Almost the middle of the month… and a brand new report for your reading pleasure.
Matt ZS1MTF, JP ZS1JPM and Jan ZS1VDV investigated the power outage at Jonaskop. The sun was out, some wind was blowing and some left over snow was visible.
An upstream Eskom breaker was reset.
With the storms, the hut took a bit of a beating. The one air vent cover needed to be replaced and the outside temperature sensor wire repaired.
The backup battery distribution was upgrade and fuses installed. The site is now ready to take an easy install of 2 more batteries.
Matt ZS1MTF and Jan ZS1VDV investigated the UHF repeater on Hanskop.
It was found to be in working order. The SQL level of the UHF repeater was measured at 0.43uV.
Michael ZS1TAF did a quick on site diagnosis on 26 June 2020 and found that the controller needed reconfiguration.
Paul ZS1V and Jan ZS1VDV went to Piketberg on 27 June 2020.
The controller was reinitialized, firmware reloaded and reconfigured. (Last done 3 November 2018)
The VHF antenna system was found to have a 2+ SWR, and needs servicing.