Again, all quiet on the Western Cape front 🙂
A snippet about Hermanus but otherwise all quiet on the Western Cape front! 🙂
First report of the month of September and a very quiet inbox since last week so no real change. Okay, the date 🙂
My mailbox has been really quiet of late, but there’s still a report 🙂
It seemed like a good idea to get the report out early for a change, seeing as I had a few minutes free without being bothered by the world. So, here you go! 🙂
Middle of the month, end of the paycheque and we have a new status report for you. Best of all, it’s free! 🙂
Sorry it’s a bit late, was out on a neighbourhood watch patrol.
First of the new month, first report of the new month! Enjoy, folks! 🙂
Must say it was chilly up at the ‘700 this morning. Still defrosting my situpon! 🙂
Here’s your status report, fresh as a daisy! Careful, electrons are still sticky.. 🙂
On Tuesday 25 July, Sean ZS1BSD and Paul ZS1V headed to Constantiaberg to attend to the 145.700 repeater which was transmitting, but not modulating. The weather was only a few degrees above freezing and it was raining with only 10m visibility at times. The lower part of the road was muddy an churned up by the heavy logging equipment in use in the area that is still clearing up the remains of the fire that devastated the area about 18 months prior.
Although the Motorola appeared to be working after a reset, it was removed for further testing and diagnosis and the PRF1050 backup repeater was installed in its stead. The PRF1050 has been fitted with a new CTCSS decoder, courtesy of Sean ZS1BSD. The required CTCSS deviation level is now more in line with typical commercial repeaters and not the very high levels required by the previous CTCSS decoder on the PRF1050.
Access to the site remains challenging. Specific access arrangements had to be made with the nature conservation officials with the help of Sentech.