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Nutrioso 550 Repaired


  • WQVS960/1 David
  • WQVS960/3 Owen
  • WQVS960/4 Ames


The Nutrioso 550 (aka “The Nut Box”) is back on the air after a nearby lightning strike took it offline. The full repeater and controller stack has been replaced, although diagnostics on-site revealed that only the controller was damaged. The decommissioned repeater will be re-used at a future site.

It’s suspected that a power surge came through an Ethernet cable. To mitigate this issue in the future, an additional ground bus and supplemental surge protectors were installed to help prevent transient currents.

Special thanks to Scott K7SRS and the Alpine Fire Department for setting us up with this great site!

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