Upgrades to a Couple of ACS Repeater Sites Completed

caphill_2Thanks to ACS’s Tech Committee members and Seattle’s Radio Shop staff, We were able to upgrade a couple of our repeater stations.

On the left is a picture of Carl, (N7KUW), finalizing the installation of the new antennae installed at Capitol Hill 1 Repeater site on the Group Health Facility last month.





The  picture on the right is of the new-and-improved repeater tower just installed at our Magnolia site. Thanks to the work of the City’s Radio Shop, and technical support from ACS members Frank, (K7RSD), Jeff (WB7AHT) and Tom, (N7OEP), It now has a newer and taller tower, new cabling and equipment, and a new cabinet to safely house everything! – Thanks to everyone who contributed to these projects!

It’s getting a little FOGgy here!

At this morning’s ACS meeting, it was noted that there is a new version of the National Interoperability Field Operating Guide, otherwise known as the NIFOG.  We should note that the NIFOG is not oriented to the amateur radio operator, but there is a great deal of very good information in the NIFOG, and it is nice to have it available as a reference. Just don’t program up all the NIFOG frequencies in your ham radio – that’s a no-no.  Here are two links for the NIFOG. The first is to the publicsafetytools web site (where a great deal of information can be found). The second is to a copy of just the NIFOG on our own web space.




Not FOGgy enough yet?  There is also the Auxiliary Communicators Field Operating Guide, or AUXFOG, which is specifically oriented to the Amateur Radio Operator.  Same story as above – two links. First is to publicsafetytools, and second is a local copy of the AUXFOG on our web space.