As of late there has been some confusion regarding the new tones on the repeater. I thought I had updated the website to reflect these changes in operation, but found out the other night I had not done so. My apologies to all the hams that attempted to use the information on the website to setup their radios.
I just finished updating the header images. They now show the proper tone requirements. In addition, I added some text to the main page listing the repeater frequencies, tones and the QTH of each repeater.
If anyone finds an error or something does not seem to be working correctly please send me an email.
Emails have been received from Bob Bruninga WB4APR firstname.lastname@example.org regarding a project called Cave Link Radio. He and several others are planning a test with APRS radios at various points in Mammoth Cave. The test will be Mar 2-3, in conjunction with our hamfest!
Bob is a professor at the U S Naval Academy in Maryland, and the founder of the APRS packet system. He has asked if any local hams would like to participate in his project. Check the link above, and contact Bob at email@example.com for any further information.
Field day started out this year with Herb(KJ4CMG), Dave(KJ4OR), Nick(KI4OZI), Stacey(KJ4DBM), and myself(KF4OZB) loading up supplies from the club room and proceeding to American Legion Park to setup.
Dave, Nick and myself repaired the support rope for the 80m antenna. Tom brought club’s new grill. Around 6pm Paul(KD4LDQ) commenced to grilling up some hamburgers.
Joey(KJ4ARF) and Chappy(KD4SS) went to the Bonnieville site tonight to install the new repeater. Preliminary tests showed the new 70cm and 2m machines were working really well. I was able to communicate with them from my home here in Glasgow using only an HTX-202 and a rubber duck on low power. I believe Joey reported the repeater was putting out about 18 Watts, more than enough to make it to the Glasgow area.
The new repeater’s frequencies are 146.895(-) and 444.895(+) with a 114.8 tone.
Job well done guys!
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The 146.940 and the 444.925 repeater’s have been moved to another site. We welcome signal reports on both repeater’s. Please let us know if your signal is better or worse. At the moment, we have had good reports but would like to hear from you.
Testing has started on the newest repeater to be owned and operated by the Mammoth Cave Amateur Radio Club. The repeater will be located in Bonnieville Kentucky. At this time we are using a ft-8900 to cross band repeat off the 444.925 repeater to test on VHF frequencies. The VHF frequency we are testing on is 146.895.
As you may or may not know; the KY4X website is undergoing an overhaul. Please bear with us during the many changes that are to come.
We welcome your feedback, please email kf4ozb-at-qsl.net with comments, queries, suggestions. (Note: replace -at- with the @ symbol to send me an email)