Another early and crisp morning, Matt, ZS1MTF, Mike, ZS1MJT and Jan, ZS1VDV, met to go to the Jonaskop high site to assess the linking problem being experienced.
Matt collected Mike at 07h00 Sunday morning, also at 7 degrees.
We met Jan in Stellenbosch at 07h45 and loaded equipment we would need.
Departed Stellenbosch 08h00. A beautiful and scenic drive out to the high site.
We arrived at 10h15 and proceeded with assessing and fault finding. The weather was clear and favorable, but there was an extremely cold wind blowing.
After swapping out equipment and doing various tests, we found that there were a couple of issues with repeater, controller and radios on site.
The 2 linking radios, and the controller were removed and the 2m repeater was left on site, as it was working ok independently.
The removed equipment will be repaired and tested and then replaced again.
We left site around 12h40 and arrived back in Stellenbosch 15h20.
A special thanks to Jan, ZS1VDV for coordinating the site visit and his preparation of equipment for the day.