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Grand Junction Back Online

June 26, 2020

Our western slope folks fixed the repeater.  It was locked up likely due to a lightning strike.

Colorado Springs Back Online!

June 16, 2020

We were able to organize a quick trip to the Almagre site and were able to effect repairs in a single trip.  COS is linked again.

Colorado Springs Offline

June 15, 2020

We lost the link radio at Almagre which is how the Colorado Springs repeater gets into the rest of the Colorado Connection.  A work party is getting organized, so hopefully won’t be down long.

2020 Plans

June 12, 2020

With your donations, we have our plan list for the summer 2020 season up.  See the “2020 Plans” menu tab.  We may not get to everything on the list, but hope to get to most of it this summer.  Thank you to all the donors, this is what your donations are enabling.

Salida Machine Re-Linked

June 12, 2020

Salida machine connectivity is restored.  The interconnecting site at the Royal Gorge was restored to full service.

Durango very intermittent

May 19, 2020

The Durango repeater has been intermittent for the past week.  We know it is a link issue with the ISP we are using, but historically it self-healed after a few days.  It has not done so for at least a week now, so fear the ISP issue is not going to clear.

Grand Junction Back Online!

May 18, 2020

Thanks to Bill (W0BX) for making the trek to the site via mountain bike!  Roads are still at least a month away from passable but accessible via mountain bike (24 miles taking 4 hours).

Thorodin Fully Operational!

May 3, 2020

We were able to “borrow” a snowcat and make it up to Thorodin earlier than waiting for jeep access and repairs have been made.  The Mt. Thorodin transmitter is back up to being fully operational!

Thorodin Interim Fix #2 (updated)

April 30, 2020

The temporary transmitter on Lee Hill has been re-tuned to 145.310MHz, so now you can use your normal repeater offset for this location.  The “alternate” 145.430MHz is not available.  Coverage is still not the same as the Thorodin transmitter, but now at least the “normal” frequency.

Mt. Thorodin Transmitter Died!

April 29, 2020

We have a “not great, but better than nothing” solution, we are using a backup transmitter on Lee Hill. It transmits on 145.430MHz with an optional 141.3Hz output tone. This transmitter does NOT have frequency paired receiver, so you still need to transmit on 144.710MHz! You can either work split frequencies or have a very […]