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Below are the repeater site pictures, videos, and other photos taken at various activities.

 

 

 

                           

Above are the repeater site roof pictures. Shown from the left is the old 145.210 antenna, the 220 mhz receive antenna, the 444.150 antenna, and the GMRS UHF antenna. Followed by roof view photos, including the downtown skyline with the Gateway Arch and a rain storm. All the antennas are connected via 225 feet of half inch hardline. Height above sea level is 765 feet at top of the VHF antenna. Click on thumbnails to view.

 

                   

Above are the pictures of the new 145.210 antenna installation. (Andrew DB224-E 6 db gain 138 - 150 MHZ broadband antenna.) October, 2014. Left to right: The unpacking of the new antenna, new antenna assembled on roof, removal of the old antenna, KYCV and KDYYG holding the old antenna, and the new antenna going up. Click on thumbnails to view.

                               

Tower work project on February 19, 2016:  Left to right. Picture 1: Micky KBZVB, Rick Schutt (SGR Inc.), Ken KKYZ. Picture 2: Ken KKYZ. Picture 3: James KB9MQI, Pete AII. Picture 4: Bob WBQXW. Picture 5: Gary (SGR Inc.) and Rick (Up top.) work on the tower attaching the main steel plate. Picture 6: Close up of picture 5. Picture 7: Ken KKYZ bolts one of the steel plates. Pictures 8 and 9: Shots of the roof view. Looking to Downtown and North up Grand with Gravois on the right. Click on thumbnails to view.

           

Above are photos of the equipment racks taken on March 22, 2018. Left to right is the VHF rack for the 145.210 repeater. Top down: Henry 75 amp amplifier power supply, 250 watt Henry Amplifier, control receiver, CAT-800 controller rack with activity status lights, 21 main rack, TX-RX duplexers. Next is the UHF rack for the 444.150 and 462.725 (GMRS) repeaters. Top down: GMRS duplexers, GMRS CAT-200B controller, GMRS Kenwood TKR-820 repeater, UHF TX-RX duplexers, UHF main rack, UHF CAT-800 controller rack with activity status lights, UHF 100 watt Henry amplifier, 50 amp Henry power supply. Next is the top of the same rack with the GMRS 50 watt TPL commercial amplifier. Last picture is the back view of the 145.210 Henry power supply and amplifier. Click on thumbnails to view.

Videos

 

 

 

   

SAMSUNG DOES IT AGAIN! THE WORLD'S BEST SMARTPHONE IS HERE! THE GALAXY S10 SERIES. IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!

 

    

 

      

 

   

    

    

 

 

 

 

THE VIDEO BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW NOT TO FLY A HELICOPTER CLOSE TO A TORNADO.

AS THE SAYING GOES "YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID".

 

 

WARNING: THE VIDEO BELOW MAY MAKE YOU FEEL UNEASY. YOU MAY NEED TO LOOK AWAY FROM THE SCREEN. VIEW AT YOUR OWN RISK!

WORKER CLIMBS 2000 FOOT TOWER TO CHANGE THE BEACON LIGHT. FROM KLDT TELEVISION.

I WISH HE WAS INSTALLING A REPEATER ANTENNA.

   

 

   

JOHN, K1IF, AND KAREN, KC9MTF, OF THE 521 ARG WITH ALBERT PUJOLS AT THE 2018 PUJOLS FOUNDATION DINNER.

THE PICTURE ABOVE IS HOW TO DO A HAM SHACK! COURTESY OF PAUL, WIFP.

USE WHAT YOU HAVE TO IN ORDER TO GET ON THE AIR! PLYWOOD AND SAW HORSES!

 

DENNIS, KARFO, THE VOICE OF 145.210 AT KRMS AM RADIO 1150. OSAGE BEACH, MO OCTOBER 11, 2019.

 

       

LEFT: WBQXW ACCEPTS THE CAT 800 AND WEATHER RECEIVER FOR 145.210 FROM RON, WB4UFA, IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. JULY 10, 2017.

RIGHT: HARLIE, KB4CRG, WITH CAT AUTOMATION, AND BOB, WBQXW, AT THE HUNTSVILLE HAMFEST AUGUST 19, 2017.

THE 145.210 REPEATER WAS TAKEN TO HUNTSVILLE FOR CONVERSION TO THE NEW CAT 800 SYSTEM. (444.150 AS WELL LATER ON.)

 

   

LEFT PICTURE: GARY KC9RVE, MIKE KDBQS, KRIS KEJZE. RIGHT PICTURE: KRIS KEJZE, BOB WBQXW. AT FIELD DAY 2018.

   

LEFT PICTURE: PART OF THE FIELD DAY 2018 CAMPSITE. RIGHT PICTURE: RON, NNSP

   

KRIS KEJZE BUSY COOKING AT THE FIELD DAY 2018 CAMPSITE.

   

LEFT: LYNN, AND KRIS KEJZE, BOB WBQXW. RIGHT: KRIS KEJZE ON GUARD DUTY AT THE FIELD DAY 2018 CAMPSITE.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO GREG, KGDI, AND HIS WIFE MICHELLE, KCMAM, ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR SON ELI ON APRIL 25, 2018.

   

ANOTHER FUTURE HAM AND NEWEST 521 ARG MEMBER!

 

   

Left: Dennis, KARFO, the voice of 21, and Bob, WBQXW, at KRMS in Osage Beach, MO in 2016. Right: Bob Heil, K9EID, and Bob at Hamvention 2018 in Xenia, Ohio.

(With a photo bomb by Jerry, KEYW in the middle!)

 

   

Left: Bob, WBQXW, with Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, of Hamnation and Amateur Radio Newsline at Hamvention 2017 in Xenia, Ohio.

Right: Neil Rapp, WB9VPG and Paul Braun, WA9GCO, of Amateur Radio Newsline at Hamvention 2018 in Xenia, Ohio.

Neil Rapp is also the host of the Ham Talk Live podcast.

 

BELOW ARE PHOTOS FROM HAMVENTION 2019.

   

ABOVE LEFT: BOB, WBQXW AND ROGER, KGOB. RIGHT: NEIL RAPP, WB9VPG, BOB WBQXW, AND PAUL, WD9GCO OF NEWSLINE.

   

ABOVE LEFT: BOB, WBQXW AND JIM SIMPSON, KF8J HAMVENTION MC. RIGHT: JERRY, KEYW, GREG, ADXV, AND BOB, WBQXW.

   

ABOVE LEFT: BOB HEIL, K9EID, AND BOB, WBQXW. RIGHT: VOICE OF AMERICA 250KW TRANSMITTER AT BETHANY, OHIO

 

 

 

       

THIS CAR ODOMETER REALLY KNOWS WHAT FREQUENCY TO PARK ON.                   WBQXW PROGRAMS THE ORIGINAL 145.210 MARK 4 IN 1984.

 

 

THE ICOM IC-9700 ALL MODE VHF, UHF, 1.2 GIG SUPER RADIO. THE TWIN TO THE ICOM IC-7300 LOW BAND RADIO. WORKS GREAT AS A REMOTE STATION.

 

THE ICOM IC-9700 REMOTE SOFTWARE RS-BA1. OPERATE THE RADIO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

 

 

 

 

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