Thanksgiving week 6 meter updates


This project keeps throwing up interesting challenges.

On Sunday, we reprogrammed the 6M repeater radios and returned them to Martin Hill. It appeared to work, but after we left the site and tried having multiple operators, it became apparent that audio is not being passed correctly between the receiver and transmitter.

You can technically key it up right now, and if it identifies or tells the time each hour, you should hear it. But you won’t be able to talk to someone through it.

We will continue troubleshooting.


What make and model are they?

These are Vertex 6000L radios.

After more diagnostic on site, we have brought the radios back down to my place for further testing on the bench.

Everything is working and on frequency, the issue is just the audio path between receiver and transmitter.