A concept to use common, low-cost parts to mount a VHF/UHF dual-band antenna to help people who have HOA restrictions, are renters, or desire low-visibility characteristics get on the air.
Recently WW8TF-15 was upgraded to Debian 12. Since WW8TF-15 runs on a Raspberry Pi, it was also a good time to replace the SD Card. Starting over from scratch gave an opportunity to review and revisit this info for 2023. Here’s how to build an easy two-way APRS IGate with existing or easily obtainable parts.
To use a standard headset mic with the Yaesu 8900 there’s a bit of adapter creation that must be done. Surprisingly, there isn’t a lot of information out there about how to do it. Upon the need to build a new adapter for the in-shack 8900, it shall be documented here.
KE8LDH 442.5125+ is back on the air for real! After previously bringing the repeater back online, the system has been hit with a series of misfortunes. But it’s back now!
As faithful readers of the (very occasional) posts to this site, there is a series on modifying and using the Yaesu DR-1X repeaters. One of the latest hacks that’s been done to one is the use of a D2A board and PiTone to inject the needed CTCSS tone into the…
KE8LDH 442.5125 MHz is back on the air. Currently it is setup as a (very) low profile machine in the Norton area. Due to failure of the MMVDM board and current lack of interest in buying a new one, the machine is back on the air as a standard analog…
Unfortunately, a few weeks after XLX330 Transcoding Stabilized the system starting having problems again. So back to the drawing board! Here’s info on the latest new system.
After a long, hard slog against what is obviously a first-world problem, the stability problems with the XLX330 reflector’s transcoding has been resolved. Back in June, we started having problems with XLX330 being stable. It was originally moved from his home at the repeater site due to heat. And since…
Back in August,changes were made to XLX330. After four months of unreliable behavior all digital modes have been moved back to the integrated xlxd process.
Recently WW8TF-15 was upgraded and reconfigured to be a two-way APRS IGate. Here’s how to build an easy two-way APRS IGate with existing or easily obtainable parts.