9/20/09 - 220MHz is Looking Better in Western Washington

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kg7hq Sun, 09/20/2009 - 06:26

I have to apologize up front that this website has been a bit static. With two months working in St Louis, MO, I have been a bit distracted from the local events occurring in Washington State.

One of these are the repairs of the 224.780 (N7IPB/R). Located on Lyman Hill around 4300 feet, it has one of the most commanding locations for coverage on the Puget Sound. It is by far one of the most sensitive systems on the site as it out performs both it's 2Meter and 70Cm counter parts.

Now for many in this area, this doesn't equate to being news worthy. What isn't well know is that this system is now linked to 224.28 K5IN/R) on Capital Peak just South of Olympia, WA.!

Now that is news worthy as this linked system easily covers from well into British Columbia Canada, West towards Forks, WA, East passed Marblemount, WA and South towards Castle Rock Washington!

WOW!!!!!

These systems are supported by the the efforts of K5IN, N7IPB and the Wetnet Team. I highly recommend paying a visit to one of these repeaters and getting to know the individuals who frequent them. They are a techie type group who enjoy meeting new people.

On a side note, if you any other announcements of similar nature, please either drop me a line direct or become a member of this site and post them yourself!