October 2, 2005

 Ralph, VE7OM successfully uses his HF QRP rig on vacation in Hawaii. Ralph reaches both sides of the Pacific - California and Japan with his new 2.5 watt Elecraft KX-1 and buddy pole. He also managed to get through the pile-ups as the Kure Atoll activated for a couple of weeks during late September and early October.

Our UHF repeater is back in action. Local coverage only. Try it out at 443.600+

The VHF repeater antenna was repositioned to try to alleviate QRM from our southern neighbours, Tone boards have been ordered and will be installed soon. The output level was also increased to 15 watts. Next item will be to lower the volume of the IDer.