FCC Special Counsel Laura Smith speaks at Pacificon, click here https://youtu.be/k08DClez1aQ
The net schedule has been updated.
The Colorado ARES R4/5 Digital Net resumed October 24th here on the Fun Machine. The net meets Monday nights at 19:30 MST.
The old “Boone” repeater has been moved to Pueblo. It’s on 447.275- 100.0 hz tone and should provide good Pueblo metro coverage. It even makes it to Colorado Springs and Canon City making it a decent backup to 449.975
After a couple of years we’ve decided to decommission the Boone repeater. The town of Boone was more than gracious to give us access to a site and it worked well during the time it was on air. The distance to travel was too great for me to service that machine and Cedarwood covers the area well.
Thanks to Neal KD0MBL for hosting the Cordova Pass link radio. The traffic was initially carried via VPN over the internet to the link radio at Neal’s QTH. It’s now on the Microwave system and no longer on public internet.
Thanks to Neal KD0MBL and Mike N0ZSN for all the help getting Pueblo West back on air! It has new feedline compliments of N0ZSN and seems to be performing great.
The new repeater in Westcliffe is on air at 448.325 minus offset with a 100.0 Hz tone. Many thanks to Wilson K0LKI for hosting this machine!
We’ve been simulcasting from Cedarwood and Salida for several months now with pretty good results. In certain areas you can hear both transmitters. While it’s still usable it doesn’t sound as clean as I’d like. We’ll be trying a third simulcast site right in the middle of the other 2 so we can see what happens. Stay tuned.
The Salida site has a GPSDO keeping the transmitter dead on frequency. Another advantage to this setup is that we have a better GPS antenna more suited to mountain top operation with lightning protection. The Cedarwood site is next as soon as funds allow. If you’re in a transmitter overlap (places from Penrose to Pueblo West) area you might hear a little growl on the received signal until we finish the install.