W0ZSW back in service with new radio

Following a transmitter failure in the TS-480HX, W0ZSW was sidelined.  The station is now back on line with an Icom IC-7200, but we are waiting for a data cable to connect the radio to the LDG automatic antenna tuner.  We expect this to be available soon, but in the meantime it is necessary to provide some RF carrier to tune the antenna prior to transmitting phone or CW.  You must identify all transmissions.

Once the data cable is installed, the “Tune” button will work and take care of the antenna tuning process.

Stack of IC-7200s at Dayton one year.
Stack of IC-7200s at Dayton one year.

W0EQO audio back after outage

Audio from W0EQO was down for around 8 hours between 3 January and the early morning of 4 January 2017.  A reboot of the RCForb host software has resolved the issue.  Please report any outages to wa0tda@arrl.net.

W0ZSW offline for antenna check

The antenna at W0ZSW has stopped tuning properly.  There has been an ice storm followed by high winds in the Twin Cities, so we will have to check the antenna system for damage.  With subzero temperatures in the forecast, this work will be delayed.