KK4ICE

FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator, Extra Class

A Sure Way To End Any Future Droughts

I have figured out a sure-fire way to put an end to any future drought: Have a tower rigging crew scheduled to do work on one of the towers. Tomorrow is at least the fifth time I’ve had a crew scheduled to finish taking down a tower at one of the sites. But of course […]

KE4COL 145.230 Gold Hill / Auburn, AL Repeater Now Running on Mastr III

The KE4COL 145.230(-) Gold Hill / Auburn, AL repeater is back to running on a Harris Mastr III machine. I spent Saturday, 2/9/19 reconfiguring, reprogramming, and realigning this machine for Lee (KE4COL) and he transported it to the repeater site and fired it up on Sunday, 2/10/19. There were a few audio drive/distortion issues on […]

Paging System Simulcast Signal Monitoring & Telemetry System Build

Doing the engineering work on a multi-site, simulcast paging system necessitates keeping a check on the operational status of several transmitters which are — by design — geographically spread out all over the place. Anything which can automate some of the process of testing (and, ideally, provide remote, real-time monitoring) is a huge help. Not […]

Installation of Female N-Type Connector on 1-5/8″ RFS Cellflex Cable

One of those jobs that takes 10 minutes to do, but a lot of time overall (and a lot of effort) moving tools and equipment around. Terminated this 550′ spool of RFS LCF158 corrugated coaxial feedline with an RFS NF-LCF158-D01 female N-type connector yesterday afternoon. While it was one of those fun projects, it was […]

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