WIRELESS W4VB NEWS
The repeater has been off the air temporarily while
undergoing maintenance. We apologize
for any inconvenience experienced during the loss of service, however, it should
be back on very soon. Autopatch
supporters will receive a membership extension as indicated on a separate
enclosure which includes the new access codes.
The final maintenance item we’re waiting on is a factory overhaul and
tune-up of the duplexers. Dave NS3F
will be taking them to WACOM’s lab in
During a check of the
Some upgrades to the control links are being made to further enhance a control operator’s ability to command the system. Also, we’re studying the idea of installing a digital voice recorder (DVR) on the system. That would basically max out the capabilities of the ACC RC-96 controller that we use.
W4VB Home Page
Check out the new W4VB Home Page on the World Wide Web. It can be found at http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/3488/
There will be an e-mail roster on the page, so let us know your e-mail address to be added. We would like to have any ideas or suggestions that you might have for the page. The idea is to have a useful and up-to-date resource for members and others interested in Tidewater Wireless W4VB. Please let us know if you have ideas or suggestions to enhance the page.
The Norfolk Amateur Radio Emergency Service (NARES) uses 147.075 MHz (+600 input) as their primary repeater. The 145.33 repeater is available to NARES as an alternate or for special activities anytime they can make use of it. At times we use the link capabilities on 145.33 to link both repeaters together.
Contact Dave NS3F for autopatch and autodial programming and memberships. We’ve been asking the autopatch users to send $18 per year. It is possible to make long distance calls through the autopatch, however, contact NS3F first to make arrangements to get the codes for this. Many thanks to those who continually renew and support the repeater.
Many thanks go to Dave KS4GC for all of his hard work and dedication while handling nearly all aspects of maintaining the repeater by himself for the past few years. In order to make it less cumbersome for any one person, a Repeater Committee has been put together. Many thanks also go to Dave KF4APJ for his hard work and dedication as the Net Manager for the Link Crossband Net on Sundays at . Everyone is working hard to make the 145.33 repeater a premier amateur radio resource for you and the area amateur community.
Please let us know your ideas, suggestions, comments, etc. Although the primary focus has been on the repeater, the ideas and initiatives of individual members could lead us all towards greater participation in other amateur radio activities in the area.