Archive for September, 2018

Some September 2018 Updates:

  • Main 146.610 Repeater
    • basically working okay
    • we need a work party to update settings/swap equipment
    • Still identifying as W9DK (the correct ID is W9MTW)
    • We intend to replace some of the equipment with a Yaesu Fusion WIRES-II setup, which will add some nice capabilities for the area radio amateurs.
  • Backup 145.110 Repeater
    • The new tower and antenna, with all wiring is completed.  Thank you for Vern K9EME for so much help getting the tower and antenna up.
    • The new antenna was purchased by Steve K9ZW
    • New DX Engineering Feedlines and Lightening Arresters were purchased by Steve K9ZW
    • Presently the repeater is operating on the old equipment, but is operating at the new site.
    • During testing the repeater may be down at times.  Sort of a “soft relaunch” at this time.
    • The numbers you need to know remain 145.110 minus offset, PL 100.0
    • The new equipment is a Yaesu Fusion WIRES-II setup, which will add some nice capabilities for the area radio amateurs.
    • John KB3SP has programed the new Yaesu Fusion WIRES-II setup.
    • Steve K9ZW has ordered and will prepare receiver preamps for the repeaters based on current best practices with the Yaesu Fusion WIRES-II setup.  ETA is end of the month. Thank you to Dave N9JDZ for the preamp information.
    • And again Steve K9ZW has funded the tower installation.
  • Repeater’s going Yaesu Fusion
    • Steve K9ZW purchased a pair of new Yaesu Fusion units for the repeaters, and Mancorad will be installing the new units, backup repeater first and the main repeater in Spring.