Tag Archive | W5DEL

443.3 MHz W5DEL Repeater

What a busy year it has been.  Today at 12:24 PM, the 443.3 MHz repeater signed on the new DB-420 antenna at 96 feet on the new tower.  It is our desire to make this repeater our full time WIN System repeater like it was back in 2010 when K5GLH took his tower down to […]

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, […]

Streaming Audio is Back On

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsAfter a couple years absence, our streaming audio is back on the air for our W5DEL, 146.7 MHz repeater.  As of 12:01 AM, today, the new Raspberry Pi streaming audio is on 24 hours a day.  It is being fed with an older Radio Shack Pro-2051 scanner as shown below… //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js This setup should be […]

Getting The Nodes Back on the Air

Hello everyone! I just wanted to give you an update on the IRLP/Echolink/WIN System nodes.  We have ordered a new Raspberry Pi version of the node for the 443.3 MHz (node 8440) repeater.  Once this repeater is up and running, another one will be ordered for the 146.7 MHz (node 3867) repeater.  The heat has […]

W5DEL History

Often we are asked how and when the Del City Amateur Radio Society (DCARS) came into existence. I, Paul McCord, K5GLH, tell this story because it is mine and my dad’s, Paul McCord Sr, W5QO’s story.  My dad was licensed before I was born as KN5GLH, later, K5GLH, later, NF5L, and finally W5QO.  I was […]

Repeaters And Cold Weather

Today it was discovered that out 146.7 MHz repeater was transmitting with a very low output power. Upon replacing the repeater with one of the backups, it was determined that it was not operating correctly either. Now the repeater is operating on a second backup until the mail repeater is back in operation. I spoke […]

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 […]

IRLP Node 3867 Issues

Our Internet Radio Linking Project (IRLP) node 3867 that is on our 146.7 MHz repeater has died.  The computer has reached the end of its life though the node will be moved onto another computer. It will be off for a couple days but as soon as we get another computer for this project, it […]

Eleven Years Old

Can you believe it? Our ham radio club/society has been in existence for eleven years.  On September 4th, 2002 our club came into existence with the arrival of IRLP node 8440. That was the first IRLP node in central Oklahoma and is still in existence today.  Now we have two repeaters, 146.7 MHz and 443.3 […]