OFF THE AIR. The Motorola Micor repeater has suffered a catastrophic failure and
need to be replaced. A NEW GE MASTR II repeater is being prepared and
tuned, will be installed as soon as possible.
WB4GBI 53.15 repeater was installed at its present site
on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. It was re-commissioned by Tim
Montgomery (KE4OTZ) and WB4GBI.
repeater itself is a GE MASTR II with the GE factory-made internal controller. The ID is a RACOM unit which came from commercial service. At
present it is ID'ing every 10 minutes, in a "beacon" style of operation.
This repeater replaced the Motorola Micor repeater that Sam Kirby,
WB4HAP(SK), commissioned in the 1980's. The Antenna (above, left photo)
is a Sinclair single-bay side mounted "trombone" antenna which is
mounted right under 146.625's antenna at 120 feet on the tower.
It is fed with new Andrew 1/2" heliax. The
repeater is operating at 80 watts duplex power. We hope to hear you on 53.15 soon!
A HUGE "Thank you" to Tim,
KE4OTZ, for his work on installing the 53.15 repeater antenna on the tower!
53.15 repeater site now has full emergency power! As of July 2017, a new 8
KW generator with a 250 gallon propane tank has been installed at the
repeater site and is fully operational! Based on fuel capacity and
consumption, there is enough fuel to completely power the site for
several days. This insures the repeaters will be available for users
and emcomm/auxcomm groups throughout any event that is needed.
Equipment has also been installed to notify in the event of a power
73 de Tim WB4GBI
73 de Tim
Here is a
photo of the 6 meter duplexer. Yes, it IS that tall!