First news is we are in the process of shifting our web site hosting to a South Australian provider. Pat the treasurer has had difficulty communicating with US based host we have been using and we have not been able to pay for the next six months of hosting on HostGator.
Our web master Paul VK5PAS will see to it the web site is shifted to this new local server. Thanks Paul for all you effort in keeping this valuable AHARS communication channel operating over the years.
Chatting on one of our 2M nets one night I was made aware of Kern Wi-Fi and further investigation told me they have been providing super fast Fixed Wireless Internet for Residential & Business customers in South Australia for many years now. They are 100% Adelaide based and owned and work with many local communities to provide high speed internet services.
Phil is an Amateur, his call sign is VK5ZEY and your committee is very pleased to have an Adelaide based company host our web site and Phil, being an Amateur, makes this arrangement even better.
You may find we could have a few days when ahars.com.au is not available as the transition takes place.
The next news clip is from Peter, VK5JP, and is good news about the VK5RLH repeater:
Hi guys, Thanks to Steve VK5ZSW and the guys in the Mid North the VK5RLH Repeater as of this morning (Sunday 28th/06/2020) has gone to Yaesu C4FM Digital. This will give wide coverage to the guys with C4FM units throughout mid north area. Due to the large growth of C4FM units in the Mid North it was decided to upgrade the VK5RLH 2M repeater to digital. Thanks to Steve VK5ZSW who donated his DR1 C4FM repeater for the update...
This repeater will now complement the existing C4FM/analogue 70Cm repeater VK5RCT (438.325Mhz negative 5.0MHz offset) at Moonta. At this stage there is no Wires-“X” availability but this will possibly change down the track, currently the Moonta 70Cm Repeater is wires-“X” capable
The VK5RLH repeater is on 146.925MHz with a - .600MHz offset and is now both Yaesu Fusion C4FM Digital/ Analogue Capable. The repeater has been set to AMS mode so those who wish to use the repeater in Analogue mode can still do so but will now require a CSST Tone of 91.5.
Those of you who are members of various clubs could you please inform other members who have C4FM capability of the changes to the VK5RLH Repeater......
Moving forward to a Digital Futur.
146.925 146.325 - VK5RLH Bumbunga Hill Central North
Cheers Pete VK5JP
Cheers Phil Storr
PO Box 501 Modbury
South Australia 5092