How relevant is Repeater Coordination when the coordinating entities fail to act in a timely manner?
A former local radio club had coordinated a 2m repeater here in Manitowoc, which had been located in their former club shack. This 145.110 repeater had been coordinated through W.A.R. – the Wisconsin Association of Repeaters https://wi-repeaters.org/ and had been running happily for some years. Like 10 plus years.
When the City of Manitowoc made it known that the club shack building was being repurposed the was obvious the repeater was going to be on the move, so I amended our existing coordination to a new site located where I work. The displacement is a few blocks, elevation the same, antenna and gear the same. Basically the repeater moved 5 football fields north.
While the new site was built-out to accommodate the club’s repeater but during this period of time WAR canceled the coordination!
They claim it was canceled because of a “lack of response to an email requesting an update.”