3-5-13 The site is up.
2-19-10 After a few hours of chasing a problem I finally have the repeater back on the air. It currently has no preamp so coverage for handhelds and distant mobiles will be weak, ARE.
12-08-09 With the recent cold weather we are getting reports of reduced sensitivity on the UHF repeater input (447.725). This has been intermittant and primarily affects handheld and mobiles that are outside of the primary coverage area (greater than 5 miles).
12-05-09 On Saturday I attempted to locate the annoying squeal on the repeater output, but after 30 minutes working in the 35 degree building my fingers were numb. There is no heater and the radio systems don't create enough heat to even notice. I'll try again this week when its a bit warmer. I did not see the Black Snake, although it was cold enough that it's probably curled around the warm power transfomer in one of the radios. Bruce WB6ARE
11-20-09 Upon opening the site door a small black snake made a rather hasty retreat underneath the benches. I was unable to locate it so beware. It appeared to be what is called a "Texas Black Snake" which are non-venomous for humans, they primarily eat rodents.
Long Term Goals:
* Get the xCat control board working with the SRS controller so we have full "frequency and CTCSS" control of the VHF Remote Base, right now we just have selection of 32 pre-programmed channels.
* Find a method to access the Internet so we can move the Echolink computer on-site and gain proper control.