SEMARA’s 224.800 and 927.8375 repeaters are temporarily off the air as of today for a repair and upgrade.
1) The 900 repeater’s IRLP node failed over a month ago and it wasn’t liked to NEAR-900. After a couple of trips to the site, it was determined that I need to re-image the SD card. That node is being repaired and reconfigured and it will now also act as the repeater controller.
2) The 220 repeater will receive the repeater controller that was previously on the 900 repeater. This will allow it to be interfaced to both its own IRLP node (4215) and a UHF link radio for the first time. This will allow the repeater to be configured in a few different ways for linking. More info on its linking status/schedule will be announced soon.
I am working from home this upcoming week which will give me additional free time to work on this project. This is why I decided that now would be a good time to take the repeaters offline and execute the above changes. I will send out another update when progress and/or completion occurs. The SEMARA business meeting is this Thursday and if possible, I’ll try and get it all finished before the meeting, but I cannot guarantee it.
Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience that temporarily being off-air may cause.
Please note: 147.000 and it’s node (4210) are still ON-AIR and are unaffected by this work.
Richard J. Cabral
SEMARA Repeater Committee