We received a second report today that the Salida repeater is down.  We generally do not change the status based on a single report, but when a second one comes in, feel that may indeed be the case.  We will add this repeater to our visit and fix it list for maintenance season.

The Akron machine is back up and running.  The previous antenna is definitely destroyed, so are using a backup antenna for the short term until we can put up a permanent antenna.

Some local friendly commercial radio technicians visited the Akron site and let us know there is a 4-bay VHF dipole lying on the ground!  Not a good sign.

We had an issue on Colorado Springs on the microwave link. It is currently working but will need some repair to bring it back to fully stable this spring.

The 145.310 machine has been restored to full service.

We got a report of Akron being down recently and got a confirming report soon afterwards. Not yet sure if it is hard down or intermittent. As this is not a mountain top repeater, a site visit is planned sooner than springtime.

As of this afternoon, we’re back to the backup transmitter for Mt. Thorodin. It is a lower power transmitter, so some folk on the fringe may notice a difference in signal strength.

The transmitter at Mt. Thorodin is either offline or extremely low power again today.

We have confirmation that while the repeater in Craig is fully operational, it is not linked into the Colorado Connection. The issue has been isolated to a failed power supply for the link radio. Hopefully it will be repaired during this summer’s maintenance season.

The Snowcat field trip Friday was successful, thanks to Doug (K2AD), John (W0VG), and Mike (K7AIH). We have working primary and backup transmitters again. The cause appears to be either failed or failing antennas, so we have a temporary setup for now, but will need to look at wholesale antenna replacements this summer when access […]