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Next OARC VE Test Session in Weber County: details
VE Test Session >>> 1st Wednesday 07 Feb 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Mike Fullmer and Scott Willis made their last trip of the year to Mt Ogden today. Yes, there is a few small patches of snow, but not enough to stop the trek. It was 31 degrees with a 30 mph wind at the top. Not real warm. The purpose of the trip was to change the 146.90 repeater functionality.
The 146.90 repeater, on Mt Ogden, now uses a DCS squelch of 122. It used to use a PL or CTCSS tone of 123. Notice the 122 and 123 are really close to each other. This is on purpose, to help people remember the code number.
So, in order to use this repeater, it will be necessary to reprogram your radio. If you need help in doing this refer to your radio manual. If you cannot understand the manual, get help from another ham to assist you. There are plenty of people that are willing to assist you with this.
This should cure the noise problem we have been having with the repeater. So use it. It needs testing.
You will notice a few things about it use. If you are a person that likes to kerchunk repeaters, you cannot kerchunk this repeater. It will come up, but you will not hear it. The squelch tail at the end of your transmission is gone. When someone talks on the repeater, the moment they let go of the mic button, the signal goes away on your radio. Instead of the noise, it will just sound silent. This will take some getting used to. If you look at your S meter on your radio, you see that there is still a signal there for a moment, but you will not hear it.
Also, as long as you do not have tone squelch turned on, on your radio, you can still hear the repeater, but you will just not be able talk to it until you reprogram it.
For more info, come to a club meeting. Octobers meeting will have a presentation of DCS and CTCSS.
Mike Fullmer, KZ7O, Repeater Engineer
Mike Fullmer, KZ7O Scott Willis, KD7EKO
Turn up your sound and click the pic to listen to the sounds atop Mt Ogden repeater site. (19 Mb)
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