Re: KK7CN digis?
- --- In RM-APRS@yahoogroups.com, Earl Needham <needhame1@p...> wrote:
> I may have been asleep at the wheel, but what's happened
> the KK7CN digis? http://www.angelfire.com/wy/kk7cn/ has severallisted,
> but I don't think any have been active in quite a while.(snip)
The Elk Mountain digi (WA7LFT-5) digi is back up and running. Had
some power supply problems. I can understand the situation involving
site use for digi's. If it wasn't for the company that has let up set
up a few of our digi's in his sites, there would be a few less where
they were needed.
It seems so interesting that there are so many abandoned shacks, but
when you inquire about them, the answers are amazing. Some no one
knows who owns them, some want high rents to make up for loss funds
or increased payments to goverment agencys. Still others think we
will interfere with what operations they have, or they won't let us
climb their towers because of libality issues.
Our group is planning to install a digi on Sherman Hill area to
cover the area to the east. And we are looking for a site in the
Baggs area to cover that area and hopefull link to Steamboat Springs.
Travel to install/ maintanence is diffcult, especially with gas
prices like they are.
We have found a "selling" point in one of our sites is to show the
site owner that we send out telemetry , how to find it on the
Internet, and in turn they can tell if a problem (lack of power,
shack temps) has happened so they can take needed action. Offers of
site cleanup helps.
Also, check with BLM on sites. They will work with non-profit groups
for a small yearly fee.