W6SLZ Repeater Visit

A planned trip to the W6SLZ Repeater yielded an interesting surprise. A tree that had been host to an earlier (years past) installation of pager antennas had fallen very close to the repeater shack. Fortunately, no dame to the repeater or that shack occurred.

A recent visit to the W6SLZ 2m Repeater yielded an interesting surprise. Dick (W6SLZ) arranged for a small crew to head up to the repeater to check on it and determine what work, if any, would be needed to prepare the repeater and the shack for the winter.

As the crew of three, including Dick (W6SLZ), Dave (WA5GUL), and John (KM6DXY) were making their way to the repeater, they encountered their first obstacle. In the road ahead of them was a fallen tree. Fortunately, Dick and Dave were able to move the tree off to the side and the crew was able to continue on to the repeater.

Upon arriving at the repeater site, they discovered that the landscape near the shack had changed. A large tree that had supported a platform for a pager/ antenna system had fallen. Fortunately, it fell parallel to the repeater shack and did not damage it. The team was able to inspect the repeater and develope a list of “Honey Do’s” that need to be completed by winter as well as a list of potential future improvements to the site.

Join us on the adventure as you click through our photos from the trip.

Click here to go to the photo album: W6SLZ Repeater Visit – August 2021