224.580 Down

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During the storms last night, we suffered a lightning strike. Initial observation was 147.105 running on batter power, and 224.580 completely off the air. Upon arrival at the site this morning, all circuit breakers were tripped, and the back-up battery for 147.105 was dead (repeater turned off at low voltage level). Breakers were reset, and systems came back up. However, the audio on 224.580 was non-existent. A quick inspection showed burnt parts on both the receiver and the new AP50 audio board. The repeater was removed from the site, and repairs will commence as soon as possible.

Updates will be posted to keep you all up to date.

 

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