Article in “The Canadian Amateur Magazine TCA” (September/ October 2017 edition – Pg. 57)
The 2015 Annual General Meeting was held Saturday November 14.
Congratulations to Cameron, VA7JT, on being elected Club President.
A new captioned photo album of the recent Debeck’s Hill repeater and antenna install has been posted in the SARC Photo Album section. https://squamisharc.wordpress.com/sarc-photo-gallery/work-parties-sept-27-oct-18-2015/
The Incident Command vehicle was on-site and members assessed the capability and readiness of the HF radio equipment on board. Findings and opportunities for improvement were communicated to the District representative.
*UPDATE* The repeater access tone is now 77 Hz. VA7XJ
The 2m repeater is back to 100 Hz tone for access.
(It was previously set to 67 Hz for testing).
Here is a summary of the latest modification:
Changed the access tone from 67 Hz back to 100 Hz. This will enable the IRLP node again…
Changed the CW ID trigger to activate only when a carrier and tone are received. The CW ID should now only transmit if there has been “legitimate” repeater use during the previous 15 min interval.
Disabled the courtesy beep.
Increased RF power output. Increased the transmit radio output to 15w (measured at the antenna output connector on the duplexer).
Best regards and Happy New Year,
VE7OTD / VA7XJ
The 2m repeater is temporarily relocated to Debeck Hill to see if a different location solves the interference issues we have been experiencing.
A 67hz tone is needed.
The repeater has been returned to “standard” frequency configuration… (147.00 +600), and a 100Hz tone has been implemented. This tone is required to key the repeater. There is also a 100Hz tone on the output. At present the repeater is operational, and is temporarily located at a club members residence for testing. If all goes well, we should be able to return the equipment to the hilltop very soon. 73, VA7XJ
In an attempt to avoid an ongoing intermodulation problem, the repeater input and output frequencies have been temporarily swapped.
The VE7SQR repeater is now 147.60 (-) MHz (receives on 147.0 and transmits on 147.6).