INTERNET-CONTROLLED REMOTE BASE STATION
The SARC provides this Remote Base for members only
If you are a dues-paid member of the Satellite Amateur Radio Club, you can access and control the remote base. A club officer controls the list of authorized users. When you click on W6AB in the list of available remote radios, you are automatically accepted and forwarded to the radio. If you have a problem connecting to the radio, your call sign may not yet be added to the list.
Current Station Features
Built around a Kenwood TS-2000, the station is functional 24 hrs. a day, in SSB, AM, FM, FM rpt., PSK-31, RTTY and CW modes, on 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 17M, 15M, 12M, 10M, 6M, 2M and 75cm.
Uses the popular (free) Remote Hams software for user and station control. Use any search engine to locate the RemoteHams web site, to download the software. You must be a licensed amateur radio operator to download the software and submit you call sign.
Three automatically-switched antennas:
Located on the central California coast, north of Santa Barbara, south of San Luis Obsipo and Santa Maria, Latitude: 34.8, Longitude -120.5, elevation 970 ft. Six miles from the nearest town, Lompoc, atop a small hill, the site is excellent for RF propagation and has an exceptionally low noise level.
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Genuinely Useful Hints From Users
Use the antenna tuner when you change bands or frequency more than a little.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO USE THE REMOTE -- NOBODY'S
AND YOU CAN'T HURT ANYTHING.
The receiver is genaral coverage. It listens with no transmit outside the ham bands.
DO NOT transmit in the band segments outside your license class. You are the
operator when using the remote base.