As of 6/14/2016, the new Callsign for the Houghton County Communications Authority club has been changed from KC8PBX to N8OUZ.
The DMR-MARC MotoTrbo repeater in Traverse City has been updated accordingly.
1 – KC8PBX DMR-MARC repeater
Well, a couple weeks ago, the PA unit fried in the XPR-8400 due to a bug in the latest firmware which causes the repeater to constantly transmit garbage if beaconing is not enabled for at least 2s every 2m.
I’ve replaced the TX PA unit twice, but serial number mismatch issues have prevented the repeater from coming online.
TL;DR version: repeater is a brick.
I’ve recently removed it from service for repair, and replaced it with a Yaesu DR-1X SystemFusion repeater.
More updates as progress is made.
2 – N8CN 444.400+ (PL 114.8 optional) is online and functional. It is experimental and has a remote base link to 146.860- (PL 114.8) and is also available as echolink node ID 288970.
The range is about 5 miles from the area of Barlow and South Airport in Traverse City. Not much, but enough for me and my experiments, which is its purpose. But, all are free to play.