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.
Does anybody have some ladder line they no longer want? let me know qty and price.
Thanks, Gary VE7GSZ
looking for a VHF/UHF transceiver. to be mounted in our pickup truck. antenna as well.
Shuswap Amateur Radio Club (SARC)
P.O. Box 2613, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E4R5
Web site: www.sarc.ca
SARC at the LOPPET
After three years of cancelled Reino Keski-Salmi Loppets, due to COVID-19, SARC was back on the mountain assisting the loppet organizers with communications on the course this year. Nearly 400 people participated in 39th Annual event, ranging in age from 2 to 85. Ski conditions were not the greatest due to plus two degree temperatures but for those monitoring the check points the warmer temperatures meant fingers and noses weren’t being frozen. The biggest problem was staying dry. Once again our crew provided needed assistance when there were some problems with the course radios and Mike provided radio communications for a medical issue at his check point.
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 …