Site visit to Mt. Leinster today to relocate the repeater equipment to the new building. The antennas which consist of two UHF four stack dipole arrays and two VHF folded dipoles and a broadband dish also had to be relocated as these were mounted on the old building which is due to be demolished soon. We were given a space on the small tower next to the new building and a lot of time was spent running the four feeders (two LDF550 runs for UHF and two LDF450 runs for VHF and a CAT 5 for broadband) and installing the antennas. On site were Neil EI3JE, John EI8JA, Billy EI7FJ and John EI2FG. We also had the assistance on the riggers on site which helped us to complete the task and have the equipment on air from the new location by the end of the day.
During the last few weeks users may have experienced crackling whilst using the Mt. Leinster 70cm repeater on 430.950 MHz. We suspect this was caused by an antenna problem so last Saturday (4/5/19) we visited the site and changed the antenna from a collinear to a four stack dipole array. The weather conditions on the day turned out to be ideal for the job which was completed in a short time and seems to have sorted the problem.