Not much to update lately, but a combination of little things.

The D-Star repeater is rock solid and performing wonderfully well. There are new versions of the hardware interface I am using and I may upgrade in the future but right now I feel that I’ve accomplished what I set out to do and I’m going to just let it run for a few months. The only planned upgrade for it at this point is a temperature sensing fan controller. In it’s current incarnation it is located in my shack and the fan is quite loud all the time, there is no need for the cooling fan to be running when the repeater is in Rx mode. I have a controller somewhere that will do this, but I can’t seem to locate it.

My Heathkit GC-1000 power supply upgrade is on hold pending parts availability. I’m hoping to be able to place my order towards the end of January. I could probably source out the parts I need from multiple vendors, but I’d just as soon order it all, in 1 order, from Mouser.

We had our first ARES meeting of the new year this evening and things are filling out for an event-filled 2010. We have at least one event in 8 different months of the year. Several months have multiple events and several events still have dates TBD. This is looking to be a busy year for Polk County ARES.

More updates when things happen!