Mar 2018 Tech Committee Notes

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Feb 2018 Tech Committee Notes

Tech meeting notes March 6, 2018 - Allen VA7AZV Chair Tech Meeting Notes Meeting Started @ 7:05 PM 11 members in attendance.

4. Orchard repeater.

 Controller to be updated by Geoff VE7WAT  and Tom VE7ENP.
 IRLP link turned off temporarily . Ham wan to be installed and IRLP raspberry pi
 to be moved from club station to Orchard repeater site.
 Allen VA7AZV will work with Stephan VA7STV to build the node.
 Interference on 146.62 repeater continues and is being monitored by VE7MET.

6. D-Star repeaters.

  Diff - GPS Interference problems persisting. 1247mhz voice module turned off. 
  Ian is talking to Industry Canada. Tested with Spectrum analyzer TOK.
  CanSel Inc, is helping. They are still having issues.

7. Cedar Creek Club Station.

  HamWan has now replaced Shaw Internet.  Investigation into shack grounding is needed.
  160 metre loop (tower 1) 450 ohm window line feed standoffs need repair. – Climber needed.
  HF Power Amp ( Ameritron ) ALS-1300  broken - Blown finals Ian will pull the Mosfets and test.
  Salmon Arm has protection circuit mod.
  Need to replace emergency light battery.
  Need a step stool.
  Alarm system reporting.
  Need to Blow out computers.   
  RIGOL Analyzer Party / Meeting – when ?. - NextI an 

13. Kuipers Peak – New repeater Install progress.

    Waiting for Fred to install charger and tune the duplexers.
    Extensive discussion regarding     “what is the right repeaters to purchase”.
    Decision to purchase 2 Yaesu Fusion DR-2X repeaters – one each for VHF and UHF (for FM use).
    2 Yaesu Fusion DR-2X repeaters have been ordered by David VA7ZAT
    Coax and lighting arrestors to be completed.

14. APRS Sites VA7OGO-15 Revelstoke City I-gate. Not Working. Ongoing issue. - Pull it!

    Gord VE7GFH to contact ham ( Garth ) in Revelstoke to investigate.

Next meeting MARCH 6, 2018, 19:00 hours @ Kelowna #1 fire hall.