September 2017 Tech Committee Notes
OCARC Technical Committee Meeting Notes Sept 5, 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;
IRLP – 1172 VA7YLW -- Allen VA7AZV needs to restore 1419 to the new hardware.
3. Dilworth repeater Working.
4. Orchard repeater & IRLP & Peachland
link Working. Broadcasts "ERROR" and CW ID VE7WAT will correct.
5. Blue Grouse Mtn;
Fusion repeaters need jumpers for duplex run working and frequency coordinated . 145.090 + 600 VHF
6. Toovey UHF repeater;
Old VHF to be auctioned off. Stephen will Email club
7. D-Star repeaters;
Working. New PC to be installed for added features. ( Ian)
9. Chute Lk. Shack;
Investigation into shack grounding is needed. USB Isolater 160 metre loop tower 450ohm window line feed standoffs need repair. - will ask Neil to do as climbing required. Climbing Project - Allen will Put together Club presentation. Remote Power Amp broken. Ant problem? Air conditioner Need to clean up shack. Blow out computers and air conn.
10. Ellison Shack;
On going antenna projects etc. Stephen VA7STV will take photos Entry not working properly. Steve will call Gord Stracon. Ellison storage container sinking & needs leveling. Jack-alls required. Fred will remove 2 racks from can
Ham-Wan update ; Lanmark sectors complete Point to Point Kuipers ready BlkKnt – chg to 5.9g=need antennas $150 approved by tech committee ChuteLk – kiupers 900mhz. ??
Okanagan Mountain for OCARC, COSAR & CASARA. Fred VA7UN – Telus approved! Working with BCHydro interference maps and parks approval letter. Can install window is Oct/ Early Nov. Need Club approval for money for this project.
Need to plan installation of Crystal Repeater Can
13. Kuipers Peak – New repeater Install progress Interior installed racks in place. Electrical install on hold re: City permit requirements Tower and Antenna's in place. Ham Wan site working on batteries.
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 cloverdale 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 I-gate Not Working. Ongoing Kamploops IGate messing up our network - Tom, Doug will talk to...
Next Committee Tech Meeting - Oct 3, 2017 19:00 hours @ Kelowna #1 fire hall.