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Problems with the Kulani (146.76 MHz) Repeater, 29 August 2018

Accessed on 30 August 2018, 0405 UTC, Post #672.

Source:

Email from Pascal Nelson (AC7N).

Comment:

According to Pascal (AC7N) the Kulani Repeater (146.76 MHz) is experiencing some operating issue which cuts off the signal soon after it’s been engaged.  Here’s the status of the machine:

Pascal Nelson via BIARC <biarc@mailman.qth.net>

5:01 PM (1 hour ago)
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Hello all,

This afternoon (Wednesday, August 29) we are experiencing a rather severe problem with the Kulani – 146.76 repeater. This may be due to the failure of the antenna, but that is not certain. Stations can get through full quieting for 2 or 3 seconds, then drop out. Stations are having difficulty making it through at all.  Gary, Paul, and the the rest of the team are aware of the issue, and we will be addressing it as soon as possible. It looks like Friday morning at the earliest.

Meanwhile, you will probably find the Kulani repeater unusable. Don’t keep futzing with it. We suggest that as an alternative you try 442.150 +5MHz pl 100.0 sq 100.0 WH6ECW. This repeater has approximately the same coverage as Kulani, but will sound different. It has an output which is weak or strong depending on the input signal.

Aloha,

Pascal AC7N
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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

The Fifth Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF simplex contest is coming on Sunday, 16 September 2018, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  The Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club sponsors the fun event “to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm.  Contact as many stations as you can in as many Grid Squares as you can, using SIMPLEX ONLY. For details, visit https://gridmadness.blogspot.com.

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Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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