|Posted by Harrison W1HAF on April 23, 2018 at 4:40 AM||comments (0)|
The 146.67 repeater located at the Groton Town Police Department has recently been reprogrammed to use the internal controller instead of the CAT 1000 controller. The squelch tail is 5 seconds and the courtesy beep occurs when the squelch tail drops. This was done in an effort to eliminate interference that was thought to have been caused by our CAT 1000 controller. The Commercial Radio Vendor, Tactical Communications, believes that our...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Harrison W1HAF on May 31, 2016 at 8:20 PM||comments (0)|
Today Joe, K1IKE, and I went to the Fargo Road site and installed the netbooter in the rack. This will allow us to turn on and off individual power outlets over the internet. Allowing us to be able to turn on and off individual repeaters when needed.
We also flashed the Yaesu DR1X 146.97 repeater with the latest version of the firmware and DSP software. This added several features to the repeater. Such as the ability to adjust for hys...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Harrison W1HAF on November 22, 2015 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
The 146.67 repeater is still down due to it possibly bleeding over into the Groton Fire Alarm Dispatch channel. The problem appears to be that the entenna is co loacted on the same tower as the 151.925 antenna. They also use the same PL of 156.7 on there channel and it appears that when our repeater is being used the signal bleeds over into there reciever. We are actively working with them to correct the problem. This may ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Harrison W1HAF on July 3, 2015 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Here is an update to let you know what is happening with the 146.97 repeater. It appears that we have located the source of our interference which is being caused by a commercial video link for the Town of Waterford. There is a Motorola wifi type microwave video link between two sites located at the Fargo Road site. When the system was powered off the interference went away. I notified the Town of Waterford authorities of our findings and asked if they could have this checked. I...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Harrison W1HAF on June 30, 2015 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Just a reminder that there will be No Meeting on July 2nd 2015 due to the closeness of the 4th of July Holiday weekend..
See you all in August!
|Posted by Harrison W1HAF on June 2, 2015 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
Scrams will be participating with the Tri City Amateur Radio Club in Museum Ships Weekend June 6-7 2015 from the USS Nautilus Submarine Museum in Groton CT.
We will be operating in the upper parking lot during the regular Museum hours of 0900 to 1700 hrs. Please stop by and see Amatuer Radio in action this weekend. If you can not stop in please listen for us on the bands using the callsign of the Nautilus, N1S. We will be operating HF from...
|Posted by Harrison W1HAF on May 30, 2015 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
The Waterford DMR Repeater has been installed in the new building and programmed for use on Friday May 29, 2015. This new repeater was purchased on a Grant from the DEMHS awarded to Region 4 ARES along with new duplexers. It is programmed to 448.975 + with a color code of 1. This is the old UHF analog frequency which we allowed the W1SP club to use for the last 9 months on the CT ARES DMR network. That repeater was located in Ledyard CT and has been reprogramm...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Harrison W1HAF on May 25, 2015 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
On Friday May 22, 2015 Joe, K1IKE, and I went to the Fargo Road Site and temporarily installed the New Yaesu System Fusion Repeater on 146.97 - offset with a PL of 156.7 enc/dec.
The repeater is currently running in the Auto/Fixed mode. What this means is that it will receive either Digital or Analog signals and then convert them to Analog FM out to the transmitter. Eventually when others have System Fusion radios I can switch it to Auto/Auto. This will then det...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Harrison W1HAF on March 25, 2015 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
I recentley purchased the Yaesu FT 1DR HD radio for the price of $289.00. This is an amazing little radio. It is a Dual Band VHF/UHF radio with a general coverage reciever built in for AM and FM. It also has a built in GPS reciever and TNC for APRS. The radio now comes with the 1800 mah battery for extended operation. It also operates C4FM digital mode to be used with other Yaesu System Fusion radios and repeaters.
The Club has ordered a DR1X repeater from Yaesu and it should arr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Harrison W1HAF on March 4, 2015 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
******* WEATHER CANCELLATION *******
The meeting schedueled for Thursday March 5, 2015 at 1930 hrs has been cancelled due to the Weather Forecast of Snow and Ice!
Please be Safe and Stay Warm !