With volunteer help preparing the repeater package, getting it delivered to Grand Junction and talented local help, Grand Junction is back online!

Circumstances led up to this repeater being the first to get the attention of our tech crew this season.  Service has been restored.

Just as we’re warming up for repairing repeaters affected by the winter, the Winter Park repeater has been taken down by a lightning hit that destroyed the router that connects it to the rest of the system.

We have had several reliable reports of the Breckenridge machine being both up and down the past week.  We have an antenna replacement trip planned for it and will be able to look at it to see if there may be other issues as well.

The relay site between Denver and Colorado Springs suffered another major (multi-day) power outage again–longer than our batteries could handle.  Power was restored today, but unfortunately the microwave link did not come back up, so the COS repeater remains active, but is running in isolation.  A work party is planned for this coming Saturday to […]

It has actually been down for a while, the website maintainer didn’t fully understand the discussion a few months back.  When the antenna was destroyed back then, it seems to have resulted in damage to the power amplifier as well, so even though the antenna was repaired, there is essentially no power being broadcast.

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.