Category: Ham Radio

Pactor 4

Pactor 4 is currently enabled. Support for P1 has been disabled. Remember to update your Winlink channel list often to ensure you have the most up-to-date information before heading out to the field.

VARA FM Gateway Decom’d

The VARA FM Gateway on 145.070 has been decommissioned due to lack of use. After reviewing the logs, it only saw 15 connections in the last 30 days and 52 in the last 90. Simply not enough activity or interest to dedicate resources to maintaining.

AREDN Node Firmware Updated

The NM5PB-ABQ node has been updated to Continued work and testing is in progress. Mobile to home “meshing” is working well and increased distance testing is scheduled along with point-to-point testing for Summer of 2022. Interested in AREDN? Visit for more info.

Battery Backup Capacity Increased

The battery backup capacity at the QTH in ABQ has been increased to a calculated runtime of five days. This includes discharge to 50% and is the raw capacity not including the solar recharging that could also be employed during an outage. A full scale runtime test will be scheduled at a later date to […]

Kantronics 9V Battery Test

Its been a while since I’ve done this and needed the brain refresher. Set up the KPC-3 with power solely off of the internal 9V battery, I was able to achieve almost 24 hours of use with menu LEDS OFF set and automated connections to the RMS gateway every hour for message send/receive. Certainly not […]