This morning more progress was made on the new repeater room at the repeater site. A lightening protection rack was installed in order to terminate the big 1 5/8 hardline into the poly-phaser shelf. Poly-phasers are a inline protectors that quickly absorb surges on coax or hard-line center conductor. Lightening protection is very important to any radio system which needs to be operational 24 hours and 7 days a week. Proper lightening protection is the lowest cost insurance that any amateur radio operator should consider for there station.
There is more work to be scheduled at the repeater site in the coming weeks in order to complete the project. There will be plenty of opportunity for VARC members to learn more about advanced radio technology.