Monday, 31 August 2020

 
Major upgrade work was carried out to our 70cm repeater EI7WDR on 433.275 at Carrickphierish in Waterford city on Saturday August 29th. All equipment including antennas and cables were replaced. The Motorola MC Compact repeater which had been in service on the site since 2004 was replaced with a Motorola MTR2000 which has a higher power output than the previous unit. The antennas were replaced with two Diamond SE-50s and the feeder cable upgraded to Andrews Heliax LDF4-50. A Sinclair Q3220E duplexer replaced the old one which allowed the repeater use one antenna for TX and RX freeing up the second antenna for use with the EI7WCD digital repeater which was also installed on the site as part of the upgrade work. On site were Francis EI9KT, Gareth EI7FZB, Nicky EI3JB, Neil EI3JE and John EI8JA.

The work carried out should greatly improve the repeater's coverage and users should note that the EI7WDR repeater on 433.275 now requires a CTCSS tone of 103.5 to access it.

Signal reports would be appreciated and can be emailed to: sirnrepeaters@gmail.com.

 
 

New Installation



  
Installation Crew
Installation Crew (L to R Gareth EI7FZB, Neil EI3JE, John EI8JA, Nicky EI3JB & Francis EI9KT)




New Antennas

                                                   


 

 

               

  


Tuesday, 26 November 2019


Our repeaters on Mt. Leinster are back on air today 26/11/2019. They had been off air since Saturday due to a power problem.

Reports to sirnrepeaters@gmail.com appreciated.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

EI7MLD Digital Repeater Back on Air


EI7MLD digital repeater is back up and running. Site visit made yesterday by John EI7IG, Eoin EI5HBB and John EI8JA. Broadband dish was aligned (John EI8JA) Network configuration set up (John EI7IG) and thanks to Eoin who had his first visit to Mt. Leinster and got the job of terminating both ends of the CAT 5 cable with RJ45 connectors, It was a great help to have an extra pair of hands on site.