From: Bill Talanian
Subject: SYP two-meter repeaters
For the next week or so you may notice a loss of sensitivity of the
145.18 repeater. The antennas between 145.18 and 145.16 were switched.
Initially it appears that the noise floor and in-band signal
interference follows the antenna system, not the equipment. The "good"
antenna will be reconnected to the 145.18 system on the next visit to
SYP. Following that a concerted effort will again go back to the antenna
and coax in question and its location on the main tower
I'm looking for one or perhaps two people to go to Santa Cruz Island and
install a mobile radio in their Safari Truck. They have all the basic
parts but the installer must have small hand tools and perhaps items for
splicing power wires and the usual hardware for bracket mounting and
roof top hole etc.. The boat usually arrives 1130 AM and departs at 1430
so not enough time to do it all in one day. This may require an
overnight stay and depart the following day. If anyone has experience
with mounting mobile transceivers and antennas let me know. All of this
must be worked out with the TNC to ensure the schedule is other than a
black out day when other visitors are on the Island.
Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.
Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.
Read more: http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html
Levi C. Maaia, K6LCM
Just curious, is anyone else getting a major amount of spam from their
.sbarc forwarding address?
Right now, I've gotten probably close to 400 bounced emails with all of
them from the @sbarc forwarding account.