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WIRES-X Repeater Information

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“WIRES” capabilities of the new OVH repeater: although the OVH’s new WIRES-X repeater is still not fully operational, those who intend to use it will need to spend some time learning and reviewing how to use its capabilities effectively.  The November 2016 meeting presentation slides by Ken / KE2N posted on the W4OVH.NET web site provide a very good starting point. One of the online PDF references buried within Ken’s presentation https://www.hamoperator.com/Hamoperator/WiRES-X_Bible/WiRES-X_Bible.html  sometime referred to as the “WIRES-X Bible” is worth special attention for learners. The likelihood of “in shack” RF is always an issue, particularly when transmitting at higher power levels.  Who hasn’t gotten a mild, but startling “hot” RF burn or “shock” just from touching some metal object near his/her operating position while transmitting? In-Shack RFI also can play havoc with computers in your station.  There are many actions one may take… Read more »

Expected Useful Coverage for the New 442.2 Repeater at Mount Pone

Ken / KE2N has provided the following “Radio Mobile” coverage prediction map the expected useful coverage area for the new 442.2 Repeater located at Mt Pone. “Useful Coverage” has been computed for a “typical” mobile station; fixed stations with high antennas will, of course, experience a longer range. “Radio Mobile” is a freeware, VHF to Microwave Propagation Simulation Application created by Roger / VE2DBE. Go to http://www.cplus.org/rmw/english1.html to learn more about “Radio Mobile.”