Here are some updates to the VA HEARS repeaters:
The 444.475 Tinker Mtn repeater has been aligned and PM’ed. If you talk on the Tinker repeater you may hear both courtesy tones. I’m working to resolve this issue.
The 444.275 CHRV repeater is in stand-alone mode due to a link radio issue. No ETA on adding 444.275 back to the link.
The 444.175 Poor Mtn repeater is back online after a much needed tune-up. I think you’ll notice improved coverage from this repeater. Feel free to post any coverage reports as replies to this post.
There is an audio issue on the VA hub repeater that is causing some system audio to sound low and muffled. We know what the issue is and hope to have it resolved this coming week.
Next up is an alignment and update to the Warm Springs Mtn repeater near Clifton Forge, hopefully in the next month or two.
This is a long, time-consuming process – thanks for your patience as we try to improve the VA side of the link system. Thanks also to Tucker Sizemore, WG8E for spending the holiday weekend helping to align the VA sites. His expertise has been instrumental since the first HEARS repeater was installed in NC. We wouldn’t have a sustained, well-maintained and awesome sounding repeater system without his help.
Derek, Thank you for what you are doing, we don’t say that enough I think. You have done a marvelous job on the ones you have worked on.