Tech Meeting

Posted on: Tue, 04/07/2020 - 23:26 By: VE7JXC

In lieu of tonight's (2020-04-07) tech meeting Tom Apps has stepped up to hold an on the air get together tonight at 1900 hours on the Dilworth repeater 146.680

Amateur Radio during the current Global Pandemic

Posted on: Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:07 By: VE7JXC

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a part of our daily lives for several weeks now and will most likely continue to be for some time. The pandemic is of particular concern for Radio Amateurs because ours is a hobby that can be practiced by people of all ages from elementary schoolchildren to senior citizens. More info...

Common Amateur Radio Frequencies

50.125
USB simplex 6m SSB calling frequency

50.260
USB 6m Digital Mode (MFK144 with WSJT-X) meteor scatter

50.313
USB 6m Digital Mode (FT8 with WSJT-X) terrestrial weak signal communications

53.250
Okanagan Mountain 6m Repeater -1.700 MHz Tone 88.5 VE7RBJ Elevation 1570m; Parrot Mode; poor receive sensitivity due to desense until Spring 2020

144.150
USB simplex 2m Digital Mode (MSK144 with WSJT-X) meteor scatter

144.174
USB simplex 2m Digital Mode (FT8 with WSJT-X) terrestrial weak signal communications

144.200
USB simplex 2m SSB calling frequency, Okanagan 2m SSB Net can be found on this frequency, Tuesday at 7:30 PM local time.

145.800
FM Voice downlink frequency for ARISS Space to Ground Voice Comms, a
lso used for SSTV transmissions from the ISS.

145.825
FM downlink frequency for ARISS 1200 baud packet radio.


146.520
National 2m FM Simplex Calling Frequency, also used when traveling in areas with few or no local repeaters.

223.500
National 1.25m FM Simplex Calling Frequency

446.000
National 70cm FM Simplex Calling Frequency


 

Education Day at Cedar Creek

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2020 - 00:11 By: VE7JXC

A education day on March 7, 2020 11:00 am at Cedar Creek is scheduled. If you haven't been to the Cedar Creek ham shack make plans on visiting and learning what is available for club members.

Distracted Driving Regulations in Canada Update (2)

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2020 - 00:08 By: VE7JXC

In light of the recent decision by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to make permanent the exemption for handheld two-way radios for commercial drivers and Amateur Radio operators, we have reviewed the regulations in Canada. More info...

Wednesday Net Little White Mountain Repeater

Posted on: Mon, 02/24/2020 - 23:05 By: VE7JXC

The Little White Mountain repeater is powered by solar, during winter there are times when the solar panels may not fully charge the batteries.

As the batteries are currently not getting fully charged, we ask members to use other club repeaters until further notice.

The Wednesday Net until further notice will use the Okanagan Mountain repeater for the Net at 19:30 hrs (7:30 p.m.) and the Dilworth Mountain repeater at 20:00 hrs (8:00 p.m.) for those who can not reach the Okanagan Mountain repeater.

The repeater is still working but we are trying to reduce the unnecessary usage of power so it will remain available for emergency, search and rescue use.

A friendly reminder that kerchunking (transmitting a carrier without identifying, for the purposes of bringing up a repeater) is not only against the radio regulations, but is wasteful of the limited power available on solar powered repeaters.

Link to current battery status.

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