New Repeater - VK2RFG - C4FM

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VK2AZ
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Re: New Repeater - VK2RFG - C4FM

Post by VK2AZ » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:43 pm

Great to hear that Ian,
What are it's test conditions at the moment?
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Re: New Repeater - VK2RFG - C4FM

Post by VK2PR » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:50 pm

VK2IUW wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:43 pm
What are it's test conditions at the moment?
We'll be doing a bit of testing with different antennas. Currently it's TXing and RXing through a 6dBi dipole array. The permanent antenna configuration is not yet known, but will most likely be a 6dBi vertical binary dipole array for transmit and a single folded dipole for receive.

We're also interested in testing the WIRES-X setup. It's pretty straightforward and is currently working just fine, but I've discovered that it may be a problem for me hosting the node at my house due to de-sensing of the node transceiver when I use a second radio to access it. Plenty of testing and learning to come.

73,

Peter
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VK2ND
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Re: New Repeater - VK2RFG - C4FM

Post by VK2ND » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:59 pm

Hi all....the horizon is getting closer...stay tuned this weekend, installation of repeater should be happening at Gregory Hills.

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Re: New Repeater - VK2RFG - C4FM

Post by paul webster » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:15 pm

Hitting me at full scale over here at Airds with modulation Q5 :D
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VK2AZ
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Re: New Repeater - VK2RFG - C4FM

Post by VK2AZ » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:18 pm

I can now receive the repeater at S9, but the repeater is not hearing me.

Running 50w from Glenmore Park.
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Re: New Repeater - VK2RFG - C4FM

Post by VK2ND » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:22 pm

Evening all.....repeater is on air....will be testing the receive antenna over the next few weeks...then possibly some adjustments

VK2AZ
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Re: New Repeater - VK2RFG - C4FM

Post by VK2AZ » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:38 pm

Congratulations to everyone involved with the repeater implementation.
After you re-positioned the RX antenna on the repeater this morning, I am now able to get in.

I'm sure once you have time, you will be getting that RX antenna as high as possible.

Keep up the great work.

Hilary
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Re: New Repeater - VK2RFG - C4FM

Post by VK2PR » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:15 pm

Receive antenna has now been raised approximately 2.5m. All reports are welcome.

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