Several club members recently visited the Alamo Peak repeater site to investigate rebuilding the equipment shed that is currently housing the repeater:
The shed has been weathering it’s mountaintop location for several decades now and is need of replacement. The club is investigating several options as a suitable replacement, and budgeting calculations are well underway for the new project.
In addition to the new equipment shed, the club is planning on reworking the antenna setup on the tower at the Alamo Peak site:
A wind storm two winters ago torqued the standoff antenna mount for the repeater antenna, causing the whole assembly to be tilted approximately 10 degrees to the east. Several different options are being considered for the job, and a gin pole will be sourced for climbers to implement the fix.
Once the equipment shed is brought up to standards, the Club will be able to install the new Yaesu DR-2X repeater purchased for the site last fall. Stay tuned for progress on the site improvements as we work to improve our amateur radio service to the Sacramento Mountains and Tularosa Basin.