A Mattapoisett ham has created a unique web site that can be used to access archived audio content of local repeaters. “SCRAP”, the South Coast Repeater Archiving Project consists of two dedicated PCs that record audio files compressed in wav format, playable on most multimedia systems. Each file is recorded using SCANREC from Sagebrush Systems, a VOX-operated audio recorder with time and date stamp capabilities.
Tim Smith, N1TI explains that the audio archives of local repeater activity is interesting “for a variety of reasons including repeater abuse, performance checks, station audio critiques and nostalgia.” Smith says the content includes “complete on-air audio archives of all W1AEC [repeater] activity starting beginning on November 9, 2005.”
“This site was established primarily to record events of repeater abuse but produced an interesting side-effect: the ability to reflect on past events.”
N1TI’s web site also contains audio archives from the W1RJC repeater. “I’ve not had the time to review W1RJC’s files with the same level of scrutiny,” he adds.
Users may request a password from Smith for full access to the archive by emailing him at email@example.com. In addition, the SCRAP web site contains various repeater resource links.