Tuesday, 7 September 2010

All well!

Hi All,

A long time since a post. Everything continues to work well.
The antenna is slightly bent over, which will need to be looked at sometime soon. The coverage still seems to be ok. Thanks to those that have offered Help with maintenance.

The server was off for a day due to EDF work in the area. The repeaters however continued to work well on battery backup, a good chance to test the backup system. The site suffers from quite a few power outages in the winter, so the backup power is definatally needed.

GB7FK was well used for Lighthouse / Lightships on the air weekend, great to have so many contacts.

We will be hosting a School to school linkup again sometime in December with our friends from the Temple amateur radio club.

more news soon.
73 Matt

Thursday, 11 February 2010

First post of 2010!

Hi all,

This is the first post here for a long time. A few updates:-

The gateway experienced issues towards the end of 2009. This was a problem with the internet provider. It took a while to sort, but is now working as normal.
The Repeaters will be moving during this year to another part of the site. the new network cabling and power supply needs to be installed before the move can take place, as well as antenna coax runs being re-routed.

If anyone has a spare DSTAR Controller, please get in touch !

thats it for now