A HUGE amount of money, equipment and time has been spent on our ‘Hub’ site at Roleystone VK6RAP in the past couple of months. We have installed 3x new LDF5-50 coax runs to the top of the 80m mast, Installed new Diamond X5000 and X6000 Triband (2m/70cm/23cm) antennas, refurbished the coax/mast, tidied up the cable entry from the mast to the shack, fitted cable glands for the coax entry to shack, installed a new Diamond Triplexer, relocated and installed the 4 DSTAR repeaters and installed new WiFi data link enabling Internet connectivity for the DSTAR Gateway. Many signal reports have indicated that coverage from the site is now exceptional. Photos can be found here:
The Roleystone site has the following WARG services: VK6RAP 6m & 2m & 70cm voice repeaters, VK6RUF 70cm voice repeater, VK6RWN 2m & 70cm & 23cm (DV+DD) DSTAR repeaters, the WIA newslink Hub for VK6, the NCDXF International DX beacons on 14.100, 18.110, 21.150, 24.930 & 28.200. It’s WARG’s crown jewel hub site and has been given a very high priority for the initial stages of the network expansion and upgrades. No point in upgrading anything else if the core isn’t up to scratch!