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VE Test Session >>> 1st Wednesday 04 Oct 2017 @ 6:00 PM
As most of you know, Scott and I took a trip to Mt Ogden two weeks ago.
We did some testing to try and quiet the repeater down a little. It seemed to help some, but it is not perfect. We have another idea, that Scott found on line, which we are now ready to install. This idea is to replace the short coax jumpers which are in the repeater, which connect the antenna's to the radios, with double shielded coax instead of the RG-58 which is in there now. There is evidence of the transmit signal getting through the coax into the receiver.
I have made up some triple shielded coax lines for this and they are now ready to be installed. Hopefully, Scott or I will get up back up there before the end of this month to install them.
Scott and I have discussed another thought, which we feel would totally eliminate the noise issue. This would be to use a DCS code squelch, instead of the CTCSS code we now use. DCS is similar to the CTCSS, except it is a digital code, instead of a low frequency tone. Every radio made in the last 20 years has DCS capability, but it has not been popular in our area at all.
DCS removes the noise at the end of letting up on the mic. It would take some training on how to set your radios to use it, but I think it would solve our noise problem.
Think about it and discuss it.
Mike Fullmer, KZ7O Scott Willis, KD7EKO
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