Looks like a busy year in the K4ETN shop and sites. First off, I have been accumulating a lot of equipment for the 444.750 repeater. An antenna upgrade is going to be scheduled in a few weeks.
We are replacing the DB-404 with a DB-420 which came from Oklahoma back in March. Then it’s on to actual field testing to see how much coverage improves.
Hopefully this year will see 2 dedicated receiver sites on line for the 444.750. One in the Kingsport/Bristol TN area and another on the north side of I-81 in the Morristown area. If I can possibly get to it, adding a receiver to cover the I-26 corridor through Johnson City down to Unicoi County will help through there also.
Work has started on reconditioning a General Electric voter rack with six channels. This unit was decommissioned back in 1988 and was donated by W2GBO in upstate NY. Along with a ton of spare cards! My thanks to Dave, big thumbs up!
Visit the webpage for further updates as things progress. This years motto is :
“We live on UHF”