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145.490 Fairhaven Repeater Temporarily Off-Air
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013
Hello to all..
Between Friday Morning and Sunday Evening, the Fairhaven Repeater will be taken out of service due to construction on the water tower where the repeater is located. The construction on the water tower will take approximately 2-3 months. We are hoping to have the repeater up and running at an alternate location within a couple weeks. The level of coverage from the alternate location will depend on where it is ultimately located. Once the water tower work is completed, we intend to return the repeater to its original location with a new antenna and feedline. This will likely mean better coverage from the repeater and the resolution of some of the crackling and other issues we've had at times with the repeater over the past few years.
Between Rick-W1RJC, Tony-N1XRS, and I, we will keep everyone posted on the progress, including when the repeater is removed, when its at an alternate location and when it will be returned to the orignal site. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as this work is completed.
73, SCMARG Trustees
Larry Lygren, W1DBX, SK
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012
It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Lawrence Lygren, W1DBX (formerly WB1DBX) of Acushnet, MA. Larry passed away on the morning of Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the New Bedford Health Care Center in the north end of New Bedford after a long battle with cancer.
Larry became an amateur radio operator back in 1976. He was the original owner and builder of SCMARG's 145.490 Fairhaven repeater in 1985. He also enjoyed HF and was an early adopter of digital modes such as packet in the 1980s. He was known for experimenting with new aspects of the hobby along with longtime friend Sonny (W1ESG, SK).
Larry worked for Tremblay's Bus Company in New Bedford for many years along with his wife Danielle (KA1BHH) and more recently at Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) before retiring. He had lived in New Bedford for most of his life and had just recently moved to Acushnet. His obituary is expected to be in The Sunday Standard-Times. We send our sympathy to his family for their loss. May he rest in peace.
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