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Coax repaired

Posted by Bob Wiser on February 7, 2020 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, Feb 1, we finally replaced our damaged 1/2" hardline coax with our new 7/8" hardline.  We are now running on the new hardline attached to the new Telewave antenna.  Our output power is 39.W out of the duplexer, with a SWR of <0.25W for a measured 1.13:1 SWR.  

73 . . .

Bob Wiser K6RMW

Bob Perry, K6GDI

Posted by johnwong on February 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I, we are all saddened to learn of Bob's passing.  As a great member and supportive member of FPRA, he will be greatly missed.  Bob has always be willing to help in the organization in any way.

John, K6JE

New Telewave Antenna Ordered:

Posted by Bob Wiser on January 24, 2019 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

FPRA has officially placed an order with Telewave of San Jose, CA, for a new ANT140F2 colinear antenna, to replace our old Scala 2m colinear antenna that has a broken, non repairable N fitting on the bottom.  Our old antenna has been in continuous operation on Fremont Peak for ~22 years which Scala informs us, sets the record for the longest continuous installation of a Scala commercial colinear antenna.


President, Fremont Peak Repeater Association (FPRA)

ARRL Petition to FCC for Rule Making posted - 3 Jan

Posted by Bob Wiser on January 4, 2019 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I just posted a PDF copy of the ARRL's request to the FCC for proposed rule making, to change Part 97 to allow for home residence antenna installation.  The document is titled "2018 Petition FINAL for Rule Making Parity Act Implementation (Administrative).pdf"

Bob K6RMW, 3 January 2019

CELL:    831-840-8228

ARRL Pacific Division annual meeting notes

Posted by Bob Wiser on December 4, 2018 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I've posted the pdf copy (ARRL_Pacific_Division_meeting_2018_notes.pdf) of the meeting minutes I took at this past Saturday's ARRL Pacific Division Anual Meeting, held at Livermore, CA.

Let me know if anyone has any questions about any of the information in the notes, or as a result of the notes.

Bob Wiser, K6RMW

CELL:   831-840-8228        EMAIL:    [email protected]

K6JE remote base operating in Watsonville - 23 Aug

Posted by Bob Wiser on August 23, 2018 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

To help overcome the problems getting into the K6JE 2-meter repeater from the Aromas and Watsonville areas, because of the rocks on the hill that make up the actual Fremont Peak park, there is a cross band repeater (remote base) operating in Watsonville at my address on Arthur Road.

The remote base is operating on 440.500 simplex with a PL of 94.8 (encode and decode)  The remote base is transmitting into K6JE on 145.470 using high power from a good antenna location, allowing us to overcome the rock problem, and which causes W6EKR the multi path distortion issues from his home QTH.

73 . . .


New Tech Report posted - 18 Aug

Posted by Bob Wiser on August 18, 2018 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I generated a new tech report covering the events of Monday and Tuesday this week up at the repeaters.  Besides sending it out as an email, it is now posted on the web for viewing.


VHF Repeater back to normal - 13 Aug

Posted by Bob Wiser on August 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Went up to the hill today and returned the K6JE 145.470 repeater to normal operation on our primary antenna on the DOJ tower.  We are back to normal coverage.  The UHF 441.450 repeater was taken off the air because I found one of the two, new external cooling fans had completely failled. To protect the repeater from overheating, it was taken out of service until the fan failure can be understood and the fans replaced as needed.


Going up to switch antennas - 13 Aug

Posted by Bob Wiser on August 12, 2018 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Going up to Fremont Peak tomorrow to meet with KSBW engineer and switch our VHF repeater back over to our primary antenna located on the DOJ tower.  This should return our good coverage.  Going to take a look at the UHF repeaer while there to see if it has output problems.


Working on the hill Saturday, 5 May

Posted by Bob Wiser on April 29, 2018 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We are going to be working on the hill this coming Saturday, May 5.  We will be needint some operatos down in the valleys to act as week signal testers.  

Bob Wiser K6RMW