Hi Mr Mike,
As I mentioned in the NEDECN June Newsletter, the MURP is essentially a complete success! We have built the site during the winter months with the NEARFEST Matching Fund and NEDECN donations from the dirt up! The former Manchester Radio Club transferred ownership of the small mountaintop property to Dave, N1EMC, one of our NEDECN trustees. The conditions discussed in the transaction, was for continued amateur radio experimentation. A concrete vault was procured and modified by Bill, KB1SGK. Bill provided the electrical work and got the electrical inspection from the Town of Goffstown. He delivered the vault on his flat bed truck and arranged grading and concrete slabs for footing. A 55' telephone pole was delivered and installed by JCR Utilities in December. Equipment installations began in April and by May 7 the VHF DMR repeater was on-the-air! That was followed by the UHF DMR repeater a few days later. The Ubiquity microwave internet link was activated and locked on within minutes, providing solid internet connections to the repeaters. Technical assistance was provided by KM3T, W1IMD and K1OX.
Some site security enhancements are underway, along with future amateur experiments. We are very pleased with the coverage enhancement in Central NH providing expanded amateur digital communications to New England Amateurs! Thanks go to the following for their hard work and financial support of this project:
N1EMC, KB1SGK, NEARFEST, NEDECN, KM3T, K1OX, W1RCF, W1IMD, K1SUB, N1IWV, N1GLT, K3RQ, NI1F, WA1VIB, K1RJZ, K1JC, K1WER, W2AFC, N1GD, K1VK, W1ZOP, N1QIG, W1BP, K1XML, KC2RGW, WM1X, AA1SM, W1MLL, WD4ASW, AB1TZ, N1PLH, NE1B