On-Line Repeater Feed Available

broadcastify-cropIf you’d like to listen to one of our nets without using Echolink, or if you’d like to introduce non-ham friends to the 88 machine, I’ve been working on a resource that can help: a Broadcastify feed. After experimenting for several evenings with a RTL-SDR dongle, I’ve decided that I can get better audio quality by wiring an old HT up to a computer…so that’s what I’ve done.

Be aware that there is 30-40 seconds of latency between the repeater and the feed, so don’t try using this for checking in to SKYNET. Broadcastify also claims to provide archives of recorded audio, but I haven’t tested that feature yet.

https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/29333

Let me know if you need to report a problem: just email my callsign, nt5tm, at w5fc.org.

Fusion Repeater Upgrade

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Some good news and bad – The Bad:  AS of Nov 11, 2018 the w5fc DARC 442.425 Yaesu System Fusion Repeater will be off the air for a few days.  The Good:  when the repeater and controller come back on the air it will be the new Yaesu DR2X and have Wires-X connectivity (replacing the older DR1X).  Stay tuned for more updates as they occur.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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W5FC D-STAR Internet Connected!

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Good News!! After a long wait the W5FC D-STAR repeater stack was successfully reconnected to the Internet today July 17, 2016.   We ran into some issues with the VHF repeater and while that repeater will link and unlink the RF output power is very weak – further troubleshooting will be required at a later time but the UHF and 1.2GHz repeaters should be just fine – please let us know if you have any issues or questions just drop us a note here.

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W5FC 224.880 Repeater Returns

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W5FC 224.880 Repeater

After a few weeks of downtime the W5FC 220 repeater (224.880) was put back into service and is now available for general Amateur use.   It was taken down for integration with the new SCOM controller running the 146.880 repeater.    With the new controller and integration the Club will be able to link the repeaters as needed.   Special thanks to K5BP, KE5JIT and KF5ZBL for helping with the updates this evening July 7, 2016.