Jan (ZS1VDV) and Rassie (ZS1YT) went to Hanskop reconfigured the repeater controller and did all measurements for the big site power upgrade and antenna migration.
Most site visits starts the evening before the time with a 1 hour planning and packing session.
Wake up 06:30, pack vehicle.
Leave for Strand 07:30 from Stellenbosch.
Pickup key 07:45.
Drive to site, which was very long and challenging drive. Had to “find” a way to the top.
08:45 arrive on site.
With all the power interruptions and no backup power, the site controller’s EPROM got corrupted. Reprogrammed the controller. Changed default for links to VHF and East. (please see updates DTMF updates on Hanskop)
Did some detail measurement for coax and battery placements.
10:00 left site.
11:45 Home in Stellenbosch
12:00 Finished unpacking.