224.120 MHz KB6MIP/R Repeater Status
The KB6MIP/R repeater site in Yorba Linda is out of service due to demolition and reconstruction at the site.
This impending situation was made known to me Thursday afternoon 15 June 2017, and by mid-afternoon Friday 16 June all of the equipment for both the 52.900 MHz and 224.120 MHz repeaters (as well as almost everything else in the building) had been removed from the site.
I do not know how long the demolition and reconstruction will take. It might be a few weeks, it might be 12 to 18 months. It all depends on how interested the engineers and site management are in getting RF systems back on the air. I won't even venture a guess as to what's in their minds or what affects their decision-making.
Meanwhile, I am considering not waiting for that to come to pass. If I can locate a new site to install the equipment at, that provides the same or better level of service that the Yorba Linda site did, and it's affordable, I would be happy to deploy the systems elsewhere
Right now all the gear is in storage. At some point in the future I may bring it home and get it running in my garage, the better to prepare it for eventual return to service somewhere. If I can afford to, I am still tinkering with the idea of buying a Tait TB7100 in 220 MHz, provided I can find a vendor who will deliver it ready to use out of the box (i.e. with the wideband FM license keys already installed). Having that with the UHF TB7100 I already have in my possession would sure go a long way towards freeing up some space in my old Motorola Cabinet ...
Questions? Comments? Advice? Site recommendations? I will gladly respond to all. Drop me a line ...
In the meantime I will most likely be found on SARS, probably on 52.800 MHz N6FFI, but perhaps on their UHF channel as well. Doesn't really matter, I guess, they're linked.
E-mail the trustee.
Page last updated 15 June 2016