KK4ICE

FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operator, Extra Class

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 […]

Replacement Auburn, AL Communications Tower Delivered

After about a year of helping a client with our part of the planning, preparations, and procurement of antennas, feedlines, hardware, etc. for the “Swap and Drop” replacement of the approximately 450′ Auburn communications tower, it’s about to start going up. The tower sections were delivered this morning, but due to rain in the forecast […]

Demo of Custom Built Arduino-Based RF Power and SWR Monitor

´╗┐This video is a demonstration showing the RF Power and VSWR Monitor & Alarm System I recently designed and built. The front panel and chassis used to be a Glenayre Power Monitor panel, but after being completely gutted, retrofitted, painted, etc., it is now a custom Arduino-based build. I finished creating and putting the front […]

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