Heard mt. Antennas. November 2017

I’ve been remiss in not publishing the antennas at Heard Mt. since moving the 220 repeater there. The 220 (only) antenna is in the foreground, the 2 meter/440 antenna in the background. They are both roughly the same height AGL, but the perspective implies the 220 is higher.… Read the rest

Quick repeater update, October 2017

Today, on October 4, 2017, Jeff, K4OLW generously gave me a day of his time for a trip to the Heards Mountain site. The main purpose of the visit was to install the new 220 antenna on the second pole at the site, and to install the relocated 224.760 repeater and duplexers, etc., as well.… Read the rest

Brief Repeater update September 2017

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I made a post here, but I did want to let everyone know what we’ve recently done.  On Wednesday, September 27, Jeff, K4OLW and myself made a trip to the 146.895 site at Bucks Elbow, West of Crozet, primarily to make some audio improvements to the link, focused on audio entering at 146.925 and leaving at 146.895.  … Read the rest

October 6 new repeater update

On October 5, I visited the Marshall Manor 146.925 site with Gordon, WW4GW. We needed to replace the controller that was responsible for the intermittent transmitter dropouts, as well as continue to investigate the persistent noises on the output.
The replacement controller is the new Arcom RC210 the club recently purchased which was installed without issue.… Read the rest

October 1 repeater update

As everyone probably knows, the 146.925 continues to be our problem child. Within the past month, we’ve made at least 3 visits to the site, attempting to resolve, improve, or at least understand the problems that seem to be multiplying.

Problem #1.… Read the rest

AARC repeater update 7/31/16

Early in July, I was quite pleased with our repeater status after getting the 146.925 power back on, then getting our original Fusion repeater back on the air at 444.250. Then in the middle of July, the repeater at Heard Mountain (146.760) went into a solid transmit on mode.… Read the rest

Technical committee April updates

April was quite productive for the technical committee. We began with installing the new tone board at Marshall Manor on our April 1 visit. This also involved updating the firmware in the controller to support some new macros that allow us to remotely enable and disable the outgoing CTCSS tone.… Read the rest