Following the installation of the new lead-carbon batteries on the RNH repeater, by Phil VE7BPH and Peter VE7RZZ on September 30th, the controller began beaconing a ‘Battery Alert’ alarm whenever it transmitted. It wasn’t possible to access the repeater and turn off the alarms using DTMF tones despite attempts by Phil VE7BPH and Robin VE7HMN. It appeared that it would be necessary to reload the repeater’s programming code, so a site visit was arranged for Friday, October 6th.
The VE7RNH repeater is back on the air today courtesy of Mike VE7LOG, Ryan and Dave who sledded up to the repeater and cleared the heavy accumulation of snow on the solar panels. Thankfully, after an hour of charging the repeater radios and controller came back to life. The Voltage this evening reads 11.8 Volts and should continue to climb as we get sun in the next couple of days. Thanks Dave, Ryan and Mike! Photos below …
Photos by Al Neufeld, VE7AN.
The history of the Shuswap Amateur Radio Club from its founding in 1976/77 through to 2014 is available for viewing or download. The history was compiled by Ron, VE7RLE as a spreadsheet and exported to a PDF document, allowing it to be searched in Adobe Acrobat using the FIND (Control-F) function. The file can be accessed at this link: SARC History
The Heathkit SB-200 provides 1200W PEP SSB (1000W CW) on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using a pair of 572B tubes. The front panel features load, tuning and band adjustments plus a fairly easy to read SWR meter. The back panel has RCA phono input and SO-239 output. This amp is in great condition and is working. Contact rizzipeter at hotmail.com or ve7hmn at shaw.ca for more information.
Hosted by The Shuswap Amateur Radio Club
Date: Saturday, March 10th and Sunday March 11th 2018
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.