Updated on 9/2/17: The output power on the 145.49 MHz. N0NWS repeater has been boosted by about 6.6 dB. Ideally, we would like to see it go up by another 8.5 dB. However, this boost is enough to allow the Branson repeater at 147.105 MHz. as well as the other repeaters in the network to remain linked in reliably. This 6.6 dB boost should also make it a lot easier to hear the 145.49 MHz. repeater in outlying areas. Thank you for your patience.
Original story: The 145.49 MHz. N0NWS repeater is currently transmitting on low power following the failure of its final power amplifier stage on Tuesday evening. While the repeater is in this mode, you may find it difficult to hear the output especially in areas that are shaded from the Fordland tower. Additionally, some of our outlying affiliate repeaters such as the Branson 147.105 MHz repeater, the Joplin 145.35 MHz. repeater and the Laurie/Lake of the Ozarks 146.955 MHz. repeater may have difficulty receiving link audio. In fact, the Branson repeater is currently not able to link in during this low power operation.
Mike, N0NQW, the trustee of the 145.49 repeater is aware of the problem, and he will restore the Fordland repeater to full power as soon as possible.
In the meantime, if you are unable to use the system due to this amp failure, you are encouraged to log in via our EchoLink node at N0NWS-R or 291849.
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.