2021 Newsletter posted

February 17, 2021

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Fort Collins Back online!

February 17, 2021

This repeater is back online.  We still have plans to improve the receiver performance

Breckenridge back online

February 14, 2021

Remodel work is done and the repeater is back!

Breckenridge Repeater Temporarily down

February 12, 2021

The host site for this repeater is getting remodeled, so the equipment is being disconnected temporarily.  Expectation is that the repeater will be back online some time during this coming weekend.

Leadville offline while recharging

January 27, 2021

The Leadville repeater has been taken off line as a preventative measure due to limited power from the solar panels.  Sunlight has been scarce for several days in a row, so batteries are low.  We hope it will be back online in a few days after some more sunshine after this past storm.

Salida has been down

January 20, 2021

It appears the Salida site has been down for some months (October is our best guess) and we didn’t realize it.  We had two reports come in this week confirming it is indeed down.  It appears to be a PA issue as it can only be heard weakly with  a very good antenna.  That is […]

Leadville back online!

January 9, 2021

The solar power issue has been improving enough to allow bringing the repeater back online.  We are monitoring battery status regularly to make sure it stays OK.  If power drops again for some reason we may have to take the repeater offline again, but at least for now all is good.

Leadville Repeater Offline

December 17, 2020

We appear to have lost power at the Leadville site.  This appears to not be limited to just the Colorado Connection.  Alas this is a site that is not practically accessible until snowmelt, so repairs may be as late as July 2021.  It is also a microwave relay site to the western slope repeaters.  Microwave […]

COS back online

December 8, 2020

Luckily a short power outage this time.  COS is re-connected to the rest of the system.

COS Unlinked again

December 8, 2020

We have had another power failure at our Almagre site that is our link between Colorado Springs an the rest of the system.  The repeater is working, but in local mode only.  This emphasizes the importance of our Winter-2020 project to add redundancy to our link between COS and the rest of the system.