weather

Hurricane Irma Net

We have connected the 443.3 MHz repeater to the National Hurricane Center net on a listen only node.  This way you can listen to the coverage without risking interrupting the net if you accidentally keyed up the repeater.  If you want the visual of what is going on, this stream is being simulcasted on Youtube […]

Stormy Weather

A couple days ago we posted about potentially shutting down the repeaters if the storms got too bad. Well as you probably noticed, there were no storms at all.  The same holds true anytime there are storms.  It is really nice when you own the tower because you have access to the repeaters at any […]

Repeater During Storms

With potential severe weather this afternoon in the area, we may decide to disconnect the repeaters in the event of a lot of lightning.  The repeaters and their respective IRLP/Echolink nodes are very expensive equipment and it only makes sense to take whatever precautions we can.  It is very possible that we get no storms […]

Cox Outage Map

Just in case any of you were wondering why our streaming audio is on and off and on again, this map should help explain.  Apparently the ice storm has really had an impact on the Cox High Speed Internet infrastructure. To be honest, our Internet has been pretty flaky since the last ice storm right […]

Updating Without Internet

I know many may be asking how we are able to update when the Internet goes down.  Well, we could do it directly by our phones if we needed to but I, K5GLH hate trying to type long messages on my phone.  Honestly, I think I have some sort of brain disorder or something because […]

Cold Temperature Affect

Many times we have spoken about a cold solder joint that we’ve not fixed on the 146.7 MHz repeater.  What happens is once the temperature in the building gets down to about 40 degrees, the power amplifier stops transmitting. The repeater still hears people and does transmit, but only the exciter is transmitting. When this […]

Power Outage Update 11/30/15

The power came on at the repeater site yesterday, 11/29/15 around 5:30 PM so the repeaters are back on the air.  Unfortunately the Cox Internet and phone service is not back online yet so the streaming audio is down.  As you may know, the streaming audio is located at a different place than the repeater […]