Minor network changes and notes

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2024/06/16 - 20:44

As of June 14;

North West Zone (Riceville, Grand Falls, St-Leonard, St-Quentin, Mount Carleton) are back on their own (not hard linked to Stanley Zone or West Zone).

Stanley / Grand Lake Zone  and West Zone (Crabbe Mtn, Kintore Mtn, Skiff Lake) remain hard-linked while other equipment is being programmed.  To link to West Zone, use the Stanley Zone code.

Scotch Mountain (Sussex) is reported to have very low power transmitting so has reduced range.  It still receives fine; repairs are awaited.

Mount Carleton repeater now linkable, CTCSS enabled

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2024/01/05 - 09:00

The solar-powered Mount Carleton Park repeater (VE9MCP 147.120+) is now linked into the IRG system grouped with the North-West Zone.  Any reports of operation are appreciated, as there were issues with audio which now seem to be resolved.

As of Friday, November 24, the solar-powered Mount Carleton repeater  was fully CTCSS enabled - users will need to use a PL tone of 151.4 Hz to transmit via the repeater.  For a full list of updated repeaters, visit the IRG revamp page.

Campobello Island (146.955-) now linked

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2023/11/29 - 08:12

Update Note:  The repeater has intermittent audio loss out to other repeaters, users on other repeaters may sometimes hear only carrier and no audio from users on VE9GMI. The Campobello Island (VE9GMI 146.955 -) is now linked with the South West Zone.  The repeater had been stand-alone after being moved from Grand Manan Island, following a decommissioning of that site. Also note the revamp page has updated information, it previously listed the offset as a “+”  it should have read “-“ (minus).

St-Isidore, Seven Mile Ridge repeaters now CTCSS enabled

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2023/08/15 - 17:45

The VE9SID repeater in St-Isidore / Tracadie area (146.700) and VE9VDR Seven Mile Ridge / Campbellton (147.390) were both upgraded on August 14 to be fully CTCSS enabled on both TX and RX.  You will need to enable CTCSS (PL tone) of 151.4 Hz to operate those repeaters when transmitting.  Setting the CTCSS on the receive of your radio at your end is optional, but can help eliminate stray signals on the same frequency as your local repeater.

New Maces Bay 444.875 repeater

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2023/05/24 - 13:38

The repeater at Maces Bay (VE9MBY 444.875 +) is back on the air, a new repeater has been installed.  In addition, the repeater is now programmed with CTCSS tone 141.3 Hz on RX and TX.  You will need to program your radio to send the CTCSS (PL tone) in order to use this repeater.  In addition, you have the option to set your radio to ignore any signals on that frequency except those sending 141.3 Hz.  This may resolve issues with distant repeaters or signals causing interference on your radio.

Kintore Mtn. back in link

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2023/01/18 - 17:50

After a day or two of not being in the linked audio with other repeaters, Kintore Mountain VE9KMT 147.060 (-) is back in proper operation.  Thanks for the help from RadComm branch of DTI for the help in fixing this issue.

Link audio problem - North East and East Zones

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2022/11/25 - 17:20

UPDATED:  Good news, we are advised that the problem has been resolved as of Friday afternoon. Previous message follows:

There is a problem with audio not always being passed from East and NorthEast zones to other zones when linked.  I.e. when linked, users in Moncton or Bathurst can hear audio from others around the province, and can hear each other, but others cannot hear them - users on the "other side" of the province only hear a silent carrier.