145.29mHZ: -600kHz offset, 107.2 Hz tone . Located on Elephant Head.
449.375mHz: -5mHz offset, 107.2Hz tone . Located on Elephant Head.
The gallery, below, is of the repeater site, behind the mountain, for these repeaters. Click on each photo to enlarge it.
Latest status reports:
Ron, AA7RP, is the repeater coordinator.
If you notice an issue with the repeaters, please include the form to the right to let Ron know. If you have a photo which will help, please upload it using the upload tool.
This morning Ron, AA7RP, Ed, N9MW and I went up to the repeater site to do some repeater/computer work and to put new guy anchors on one of the legs of our tower. Happily no one fell off the roof and all the work was accomplished. EchoLink is back up and the two club repeaters are linked. Also the club WebSDR is back up and running.
Thanks to Ron and Ed for all their efforts.
Via Rick Rogers
I was able to quickly resolve the problem with the 145.29 repeater once I had it on my bench at home. Ed Toal and I went back up to the mountain site this morning and put the repeater back into operation. The link between the .27 and .29 repeaters should be reestablished in the next few days once I restart the computer at the SAV and adjust audio levels. Unfortunately, TEP has 10 second power outages every once in a while which negatively affect the computers.
Ed Toal (N9MW) and I were at the mountain repeater site to install the DMR repeater on 449.375. It appears to be working fine and is connected to the National Bridge(TG3100) on TS1. While we were there we noticed that the 145.29 repeater was not functioning. We did a reset but couldn’t bring it back to life so we brought it back with us to troubleshoot the problem. We will be going back to the mountain site in a week or so to do some other work, and if I can get the .29 repeater working, we’ll re-install it.
Ron has taken the repeater for the WINS system down to do some modifications. If you go to winsystem.org there is streaming audio available.
Ron (AA7RP), John (KL7CY), and Bruce (K3BAT) went up to Elephant Head yesterday and completed the installation of the new repeater link equipment. Ron also went to the SAV for additional repairs. I just tried them from my QTH, and the link appears to be working fine. Also, I tried our Echolink node, and it appears to be back on the air.
A huge thanks to Ron, John, and Bruce for the all the hard work! We wouldn’t have the system capabilities we have without your outstanding efforts. 73, Tom K7AFA
We have received new components to rebuild the microwave link that provides Internet access to the repeaters and the ability to link them. We’ve started to swap out the old gear for the new gear, and the link will be down for about a week. Once the upgrade has been completed, the link should be more reliable than previously.
The microwave link to our high level site on Elephant Head is old and failing, causing intermittent issues with the link between the 145.27 and 145.29 repeaters and loss of administrative control.
The current transceivers are no longer available, so I've ordered the latest models in order to completely rebuild the system. Unfortunately, they're on back order until February. When received, the rebuilding will begin.