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Eric Watson
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K0ECW Ham Since 2002
United States

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My Ham Radio Interests
I like to work Public Service events. My club provides communications for several Triathlons, charity fundraising walks, and 5k and 15k runs and walks.

I'm a net control for the weekly ARES net.

In my car I have a Yaesu FT-7900R and a Byonics Microtrak-RTG for APRS.

At home I have an Icom IC-718 HF radio as well as several Yaesu FT-1802M radios for FM phone and APRS.

My tower is a Universal Towers 9-30. 30 foot with a 5 foot mast supporting a dual band vertical as well as a commercial TV receive antenna.

Other Interests

Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club
Linn County ARES.

Digipeater up and running

From K0ECW

12/11/2011 9:49:24 AM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment

K0ECW-3 is now up and running. Had some difficulty getting the TinyTrak4 configured correctly. I have the TT4 connected to a Yaesu FT-1802R. For several days I was digipeating signals from 10+ miles away but not from my car in the garage 20 feet from the APRS antenna. Turns out that I had the volume set to high on the radio. Once I turned that down I started digipeating my mobile, K0ECW-9. Come spring I plan to add a cross arm and antenna to my tower for the digipeater. Currently the APRS antenna is a dual band J-pole attached to an 8 foot section of mast strapped to a fence post. It works for now but isn't optimal.

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