Castroville Repeater Antenna Repair

We had a strong wind storm.

The antenna was found 45° off of vertical.

So the repeater coordinators got a group together.

Then took the antenna and tower top section down for repairs.

Curtis diligently working

Then your favorite repeater chairmen and ground crew placed the antenna back in place. Last report has the repeater working to its full potential.

November 16, 2019 Repeater Maintenance

We put together a crew of Curtis, N5VLV, (tower climbing) Sid, WD5H, Rick, KD0RMK, George, N5GED, and myself ( ground crew). We arrived at the Castroville repeater site at 0800 to replace the antenna and feedline of the 147.200 repeater. We huddled up and had a tail gate safety meeting. Then, we commenced to lay out our plan of attack.

First, we took down the old antenna and readied the DB products bay antenna for the replacement. Second, attached the new antenna. Third, prepped the 1/2 inch Hardline. Fourth, attached the hardline to the antenna and down the tower. Fifth, into the repeater box and connect.

Finished and ready to GO. The crew, less Sid who took the picture.

MCARC Field Day 2017

ARRL FIELD DAY – JUNE 24, 2017 – 12:00 – 18:00
Creekwood Community Center
All had a good time and we were visited by the new mayor of Castroville and a city council member. Here are some pictures provided by Patrick KG5OMX.DSC_0281 DSC_0273 DSC_0274 DSC_0277 DSC_0279 DSC_0272

MCARC Third Annual Great Antenna Shootout in 2016

MCARC had its Third annual Great Antenna Shootout on October 8, 2016. You can also bring items so sell or trade at the event, as well.

Here are some pictures of the MCARC 2016 Great Antenna Shootout. Hams brought their homemade and/or commercial made 2 meter antenna and Bob K5AUW set up his receiving gear. Photos by Patrick KG5OMX

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