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.
Please be advised that the Crossfield repeater has been replaced. This site now requires 110.9Hz access tone.
Please let us know if you are experiencing any issue with the repeater.
Do you have two-way radio equipment you no longer require, and are looking for a non-profit society to take it off your hands?
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.
A new affiliate repeater VE6VPD has been added. It is located in Aldersyde and is at 145.470-. It is the new home of the VE6LK IRLP node 1483. This repeater is a joint effort between VE6LK, VA6DD and FARS. This repeater is not linked to the network, however provides increased coverage for the VE6LK IRLP node serving the area.
The Burton Creek Repeater has a frequency change to 146.700- T110.9 Also a new digipeater BURTON has been added at this site providing coverage up and down the Highway 22 corridor from Turner Valley to Burmis.
Thanks to Dann VE6TD, Stephen VE6ORM, Vince VE6LK and Ian VA6IAB 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.