FARS Network Update – Mar 9

With thanks to Stephen, Ty, and Wade, the team and I made a trip through deep and drifting snow to the repeater network hub site. A provisional transmitter was installed, returning the network to an operational state, with the all repeaters linked again.

FARS Network offline Feb 10

Normally our network operates in a full-time always-linked manner. An equipment failure earlier today is impacting operations to the backbone of our network. All repeaters are operating in standalone mode. Please do not expect any linked functionality until we correct this issue.

Silent Keys

September 25

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Richard Coleman VE6BY on September 25 2018. Richard was a longtime member of FARS and our Saturday Breakfast crew. He was a kind and gentle soul that was quiet and would willingly lend a hand if asked. Richard started working at CFCN in 1965 and retired as VP of Engineering in 2008. He was well respected by his peers across Canada and he was given the WABE Bob Lamp Award for Engineering Excellence in 2007. His funeral will be held on October 5 in High River, details and directions are here;


September 24

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Stan Balkham VE6SCB. Stan was an early member of FARS and had not been active on air for some time. Stan passed on September 9 2018. A copy of his obituary can be found here;


Repeaters off-air

Black Diamond VE6HRD has a failed TX and is off-air.  Estimated Time to Return (ETR) is August 31.

This post will be edited as the situation changes.  As always you can see status on our Repeaters page.

Next FARS Meeting – June

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday June 20 2016 at 1930h.  Our program will be discussing Field Day 2017 plans and will include a basic radio checkup workshop.  For the workshop bring along a handheld radio if you wish to have it analyzed.

For all meeting dates, times and locations, see the Meetings page.