29th April 2018 - Update

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29th April 2018 - Update

Post by admin » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:50 am

Hello everyone.

Not been anything to report on here for a while, but we are just about ready to do the planned updates for 70cm receive - it also turns out we've a little more work to do within the repeater site as well!

Its going to be a big update on the equipment front, coupled with the fact the site owner has now asked us to move the equipment within the building! We have no option but to take everything down and then use this opportunity to complete the update. Since th 5th/6th May is a planned activity weekend, we will be leaving it until after May 6th to start this work, and the repeater will be off-the-air for around a week so we can complete the changes. We will post on here when the repeater is off-air.

The work involves installing the new receiver rack including the control logic, new 2/70 antenna, new camera (the exisiting one has now given up completely!), new location within the building, extending power and antenna cables. The plus side is that the transmitter rack work can be done off-site and taken back to site ready to re-install.

The receiver rack is now a little larger to accomodate the next possible update to include 2m (146.5MHz) reduced bandwidth (RB) receive, and the logic is ready to accept this addition. Since we will have the new 2/70 antenna already installed, it will simplify installation, although when this update will happen, we've no planned date or equipment as yet. It will be interesting to see how 2m digital RBTV works when mobile!

73's, Kay

LATEST: Planned to go off Tuesday 8th May

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