Replace The Half-Duplex Link Radio
This radio connects Cypress Mountain with La Panza Peak,which is fifty miles away as the crow flies. The prior radio is quite old and has been in service for years which is probably why it became unreliable. A couple of times over the years it would slip off channel, something that requires a road trip to correct. So I replaced it with a new Yaesu FTM-6000. I selected the Yaesu because it has a factory installed jack for packet radio. This makes the connection to the Arcom repeater controller much easier because the outputs for packet include all of the necessary connections (Tx AF, Rx AF, COS and PTT). I'll I needed to do was build a cable to connect the Yaesu to the controller.