CRA's mission is to provide amateur repeater services throughout the front range of Colorado, with a focus on reliability, complete coverage, and new technology. The efforts of the CRA shall reflect the needs and desires of its subscribers with respect to coverage, bands, and features provided. The CRA shall promote amateur radio, public safety, and new technology in the interests of all amateur radio operators.
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Conifer Mountain Site Trip Report, 11/30/2013

Saturday, Nate WY0X and Dave WA1JHK drove up to the club's Conifer site to investigate and repair the problem with 147.225.  Scott W0KU helped us remotely.  We also received signal reports from several users.
 

Cheyenne Mountain Trip Report, 145.160 Fixed!

[Update 9/3/2013, WA1JHK] On Sunday 9/1, Dave, WA1JHK and Lexi traveled to the club's Cheyenne Mountain repeater site to test and repair the 145.160 repeater. Dave found the transmitter to have very low power out. He replaced the PA with a spare. The repeater is now operating properly.

Lee Hill Trip Report -- Link Construction Update

[Update 8/18/2013, WA1JHK] Work continues on the new link hardware to reestablish the link from 145.460 to 147.225.  The work currently is being done at the workbench as time allows.  This upgrade requires several changes to the configuration at the club's Conifer repeater site to be completed at the same time to prevent loss of other services.  We expect this work to be completed in the next few months.  Please be patient as we complete this work. 

Update: Report from the bench

[Update, 6/22/2013, WA1JHK] The Lee Hill end of the new 147.225-to-145.460 digital link has been installed and tested.  Work on the Conifer end is underway.

[Update, 5/27/2013, WA1JHK] Today we crossed the 147.225 noise off the list.

[Update, 2/2/2013, WA1JHK] Today we crossed two more items off the list below.

Lee Hill 145.460 Repeater Fixed!

[Update 5/10/2013]  On Friday, 5/10, Dave, WA1JHK, and Matt, KB0KZR, installed a spare antenna and feedline on the Lee Hill tower.  This fixed the repeater.  During an upcoming trip, the repeater crew will troubleshoot the issue with the repeater's main antenna.

447.575 Is FIXED!

[Update 2/2/2013]

The 447.575 repeater is back on the air!  Thanks to Doug, K2AD, and Mike, K0GUR, traveled to the club's Squaw Mountain repeater site to repair our 447.575 repeater.  This site is normally not accessable in the winter without over-the-snow equipment.  The warm weather allowed them to drive up in a 4-wheel drive Jeep with minimal problems.  They replaced the failed repeater power amplifier with a spare and returned the repeater to service.  Thanks guys!

[Original Post 12/13/2012]

145.160 Is FIXED!

[Update 2/2/2013] The 145.160 repeater is back on the air!  Dave, WA1JHK, Barry (N0KV) and Lexi (No Call Yet) traveled to the club's Cheyenne Mountain repeater site.  They replaced the repeater's intermittent power amplifier with the repaired power amplifier returning the repeater to service. Thanks for your efforts!

[Update 12/12/2012]  Replacement hardware preparation continues.  We're planning a trip sometime in the next few weeks to perform this repair.

Link from 145.460 to 147.225 Disabled

[Update:] The link is still down.  Testing on the hardware is continuing and going well.  We don't yet have a scheduled date for installation.

[2/27/2012:] Users have been hearing a weak signal on 147.225/145.160/224.980.  After a little troubleshooting we discovered that the link from 145.460 to the rest of the 147.225 System is not working properly.  We have disabled the link for now.

New Website On-Line!

I suppose it's somewhat obvious since you're reading this that the new CRA website is now the one you will see when you go to www.w0cra.org.  What you're seeing is called a Content Management System, a more efficient way of delivering both stable and changing content to users.  The underlying software driving the site is Drupal.  (For those of you that are curious, you can read more at www.drupal.org.) 

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