November 2017 Tech Committee Notes

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OCARC Technical Committee Meeting Notes Nov 7 , 2017

Allen Royston VA7AZV , Chair.

Started @ 7:05

In attendance:

See List

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.

9. Projects:

	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
 	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.