JG "Joe" Ayala - K4JGA
From: howieac4dj <ac4dj@...
To: LMARS <LMARS@yahoogroups.com
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 9:52 pm
Subject: [LMARS] 147.285 Reperater signal
I was off ham radio for about 3 years and always used the club
After rejoining LMARS I noticed that the repeaters coverage and
signal has been about cut in half or more..I used to be able to get into the
machine even down on the 520, now nothing.
I travel between Eustis and
Apopka and never had a problem getting into the machine while mobile. I talk
to my buddy WF4HAM when he comes home from work and I can hear him better on
the repeater input 25 miles away than when he is 10 miles from the machine.
Constant breaking up.
I heard that an antenna change was done sometime
back and was replaced with a cheapo antenna and the board does not want to
hear anything about it.. is this true ?..The 147.165 machine blows the 285
away. Was in North Apopka today and machine was hitting me with 2 out of 5
bars..Its not my mobile as I also have my base up here in Eustis and our club
machine is the weakest of all the other repeaters in the same area. I am still
going to remain a member of LMARS as its a great radio club..73 to all Howie
AC4DJ ( licensed now for 34 years )