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Winter 2020 Plans!

November 24, 2020

With summer officially over we are turning out attention to our winter-accessible repeaters.  Our focus for this winter is a significant upgrade to the Colorado Springs site capabilities.  See the “Plans – Winter 2020” tab at the top for details.


Fort Collins repeater down temporarily

November 17, 2020

We noted today the machine was having issues, so have temporarily shut it down.  We expect it to be back up (and better!!) by the end of Thanksgiving weekend.  


Colorado Springs back online!

November 9, 2020

With other equipment at that site working but not ours, we assumed it was an equipment failure, not power.  Best guess now is that it was one phase of the power failing and we were on that phase.  In any event, the link is back up and Colorado Springs is back online!  A trip is […]


Colorado Springs Offline

November 9, 2020

The microwave relay site connecting Colorado Springs to the rest of the system has gone offline.  This means the COS repeater is working, but for local traffic only.  Short of a spontaneous recover, it will take a site visit to repair with plans to do this being made.  We will update you as plans evolve.


Grand Junction back on Microwave Backbone

November 6, 2020

The microwave link to Grand Junction has been restored.  We had a backup link, but it wasn’t as reliable, so now the  link should be fully reliable.


Thorodin Intermittent issues

October 20, 2020

Many of you may have noticed that the receivers for Mt. Thorodin are going offline for brief periods.  The issue has been isolated to a timing issue with the voting receivers.  The replacement hardware is ready, but is different, so we need some time to burn in before we take it to the repeater site.  […]


Walden status update

September 14, 2020

The Walden site had been mis-reported as working but offline.  The status is actually working, but not for local-local communication.  It is linked into the system, but in simplex mode only, so not useful for talking to other repeaters, just not for two people in/near Walden.


Repeater Status Page Update

September 14, 2020

The repeater status page has been update to include explicit links for coverage and details for each repeater site.  Some sites have more information than others!


Microwave link to Glenwood and Grand Junction having issues now

September 10, 2020

Our microwave link west to Glenwood and Grand Junction is having issues too.  We are using the cell modem backup link which works, but not well.  A trip is planned for Sunday to get the microwave link restored.


COS offline due to weather

September 8, 2020

Colorado Springs is offline.  The cause appears to be icing on the microwave antenna, so expectation is that it will remain offline until things warm up, hopefully by Thursday.