Monday, August 19, 2013

The Heyworth Repeater...coming soon....

Someone asked me for a link to my profile, and while sending that along I realized it had been a while since I'd posted. So here's an update on what's going on in Heyworth. I'm working on putting up a new 440MHz amateur radio repeater. It will be owned by the fire department, up on their tower...and can be used for fun and also for official duties. We're waiting on some antenna mounts to be created, and then it will be tower climbing time! The repeater is in pieces in my office. The controller just arrived, so some wiring and soldering will be in my near future. It's fun to dust off the old engineering skills! KG9DW/R will be up and live soon, on frequency 442.8250+ with a 141.3PL. The corn and beans are doing quite well this year. It's amazing what rain will do! Last year was awful...this year has been much more typical. We are in a bit of dry spell right now...no rain for the past week and nothing in the forecast until almost Labor Day. So far, everything is still looking good.