March 18, 2020
Alan W4UB visited the site and upon checking the antennas with an antenna analyzer, it shows a VSWR of 6:1. Alan was doubling checking the hardline connector but it appears we will be scheduling time with a tower climber to isolate if we have a coax issue or antenna issue.
March 17th, 2020
Dave Shuey WA3VRE did extensive bench testing of the Kenwood repeater and it is working fine. Debugging continues to the next pieces in the chain (duplexers, coax and antennas).
March 9, 2020
Lady Luck is not with us tonight…
Problems continue on the Yaesu repeater.
This likely means an issue with the hard-line or dipoles.
Either mean a climber on the tower and a large bill.
March 7, 2020
The temporary repeater was installed today.
The normal repeater will be benched for analysis.
The repeater team will continue to monitor.
March 3, 2020
The repeater is still malfunctioning forcing cancellation of the UPARC net on Tuesday, March 3rd.
March 1, 2020
The repeater is online, but operation continues to be erratic.
More as updates are available.
February 29, 2020
W4AFC is back on the air at the moment for test purposes. A potential cold solder joint was re-flowed in the PA circuit. Feel free to use the repeater. Please report any issues such as a weak noisy signal or no signal.
February 25, 2020
The repeater is still malfunctioning forcing cancellation of the UPARC net tonight Tuesday Feb. 25.
February 22, 2020
The repeater is online, but operation is erratic.
Sometimes transmissions are normal, sometimes difficult to copy (low power output).
Hence, efforts to restore normal operation are ongoing.
Thanks to the repeater team for their continued efforts.
February 16, 2020
The team made adjustments to the repeater; so quality has improved.
February 16, 2020
There are noise and power level issue with the repeater.
First, visual checks show no visible damage.
Second, power output is good.
Third, SWR is good.
The repeater team is diagnosing the issue.