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HamWAN Adds Lookout Mountain Site

There is a new HamWAN Site that Kenny, KU7M, helped bring up last weekend. It’s located south of Bellingham on Lookout Mountain, and paints the east side of the San Juan Islands: To get a better view, check out HWLookout on heywhatsthat. If you’re in the coverage area and would like to connect, contact me […]

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San Juan Island Marathon

We provided comms support for the Marathon this year, thanks to all who participated Stu and Martha Salot came over from Crane Island Basil and Corky came over from Lopez Ed and Clare provided support from home We tried something new using the Raspberry Pi/UDRC Setups in Basil and Corky’s vehicles to provide APRS messaging […]

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First IGate in San Juan County

Basil, N7NIX, has installed an APRS IGate at his QTH, and a Tiny Track GPS in his truck. You can see him and WA6MPG at aprs.fi IGates pick up APRS Traffic on 144.390MHz and send it to servers on the internet. Basil is using Xastir an open source sw package on Linux for his IGate.

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hardware what wants deploying

Hello folks, I grabbed about 2^4 machines out of the recycling bin at work that had reached end-of-life.  I took out the 150G SATA hard drive that came with them and in their places, put “embedded” Debian images on 1G CF cards.  I intend to deploy most of them to customer premises as Internet gateway […]

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D-Star Gateway is UP!

Thanks to John Hays for the configuration and Basil for helping to re-assign my network. Come meet John after tomorrow’s meeting and learn more about D-Star capabilities.

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D-Star Repeater is UP!

On 2m 146.900 at my QTH on low power. Available for testing, Ed and I had the initial QSO which wasn’t nearly as interesting as “Mr Watson, come here, I need you”. Of course no acid was spilled in the process just a little Seagrams 7. The triplexer issue turned out to be a cold […]

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D-Star Demo

Peter Dahl WA7FUS and John Hays K7VE will be giving a D-Star demo after the meeting Friday. They have been D-Star users for a few years now and John operates a D-Star repeater in Edmonds. We’ll also be able to program your D-Star Radio so bring it along. Bryan

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Digipeaters move to Vusario

Vusario, December 3, 2011 11:00 PST: Temp: 30 something Visibility: zero (fog) Humidity: lots (drizzle) Wind: fortunately none All in all, a perfect day to do antenna work on the mountain. Jim K2SON and I finished the 2M-1.25M digipeater installation  The work included changing the  UHF antenna to a Comet 333 and rebutting the LMR […]

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