Rocky Mountain Ham Radio sponsored comprehensive courses in the basics of analog repeater controllers to 21 hams from Colorado. The class was presented on February 22, 2014 by Mr. Dave Maciorowski, WA1JHK, who is a repeater controller expert from SCOM in Loveland, CO. Mr. Maciorowski has been designing, building, maintaining and writing software for repeater controllers since the 1970′s.
The syllabus for the class included:
Analog Repeater Controllers 101
- Audio Ports
- Signalling Ports
- Logic Inputs
- Logic Outputs
Analog Repeater Controllers 102
- Interfacing to audio interfaces (TX, RX, decode CTCSS, encode CTCSS)
- Interfacing to signalling interfaces (COS, PTT)
- Interfacing to logic inputs and outputs
Analog Repeater Controllers 103
- Basic programming (callsign, passwords, timers, access mode, etc …)
- Advanced programming (macros, triggers, A/D converters, etc …)
Analog Repeater Control Applications 201
Adding links; radio or digital audio interfaces
- Interfacing link equipment to a controller
- Special considerations (filtering CTCSS, passing IDs, multiple hang tails, etc …)
- Macros to support remote enable and disable of links.
See photos of the class here.
Don’t forget that we offer Rocky Mountain Ham University on a regular basis and you’re welcome to attend. See the menu above.