Click the link below to see the photos I took when Peter, VE7RZZ and I visited the RNH site after the vandalism that occurred sometime between July 3rd and July 6th, 2014. NOTE: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO SEE THE PHOTOS.
Patrick, VE7FAT has assembled and programmed some surplus Vella Radio equipment as a temporary replacement of the VE7RNH repeater and installed it at the Granite Peak site on Wednesday, July 16th. It has a bit of a de-sensing problem due to operating without a duplexer (it has a separate receiving antenna from the RNH collinear that is being used as the transmitting antenna).
The Salmon Arm Seniors Amateur Radio Club chat repeater VE7RSA on a frequency of 147.020 + 600 has been re-installed after its visit to Vella Radio where it was determined to have power-supply issues, feeding 22 volts in to the radio.
As of today, July 11th, the VE7RNH repeater has been out-of-service for about a week, likely due to damage suffered from a thunder-and-lightning storm in the vicinity of Fly Hills.