very long we made the plan to build again a gateway station works between
two independent repeaters, Budapest the capital and the Lake Balaton, Hungary's
most famous resort place, locating approximately 100-150Km-ers appart.
In the year 2002 we visited some american and europian countries to spend our holydays. The amateur radio experiances during the trips gave us special forces to start working with the repeaters. When we were back home inmediately started to survey and examine our possibilities in this buisness build and handle a repeater system.
Experiancies in Orlando Florida were so deep to me I decided to make something like that. Soon we became more and more enthusiastic. The hospitalety of HAM's was amazing.
It was the best feeling when I heard and made connection with Csaba (HA5CD stayed home) in the downtown of Orlando, right just from the entrance of Universal Studios at City Walk via a local EchoLink repeater. When I first heard his call I even couldn't beleive my ears. Not to say whey I connected with only a small VX1 handy from Yaesu was running only half watts.
Since that time we became more and more resolved. We spoke day after day during the one month of stay. Only the time zones had to calculate reguraly. There are 6 hours difference between Florida and Hungary.
The help of local amateur stations were very usefull to us. I tried to ask them about how they made them, and how handeling..? Their answers just gave more strenght to our decisions.
Soon after I returned home, Csaba went to a Europian tour and had same nice memories like me.
After the summer passed, we started to work on it.
Only the one third of the work had finished. We continusly trying to do more....
The 70cm Budapest side is strated to work.
Here are some pictures about the completed part.