WA6TJQ PACKET RADIO INFORMATION PAGE

Last Updated 12-4-16

New Cross Linked Packet Network Node System.. Nodes Now In Operation On 145.05, 145.690 , 223.600, 441.500

This System Is Part Of The (DSL TJQ Packet Radio Network)

This node system now reaches out as far as Yuma Arizona. All 4 nodes are located in my front and back ultility sheds as seen in the new photo's below.

The SBMTNS and RIM220 nodes are now connected to a 230 watt and a 150 watt solar array. There is also backup Pyramid 25 amp and Astron 20 amp power supplies, for use during the winter storm season.

The TWNPKS WA6TJQ-5 node is running on a 510 watt solar array and a 450ah battery bank, and is located in a front yard utility shed.

Tnc's are now MFJ 1270B and MFJ 1274 units with TheNET X-1J4 eproms.

 

 

The TWPK96 9600 WA6TJQ-4 UHF Node on 441.500 MHZ . The radio is a GE Pheonix mobile with 9600 mod running 20 watts into a 5 element Cushcraft beam up 20ft. the tnc is a MFJ 1270B with the 9600 baud add on board, running TheNet X1J4 Network Node firmware.

The WA6TJQ-9 TWPK05 Ka-Node on 145.05 MHZ as well as the packet weather station node use a GE MVS mobile running 25 watts into a Ringo Ranger up 25ft the tnc is a Kantronics KAM PLUS Allmode tnc tied to a Kantronics KTU Telemetry node, which is connected to a wind speed and direction sensor, as well as a outside air temp sensor, rain sensor and a inside air temp sensor to read the node rack air temp.

The RIM220 WA6TJQ-2 223.600 MHZ is made up of a Kenwood TH31-BT 220 mhz HT tied to a Ramsey 25 watt amplifier which is feeding a Cushcraft WB224 4 element beam. The tnc is a MFJ 1270B tnc with TheNet X1J4 Network Node firmware

The SBMTNS WA6TJQ-8 145.05 145.05 MHZ is made up of a GE MVS radio running 25 watts into a Comet CX-333 base antenna up 30ft. The tnc is a MFJ 1270B running TheNet X1J4 Network Node firmware

The MTNLNK WA6TJQ-7 Ka-Node 145.690 MHZ uses a Maxon 4150 VHF radio running 20 watts into a Copper Jpole antenna up 20ft. The tnc is a Kantronics KPC-2

NODE ON TOP SHELF TWPK96 WA6TJQ-4

441.500 MHZ 9600 BAUD.

NODE ON MID SHELF TWPK05 KA-NODE AND WEATHER NODE WA6TJQ-9

145.05 MHZ 1200 BAUD

NODE ON LOWER SHELF RIM220 WA6TJQ-2

223.600 MHZ 1200 BAUD

 

TWPK96 9600 UHF 441.500 MHZ, TWPK05 Ka-Node / Weather Node 145.05 MHZ, RIM220 WA6TJQ-2 223.600 MHZ

WA6TJQ-7 MTNLNK DX Spider Node Link 145.690 MHZ

SOLAR POWER CONTROL SYSTEMS.

WA6TJQ-8 SBMTNS Network Node 145.05 MHZ

This Photo shows the MTNLNK WA6TJQ-7 146.690 MHZ Ka-Node as well as the Solar Power control system, which is used to run the node system as well as feed power back into the grid to offset the costs of running two power supplies.

The radio on the first shelf is a Maxon VHF 4150 running 20 watts into a copper jpole antenna up 20ft and the tnc is a Kantronics KPC-2 with the upgraded firmware. This system was mainly setup to provide local users a link to a DX Spider node located 70 miles away.

The below shelf shows the SBMTNS WA6TJQ-8 145.05 MHZ Network Node. This node uses a GE MVS radio running 25 watts into a Comet CX-333 base station antenna up 30ft. The tnc is a MFJ 1270B running TheNet X1J4 Network Node firmware.

There is a 230 watt solar panel mounted to the roof, as well as a 150 watt solar array mounted to the South side of the node shed to supply power to the nodes which operate mainly on solar power with a 1 hour UPS stand by system as secondary backup power system. After the UPS runs out of AC power, the system switches to batteries.

TWNPKS WA6TJQ-5

NEW TWNPKS PHOTO COMING SOON

WA6TJQ-5 TWNPKS 145.05 MHZ uses a Kenwood TR-7730 and MFJ 1270B tnc with TheNet X1J4 Network Node firmware. Also a Radio Shack amplifier with pre-amp to enable the node to link to the WI6RE-5 ELPASO Node over 100 miles away.

 

Below Photo's of some of my MFJ 1274 and 1270B tnc's during conversion to TheNET X1J4

TheNET X-1J4 has many advanced user features such as remote voltage monitoring S meter, and signal deviation using optional add on boards. and TheNET X-1J4 also has the ability to allow multi user chat, Great feature for running nets, or having fun talking to many packet users at once.

 

Above Photo's of some of my MFJ 1274 and 1270B tnc's during conversion to TheNET X1J4

TheNET X-1J4 has many advanced user features such as remote voltage monitoring S meter, and signal deviation using optional add on boards. and TheNET X-1J4 also has the ability to allow multi user chat, Great feature for running nets, or having fun talking to many packet users at once.

SBMTNS, RIM220, TWPK05, MTNLNK TWPK96 SOLAR POWER.

Above Photo shows the new 150 watt solar array that replaced the smaller 40 watt system. and the 230 watt roof mounted solar array.

These new array's will power the nodes 24/7 using solar power. The Pyramid and Astron power supplies will now be used only as backup during the winter storm season.

Below is a photo of the power supplies as well as the Battery Bank.

 

WA6TJQ-5 TWNPKS 145.05 MHZ , uses a 510 watt solar array for power. No AC power is required. there are four 6 VOLT Golf Cart batteries being charged from this solar array. This node runs 25 watts

 

Here is a closeup photo of the WA6TJQ-9 Weather Node Windspeed and Wind Direction sensors as well as the Outside Air Temp sensor and the Weather Nodes Ringo Ranger antenna. Also the 220 beam for the 223.600 RIM220 Node.

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