The VK3RWN B 70cm UHF D-Star Repeater is set to be re-installed tomorrow on May 8th. The repeater has been repaired by Icom Australia and will be re-installed by the Victorian D-Star Users Group repeater manager Steve Reining VK3UJ. Steve reported that the faults repaired were heat related, a few dry joints etc Steve said while VK3RWN C is the more popular repeater with locals, VK3RWN B was host to many popular nets that are programmed to connect. For example the Sunday Night REF 1C net, ran by Connie KB0ZSG, this runs for hours on late Monday morning, and very popular with Hams all over Australia. Steve spoke to me tonight by phone, saying he has bench checked the receiver …and its hot…hearing data at -127db. The transmitter is outputting 25 watts at 438.300 It will be interesting to see how it runs tomorrow night after installation Why not tune to VK3RWN B and check it out.
The Victorian D-Star Users Group would like to thank Icom Australia, Bob Rogers of JRD Communications & Steve Reining of Westcomm for their assistance to the Victorian D-Star Users Group.