The KGO RF35 repeater is crazy! My broad beam DB4e bowtie antenna aimed directly at Mt. Allison 16 miles away stopped receiving a usable signal at all for the past two days. The XG91 aimed 45 degrees to the west at Mt. Sutro still picked up RF35, with the usual frequent breakups - although still watchable. So I disabled KGO on the direct aimed antenna. This morning I checked again, and now I pick up RF35 on the direct pointed antenna without any breakups at all! Signal strength is the usual high 80% range, signal quality is mid 70%.
I wonder if they're doing any work on the transmitter? Could it be a situation where they're generating ridiculous multipath at the source by hiding the antenna behind a tower? I thought I read a comment that this was the situation.
How does it look to others in the area, and what is your azimuth to the transmitter? For me it is 16 miles 357 degrees. Weird.
Edit: Just to be clear, the signal on my direct aimed antenna has shown no breakups all day as of 4:15PM, after being completely bad for two days (checked both evenings about 7PM). Guess I should check again this evening.
Edit2: 7PM and signal quality is 50%, no picture.
Mt. Sutro antenna works, though.