VE7RNH Controller Issues

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.

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RNH Back On the Air

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 …

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Heathkit SB-200 Linear For Sale – SOLD

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 or ve7hmn at for more information.