Msg From Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet Counties Public Service Communications Organization

Post date: Dec 27, 2011 6:11:30 PM

I sent a message on the W8CCE website that I had linked their repeater to REF024C while I was in Charlevoix and received this reply:

Yes, no problem. Please feel free to link out as desired when you're here and the system is not otherwise in use.

We do have the gateway set to bring up the 024A reflector for the Monday nets automatically. I've checked in a couple times in the past and will try to do that more often and I've heard others check in on occasion.

We also hope to have the lingering problems with the Gaylord KD8QCC system fixed sometime soon. There's some sort of weird RF problem there. Could be significant interference from the wireless networking equipment on the tower. We can't get into it from more than 1/4 mile away. It tested fine in the full configuration when I had it at my house. I need to get out there with my spectrum analyzer and some other equipment to sort out the issues. Hopefully soon. When that system is fixed, I'll also set it to come up for the net.

The Gaylord system is at a temporary site, but we have a really good site picked out that we're working on getting access to for a Spring installation. If that happens, it will cover from West Branch up well past Gaylord. Hoping that site will work out.

Hope to hear you on up here.

Chuck - N8DNX