CubeSat VIOLET on way to International Space Station

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2024/03/17 - 10:42

CubeSat VIOLET was launched from Kennedy Space Centre on Thursday, March 21, and will make final approach and docking with the ISS on Saturday morning around 6:30.   Check back here for a link to the live NASA coverage of the docking when it becomes available.

Missed seeing the launch and the return and landing of the first stage?  You can watch a replay at the NASA YouTube link below.

River Watch 2024 begins

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2024/03/13 - 08:51

FREDERICTON (GNB) – 12 March 2024  -- The annual River Watch program was launched today to provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential ice jams and other flood issues across the province during the coming weeks.

Win a LaCrosse weather station

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2024/02/08 - 08:44

Update!  The winner of the draw for the new LaCrosse weather station was VE9GM, Gino Mazerolle of Drummond, NB.   Congratulations, Gino!  Thanks to all who participated, and keep on providing those observations.

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the WeatherNet, Scott VE1CSA and Rick VE9MTB want to thank everyone who’s checked in over the years allowing the reporting of over 600,000 pieces of data to the Atlantic Storm Prediction Center.

IRG Weather Net to start for season on October 23

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2023/10/19 - 09:00

Hey, weather watchers! Dust off those snow boards, metre sticks and thermometers, because the IRG Weather Net will start for the 2023-2024 season on Monday, October 23, 2023 and run every morning at 7:30 a.m. Atlantic Time. Net control will be shared by Rick VE9MTB and Scott VE1CSA. They will gather your local observations and send them off to Environment and Climate Change Canada. ECCC uses the reports to fine tune their predictions and issue alerts in severe weather conditions. The reports are also used by other agencies such as River Watch and news media.

IRG system update - July 26

As of today, the VE1BM  147.120 repeater in Fredericton has been upgraded to full CTCSS - (PL tones) on transmit and receive.  Users will need to set their radios to transmit a sub-audible tone of 151.4 to access the repeater. 

The Fredericton VE1BM repeater joins those in Elmtree, Campobello, Maces Bay, and the new UHF repeaters as requiring a PL tone.  For an up-to-date list of all new repeaters and PL tones, go to


Upgrades coming - Week of July 17

Three more repeaters will be upgraded to require CTCSS (PL tones) during this week:

  • VE9VDR 147.390 - Seven Mile Ridge / Campbellton - 151.4 Hz
  • VE9ELM 145.410 - Elmtree / Belledune - 151.4 Hz
  • VE1BRD 147.315 - Allardville / Bathurst - 151.4 Hz

You will need to program your radio to transmit the PL tones shown above in order to be heard when using the repeater after this change is made.  You can add the PL tone prior to the change if you wish.  Consult your radio manual for help.


IRG upgrade - July update

Earlier this spring, we notified all our contacts that changes were coming to the IRG repeater system.  Here is the latest news.

Details of work completed to date: