PNW DMR'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 checking 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 to: PNW DMR Network, 80 Homestead Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862-9771.


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 paypal@pnwdigital.net 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

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;  OR-SAR; 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) donated to PNW 2019
  • 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
  • Steve N9VW, network mapping for users support, database implementation
  • Michael KG7HQ, Website creation and transition of old to new
  • 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 and Larch
    • Terence KE7SFF, affiliate repeater (Haystack) & HKS c-Bridge
    • Randy K7RHK, 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 for the PNW weekly Gathering
    • Steve N7LNX, important site acquisition on behalf of 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).

 

Date Call Amount

Details                  See PayPal Pool

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".
08-08-19
beginning
05-08-18
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.
08-07-19 K7ITE $25 Rick thanked PNW DMR 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!"
07-28-19
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.
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".
07-24-19 WL7AQ $10  
07-18-19 N7RDE $50 Bill sent us his thanks!
07-17-19
04-25-17
N7EKB $50
$100

Ed asked that it go to operational costs.
Ed said to use it where it is needed!

07-12-19 NX7O $50

Thank you Benton for your donation!

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".

05-19-18 K9HAV
K7FZO
$400

Valley Camp kindly donated to PNW DMR while supporting our 1st annual DMR Gathering and will be hosting the 2nd annual next year!

05-19-18 AG7T $50

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.
01-14-19
03-08-18
AA7BG $120
$100
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.
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 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!
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!

09-09-18 AG7T $50

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

07-20-18 N7ER $120

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.
02-22-18 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.
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!
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!
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.

04-25-17 N7EKB $100

Ed said to use it where it is needed!

04-15-17 N7ER $100

Brad is supporting general maintenance and ongoing costs

04-03-17 W7RX $10

Support for The Eugene repeater

03-24-17 KI7JLL $50+

Support for Lookout - Bellingham repeater installation

01-26-17 W7FED $100

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, OR-SAR, then AF7PR but ultimately paid to the DCI c-Bridge data center

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Financial Contributors

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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.