MMDVM - Repeater in Kelowna VE7NBC built by Chris – VE7EQN

Posted on: Sun, 11/08/2020 - 17:33 By: VE7JXC

Here is some more info on the MMDVM - Repeaters built by Chris – VE7EQN:

(DMR/C4FM-Fusion/P25/D-Star/NXDN and Analog possible in the future)

VA7NBC - Repeater in Kelowna

VA7NBC – Roy – VE7IS is working it from Penticton !!!!

http://44.135.161.139/

https://brandmeister.network/?page=repeater&id=302711

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Next year VA7PTV at Okanagan on the Multi Digital Okanagan Mini Network

The Computer model does not factor in the excellent coverage bouncing along the Lake to Penticton!

Big shout-out to Chris VE7EQN for building these two Amazing Repeaters and to Stephen VA7STV for making it all possible on the HAMWAN Network

VE7EQN/VA7STV/VA7UN  

Okanagan Digital Group

MMDVM - Repeater in Vernon VA7VTV built by Chris – VE7EQN

Posted on: Sun, 11/08/2020 - 17:30 By: VE7JXC

Here is some more info on the MMDVM - Repeaters built by Chris – VE7EQN:

(DMR/C4FM-Fusion/P25/D-Star/NXDN and Analog possible in the future)

VA7VTV - New Repeater in Vernon:

http://44.135.164.11/

https://brandmeister.network/?page=repeater&id=302712

VA7VTV Vernon – Works from my HT at my house at YLW J

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Big shout-out to Chris VE7EQN for building these two Amazing Repeaters and to Stephen VA7STV for making it all possible on the HAMWAN Network

VE7EQN/VA7STV/VA7UN  

Okanagan Digital Group

Canadian Basic Amateur Radio Course (Online)

Posted on: Mon, 10/05/2020 - 04:38 By: VE7JXC

Registration is now open for the course (10 online sessions) to prepare for the Canadian Basic Amateur Radio exam starting NOVEMBER 1, 2020!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RevelstokeAmateurRadioCourses

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter RFI Problems

Posted on: Mon, 08/17/2020 - 04:20 By: VE7JXC

Being new to Amateur Radio like most people, we start with VHF and UHF and then move to HF. Enjoying the VHF and UHF bands I decided to try HF and FT8. I got a HF radio, installed a 40 meter loop antenna in the attic and started to make contacts.

My neighbour called shortly after I started with FT8, he was wondering if I had an idea why one of their house circuits would trip, this was an arc fault circuit breaker. We discussed some ideas to try, but didn't solve the problem. 

After being away for a week I'm back on FT8 and he texts me, are you on your radio? Yes. What band are you on? 20 meters. I then get a phone call.

Short story, when ever I broadcast on 20 meters his circuit breaker trips.

Doing some Google searches I find many articles including https://www.dxengineering.com/techarticles/lightningandrfiinfo/arc-fault-circuit-interrupter-rfi-problems. It seams Eaton AFCI breakers were found to be particularly sensitive on 20m, 17m, 15m, and 12m bands for tripping Arc Fault circuit breakers.

I have the same breaker in our house and only one breaker is tripping in his house.

There are stories of Eaton replacing the faulty circuit breakers for free, for the time being I'm not broadcasting on 20m.

John

VE7JXC

Update:

They took awhile to arrive and then some more time to install. Today, I've been transmitting on 20m for over 5 minutes and neither breaker has tripped. Looks like the breakers from Eaton (free) has solved the problem, now I can start working 20m again.

John

VE7JXC

 

Annual General Meeting 2020

Posted on: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:32 By: VE7JXC

At the Membership meeting held May 28,2020 a resolution was made that, in accordance with guidance provided by the provincial government as a result of the Covid 19 epidemic, the Annual General Meeting of OCARC Club Meeting previously announced for June 25 at 19:30 will be conducted using our Virtual Meeting platform Jitsi with a back channel on the Dilworth Repeater 146.680.

Watch your email for details.

Dilworth Mountain VHF Repeater

Posted on: Thu, 06/04/2020 - 16:17 By: VE7JXC

The Dilworth Mountain VHF Repeater will require 88.5 Hz tone for transmit and receive for future use. 

RAC is considering offering more online Amateur Radio courses

Posted on: Fri, 05/22/2020 - 00:24 By: VE7JXC

Survey being conducted to determine demand: Ends June 21

In response to the current global pandemic, Radio Amateurs of Canada organized an online Advanced Amateur Radio Certification Course in March 2020 so that individuals could upgrade their qualifications while continuing to practice social/physical distancing.

The new course was offered to RAC Maple Leaf Operator Members – both current and future – as described in the course requirements/survey.

if there is interest on the part of at least 7 individuals to acquire the Advanced Manual, or a combination of Advanced and Basic Manuals the club could order them at a cost to individual of $50.00 each. (To order individually from the publisher (Coax Publishing) they cost $65.00 plus with shipping and taxes)

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

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