A prefix code has been added to the FARS’ IRLP node. You will need the prefix in order to use the node. The node is open to all licensed radio amateurs. Please email the Secretary to request the code, and note that you may be asked to provide proof of your IC Certificate.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday February 21 2016 at 1930h. For all meeting dates, times and locations, see the Meetings page.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday January 17 2016 at 1930h at Okotoks North Firehall on Millican Drive – click here for the map. Our presenter will be Jerry Clement VE6AB speaking on APRS.
For all meeting dates, times and locations, see the Meetings page.
A few of you have asked about how to use the VE6VPD IRLP node #1483 that was recently added at Aldersyde – please find some quick instructions here along with a basic coverage map.
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The Black Diamond repeater has returned to on-air status and is linked to the FARS Repeater Network. The frequency is 145.430- and coverage is to the local Black Diamond Area. Thanks to Dann VE6TD, Stephen VE6ORM, Rob VE6RDJ, Scott VA6OC, Vince VE6LK for their efforts.
The Burmis repeater VE6HRP is back on the air and linked to the FARS Repeater Network.
Note the new tone configuration of PL 110.9Hz and CTCSS 110.9 Also at the site, the APRS Digipeater is operational, beaconing as “BURMIS”. It covers the highway 3 area and north along highway 22 towards Maycroft.
Thanks to Fred VE6FRC for doing the on-site install work.
The VE6FIL repeater at CTV has been replaced with a Yaesu DR-1X Digital Repeater.
The frequency remains as 444.675+, and it is operating in digital only ( DN & VW ).
As before the upgrade, it is stand-alone operating C4FM Digital with both VW & DN modes. Coverage of the Calgary area is expected to be excellent.