The Echolink system
is down for repair and modifications.
I've been talking about this modification for a number of years so, here it goes.
The Echolink radio link has relied on a VOX (voice operated transmit) connection
to activate the computer interface since its installation.
This would result in some "soft spoken" stations being dropped from activating the internet access.
With the addition of actual "wired" carrier sense circuits
a seperate uplink frequency,
we should have a much more responsive interaction with Echolink stations on 147.240Mhz.
I would hope to have it finished and on-line by Monday the 27th
The 147.240 and DMR 442.475 antenna is a Diamond X50a (far left tower).
The tri-band antenna which is primary for our 224.020 repeater was also replaced after 15 plus years (far right tower).
Notice the additional "ARM" extending from the tower to support each antenna.
That's the "Secret" for their "Longevity" on the tower at 9700 feet!
Additional Installs and Maintenance for East Peak
1) Add a PL of 123Hz to the 224.020 repeater
2) Install a "Modified" Hot Spot for the DMR internet access.
Currently, if the Hot spot looses the 4G signal from a site overload, a reset requires an on-site visit.
The modified MiFi Hot Spot will allow a remote reset through the site controller.
(I don't have to run up to the site and press the buttons to restore the DMR network!)