Just received this email:
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07/09/10 14:00 MDT.
The Colorado Connection has not been sleeping.
There is a major movement by the Rocky Mountain Ham group to do a rebuild of the hub at Thoridon soon. A new controller and related system are in the works and hopefully will resolve the chop chop and the UHF growl we hear from time to time and reduced sensitivity on the repeater. Not to mention improvement to some of our weaker links such as the Springs. Keep your finger crossed for a successful project!!
We had a power outage on Baldy (Breckenridge) during the 4th of July week-end (bad timing) that has been corrected by our site manager.
Our UHF hub system in the Eagle area went down due to a critter that admired some of our cables. This site failure shut down a large portion of the western slop repeaters. A site trip was made by John - W0IG and Dave - KA0YDW Wednesday the 7th and it is back on the air.
Kremmling took a hard hit by lightning a week or so ago and plans are being made for replacement of the damaged equipment. Dave has already made several trips analyzing the situation.
There is a planned trip to the Mosquito pass site (Leadville) this week-end (Sunday the 11th) for routine maintenance and a check up. This site is solar and the batteries need to be checked and watered. This is a routine maintenance trip but visitors are welcome. Contact John - W0IG at HRO (303 745 7373) for details.
There is a major rebuild of our Baldy site planned for mid August that involves dismantling of our present building and moving into a better building that must be moved onto the old building site. Lots of work and there will be a call for volunteers to assist in this large project. Stay tuned!!
John - xxx for the Board of Directors