In recent years there has been numerous natural disasters that have impacted thousands of people worldwide.
What most people don’t see is all the work that goes on behind the scene that ensures the amateur radio systems that are open to everyone will work when needed. Amateur radio operator volunteers spend countless hours to make sure the system work when you need to, or worse case, when you have to talk.
Hawaii is still in Hurricane season and several amateur radio operators paid a visit to the site of the NH6NN Winlink system on 21 September 2019 to ensure the systems are updated and working to their best possible abilities.
The team installed a new Alinco VHF Transceiver and a new Computer that will run Winlink adding the Vara protocol with the capability of running Vara at either 1200 or 9600 baud (fast). The computer runs off 12 volt DC and on the stations’s 12-volt DC fail safe system. The entire system should work on batteries for 12 hours or more, depending on utilization.
The IC7300 ALC settings were fine tuned and validated SWR on the NH6NN DMR Repeater and antenna system is 1.2
A lot of other work was done adding cables, checking audio levels, fixing cables, transferring files, etc.
Thanks to the following operators who assisted: