Dana donated to both Pools and said, "Thank you for the group's hard work and support to the community. It is fun to see DMR evolve." and, "Onward to new sites".
06-20-19 K7LEN $100

Len said "Thanks for such a great system and helping out a new Ham".

04-18-19 KG7LEA $50 Our welcome to Dave as a new member of PNW Digital
04-17-19 KD6VPH $200 Another Alex donation was made today with his thanks for the awesome system.  Thank you as well Alex!
03-31-19 W8JLV? $50 Vincent sent a "Just moving over to DMR. Might as well help pay for the network." 
03-29-19 unknown $25 William J McNally
03-28-19 K7LKA $25 Steve said thanks to those who keep this great system working!
03-08-19 N7MOT $200 Lenny sez to buy the admin team a round or two (Lenny donated his the Cda repeater site to PNWDigital when he moved to the Philippines 2019)
03-03-19 K1ELG $50 Eric said that he appreciates us keeping the network running.
02-13-19 KK6BBI $25 Steve said use it anywhere to keep it going...
02-10-19 KL0NP $25 Will said Thank you...and so do we!
02-07-19 KI7QPJ $25 Jake said, "Thanks to all for making this system what it is today".
02-03-19 KP2X $50 Jim said thanks for the support for the Mt Sumas repeater.
01-20-19 KG7VRV $25 Todd said thank you for the hard work and effort.
01-18-19 KC7AAD $100 Rod said to use it for one of the new Eastern Washington repeater sites.
01-14-19 WA7ZWG $50 Bob, a repeater owner as well, provided support to PNW Digital.
12-27-18 W7NCX $25 Dave said to put it into the general fund.
12-20-18
03-31-17
KB7APU $250
$250

Loren (Oregon repeater owner) said Merry Christmas for 2018 and also provided for the general support for PNWDigital - to help sponsor the Gathering in WA in 2017 hopefully

11-03-18 N6GFO $25 Matt said he was glad to support the network.
10-25-18 Anon #3 $25 A friend has said to use the funds as needed.
10-24-18
07-23-17
N7DUD $50
$50
Will said this is a small token of appreciations for the best DMR network around!  This is Will's second donation too!
Will (repeater owner) simply said thanks!  (Will lives in Anchorage AK)
10-19-18 K7TBM $25

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

10-13-18 AG7BI $25

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

10-11-18 K7BIO $100

Colin said thank you for everyone's hard work!

07-20-18
04-15-17
N7ER $120
$100

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

07-15-18 N7LOL $20 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.
07-05-18 KD6VPH $275 Alex's donation was made via PPP with a thank you for our work!
06-14-18 unknown $10 Donation made via PPP, no call provided
03-04-18 K7LKA $100 Steve requested that his donation go to repeater maintenance.
02-22-18 WB7SKI $50  
02-09-18 KB7BM $40 Del checked in and said that he enjoys the benefits of DMR
02-08-18 W4LKS $100 Randy has asked that his donation help support our east side repeaters.
12-22-17 KA7QQV ---- Don from Oakland CA requested amount not be listed.
10-18-17 W7DTS $20 Have a small budget but will do what we can. 73 Jim
10-18-17 K7TBM $25 The move to Oso - Frailey really helped here on So. Whidbey. Thanks. Tom K7TBM
08-05-17 Anon #4 $100 Our thanks to that caring Ham who supports our network operations.
07-14-17 K7AMF $25 Jim gave his thanks for putting the network together
07-09-17 KG7ESC $25 Jonathon said, " Doesn't feel right enjoying the system without pitching in.  -73"
06-19-17 VA7DGP $20 Don is on limited funds but wanted to help as he uses the network
06-10-17 KD7ZMC $100 Morgan said to use it where needed and also that it has returned his interest to Ham Radio!
05-27-17 N6HTY $25

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

05-15-17 NR7RR $40

Todd said for general operations.

04-03-17 W7RX $10

Support for The Eugene repeater

01-26-17 W7FED $100

Support for general maintenance and growth

01-18-17 KJ7YL $50 General support for PNW
01-08-17 K1ZIL $20 Mark said, "Just helping the network wherever possible."
12-20-16 N6GGS $100 Darrell (repeater owner) said: "For the N6GGS seat on the DCI c-Bridge"
09-23-16 KE7GXL $25 Our first cash donation; offered to KB7APU, OR-SAR, then AF7PR but ultimately paid to the DCI c-Bridge data center

 

If you support or have supported PNWDigital.net 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.