Packet updates November 28
Over the past week or so there has been some updates and changes to the packet radio node at the Empire repeater site.
The system as of today consists of an MFJ1270B running X1J-4 TheNet code (BENZ03) and feeding a SyntorX on 145.09 and into the dualband X50 at 100'.
There is also an MFJ1270C running X1J-4 TheNet code (BENZ04) and feeding the remote base SyntorX on 145.76, which is feeding the former 6mtr repeater antenna at 100'. Also on this 100' level six meter antenna is receiver #3 on 52.42 and #4 on 53.42 w/146.2hz pl.
The node stack for packet contains cabling that allows for a third node, which may be installed this fall if the weather continues to permit. The third node would be on 431.90 mhz and used primarily to communicate with a Jnos BBS in the KF8KK workshop.
Today I also was able to run the battery charger on the backup battery for a few hours. There was a power outage for most of the day earlier in the week and the battery was in need of recharging.
Otherwise, all appears well. KG8CU happened to come on the air at an opportune time and the voting receivers all appeared functional, his 5w signal on 449.725 still lit up all three receivers, and the signal to the #1 receiver was DFQ. He also lit up all three 52.42 receivers when on that band, though it wanted to vote for the W8TVC site.
The weather radio was also reset at this time.
73 de KF8KK