Mancorad Club putting a New Repeater Board into the 145.110 Repeater

NHRC-10 Repeater Controller Mounted on Base Plate

Controller on Base Plate

Mancorad W9DK is putting a NHRC-10 Repeater Controller board, which allows about every feature known that a repeater could have to be done easily, into its 145.110 K9MTW repeater.

NHRC-10 Repeater Controller Mounted on Base Plate

Showing Connector Side

The Base Plate for mounting the NHRC-10 is made from 3003H14 Mill Finish Aluminum 0.063 inch sheet stock.

To allow better air circulation a set of standoffs – a Radio Stack commodity 20mm set – are used to hold the board clear of the base plate.

The mounting holes to the repeater have one hole slotted to adjust between the various possible mounting locations on the repeater.

Configuration was picked to keep it out of the way, allow plenty of cooling airflow, and have a good line-of-sight on the LED indicators.

NHRC-10 Repeater Controller Mounted in the Repeater Cabinet

In the Cabinet

Making the needed Cables come next, and then the server Mancorad Vice-President Scott W9JSB has prepared will be slaved to the controller.

NHRC-10 Repeater Controller Mounted in the Repeater Cabinet Up Close

A look Up Close

There is a customized radio card to interface the NHRC-10 with the radio itself, with added switching to allow a fail-safe fall back to the basic repeater configuration by manual switching.

The club hopes to eventually add EchoLink and Amateur Radio Bulletines like “The RAIN Report” (Radio Amateur Information Network) repeater version.

Links:
The Controller: http://www.nhrc.net/nhrc-10/
Mancorad W9DK Club: http://www.w9dk.com
The RAIN Report: http://www.therainreport.com/

73

Steve
K9ZW

 

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