Keith (KG5HOK) and I were up on the B1 Penthouse roof this morning replacing the W5RRR repeater antenna this morning. We took down the remaining half of the Hustler G7-144 and replaced it with a nice and shiny Diamond X700HNA. It took us about 1.5 hours and I’ve attached a few pictures, and Keith has a few more to contribute. SWR measured at the repeater was 1.5, which is within specifications, but still a little higher than I’d expect. I’m going to attribute it to the coax or my MFJ-259 🙂 Next time we’re up there, we should bring the Bird wattmeter to double check it.
So, we have a good repeater, good backup battery, good antenna – I think the W5RRR repeater is in good shape for local and emergency operations for a while
73 de John AB5SS