Good News!! After a server drive outage in late Nov 2020 the W5FC D-STAR repeater stack has been successfully migrated to new server hardware, the OS updated and D-Star software upgraded to G3 code. Please let us know if you have any issues or questions just drop us a note here.Continue reading
DARC will be at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum for Moon Day on July 20, 2019. Come join us celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.
If you are coming to “Moon Day” to assist DARC and have not signed up – that’s okay – we’ll take your help.
Please come to the museum wearing some club or radio identification and say you are VOLUNTEERING and helping the DARC when you arrive. Museum staff should let you in (SKIP the long line). Do NOT pay to get in. We will be monitoring 146.880Mhz Pl. 110.9, and say you need assistance at the front door.
Please expect to stay for an hour or two. There’s plenty to do and we’ll make sure you have plenty of time to view the exhibits, lectures, and activities. It’s that much fun!
Bernie (K5BP) and David (KG5EIU) completed some maintenance on the W5FC 146.880 repeater stack including the voter and SCOM controller. New updated SCOM controller code was loaded with some tweeks and some “fancy” test equimpent was used to fine-tune the voter and adjust some signal potentiometers. Keep us posted on any performance issues or drop us a note here.
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.
Exciting Times!!! Keep your eye on the W5FC.ORG site for an exciting update regarding DSTAR – progress was made today July 16, 2016 with Internet access to the repeater site. Next will be installation of the server which will re-link the W5FC DSTAR stack to the internet.
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.
July 7, 2016 – After some maintance, additional features/functions were added to the VHF W5FC (146.880) repeater stack. A new SCOM controller was added and the voter was put back online. Check out the video overview from DARC VP Bill KF5ZBL.