Ownership of Licences at Mt Wombat

VK2RK

Active member
Why is it that WIA Victoria division is the owner of most of the licences regarding our repeaters?
The PDF document I have included show that those highlighted in yellow are WIA and only two in green are our licences.

Now the question begs, who is the owner of the equipment and what would happen in case of a dispute since we don't hold an assets register.


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VK3YNV

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ARV pays the site leases and licence fees for the majority of Victoria repeater sites.


The equipment supplied by the club is owned by the club.

One exception for Mt Wombat is the UHF CB repeater which we took over the licence for after Norma Mathey passed away.
 
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VK2RK

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From the document you linked Ray the following is written
" Amateur Radio Victoria is the licensee for the majority of VK3 repeaters. Our regular spend on Victorian Repeater maintenance is in excess of $20,000 each year. This includes equipment maintenance, insurance, site fees and licences. "

The above statement is unclear as to whom the maintenance responsibility falls upon, then the question of ownership remains. Does the club have evidence aside hear say that the equipment belongs to the club, further why is it that ARV spends money on VK3RNE and VK3RNU yet ignores Mt Wombat as the above statement implies that they do take some responsivity.
 

VK3YNV

Administrator
Staff member
The radio club has the primary responsibility for repeater operation and maintenance, to provide a service to the amateur community generally and in the case of the UHF CB repeater, the general community. We do it as a service.

It's not correct to suggest that ARV hasn't spent money and significant resources on Mt Wombat. We have probably one of the best sites in Victoria the tower and associated antenna infrastructure, as well as the installation, the UHF repeater combiners and racking system was all arranged by ARV in conjunction with SCA and the Club. Geoff VK3ZNA, Peter VK3AXI and Kevin VK3BPH were all involved during that period, and might have a better estimate of the overall costs, but my guess is that we got more than $130,000 worth of infrastructure.

I don't know what club is responsible for VK3RNE?
 

VK2RK

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I don't know what club is responsible for VK3RNE?
Not the local clubs, and not relevant to this discussion.

With respect to your answer regarding the site assets, cost of the assets is not part of my question besides said assets depreciate over time, what concerns me is who own what, your answer is general in nature and it's unclear to as to whom owns what.
Maybe the secretary could delve in past minutes and resolve the question, then place said assets into a register for future reference should the question surface once again.
$130K seems to be an excessive figure, nevertheless more of a reason to take stock and register the assets formally. Useful in the event of a fire or theft along with an insurance claim.

We cant afford to be flippant about this.
 
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