Monday 22 August 2016

IRLP Node upgrade

Node with the much smaller Raspberry Pi computer

 IRLP node 5883 recently underwent an upgrade. This consisted of replacing the old Pentium PC with a much smaller Raspberry Pi. This not only makes the node set up much smaller in size but it also uses less power to run. The upgrade was carried out by Eoghan EI5HBB.

Monday 15 August 2016

Some adjustments have been made to Mt. Leinster repeater EI7MLR by Neil EI3JE, courtesy tones and CWID now functioning as normal. Repeater reinstalled on site Sunday August 14th by John EI8JA.

New repeater for Farmers Cross EI7FXR, Motorola MTR 2000 replaces the Motorola MC Compact that has been in service at the site for a number of years and has a power ouput of 30 watts to the antenna.
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Photos showing new MTR 2000 repeater and antenna tower.


Wednesday 3 August 2016

Work was recently carried out on the EI7MLR 70cm repeater and the EI2MLP APRS digipeater at Mount Leinster Co. Carlow. Antennas and feeders on both units were replaced and Motorola MTR 2000 70cms repeater was put into service. This new repeater has a higher power output than the old one so with the addition of a new antenna and feeder the coverage should be much improved. On site were Neil EI3JE, Liam EI8BLB, Nicky EI3JB and John EI8JA.
Big thanks to Ray EI6HFB and Dennis EI2HSB for their help.

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Motorola MTR-2000

Repeater & 4m Antennas

The EI2DBR 2m repeater on 145.650 at Devil's Bit Co. Tipperary was put back into service after under going some repairs and upgrades. The antenna and feeder were replaced and a higher powered radio was put into service. The work was carried out by Neil EI3JE and John EI8JA.

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