Here is a short tour of the adventures of getting to and maintaining the repeater!
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|Walking up. Neal N1ZRA shows how it's done. Remember, this is the EASY section!||Wrapping the new repeater up on the sled.|
|Finally, the top! The building and tower shrouded in fog.||The usual ritual of melting the ice out of the lock. Eric N1SRC wielding the torch!|
|Looking into the building at a smiling W1SJ. It is cramped. 2 FM stations and a pager are on the left side.||Bob and Neal dive out of the way for a picture. The repeater is in the back room.|
|The original repeater system. Box is opened up to show what's inside.||Old repeater equipment out front where surgery is underway by Dr. SJ.|
|New repeater system is opened up. VHF duplexer on right and UHF duplexer temporarily sitting on top.||Completed system topped off by a VX5R!|
|Backup system used for the repeater between June 2002 until January 2003.||View from the top!.|
|The new antenna in 2003 - a bit frosty in winter!||Closeup of the old antenna. This was an Austin collinear mounted in a fiberglass radome. Fiberglass doesn't do well when bombed by falling ice.|
|KB1FRW and N1ZRA on the way down.||KB1FRW and W1SJ on the way down.|