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Installing Toronto repeater antenna.

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Published on Jun 22, 2012

Installing the SD Link Toronto repeater antenna. 180 ft up.

SD-Link Bulletin #93 June 20th Posted by: "W0SD Ed Gray" w0sd@triotel.net w0sd Date: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:33 pm ((PDT))

SDARC bulletin #93 June 20th

On Monday June 11th Rod KD0AKN, Ed W0SD and Don AA0F loaded 4 battery
containers stored at our Wessington Springs site to be used at Toronto.
On Wednesday June 13th Rollie KC0OVC, Duane KK0KK, Ed W0SD and Don AA0F
unloaded the batteries at the Toronto site and installed them in the
repeater building. The battery buss bar board and charging supply were
also installed.

On Thursday June 14th Ed W0SD, Don AA0F, Harley KC0FLK, KG0XM David and
Rollie KC0OVC installed the repeater at Toronto and it went on the air
stand alone with an antenna at 25 feet.

On Friday June 15th installing the permanent antennas on the Toronto
tower were Steve KB0KBJ, and Ed W0SD. Meghan KD0NIQ did some tower work
as well. The ground crew were Edith W0OE, KC0FLK Harley, WB0TSR Dave
and N0PTW Paul.

Toronto is on 146.775 minus with a tone of 146.2. This is site # 11 for
the SD-Link. The trustee is Rollie KC0OVC. Toronto overlaps with
Humboldt coverage to the south and Wessington Springs coverage to the
west, and covers new areas in MN and covers north on I-29 very well to
the South Shore exit. At that point Crandall Hill is somewhat of a
better choice until you go over the hill at Summit. Going west on Hwy
12 to Aberdeen CH is the best choice.

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