Having moved to my new homestead, I’ve been pretty busy but things are starting to settle down enough that I can play with my radios once again.
Current project is a “repeater in a box” consisting of a Kenwood D700A, 7.5hr SLAB, voltage dropout, 30W Powerfilm, Ed Fong antenna all tucked in a a Pelican 1450.
The home is located at the base of one of the tallest hills in the area so the plan is to have this setup on top of it to allow VHF/UHF cross-band repeat to provide coverage as far as possible in a grid-down scenario.
Stay tuned for details and testing. I will be posting all articles on Google+ as they are added here.