Maintenance Hanskop 20160918

AGENDA:

Reinstall 434.600 Repeater and Duplexer
Research interference from 145.600 Repeater on commercial repeater
Research interference on 433.000
Research 145.600 dropout on input from Jonaskop.

Jan(ZS1VDV) left Stellenbosch 07:30.

Reinstalled 434.600 Repeater and Duplexer. Checked SWR (1.1).
Interference on 433 was determined to not be within the hut.

The interference from 145.600 and the commercial repeater was determined to be proximity. Moving antennas will be investigated. (Before tower fall it was 11m vertical, now only 1m vertical and 3m horizontal)

Could not replicate the dropout. Problem will continue.

Back in Stellenbosch 12:40

Maintenance Hanskop 20160904

Jan (ZS1VDV), David (ZS1DDK) and Andre (ZS1AN) started early at around 06:00.

We arrived on site around 08:15.

View from Hankop

SWR was tested on a few areas on the UHF repeater, duplexer and antenna.

It was found that the repeater has a permanent PA error and will need to be serviced.ย  The duplexer, harness is also suspect and have been returned for servicing.ย  The antenna and coax was all working fine.

The VHF main power supply was moved from UPS power to mains power.ย  This will now enable an short over beep on the VHF repeater when power is out on site.

Returned home around 12:00

Repeater Status Report 20160802

Good evening, folks!

Quite a busy week, this one. I had my 6-monthly checkup including a stress ECG (Doc is happy and also met our puppies), we have a political event tomorrow (do your bit!) and this week’s status report includes the long-awaited Schedule of Events. Okay, so it’s called something else but that looks a little more impressive in an announcement ๐Ÿ™‚

These are the events that have been sent through. If you have something on the go, either a regular weekly bulletin or a sports-type event… or even a K9 exercise (not our puppies!) then drop a line to the WCRWG, or send me an email and I’ll channel it through. Sports events etc should be sent through as early as possible so that they can be listed in at least 2 reports before they occur. It’s always a good idea to get the word out in plenty of time.

So, have at it… here ya go! ๐Ÿ™‚

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