From Paul Toth; NB9X
It seems like we started talking about this a long ago. But the new NI4CE NXDN Repeater at Verna is poised for launch next week. The repeater and its several components have been assembled and are burning in. The new Telewave Antenna that will radiate the signal from 500′ AGL is configured and tested. And a tower crew is scheduled to put it on the tower this coming Monday. Of course, everything in Florida this time of year is “weather permitting”.
RX 444.3125 TX 449.3125 RAN-1 are the important numbers to program into your radio. TG 1200 will keep your traffic on the NI4CE system (Verna and Riverview). TG65000 will gate you to the remainder of the NXDN Worldwide Network.
Keep watching here for updates.
73 de Paul-NB9X
editors note Verna is located in Sarasota County near the town of Myakka City.
And this nice report from Ed in Brevard County Fl had this to say earlier also when repling to Paul
“Great news, we are trying to setup one here in Brevard. I think we found a tower. Will let you know once we get further information.”
Well, I broke my silence, yes, I made a video to demonstrate the FPP functions of the
NX-5000 series. Some of you who are on Radiorefrence.com will also see this in the
kenwood commercial group also.
Click this link FPP on NX-5000 series radios Opens in a new window/tab.
The UHF repeater (443.400 +5 MHz), an Icom FR6000, was installed yesterday on Mount Uncanoonuc just outside of Manchester, NH. We did not get it connected to the network yet, but that process starts today. The plan is integrating into the Massachusetts hub in Swansea, MA.
Please send feedback if anyone detects any glitches such as one way audio and so forth.
Cliff, K1IFF, and myself authored a proposal for two ways of generating a digital ID that are less disruptive and in the spirit of experimentation with NXDN. Click the “MCW ID fix v4” link below to download the PDF. In CT, we have found that the analog ID takes far longer than sending a short Over-The-Air Alias digital burst.
73, Bob, N1XDN
MCW ID fix v4
From a Radio Reference user, this is a pretty simple program that makes use of the Kenwood Transparent Mode using text (or SMS) and can send text files to and from
other users or stations.
Installation starts off in Spanish, but the program itself is English.
Let me know what you think.