While the Salida repeater survived the local forest fire, the power lines to it did not.  That site has is running from generator power with fuel flown in by helicopter until regular power is restored.  As such, it does go down on occasion if they run out of fuel before the next helicopter visit.  We […]

The Salida machine went offline for about a week (sorry for not posting when it happened) due to a local wildfire.  That site has a camera, so we saw the fire coming, then the site went offline!  Good news is the only damage was to the powerlines to the site, so once they were fixed, […]

These two repeaters are back up using a backup link into the rest of the system until we get the new microwave link issue sorted out.

This past weekend was a big work day for the Colorado Connection and RMHAM getting the microwave links extended al the way to Grand Junction.  It went very well, but was not completely successful, we have one link not working which temporarily has unlinked the Grand Junction, Glenwood, and Walden repeaters.  We expect to get […]

The Durango machine is back up.  The diagnosis for the latest set of issues was correct, so able to fix it in one trip.  Hopefully we have a healthy repeater now and for a while.

As we continue to debug the issues at the Durango site, it is clear it is causing more problems than it is solving.  We have taken it offline until we can organize a site visit to isolate the issue(s).

It was a blown PA (this was the suspected issue), so we had the right equipment to effect a repair in one trip!

Just as we wrapped up our RF issues at the Durango site, we are now experiencing some internet connectivity problems.  This is a site that relies on internet for connectivity into the rest of the system.  We believe we know the fix which is hardware related and are looking into preparing/shipping that soon.

The entire system is down temporarily.  There has been a power failure at the Squaw Mountain site.  ETA for power restoration is 3am this morning (Aug 16th).  With any luck it may be sooner, but that is the current promise.

Round 1 of repairs for the Thorodin repeater were this past weekend, but were not completed.  The new antenna has been installed, hopefully getting our range back up to what it was before.  Work to move off the backup server (which produces occasional dropouts) was not completed.  Also, due to an audio calibration issue, we […]