December 2011 saw a working bee at the Cataby repeater site.
Party consisted of Craig VK6FLAM, Graham VK6LV, Heath VK6TWO and Monique VK6FMON.
Activities consisted of:
APRS installation – Antenna/Coax/TNC/25W Radio/Lightning protection
2m Voice – Cavity Sweep/tune, Lightning protection, 5w handheld into antenna to reach VK6RAP.
Batteries – voltage/charge monitoring
Mast – Inspection
The Batteries were identified as requiring replacement. APRS voltage beacons indicate that overnight the voltage is reaching as low as 12v, then rising during sunlight hours.
Foliage in the area has increased significantly since the last visit so some fire prevention maintenance may be required.
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