I was able to get the repeater back online today just in time for Hurricane Florence. It turns out that the issue was related to obtaining an IP address via DHCP. The problem was corrected by using a static IP address.
The Bluffton DMR machine was moved back to the PRN network today. It is currently using the same talkgroup arrangement as the HHI machine. This should provide for a better coverage for emergency uses. We are looking into adding a few more talkgroups to this configuration while maintaining the PRN set of talkgroups.
The Internet connection at the repeater site was restarted last night and it is once again connected to the world. Enjoy!
The Bluffton DMR machine has been moved to the K4USD network. The frequency is the same, but the supported Talkgroups are drastically different. Information on the TG’s can be found at www.k4usd.org. Please keep the PRN configuration, since in an emergency we could revert to that setup.
The climbers have done their work and now we have a working antenna system, again. There were some issues with the mounting of the antennas and those have been corrected. The .31 machine is still behaving strangely, but it is on the air. An updated machine will be installed in the near future. The DMR machine is on the air and functioning, but we have had some issues with the Internet connection. It is being addressed and should be corrected soon.