On november 24, Toussaint TK1BI and Thierry TK1CX have mounted a new repeater on the TKNet on Monte Cecu close to the city of Corte. This repeater covers the city of Corte and a good part of the T20 road as the map shows. It is connected to the TKNet network and interconnected with the other repeaters.
Our local UHF repeater TK5ZCG is now linked on out TKNet network. This repeater has been rebuild and uses now 2 commercial mobile radio PRM830 and a Kathrein duplexer, all retuned into the 70cm band.
The UHF repeater has been connected on TKNet on dec 6th 2016. The first tests are quite promising, but it seems that the antenna does not tilt down enough to cover the Ajaccio bay in good conditions. Both this repeater and the VHF repeater TK5ZCF are now linked through TKNEt and to Echolink (TK5KP-R)
Both repeaters need a CTSS of 88.5 Hz and are also transmitting the same CTCSS, so you can avoid local noise.
After a long absence, the VHF repeater TK5ZCF is QRV again since 12/11/16. The location is in our hut in JN41IW. The duplexer has been cleaned and retuned, and so far no intermodulation or desensitization have been noticed. The output power is 12W.
Repeater acces in on channel R1x 145,6375 MHz (shift -600 kHz) and with TCS 88,5 Hz. It is linked to our TKNet network and to Echolink (TK5KP-R).
The next step will be to put a bigger antenna on a better mast.
TKNet is an analog/digital communications network for radio-amateurs in Corsica. It’s based on TCP/IP, Linux, and various free software. To keep you informed about this network, get some technical informations, a new dedicaced Web has been created.
Our Web page has been hacked last week ! We were still using and old 2.5 Joomla! version that was not supported anymore since dec. 2014... The hackers certainly used a security hole to hack our site. The site was only displaying a blank page.
Fortunately, i'm making regular backups and started a few months ago to convert the site into the latest Joomla! version.
So it didn"t took me to long to bring the site back online. There are still some things to do, though. In particular, the language translations...