Australia’s Highest DSTAR Repeater is now operational
439.300MHz -5MHz VK4RBM B
The Blue Mountain repeater site is without any doubt Central
Queensland’s best amateur radio repeater location. Surrounded by
thick tropical rainforest slopes and standing at 1040m, this truly is
a remarkable site.
challenges, the main one being access. The answer
is the help of a Jet Ranger helicopter and some superb piloting skills.
the site. As we approached the site, the tower could be seen poking out above
the thick rainforest. The landing site is a small rocky area with
surrounded by trees, then we touched down, unloaded the gear, and the
APRS, 3G modem and solar regulator. The work was completed in
record time, and the chopper came and picked us up before the clouds
rolled back in.
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