November 2017 Tech Committee Notes
OCARC Technical Committee Meeting Notes Nov 7 , 2017
Allen Royston VA7AZV , Chair.
Started @ 7:05
1. Little White repeater;
Ian has 2nd repeater and requires further work before installation.
2. Big White repeater;
3. Dilworth repeater
4. Orchard repeater & IRLP & Peachland
Controller has been updated by Geoff VE7WWAT. Visual inspection done everything ok.
5. Blue Grouse Mtn;
Fusion repeater and Ham Wan sector installed and working
6. D-Star repeaters;
Diff - GPS Interference problems persisting. 1247mhz voice module turned off. Fred has offered diagnostic help. Ian is talking to Industry Canada.
7. Cedar creek;
Investigation into shack grounding is needed. 160 metre loop tower 450ohm window line feed standoffs need repair. - will ask Neil to do.
Climbing Project - Allen will Put together Club presentation. (put off until spring) HF Power Amp broken - Blown finals Ian will pull the Mosfets and test. Need to clean up shack. Blow out computers and air conn.
8. Ellison Shack;
On going antenna projects etc. Stephen VA7STV will take photos to assess HF antenna placement. Power lines are still in a bad location. Alan Shaw Internet has been terminated. Now using HamWan for internet.
Ham-Wan update ; Landmark sectors complete Need to install link radio to BG at Kuipers BlkKnt – 2 sectors installed. Back sector in spring. BlueGrouse - P2P to Kuipers. 1 sector to Downtown. P2P installed at Turtle Mtn. CedarCreek – Kuipers 900mhz. ?? HamWan Backbone Okanagan 50/50 project work with Vernon and Penticton??? We can check usage from http://portal.hamwan.ca/
Okanagan Mountain for OCARC, COSAR & CASARA. Fred VA7UN – Telus approved! Working with BCHydro interference maps and parks approval letter. Need to plan installation of Crystal Repeater Can
13. Kuipers Peak – New repeater Install progress.
Power to be installed by soon.
Repeaters are ready to install.
Need Add Irlp to Kuipers.
14. APRS Sites
VE7ROC Little White Digi Working BGWHTE Big White Digi Working VA7YLW-1 Black Knight Mtn. Digi Working RODDHU Rodrick Dhu Mtn. Digi Working VE7OGO-1 Cedar Creek Shack I-gate Working VA7OGO-1 Revelstoke West Digi Working VA7OGO-2 Revelstoke East Digi down – unit is in Williams lake VA7OGO-3 Golden North Digi never installed -asked to be returned VA7OGO-4 Kicking Horse Mtn. Digi ( Ski hill ) Working VA7OGO-13 Golden I-gate Working VA7OGO-14 Blue Grouse I-gate Working – “needs location “ comment line updated – still outstanding. VA7OGO-15 Revelstoke city I-gate Not Working. Ongoing issue. Kamploops IGate messing up our network - Tom, Doug will talk to...
15. How to expend the gaming grant money. (self insurance!)
Gaming Account has $2500.00. Will buy HamWam gear for Turtle mountain run etc.
Purchasing $2000 of HamWan gear Stephan VA7STV.
Next Committee Tech Meeting - Dec 5, 2017 19:00 hours @ Kelowna #1 fire hall.