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OCARC Documentation

Welcome to the Orchard City Amateur Radio Club's documentation system. Here you will find details about various projects that the club is working on, as well as an archive of documentation for club-owned equipment.

Sites

Projects

Club Resources

Installations

Repeaters

IRLP

  • Orchard Repeater Location - off air- requires repair.

APRS

  • BGWHTE Big White Mountain digipeater
  • RODDHU Roderick Dhu Mountain digipeater
  • VA7DIG-1 Kelowna Landmark iGate
  • VA7OGO-1 Revelstoke West digipeater
  • VA7OGO-2 Revelstoke East digipeater
  • VA7OGO-3 Golden North digipeater (not yet installed)
  • VA7OGO-4 Golden Kicking Horse Mountain digipeater (not yet installed)
  • VA7OGO-5 Begbie (pending)
  • VA7OGO-13 Golden digipeater (not yet installed)
  • VA7OGO-14 Blue Grouse iGate
  • VA7OGO-15 Revelstoke iGate (not yet installed)
  • VA7YLW-1 Black Knight Mountain digipeater
  • VE7OGO-1 Cedar Creek iGate
  • VE7ROC Little White Mountain digipeater

Packet Radio (1200 baud AX.25)

  • VE7ROW Kelowna Cedar Creek 144.930
 A BPQ NET/ROM Compatible Node provides a number of services under different SSIDs
   VE7ROW-0  Packet BBS Messaging (alias KELBBS)
   VE7ROW-6  passthrough to AE5E DX Cluster (alias KELDXC)
   VE7ROW-7  Multiport Network Node (alias KELWNA)
               Port 1: Kelowna Local Users on 144.930
               Port 2: Internet Gateway (tunnel to other Nodes in Vancouver, Castlegar, Ontario, Minnesota)
               Port 3: Link to Vernon TPARC Node VE7TPO-8 on 144.450 (see also http://www.tparc.org)
   VE7RBJ-10 Winlink Remote Mail Server (alias KELRMS)
   VE7ROW-11 passthrough to AE5E Chat Server (alias KELCHT)
  • VE7RBJ Little White Mountain 144.930
 Kantronics Digipeater and Node
   VE7RBJ-2  Digipeater
   VE7RBJ-7  KA Node

TCP/IP

Club Repeaters

Call Sign Description Band Frequency Offset Tone In/Out Mode Status Elevation Mobile Coverage Sponsor or Info Source Notes Last Update On WebPage
VE7RBJ Okanagan Mtn 6m 53.250 -1.700 88.5/88.5 FM Online 1570m OCARC Parrot Mode (audio stored for delayed retransmit). Not currently using tone access. Suffers from desense due to high power transmitters in vicinity. 20200801
VA7KEL Blue Grouse Mtn 2m 145.090 +0.600 88.5.88.5 FM/C4FM Online 1280m Vernon to Peachland OCARC (WIRES-X node down?) 20200801 Y
VE7HWY Kuipers Peak 2m 145.250 -0.600 88.5/88.5 FM/C4FM Online 660m Kelowna Area OCARC 20200801 Y
VE7RBJ Okanagan Mtn 2m 145.490 -0.600 88.5/88.5 FM/C4FM Online 1570m Armstrong to OK Falls OCARC WIRES-X node 52373 20200801 Y
VE7ROK Orchard 2m 146.620 -0.600 88.5/88.5 FM Online 360m Kelowna Area OCARC Linked to Penticton 147.120. IRLP 1491 (Down). Autopatch (Down) 20200801 Y
VE7HOL Dilworth Mtn 2m 146.680 -0.600 88.5/88.5 FM Online 640m Kelowna Area OCARC Main club repeater for OCARC 20200801 Y
VE7ROC Little White Mtn 2m 146.820 -0.600 none/88.5 FM Online 2170m Oyama to Peachland, Hwy 33 north of Beaverdell OCARC Solar Powered, Tone 88.5 on output only 20200801 Y
VE7RBG Big White Mtn 2m 146.860 -0.600 88.5/88.5 FM Online 2220m Hwy 33 Kelowna to Beaverdell, West Kelowna, parts of Christian Valley OCARC Solar Powered. Possible receive failure when under extended use 20200801 Y
VE7ROW Okanagan Mtn 2m 147.000 +0.600 none FM Online 1570m Armstrong to OK Falls. Accessed with no tone 20200810. OCARC 20200801 Y
VE7KEL Black Knight Mtn 70cm 444.400 +5.000 88.5/88.5 FM/C4FM Online 1280m Oyama to Peachland OCARC (WIRES-X node down?) 20200801 Y
VE7HWY Kuipers Peak 70cm 444.500 +5.000 88.5/88.5 FM/C4FM Online 660m Kelowna Area OCARC WIRES-X node 52375 (analog link, not connected) 20200801 Y
VA7KEL Blue Grouse Mtn 70cm 444.825 +5.000 88.5/88.5 FM Online 1280m Vernon to Peachland OCARC 20200801 Y
VA7OKV Peachland UHF Link 70cm 447.225 -5.000 88.5/88.5 FM Online 490m OCARC Peachland Link for 146.620 Kelowna/147.120 Penticton 20200801 Y
VE7ROW Okanagan Mtn 70cm 449.125 +5.000 88.5/88.5 FM Pending Planned 1570m OCARC Hub Repeater. Not yet active. 20200801
VA7DIG-C Landmark 2 D-Star Repeater 2m 145.030 +0.600 D-STAR Online 400m Kelowna Area OCARC 20200801 Y
VA7DIG-B Landmark 2 D-Star Repeater 70cm 440.950 +5.000 D-STAR Online 400m Kelowna Area OCARC 20200801 Y
VA7DIG-A Landmark 2 D-Star Repeater 23cm 1247.000 +12.000 D-STAR Online 400m Kelowna City OCARC Y
VA7DIG-DD Landmark 2 D-Star Repeater 23cm 1293.150 SIMPLEX D-STAR Data Online 400m Kelowna City OCARC Y

‎Club member operated Repeater information

Call Sign Description Band Frequency Offset Tone Access Mode Status Elevation Mobile Coverage Sponsor or Info Source Notes Last Update On WebPage
VE7SFX Rutland 2m 146.780 -0.600 88.5 FM/C4FM Online On 410m Kelowna Area Chris Walter VE7EQN 20200801 Y
VE7KTV Blue Grouse Mtn. 2m 147.300 +0.600 88.5 FM Online On 1280m Kelowna Fred Schrod VA7UN Hub Repeater/ATV 20200801 Y
VE7EQN Rutland 70cm 444.175 +5.000 88.5 Multi-Mode DVM Online On 410m Kelowna Area Chris Walter VE7EQN DMR/C4FM-Fusion(YSF)/P25/D-Star/NXDN. Analog possible in the future. 20200801 Y
VA7NBC Kuipers Peak 70cm 444.800 +0.600 88.5 Multi-Mode DVM Online On 660m Kelowna Fred Schrod VA7UN DMR/C4FM-Fusion(YSF)/P25/D-Star/NXDN. Analog possible in the future. 20201108
VA7VTV Turtle Mtn 70cm 449.600 -0.600 88.5 Multi-Mode DVM Online On 810m Vernon Fred Schrod VA7UN DMR/C4FM-Fusion(YSF)/P25/D-Star/NXDN. Analog possible in the future. 20201108
VA7CNN Black Mtn 2m 146.840 -0.600 88.5 FM Down Off 1280m Kelowna Fred Schrod VA7UN Allstar Win-System Affiliate Repeater 20200801 Y
VA7JPL Okanagan Mtn DMR 2m 146.700 -0.600 88.5 FM Down Off Kelowna Fred Schrod VA7UN DMR. MMDVM in future. Currently testing at temporary low elevation location. 20200801 Y
VE7EJP Kault Hill 2m 146.720 -0.600 88.5 FM Pending Planned Salmon Arm Fred Schrod VA7UN Linked to VE7KTV via Enderby
VE7OJP Mt Kobau 2m 147.180 +0.600 88.5 FM Pending Planned Osoyoos Fred Schrod VA7UN Linked to VE7KTV
VA7NBC Kuipers Peak 2m 147.100 +0.600 88.5 FM Pending Planned Kelowna Fred Schrod VA7UN MMDVM Multi-Mode U/V Digital Rpt
VE7RJP Mt Begbie 2m 147.200 +0.600 88.5 FM Pending Planned Revelstoke Fred Schrod VA7UN Linked to VE7KTV
VA7UN Allstar Link Rptr 2m 147.260 +0.600 88.5 FM Pending Planned Kelowna Fred Schrod VA7UN
VE7VTV Turtle Mtn 2M 147.300 +0.600 88.5 FM Pending Planned Vernon Fred Schrod VA7UN Linked to VE7KTV
VA7JPL Enderby Cliff 70cm 449.900 +5.000 88.5 FM Pending Planned Enderby Fred Schrod VA7UN UHF Hub/Relay


Neighbouring Repeater information

For travelling amateur radio operators, functional amateur radio repeaters in neighbouring areas are listed below.

These lists are primarily a work in progress to track repeaters which have not yet been confirmed as still active, or repeaters with uncertain information on location or tone. The goal of these lists is to provide an accurate list of repeaters in operation today, as verified by amateurs who recently visited the area. Please refer to the main website for a list of currently active, confirmed repeaters.

Each section contains links to additional sources of information.


Repeaters (Okanagan Valley)

These repeaters either have coverage in parts of the Okanagan Valley, or coverage in areas no more than an hours drive away.

This includes repeaters on Highway 97 from the Osoyoos to Kamloops, Highway 1 from Lytton to Revelstoke, and the Coquihalla Highway.

Call Sign Description Band Frequency Offset Tone Access Mode Status Elevation Mobile Coverage Sponsor or Info Source Notes Last Update On WebPage
VE7??? Mt Kobau (North) 2m 145.130 -0.600 136.5 FM Pending Unconfirmed 1860m Oliver/Osoyoos Crossband to UHF link for 147.340+/146.640- No squelch tail. Link and/or crossband may be down
N7XAY/R Republic Hill WA 2m 145.190 -0.600 FM Online On 1180m Republic WA. Extends to parts of Midway/Greenwood/Grand Forks Linked to 147.320 Omak via McClure Mtn (Twisp) UHF hub 20200823 Y
VE7OSY Osoyoos 2m 145.270 -0.600 107.2 FM Pending Unconfirmed ???m Osoyoos Not heard while in area on 20200823
VE7EHF Osoyoos 2m 145.290 -0.600 136.5 FM Online On 340?m Osoyoos low level near airport? 20200823
VE7PSC Penticton 2m 145.350 -0.600 123.0 FM/C4FM Online On 380m Penticton PARC Seniors Building 20200812
K7SRG/R Chelan WA 2m 145.450 -0.600 136.5 FM Online On ???m Chelan. Weak on Hwy3 Osoyoos to Bridesville SRG SRG link system. 147.200+ Omak much stronger 20200823
VE7QMR Queest Mtn 2m 145.470 -0.600 None FM Online On 2080m Hwy 1 Sorrento to Three Valley Gap, Hwy 97A to Vernon 20200801 Y
W7ORC/R Tunk Mtn WA 2m 145.470 -0.600 None FM Online On ???m Omak. Hwy 3 Osoyoos to Bridesville OkCARC website and QRZ page claims tone of 173.8 20200823
VA7NBC Kelowna AllStar 2m 146.400 0.000 88.5 FM Pending Unconfirmed 450m Kelowna Area VA7UN AllStar 40694 (Testing) Sometimes links to Canada Hub 51730 (+IRLP 9029,+EchoStar
VE7PEN Penticton IRLP 2m 146.580 0.000 123.0 FM Online On 380m Penticton Area IRLP 1164
VE7RCP Penticton City 2m 146.640 -0.600 131.8 FM Online On 600m Penticton PARC Linked to Mt Kobau 147.340 (link down) 20200823 Y
VE7IRN Iron Mtn 2m 146.660 -0.600 None FM Online On 1695m Merritt, Hwy 5 Larsen Hill to Helmer, Hwy 97C Logan Lake to Pennask Summit AllStar 435454 20200801 Y
VE7AZG Revelstoke City 2m 146.720 -0.600 88.5 FM Online On 490m Revelstoke VA7AZG Intermittently on. Has noise problem. 20201008
VE7SMT Scaia Mtn 2m 146.740 -0.600 None FM Online On 2225m Edgewood and Lower Arrow Lake, Hwy 6 Monashee summit to Burton SIRG Linked to Silverstar Hub 444.275 20200807 Y
VE7RNH Fly Hills 2m 146.760 -0.600 FM Online On 1725m Salmon Arm/Shuswap SARC Y
VE7RSS Silverstar Mtn 2m 146.880 -0.600 None FM Online On 1890m North Okanagan/Shuswap. Hwy 97 Falkland to Kelowna. Hwy 97B Vernon to Salmon Arm. Hwy 6 to Cherryville. NORAC 20200801 Y
VA7OKN East Vernon 2m 146.900 -0.600 123.0 FM Online On 640m Vernon VE7OHM Linked to UHF 20200801 Y
VE7OKN Apex Mtn 2m 146.920 -0.600 123.0 FM Online On 2240m South Okanagan, Hwy 3 Manning Park East to Rock Creek, Hwy 97 Osoyoos to Vernon, Hwy 97C Aspen Grove (spotty) to Kelowna PARC 20200801 Y
VE7STA Osoyoos 2m 146.940 -0.600 FM Pending Unconfirmed ???m Osoyoos Not heard while in area on 20200823
????/R ??? WA 2m 146.940 -0.600 FM Online On ???m Heard S5 in Midway Could this be Grand Forks VE7OGF reflecting off a mountain to the south? 20200823
VE7RKA Greenstone Mtn 2m 146.960 -0.600 None FM Online On 1790m Kamloops, Hwy 5 Merritt to Barriere, Hwy 97C Aspen Grove to Pennask Summit, Hwy 1 Cache Creek to Monte Creek KARC IRLP 1080, Also on "North Of" List 20200801 Y
VE7RSA Kault Hill 2m 147.020 +0.600 FM Online On 1525m Salmon Arm/Shuswap SARC Y
VE7RPC Campbell Mtn 2m 147.120 +0.600 123.0 FM Online On 830m Penticton, Peachland to OK Falls. PARC 20200801 Y
WA7DJ/R Buckhorn Mtn WA 2m 147.140 +0.600 103.5 FM Online On 1700m Oroville WA, Hwy 3 Osoyoos to Greenwood not heard in Osoyoos. Very weak in Midway. Power problem or new location? 20200823 Y
VE7AHR Adams Hill 2m 147.140 +0.600 FM Online On 1045m Chase/Sorrento Y
VE7RBD Mt Baldy 2m 147.160 +0.600 None FM Online On 2285m Oliver, South Okanagan 20200801 Y
K7SRG/R Tunk Mtn WA 2m 147.200 +0.600 127.3 FM Online On 1830m Omak WA, Hwy 97 N to Peachland, SRG SRG link system covering Eastern Washington and Idaho Panhandle 20200812 Y
VE7RIM Carrot Mtn 2m 147.240 +0.600 None FM Online On 1300m West Kelowna, Hwy 97 Armstrong to Okanagan Falls VE7JX 20200801 Y
WA7MV/R Tunk Mtn WA 2m 147.320 +0.600 100.0 FM Online On 1830m Omak WA, Hwy 97 N to Penticton MVARC Linked to 145.190 Republic via McClure Mtn (Twisp) UHF hub. Coverage compared to 147.200+ suggests that this is a lower site 20200812 Y
VE7RLO Mt Lolo 2m 147.320 +0.600 None FM Online On 1765m Kamloops, Hwy 1 Savona to Monte Creek, Hwy 5 Logan Lake to Barriere, Hwy 97C Aspen Grove (spotty) to Pennask Summit (spotty) KARC SIRG. Also on "North Of" List 20200801 Y
VE7STA? Mt Kobau (South) 2m 147.340 +0.600 136.5 FM Online On 1870m Oliver/Osoyoos linked to Penticton 146.640 (link down). Low power (5W) 20200812 Y
VE7ROR? Osoyoos 2m 147.380 +0.600 None FM Online On 340m? Oliver, Hwy 97 Osoyoos to Vaseaux Lake OARC Linked to 147.160 Mt Baldy . May be near airport. 20200823 Y
VE7EGO Vernon Commonage 2m 147.380 +0.600 FM/C4FM Online On 800m Hwy 97 Armstrong to Kelowna NORAC 20200801 Y
VA7FLH West Kelowna IRLP 2m 147.480 0.000 123.0 FM Down Off 550m Kelowna Area IRLP 1547 under repair after voltage spike
VE7??? Penticton 70cm 440.600 +5.000 123.0 FM Online On ???m Penticton PARC Linked to Apex Mtn 146.920 20200812
VE7CDN Peachland 70cm 440.800 +5.000 ??? FM/C4FM Online On 540m Kelowna VE7FU Tone access on analog? WIRES-X node 11453 20200801 Y
VE7EGO Vernon Commonage 70cm 442.500 +5.000 FM/C4FM Online On 800m Hwy 97 Armstrong to Kelowna NORAC WIRES-X node 30966 20200801 Y
VE7QE Penticton IRLP 70cm 442.625 0.000 146.2 FM Online On 360m Penticton VE7QE IRLP 1040
VE7RVN Silverstar Mtn 70cm 444.275 +5.000 110.9 FM Online On 1890m North Okanagan NORAC SIRG Hub (no squelch tail), IRLP 1050 20200801 Y
VE7RPC Penticton 70cm 444.500 +5.000 FM Pending Unconfirmed ???m Penticton PARC Not heard while in area 2020-03-06. This allocation may be out of date, since this frequency is now in use in Kelowna on Kuiper's Peak
VE7RSO Mt Kobau (North) 70cm 444.775 +5.000 136.5 FM Online On 1860m Osoyoos Links Mt Kobau South 147.340+ to Penticton 146.640-. 20200823
VA7WS Kelowna IRLP 70cm 446.300 0.000 100.0 FM Online On 470m Kelowna Area VE7JWS IRLP 1508. Echolink VA7WS-L 556552
VE7AT Princeton IRLP 70cm 446.875 0.000 100.0 FM Pending Unconfirmed 640m Princeton VE7AT IRLP 1864
VA7OKN East Vernon 70cm 449.525 -5.000 100.0 FM/NXDN Online On 640m Vernon VE7OHM Linked to VHF
VE7RIP Vernon City 2m 147.040 +0.600 FM Down Decommissioned 400m Vernon NORAC Site Decommissioned
VE7RNR Vernon 2m 147.060 +0.600 FM Down Off 1850m North Okanagan SIRG Site visit pending 20200801
VE7MPR Blackwall Mountain 2m 147.060 +0.600 FM Down Decommissioned 2010m Manning Park (IPARN) Repeater Decommissioned
VE7KEG Kamloops 2m 147.180 +0.600 FM Down Decommissioned 745m Kamloops KARC 2m Repeater Decommissioned. C4FM UHF now on site

NORAC | North Okanagan Radio Amateur Club http://norac.bc.ca/ and https://www.facebook.com/NORAC.BC.CA

KARC | Kamloops Amateur Radio Club https://karc.ca/

SIRG | Southern Interior Repeater Group http://norac.bc.ca/hosted/sirg/index.htm

PARC | Penticton Amateur Radio Club http://ve7prc.ca/

SARC | Shuswap Amateur Radio Club http://sarc.ca/

OARC | Oliver Amateur Radio Club http://ve7olv.ca/ and https://oliverarc.blogspot.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/ve7olv

OkCARC | Okanogan Country Amateur Radio Club https://www.w7orc.com/

SRG | Spokane Repeater Group http://srgclub.org/

MVARC | Methow Valley Amateur Radio Club https://www.mvhams.org/

(IPARN) | InterProvincial Amateur Radio Network (no longer in operation)

Repeaters (North of the Okanagan Valley)

These repeaters have coverage in the North Thompson along Highway 5 north of Kamloops, and Highway 16 east of Prince George.

Call Sign Description Band Frequency Offset Tone Access Mode Status Elevation Mobile Coverage Sponsor or Info Source Notes Last Update on WebPage
VE7RBP Blackpool Mtn 2m 145.350 -0.600 None FM Online On 2000m Clearwater South to Barriere WGARC Linked via Timothy Mtn (ccars.ca) 20200801 Y
VE7RMB Lucille Mtn 2m 146.760 -0.600 100.0 FM Online On 1350m McBride (Hwy 16 east and west) PGARC Covers to Mt Robson and south to Valemount, Linked (pgarc.org) 20200801
VE7RES Loos 2m 146.880 -0.600 100.0 FM Online On ???m Loos (Hwy 16 east and west) PGARC Linked (pgarc.org)
VE7RNT Mt Avola 2m 146.900 -0.600 100.0 FM Online On 1490?m Clearwater North to Blue River WGARC 20200801
VE7RWG Foghorn Mtn 2m 146.920 -0.600 None FM Online On 2010m Clearwater (Hwy 5 north and south), Wells Gray Park Wells Gray ARC Covers almost to Clearwater Lake in Park 20200801
VE7YCR Canoe Mtn 2m 146.940 -0.600 FM Online On ???m: Valemount, Hwy 16 McBride to Robson. Hwy 5 south to Avola Yellowhead ARA Echolink 20201002
VE7RKA Greenstone Mtn 2m 146.960 -0.600 None FM Online On 1790m Kamloops, Hwy 5 Merritt to Barriere, Hwy 97C Aspen Grove to Pennask Summit, Hwy 1 Cache Creek to Monte Creek KARC IRLP 1080, Also on Okanagan Valley List 20200801 Y
VE7RES Valemount 2m 147.000 +0.600 100.0 FM Online On 1510m Mcbride/Robson/Valemount PGARC solar site, Linked (pgarc.org). Link issue at Lucille Mtn 20200801
VE7RLO Mt Lolo 2m 147.320 +0.600 None FM Online On 1765m Kamloops, Hwy 1 Savona to Monte Creek, Hwy 5 Logan Lake to Barriere, Hwy 97C Aspen Grove (spotty) to Pennask Summit (spotty) KARC SIRG. Also on Okanagan Valley List 20200801 Y
VE7??? Barriere 2m 147.380 +0.600 FM Online On ???m (North and South of Barriere) WGARC Testing in Clearwater at VE7EIN 20200801
VE7RBP Blackpool Mtn 70cm 444.000 +5.000 FM Pending Unconfirmed 2000m Clearwater WGARC UHF link
VE7FUS Upper Sahali 70cm 448.525 -5.000 FM/C4FM Pending Unconfirmed 745m Kamloops City KARC WIRES-X node 33826

PGARC | Prince George Amateur Radio Club http://pgarc.org/

WGARC | Wells Gray Amateur Radio Club http://wellsgrayarc.ca/index.html and https://www.facebook.com/WellsGrayARC

Repeaters (Northwest of the Okanagan Valley)

These selected repeaters have coverage in the southern part of the Central Cariboo from Clinton to Williams Lake, and Highway 20 west of Williams Lake.

A more complete map showing most repeaters in the Cariboo Chilcotin can be found at http://www.ccarc.ca.

A more complete map showing most repeaters in Prince George and northern BC can be found at http://pgarc.org/documents/nbc_map.pdf.

A map showing the Yukon system of linked repeaters can be found at http://yara.ca/repeaters/repeaters.htm and a detailed list of highway coverage at http://www.yara.ca/repeaters/Highway%20Coverage%20Repeater%20List.pdf


Call Sign Description Band Frequency Offset Tone Access Mode Status Elevation Mobile Coverage Sponsor or Info Source Notes Last Update On WebPage
VA7KLR Pavilion Mtn? 2m 146.680 -0.600 FM Online On 2090m? Clinton 20200925
VE7SCQ Timothy Mtn 2m 146.740 -0.600 162.2 FM Online On 1660m 100 Mile House, Hwy 97 Clinton to Williams Lake, Hwy 24 Lone Butte to Bridge Lake, Canim Lake, Horsefly. Spotty coverage at higher elevations near Logan Lake? CCARS Linked (ccars.ca) 20200715 Y
VA7TRU Vedan Mtn 2m 146.800 -0.600 162.2 FM Online On 2020m Wilderness S of Alexis Creek and Hanceville including Big Creek Park and Taseko Lake road to Nemaiah Valley CCARS Linked (ccars.ca) 20200925
VE7HGR Botanie Mtn 2m 147.060 +0.600 FM Online On 2080m Hwy 1 Boston Bar to Spences Bridge 20200925
VE7LGN S. Forge Mtn 2m 147.100 +0.600 FM Online On 1910m Logan Lake 20200925
VE7WLP Potato Mtn 2m 147.180 +0.600 162.2 FM Online On 1290m Roads from Williams Lake to Likely and Horsefly CCARS Linked (ccars.ca) 20200925
VE7AZQ Lone Butte 2m 147.220 +0.600 88.5 FM Online On 1240m South of 100 Mile on Hwy 24 VE7LX 20200925
VE7KDL Smokey Mtn 2m 147.300 +0.600 162.2 FM Online On 1140m Hwy 20 from Williams Lake to east of Hanceville, Hwy 97 Lac La Hache to Alexandria, Horsefly CCARS Linked (ccars.ca) 20200715 Y
VE7LMR Lime Ridge? 2m 147.360 +.6000 FM Online On 2175m? Hwy 97 from Clinton to Lone Butte Linked (ccars.ca) 20200925
VE7RBH Tyhee Mtn (Telkwa) 2m 146.700 -0.600 100.0 FM/C4FM Pending Unconfirmed 1035m Hazelton to Houston BVARS Local, or link to PGARC network 8121on/8120off
VE7RBH Smithers IRLP 2m 147.330 0.000 100.0 FM Pending Unconfirmed 500m Smithers/Telkwa BVARS IRLP 1126 (prefix IRLP code with 0)
VE7RBH Glentanna Mtn (Smithers) 2m 146.880 -0.600 100.0 FM/C4FM Pending Unconfirmed 810m Smithers/Telkwa BVARS PGARC network
VE7FFU Terrace IRLP 2m 147.330 0.000 100.0 FM Pending Unconfirmed ???m Terrace BVARS IRLP 1560
VE7RTK Copper (Thornhill) Mtn 2m 146.600 -0.600 100.0 FM/C4FM Pending Unconfirmed 1200m Terrace BVARS Linked to Smithers. Which repeater?
VE7SNO Kitimat IRLP 2m 146.580 0.000 FM Pending Unconfirmed 90m Kitimat VA7TF IRLP 1303

CCARS | Cariboo Chilcotin Amateur Radio Society https://www.ccars.ca/

BVARS | Bulkley Valley Amateur Radio Society http://www.bvars.org/

PGARC | Prince George Amateur Radio Club http://pgarc.org/

QAROS | Quesnel Amateur Radio Operators Society https://www.facebook.com/groups/1044735842272403

Repeaters (East of the Okanagan Valley)

These repeaters have coverage in the East and West Kootenays.

This includes repeaters on Highway 3 from Manning Park to the Alberta border, Highway 95 from Cranbrook to Golden, and Highway 1 from Revelstoke to Golden.

Call Sign Description Band Frequency Offset Tone Access Mode Status Elevation Mobile Coverage Sponsor or Info Source Notes Last Update On WebPage
VE6CNP Crowsnest Pass 2m 145.490 -0.600 103.5 FM Pending Unconfirmed 2010m Sparwood BC to Frank AB FARS not linked
K7JAR/R Monumental Mtn WA 2m 146.620 -0.600 FM Online On 1690m Colville WA Panoramaland ARC heard in BC at higher elevations near border
VE7RCT Slocan Ridge 2m 146.640 -0.600 100.0 FM Online On 2020m Castlegar/Nelson WKARC 20200715 Y
VE7RCA Mt Thompson 2m 146.800 -0.600 FM Online On 2130m Creston EKARC 20200715 Y
VE7CAQ Granite Mtn 2m 146.840 -0.600 FM Online On 2010m Trail/Castlegar/Salmo BVARC www.qsl.net/ve7caq/repeaters.html 20200715 Y
VE7RIN Lyttle Mtn 2m 146.850 -0.600 110.9 FM Online On 970m Fairmont/Invermere EKARC 20200715 Y
VE7PNR Mt Sinclair 2m 146.880 -0.600 131.8 FM Online On 2655m? Radium. Hwy 95 Cranbrook to Golden. South Kootenay Nat. Park WRN (not linked) ve6cpk.com/wildrose/ 20200715 Y
VE7CAP Baker Mtn 2m 146.940 -0.600 FM Online On 2210m Cranbrook/Kimberley/Elko/Canal Flats EKARC IRLP 1660 20200715 Y
VE7RDM Nakusp 2m 146.940 -0.600 100.0 FM Online On low level Nakusp Nakusp ARC IRLP 1811 20201001
VE7BDY Nelson 2m 147.040 +0.600 100.0 FM Online On low level Nelson 20200715
VE7BTU Crawford Bay 2m 147.060 -0.600 100.0 FM Online On ???m Crawford Bay WKARC Non-standard offset 20200715
VE6RPC Grizzly Gondola 2m 147.210 +0.600 110.9 FM Online On 2400m Lake Louise. Hwy 1 Field to Castle Junction. Hwy 93 S of Bow Lake CARA 20200925
VE7RGF Bald Knob (Phoenix) 2m 147.280 +0.600 100.0 FM Online On 1580m Grand Forks/Midway/Rock Creek/Oliver/Osoyoos GFARC 20200715 Y
VE7RSQ Sparwood Ridge 2m 147.300 +0.600 100.0 FM Online On 1795m Sparwood/Crowsnest EKARC 20200715 Y
VE6HWY Protection Mtn 2m 147.330 +0.600 110.9 FM Pending Unconfirmed 1764m Hwy 1 Great Divide to Sunshine exit. Hwy 93 BC border to Bow summit. 4 second carrier then unkey to activate CARA Not heard 20200925
K1RR/R Stensgar Mtn WA 2m 147.360 +0.600 FM Online On 1764m Spokane KBARA heard in BC at higher elevations near border 20200823
VE7EDA Genelle IRLP 2m 147.440 0.000 FM Pending Unconfirmed 475m Castlegar/Trail VE7EDA IRLP 1144. Echolink VE7FL-L 484713
VE7KNL Salmo IRLP 2m 147.550 0.000 100.0 FM Pending Unconfirmed 685m Salmo VE7KNL IRLP 1634
VE7CAP Baker Mtn 70cm 443.625 +5.000 FM Online On 2210m Cranbrook/Kimberley EKARC
VE7KNP N. Kootenay Nat. Park 2m 146.700 -0.600 131.8 FM Pending Unconfirmed ???m North Kootenay Nat. Park Not heard 2020-06-06
VE7RCL Santa Rosa (Cascade) 2m 146.760 -0.600 100? FM Pending Unconfirmed 890m Grand Forks/Christina Lake GFARC Not heard 2020-06-06
VE7RIN Golden 2m 147.160 +0.600 ??? FM Pending Unconfirmed ???m Golden Listed at www.rac.ca/british-columbiayukon-region/ but not on EKARC site
VE7OGF Observation Mtn 2m 146.940 -0.600 100? FM Pending Unconfirmed 765m Grand Forks Valley GFARC Possibly heard weakly in Midway 20200915
VE7RCT Slocan Ridge 70cm 444.550 +5.000 FM Pending Unconfirmed 2020m Castlegar/Nelson WKARC UHF hub

EKARC | East Kootenay Amateur Radio Club http://www.ekarc.myrac.ca/

WKARC | West Kootenay Amateur Radio Club http://www.kolmel.com/WKARC.html

BVARC | Beaver Valley Amateur Radio Club http://www.qsl.net/ve7caq/

GFARC | Grand Forks Amateur Radio Club http://www.gfarc.20m.com/

KBARA | Kamiak Butte Amateur Radio Association https://kbara.org/

WRN | Wild Rose Network http://ve6cpk.com/wildrose/

CARA | Calgary Amateur Radio Association https://www.caraham.org/Repeaters

SARA | Southern Alberta Repeater Association http://saralink.ca/

FARS | Foothills Amateur Radio Society http://fars.ca/repeaters/

Repeaters (Hope and Whistler)

The Vancouver/Victoria/Seattle area has far too many repeaters to list here.

A useful list of BC repeaters in the Lower Mainland can be found at https://bcarcc.org/vancouver.pdf.

A useful list of BC repeaters on Vancouver Island can be found at https://bcarcc.org/vanisland.pdf

A useful list of WA repeaters, many of which cover the Lower Mainland, can be found at https://www.wwara.org/coordinations.

This is a select list of repeaters which have coverage when leaving the Lower Mainland in Hope, and in the Whistler Corridor (Highway 99 North).

Call Sign Description Band Frequency Offset Tone Access Mode Status Elevation Mobile Coverage Sponsor or Info Source Notes Last Update On Webpage
VE7RHS Vancouver (UBC) 2m 145.270 -0.600 100.0 FM Online On 145m Metro Vancouver/Eastern Van. Island/(some areas of Squamish and Chilliwack) VE7UBC IRLP 1000 20200801
VE7RVA Sumas Mtn 2m 146.610 -0.600 110.9 FM/C4FM Online On 700m Fraser Valley FVARESS
VE7UVR Dog Mountain 2m 146.700 -0.600 FM Pending Unconfirmed 1495m Hope Not heard while in area on 2020-02-21
K7SKW Orcas Island WA 2m 146.740 -0.600 103.5 FM Online On 740m Lower Mainland/Gulf Islands/Victoria/North Seattle/Lower Coquihalla (Hwy 5) MBARC
VE7RMR Maple Ridge 2m 146.800 -0.600 156.7 FM/C4FM Online On 700m Lower Mainland MRARC IRLP 1910
VE7PVR Pemberton 2m 146.980 -0.600 FM Pending Unconfirmed ???m Pemberton SqARC
VE7SQR Debeck's Hill 2m 147.000 +0.600 77.0 FM/C4FM Pending Unconfirmed 470m Squamish SqARC IRLP 1147
VE7WHR Whistler 2m 147.060 +0.600 100.0 FM/C4FM Pending Unconfirmed ???m Whistler
VE7RHS Vancouver (UBC) 70cm 441.975 +5.000 FM Online On 145m Metro Vancouver/Eastern Van. Island VE7UBC IRLP 1010
VE7RPS Vancouver (UBC) 70cm 442.225 +5.000 107.2 FM Pending Unconfirmed 135m Vancouver VE7MDT IRLP 1396
VE7RSI Saltspring Island 2m 147.320 +0.600 88.5 FM/C4FM Online On 700m: Lower Mainland/Gulf Islands/Sunshine Coast/Squamish SSIARC

SqARC | Squamish ARC https://squamisharc.wordpress.com/

SSIARC | Saltspring Island Amateur Radio Club http://www.ssiarc.ca/

MBARC | Mount Baker Amateur Radio Club https://sites.google.com/site/mtbakerarc/repeater-group-1/repeater-group

VE7UBC | UBC Amateur Radio Society http://ars.ams.ubc.ca/

MRARC | Maple Ridge Amateur Radio Club http://mrarc.net/

FVARESS | Fraser Valley Amateur Radio Emergency Service Society http://www.ve7rva.ca/

Simplex Frequencies of interest

For a more detailed list, see the RAC bandplan: https://www.rac.ca/proposed-two-metre-2m-band-plan/

or the BCARCC bandplan: https://bcarcc.org/2m%20Plan%20A%202014.pdf


Call Sign Description Band Frequency Tone Access Mode Notes
FM Simplex 10m 29.600 FM
USB calling 6m 50.125 USB Users should move up if the band is open beyond normal line of sight
MSK144 6m 50.260 Digital Meteor scatter
FT8 6m 50.313 Digital (within North America)
FT8 6m 50.323 Digital (DX outside North America)
FM Simplex calling 6m 52.525 FM
CW calling 2m 144.100 CW
MSK144 2m 144.150 Digital Meteor scatter
FT8 2m 144.174 Digital
USB calling 2m 144.200 USB Some net use. Users should move up if the band is open beyond normal line of sight
Amateur TV audio 2m 144.340 FM talkback and coordination
APRS 2m 144.390 FM North America wide APRS
Satellite (ISS) 2m 144.490 FM Voice uplink for open International Space Station contacts
Packet 2m 144.910-144.970 FM 1200 baud AX.25 packet (20 kHz spacing)
APRS low power 2m 144.990 FM Alternate APRS for local operations
Satellite 2m 145.800-146.000 FM,SSB,CW,Digital Multiple modes for satellite work
Satellite (ISS) 2m 145.800 FM Downlink for International Space Station (SSTV and occasional voice)
Satellite (ISS) 2m 145.825 FM 1200 baud AX.25 Digipeater on the International Space Station
FM Simplex 2m 146.415-146.580 FM (15 kHz spacing)
Hang Gliding 2m 146.415 FM Hams in the air (unfortunately a few unlicensed pirates heard) Most active in the Lumby area
4X4 2m 146.460 FM Hams in the backcountry (unfortunately a few unlicensed pirates heard) Much activity in the Okanagan area
FM Simplex calling 2m 146.520 FM Used when travelling out of range of repeaters or anywhere where only short range communications required
FM Simplex (Internet Links) 2m 147.420-147.585 FM (15 kHz spacing) EchoLink,IRLP,Hotspots,etc
FM Simplex 1.25m 223.490-223.590 FM
FM Simplex calling 1.25m 223.500 FM
USB calling 70cm 432.200 FM
FM Simplex calling 70cm 446.000 FM
FM Simplex 70cm 446.025-448.975 FM (25 kHz spacing)

International Space Station Info: https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html

Site and System Block Diagrams

Club member operated APRS

  • VE7RJP-1 Revelstoke digipeater Sponsor VE7EQN
  • VE7OJP-1 Osoyoos digipeater Sponsor VE7EQN


(ATV) Amateur Television Repeater System information

  • VE7KTV Kelowna ATV 439.25 MHz TX / 2.410 GHz RX & 1.289 GHz (VE7VTV-Vernon) RX Sponsor VA7UN
  • VE7VTV Vernon ATV 1.289 GHz FM ATV TX / 1.246 GHz RX & 439.25 MHz (VE7KTV-Kelowna) RX Sponsor VA7VW


Packet Radio and Winlink information

Useful configuration documentation for the BPQ32 BBS

Problems sending email to a winlink address? How to Send Email to a Winlink Address

Digital Traffic Network (DTN) Pages

Winlink Live System Information and Maps

BPQ Live Network Map

BPQ32 Documentations and Software by G8BPQ

Winlink Documentation and Software

Packet-Radio.net Resource Page

Amateur Satellite and Space Communications

AMSAT

Amsat Twitter

AMSAT Wiki

AMSAT UK

AMSAT Germany

AMSAT-DL P3E

Es’hail-2 Qatar/AMSAT-DL Geostationary Satellite

AMSAT India

Canadian Amateur Satellite CanX-1 CanX-2

UVIC ECOsat

ECOsat Canadian Amateur Satellite


Gunter's Space Page

DD1US Satellite Page

KA7FVV Satelite Page


Real time Satelite Tracking


ISS Fan Club

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

Explanation of ARISS


Ham Radio on the ISS

Ham Radio contact with ISS


Live Streaming VA7UN Satellite Gateway Ground Station

VE3VRW Demo of Satellite Gateway on Toronto Repeater Network

C4FM/DMR/P-25/D-Star MMDVM/Digital Voice - information

Brandmeister MMDVM Wiki

Multi Mode Digital MMDVM Demo

TYT MD-2017 Dual Band DMR HT

DMR QSO

Fusion C4FM QSO

System Fusion C4FM info

P25 vs FM 900 MHz

FM vs C4FM

FM vs C4FM marginal path

Radiodiddy GD-77 Dual Band DMR Radio

How DMR works

Android DMR Smart Phone Outphone Rangerphone S15

RangeFinder M1

Sure DMR Smart Phone S8


SDR and WEB-SDR

(UVIC) University of Victoria Web-SDR

University of Twente - The Netherlands

Live Map of SDR Receivers

Misc technical information

BC Frequency Coordination Council

Western Washington Amateur Relay Association

Inland Amateur Coordination Council (Eastern Washington)

Interesting Amateur Radio Links:

How you can Talk to a Astronaut from Home - All about Ham Radio

Famous Ham's

More Famous Ham's

Sam from Space



Sergio And Sergei - a 2017 fictional movie based on actual events (IMDB summary)

In 1991, the USSR is falling apart and Cuba enters its hardest economic crisis. Sergio, a professor of Marxism who can't provide for his family, and Sergei, a Soviet cosmonaut stranded in the Mir space station, share a common passion: amateur radio. Through this hobby, both men will be able to help each other in facing the dramatic changes of their countries.

Margaret Iaquinto VK3CFI, Musa Manarov U2MIR and Sergei Krikalev U5MIR - the real story (Verbatim on ABC Radio Australia)

Another interview with VK3CFI on the same topic (Cosmic Frequency on Paper Radio)

Margaret Iaquinto VK3CFI Biography

Sergei Krikalev U5MIR Birography


Documents for Club Resources:

Using the Club Remote Radio

Tips for Accessing System Fusion Rooms using the Yaesu FT70DR or FTM400XDR