July 16, 2016 work


From Jeremy KC7VCG:
I went up the hill again today. Got the autopatch moved and working, terminal strips mounted, temp sensors hooked up, and the weather radio temporarily hooked up. The weather radio is temporarily hooked up until David and I both get back up the hill to mount and wire the control receiver. I thought it was important to have the weather radio working for weather alerts and amber alerts. Haven’t started labeling everything yet, figured I’ll wait till everything is installed sense things might get changed as we go. All in all I think it was a successful day on the hill. Here’s some new pictures.

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Saturday’s progress


Here’s Saturday’s progress.  Got the intertie controller, link radios, there filter systems, power to them, and feed lines connected.  All seems to work but not passing dtmf tones to tiger mt. or Portland.  Pretty sure that it’s a audio level adjustment that’s needed but at least the north-south trunk is back operational.  Still need to hook the control receiver, aprs digipeater, temp sensors, etc up.  The main repeater is fully operational again so if you experience problems please let me know so I can troubleshoot it.  We still have a lot of odds and ends and also going to test-tune all filter systems to finish in the coming weeks.

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Temporary backup

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Here is what the temporary backup repeater looks like. This was used initially during the first stages of the remodel.

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Friday’s progress


Here’s today’s progress.  We got the main repeater and backup repeater mounted, battery backup hooked up, power ran from power supply to power distribution in both cabinets, main controller mounted and running main repeater, north main antenna feed line moved and hooked up to isolator, duplexers, Polyphaser, and all new jumpers between those components.

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Day 2 of upgrade


Here’s some pictures of what David KA7UZU and Jeremy KC7VCG got done today. They got the cabinets and filter rack properly grounded, AC power strips mounted and working, new DC power supply mounted and working, the main repeater duplexers moved along with the aprs filter moved. They will get the DC power distribution mounted and connected, repeater mounted, feed lines moved and hopefully on the air tomorrow.  Won’t have all the “bells and whistles” working by the end of tomorrow but hopefully the new cabinets will be transmitting.

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