The repeater is back operational and working perfectly. There are no more Raspberry Pi for me; even if the repeater is experimental and subject to outages, it should not be for an unreliable hardware. Raspberry Pi are good for playing with and for home applications, not for a 24/7 repeater.
The server is now a Intel Xeon running at 3GHz with “just” 4GB Ram and a 64bit Operating System.
Ah… just because you spent your time reading this post, here is a teaser: soon there will be some big changes, so now, more than before, stay tuned! 🙂
The first Raspberry PI broke a week before the winter holidays, luckily I had a second Raspberry PI and so by simply swapping the memory card I was able to restore the repeater in a couple of minutes.
Today the second Raspberry Pi decided to stop working so I’m moving everything on a spare computer I have but it will be based on Windows due to some hardware incompatibilities with Linux.
So, ON0MON is work in progress, expecting to be back no later than tonight, 1st Feb 2015.
Holidays are over and everything is back operational.
I’m considering to shutdown this website, quite useless as there are no real feedback and no real benefits and move to the more common Facebook platform. Twitter accounts are already setup…
Hey you two people (spammers excluded) out there that are reading this blog time by time: if one day it will be unreachable try again after a couple of days, if still unresponsive means I shutdown the website. 🙂
I just updated my photostream on Flickr and I did it due to my new shack installation.
Yes, I moved again and again and again…I think this is the 5th or the 6th time I’m moving in almost a year…
Why? OK, so the history now is quite long, let’s start from the beginning: …
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Another piece just joined the “family”: Comet H-422.
A basic trapped dipole with balun covering 10-15-20-40 meter bands.
eHam reviewers are rating it 4.4/5 which is a quite high value considering people not satisfied of the dealer and putting a lower rate to the antenna… it’s like to say that I hate the Chinese food just because I had a discussion with someone living in a Pacific Island…
Anyway, the antenna technical specifications are: …
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