The "new" WA8DBW Repeater
The OLD REPEATER
been RIP for the time being. I wish to thank the following persons for
their help in the move: Dale N8NVO, Dan KC8HLB, Dave AL7OP, Jim N8SGP,
Joe N8MUM, Mike WB8CXO, and Tom KA8YKP and my wife CHARMAINE for putting
up with me spending too much time on this yet to be completed project.
Looking South towards the equipment room
Visible are some of the antennas at the site. They range from 10 meters to 1.2 GHz.
The repeater antenna is the one at the top of the tower. It is a PD-455 Super Stationmaster.
LOOKING N.E. TOWARDS DOWNTOWN AKRON
Here are some pictures of
the repeater installed!
Joe N8MUM, Dave AL7OP, and Mike WB8CXO
It survived the trip through the roof hatch!
Joe N8MUM and DAN KC8HLB
Discovers it is in and it WORKS!
This is a view of the rear of the exciter - power amplifier assembly.
A test was made transmitting into a dummy
load for 12 hours at 100 watts out. The fans kicked on after 20 minutes.
The fans turned off 12 minutes after transmission was stopped. This was
done with the room temperature being 68 degrees at the start of the test.
At the end of the test the temperature in the shack had increased to 74
degrees. The internal cabinet temperature was 107 degrees. This was up
from 77 degrees at the start of the test.