Tag Archive | repeaters

Cub Scouts – November 3, 2018

On Saturday, November 3rd, BSA TROOP 20 AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – WS5BSA is going to be supporting a large Cub Scouting event at Camp John Nichols.  They will be introducing amateur radio to the Cub Scouts and putting them on the air.  They will be using both our 146.7 MHz and our 443.3 MHz repeaters […]

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 […]

W5DEL Repeater Tower

We’ve long had a dream where we could have better coverage on our Amateur Radio repeaters.  With more than 100 users on our roster, we’ve often felt that we were unable to serve everyone with such limited coverage.  This month, we made some improvements that will hopefully make life easier for our users.  Last October, […]

Connect and Disconnect Codes

We have changed the connect and disconnect codes on the repeaters and simplex node because we were using the standard (default) codes that are used by every node unless the node owner specifically changed them.  The reason we changed them is because many clubs around the world do not allow access to their IRLP nodes […]

Repeater Back on the Air

Today, July 10, 2013, W5QO got the more powerful 146.7 MHz, two meter repeater back on the air with the IRLP node working the way it should.  There were several problems, with the biggest being that the node was hearing people talking into it even though the repeater was not.  The incoming signal was coming […]

Interrupted Service Due To Tornado

On May 31st, 2013 there were several tornadoes that came through the Oklahoma City metro area. One of those missed the repeater site by 1 1/2 miles.  This tornado caused damage to utility infrastructure and so most of the utilities at the repeater site are experiencing intermittent electricity, phone and Internet service.  The repeaters are […]