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KI4WPI FT LAUDERDALE BACK ONLINE

Given the lessons learned, I'll be working on a longer running battery backup for this gateway since I was stuck at work through Hurricane Irma. Fortunately, my dipole and Dual Band Diamond SG7900 held up on the push up pole at 30 feet under CAT-1 sustained winds. Will be moving them back up to 40ft sometime this weekend. (09/22/2017).

Gary KI4WPI

KI4WPI South Florida gateway offline due to Hurricane Irma

Expect the RMS gateway to be offline until no later than 09/11/2017 when Hurricane Irma has past the South Florida area and I can return back to my QTH to assess any problems other than power related. Generator power will be operating by then if it is only power related.

KI4WPI: WE'LL KEEP THE LIGHTS ON HERE AS LONG AS HURRICANE IRMA LET'S US!

Given my RMS relay is in the Ft Lauderdale, Florida area (Southeast Florida) the node may be subjected to adverse weather conditions that will also affect the satellite uplink to the CMS gateway. Worse case, I may have to temporarily bring down my dipole and go to my Tarheel vertical. This leaving me only with the gateway staying on just 20, 40 or 60 meters until the storm passes. I will try to keep this thing online no matter what thru Irma in some fashion for any distress messages or relays from South Florida. The 2m RMS gateway will remain online as well for the local area..

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