Apparently starting blogging again after several months of being scarce results in a rash of inquiries. Since I have a rare Monday afternoon off after unpacking the car and running errands this morning I’ll tackle a couple things.
Frequency wise nothing has changed this year other than the addition of APRS to the six meter port of the Jonesville node. Below should make a good quick reference:
BPQ32 Node KYJVL - Jonesville, KY EM78PP Port 1: 441.0500 MHz 9.6k (primary user port) Port 2: 145.6900 MHz 1.2k (user port) Port 3: 223.6600 MHz 1.2k (user port, low speed linking) Port 4: WAN (intrasite Canopy/VPN links) Port 5: 28.1480 MHz USB RP (user port) Port 6: 50.6200 MHz 1.2k (user port, APRS Digi/Gate) NODE = K4KPN-4 BBS = K4KPN-1 CHAT = K4KPN-13 RMS = K4KPN-14
Some have asked if there will be an 80m RP port? Maybe a temporary one next Fall, but it will involve whether or not some spare gear becomes available. I’m not going to go “buy” gear just for an 80m port because it’s not going to be a viable band at the future site. Problem revolves around space constraints, local noise floors (80 is nasty there), and control op privileges.
10 meters may have to be it for HF depending on who eventually takes over daily control op responsibilities of all K4KPN gear. The two most likely future control ops are still “techs” so that plays into things – I’m doing some nudging LOL. The trustee/control op questions will be part of the decision making on what bands move to the future site. Technician class licensees can both use and be control ops of that 10 meter robust packet port above so NBD there.