Our 447.35 MHz and 146.910 MHz repeaters will be used by Pikes Peak Amateur Radio Emergency Service to support Garden of the Gods 10 Mile race comms June 14th 6:00AM ~ 11:00AM. Please keep non-essential traffic to a minimum during this time. Better yet, come out and see the race.
During last week’s net neither Mike KE0BIQ nor I were able to check into the weekly Hammin Sams net via EchoLink. We could hear what was going on, but could not get the node to respond to our requests to transmit. Well after some investigation, I found and fixed a couple of issues. But all of you using the Smart Phone app should check your settings after installing the recent update to the app. In mine it meant changing the source from SPEAKER to HANDSET/HEADSET and increasing the ‘mic’ gain. While this helps, it’s not a fix as the audio via the internet is still much lower and more distorted than it used to be.
So while I continue to investigate why the levels changed; I’ve left the node online. Note I linked the node to both test reflectors and using my HT that audio path did not change so the low/distorted audio is only heard on the repeater when using a smartphone.
KØHSC Hammin’ Sams RV net Thursday June 11th
GGARC repeater: 447.350, Offset – minus 5MHz. PL 151.4
Pikes Peak ARES support of the Garden of the Gods 10 mile run on 6/13/2015 will use the 447.350 repeater as primary and the 146.910 as backup. The event coordinator will announce, both before and periodically during the event, their use of these repeaters.
Expect event traffic on these repeaters from 0600 to 1100 that day. Feel free to use these repeaters as you normally would, but please be courteous enough to yield to event traffic.