|Concrete work for the building base and tower is completed on a cold March day in 2002.|
|The building as it looked on a sunny day at the end of April,
The 4 walls and roof were assembled in Jay's garage and hauled to the site. At this stage they were painted green. The building was later covered with metal siding donated by Greg, N7RIA. The wood frame seen here is ready for the first two solar panels used for power.
|May first, 2002, the building sits in the fog with two solar panels in place and the antenna up. An additional two solar panels were added after the repeater had been operating for a while. There are now two additional antennas on the west side of the building next to the tower.|
|Bernard applies paint to the door May 18, 2002. The installaiton of the metal siding is in progress.|
|Bernard's work gets careful inspection by the canine crew. May 18, 2002.|
|A look inside the building as construction continues. The charge controller for solar system is seen bolted to the wall.|
|The two Icom IC-2AT radios that provide
the core of the repeater. These feed an external amplifier giving 20
watts when the amplifier is enabled. Manuals here.
Manufacture specification pdf here.
manual pdf here.