KE4LWT-10 intermitent during phased upgrades Jan 31-Feb 5, 2017
The KE4LWT-10 VHF gateway will be intermittent during phased upgrades.
Phase one replaces existing 2m only J-pole with a collinear VHF/UHF antenna. This will also be 10' (3m) higher up. The gain of 6db (2m) and 8db (70cm) should prove useful.
Phase two upgrades the computer with a new-to-me newer model, capable or running WinLink (on 2m) and EchoLink (on 70cm) simultaneously. This will provide improved operations and a second mode for local emergency use.
Phase three, while it shouldn't affect operations, also adds cellular backup to the system, using a re-purposed dish antenna and a 3g cellular modem.