Monday, March 07, 2011

Repeater News

News and update regarding the Snaefell repeaters going back to full power.

Since my last missive there has not been a great deal to report regarding the site – bad weather has really hampered any progress to the amateur repeaters by engineers, and really only emergency repairs and maintenance have been carried out on essential emergency service’s equipment.

Snaefell is a very hostile place in winter, and especially so after the winter we have just had, and no one wishes the safety of engineers to be jeopardised.
However, I have kept a regular communications channel open with the site owners being the Isle of Man government, and I am assured now that our work is “priority one” with them. At present the government are undergoing mast checks on all sites around the island, and I am assured that when this is completed we will be given priority.

I am aware that the work has taken longer than usual to get to this state but we are being subsidised to the value of approximately 8,000.00 pounds sterling by the government to have the facility on Snaefell, so would beg your patients for a little while longer.

W Morgan Griffiths MD0DXW

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