On the subject of progress on my DStar commitments: the 400AH battery bank is OK & on charge, but difficult for me to do much more (ie: arrange support racking/battery straps & cables/DC distribution system) until we agree where & how the batteries are to be housed in relation to the equipment. Mains power supply is tested & working OK, I plan some preventive work to improve its reliability, and modify to add dry-contact alarm outputs (to signal mains failure/low voltage etc).
70cm diplexer still needs a fair bit of work, but should be straightforward. 23cm iplexer is still an unknown quantity – although I have an offer of assistance I am yet to follow up properly, but aim to do so soon.
BR & 73,