Sunday, 31 March 2013

Pictures of the latest addition to the DPARS APRS network is G0JIP in Christchurch., Dorset. Station is managed by G1YNY. This digi should fill in some of the RF black hole around the Christchurch area.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Today 2E1EJC and M3GNY made a maintenance visit to G0ROZ-3 on Eggardon Hill. Site checked out and all appears to be working as it should. The beacon interval was adjusted but nothing else needed doing. Several test messages were sent to stations around the county. Above are pictures of the team posing at the work station! :)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

M1ABD disappeared from the map at about 0900 Hours on 19 March 2013. I made a trip up to site on the afternoon of the same day. When I got to the main gate I found that the SEB had pushed a letter through the gate saying that the power would be off from 0900 Hours that day until about 1530 Hours. So that would explain why M1ABD was not working. When the power came back on, the computer refused to restart and despite giving it a good kicking, sorry I mean re-boot, it appeared to be dead. So I hooked up the spare computer we keep at site and brought the dead computer home.

Above is a picture of the spare computer at work.

When I got the computer home and hooked it up, it decided it wanted to work after all. Examination revealed no apparent problems.
So this afternoon I took it back to site and swapped it over with the spare computer. All appears in order and M1ABD is working normally.

Above is a picture of the original computer back at work again.