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Both W7OWO-10 and W7YAM-10 RMS Packet Stations Have Been Updated to VARA FM v3.0.9

Both RMS Packet stations W7OWO-10 located in Newberg Dundee and W7YAM-10 located on Eola Hills within the Willamette Valley have been Updated to VARA FM v3.0.9 as of 05/20/2020.

Both W7YAM HF Gateway and W7YAM-11 Will Be Unavailable For A Period of Time

With the move of the County EOC office, the gateways located there, W7YAM, and WYYAM-11 will be unavailable until antennas and associated cabling are available at the new location.

Both VHF gateways W7OWO-10 and W7YAM-10 are now using VARA FM Version 3.0.1

I've been told VARA FM V3.0.1 is not is not backwards compatible. So those wanting to use VARA FM on W7OWO-10 and W7YAM-10 in Yamhill County will need to upgrade as well. Considering the speed improvements I've seen it is well worth it. From my location I get lots intermodulation on W7YAM-10 which in Packet usually makes it difficult to keep a connection through the full exchange. With VARA FM 1.3.0 I could always get through the exchange but could be slow. While with Version 3.0.1, I can notice it is slower, but it still worked very well.


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