PNW DMR's Sponsors, Supporters and Donors
UPDATE: Our PayPal Pool
link has changed as we have transitioned to a new association account (firstname.lastname@example.org) linked to a separate bank account. All donations made over the past 377 days to the
original pool are now archived but
This change was made to aid in transparency as well as to more easily track our income and expenses without the general non-PNW use by NO7RF. The account is still a "friends and family" account so that we are able to receive 100% of a donation if the donation is not funded by a credit card. So this new account is still in the personal name of NO7RF.
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 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 email@example.com address.
As of April of 2019, our monthly ongoing costs are about $900 a month for most of the Washington repeaters and networking. As of April 2019 we average $181 a month. 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
The following members have made significant contributions to PNW DMR
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).
Details See PayPal Pool
|07-18-19||N7RDE||$50||Bill sent us his thanks!|
Jeff said, "Great Job!"
that it go to operational costs.
Thank you Benton for your donation!
|Anon||$xx per/mo||This ham member has requested anonymity, amount suppressed and wishes as much as possible that the ongoing support go towards mentoring & training.|
|KF7NLV||$10 per/mo||Colin was the first to enter a monthly subscription via PayPal!!! and suggested Starbucks for the install crews.|
|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".|
Len said "Thanks for such a great system and helping out a new Ham".
Valley Camp kindly donated to PNW DMR while supporting our 1st annual DMR Gathering and will be hosting the 2nd annual next year!
Scott attended the first DMR Gathering and said he felt the need to donate to PNW DMR once again!
|04-23-19||K7BIT||$20||Bill said he just wanted to help a bit to keep the system going.|
|04-18-19||KG7LEA||$50||Our welcome to Dave as a new member of PNW DMR|
|04-17-19||KD6VPH||$200||Another Alex donation was made today with his thanks for the awesome system. Thank you as well Alex!|
|04-07-18||K7LFP||$100||Lee's ongoing request (he's a 4 timer now) is now just a little sumptin to keep it all goin'!|
|04-04-19||KG7JMI||$100||Carl sent a "Thanks for your fine work. For the general good of the system."|
|03-31-19||W8JLV?||$50||Vincent sent a "Just moving over to DMR. Might as well help pay for the network."|
|03-28-19||K7LKA||$25||Steve said thanks to those who keep this great system working!|
|03-25-19||KI7JLL||$50||Chuck said thanks for everything. You too Chuck!|
|03-08-19||N7MOT||$200||Lenny sez to buy the admin team a round or two|
|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 DMR.|
|Bruce sent us his thanks and said (again) he would like this to go toward repeater, maintenance, network or site costs.|
|12-27-18||W7NCX||$25||Dave said to put it into the general fund.|
Loren (Oregon repeater owner) said Merry Christmas for 2018 and also provided for the general support for PNW - 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||$25||A friend has said to use the funds as needed.|
|10-24-18||N7DUD||$50||Will said this is a small token of appreciations for the best DMR network around! This is Will's second donation too!|
Tom sez for the general fund...with thanks!
Mauro said, "Just a little for the cause."
Colin said thank you for everyone's hard work!
Scott commented that he hopes it helps with the new c-Bridge.
Brad's latest donation is to continue his support for general maintenance, equipment and reoccurring costs.
|07-17-18||K7LFP||$100||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!|
|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|
|05-30-18||KI7JLL||$40||Chuck has donated 3 times previously.|
|03-04-18||K7LKA||$100||Steve requested that his donation go to repeater maintenance.|
|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.|
|01-18-18||KI7JLL||$50||Chuck said to keep up the great work gentlemen (and ladies) for the the great service.|
|01-16-18||KI7KUI||$100||Karl sent a hearty thanks to the gang who keeps the network growing and running well!|
|Pat (repeater owner) said: "Support for the overall efforts of DCI/PNW c-Bridge operations and maintenance".|
|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||$100||Our thanks to that caring Ham who supports our network operations.|
|07-23-17||N7DUD||$50||Will (repeater owner) simply said thanks! (Will lives in Anchorage AK)|
|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!|
|06-03-17||K7LFP||$100||Lee requested this time (he's a 2 timer now) that it be used where needed!|
Mike (repeater owner) asked that it be used as needed.
Todd said for general operations.
Ed said to use it where it is needed!
Brad is supporting general maintenance and ongoing costs
Support for The Eugene repeater
Support for Lookout - Bellingham repeater installation
Support for general maintenance and growth
|01-23-17||KI7JLL||$40+||Chuck asked that this benefit the Moses Lake Repeater|
|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"|
|12-04-16||K7LFP||$100||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||Our first cash donation; offered to KB7APU, Oregon North, then AF7PR but ultimately paid to the DCI c-Bridge data center|
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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.