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Palomar repeater silent

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:44 pm
by Cammo
It's been a LONG time since I heard anything on the San Diego area W6ZN Repeater at 449.300, 100.0, (-), yet it's still listed on your websites repeater list. What's going on?

Re: Palomar repeater silent

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:44 pm
by DaveK
It has been a long time! The owner, Erik, W6ZN, has been confirming the second rule of Ham Radio: "Things break down."

Erik was involved in several upgrades to his equipment when the break down occurred and then he had to do a lot of waiting until the replacement devices arrived. Unfortunately, there was a steep learning curve involved in getting it all to work.

I received an update from Erik tonight and he is planning to be on the air next week. Wish him luck!!!

Re: Palomar repeater silent

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:52 pm
by Cammo
Hah! Glad to see I'm not the only one hampered by a "steep learning curve" with current technology. Thanks to an antenna upgrade, I do get Keller in Ramona so all is not lost. Good luck Erik!

Re: Palomar repeater silent

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:31 pm
by Cammo
Well, Palomar was working for a while, now is silent again. Have they given up?

Re: Palomar repeater silent

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:59 pm
by DaveK
Cammo wrote:Well, Palomar was working for a while, now is silent again. Have they given up?
Scott

Good question! Erik seems to have a long term resident bug somewhere in his system. You are correct about Palomar's return, and then silence. I'll send him a note and see if I can find out what's happening and if we can help. Stay tuned.

Hopefully, you are still able to get Keller from your location!

Re: Palomar repeater silent

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:02 am
by DaveK
UPDATE

I heard from Erik, and it looks like his "Fusion" repeater has been plagued by constant problems. So, it is being replaced. With a little luck, he should be back on the air soon.

Re: Palomar repeater silent

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:40 pm
by DaveK
UPDATE 12/9/16

Well, it looks like the Palomar Repeater is back up and running. For those that use this machine, please let us know how it sounds.

Re: Palomar repeater silent

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:41 pm
by BNCfj
It sounds great. Erik, John, Dennis, and the gang our awesome.

Brent
KB6BNC