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 non-standard (-720Khz) offset whichever is easier for you and your radio.

This is a very temporary and sub-optimal solution.  No need for signal reports, it isn’t going to be great.

Plans are under way to be ready to visit Mt. Thorodin hopefully in about a month after a bit more snow melts.