Ohio Simplex 2020 Rove Results

The video below takes advantage of stereo audio – you can play it fine on your phone but it will sound better with headphones or PC speakers, Update 1/17/2020: Audio recordings of the contest are now available here. Note: This is the first-run provisional score before double-checking and validation. Total…

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DR-1X Repeater Mods for Digital Voice

Introduction This article outlines how to convert a Yaesu DR-1X repeater to a multi-mode digital repeater. If you haven’t read it yet, please read Yaesu DR-1X Repeater Modification: Common Concerns first. It contains important information to understand before undertaking a conversion. Also, this document assumes general familiarity with Pi-STAR and…

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WTF Hosting Echolink Proxy Servers

Echolink has always had some limitations that require users to setup their Internet routers with port forwarding to get their software to connect. With people moving more and more to smartphones where the user can’t control that port forwarding on Verizon or T-Mobile’s cellular network, it has become necessary to…

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KE8LDH Repaired

KE8LDH is repaired and back on the air as of November 9, 2019. At least the preamp and possibly the RX radio both had issues. The preamp was removed for rebuild and the radio was replaced. The system is back online. Output is 18W into the duplexer with the new…

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KE8LDH Problems

The KE8LDH repeater in Akron is currently having problems with the receive radio. A new radio is being prepared and should be installed in a few weeks. Consider the site down under further notice. Please note that the transmit radio still works and you can still hear traffic on that…

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442.375 Back on Microwave

Most people probably didn’t notice, but the 442.375 WW8TF repeater has been using a Verizon MiFi and VPNs for network access at the repeater site for the past few months. The other end of the microwave dish that normally connects the site to the network failed over the winter. Using…

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