July 2017 Tech Committee Notes
OCARC Technical Committee Meeting Notes July 4th, 2017
Allen Royston VA7AZV , Chair.
Alan Nourse VE7MET, Chris Walter - VE7EQN, David Conzatti - VA7ZAT, Doug Wirsz - VE7VZ, Fred Schrod - VA7UN, Gord Hawkey - VE7GFH, Ian Mclaughlin - VE7BST, Ross Potter - VE7POT, Steve Mclaughlin - VA7STV, Tom Apps - VE7ENP,
1. Little White repeater;
Ian has 2nd repeater and requires further work before installation.
2. Big White repeater;
Possibility to link to Little White or maybe Okanagan Mtn. IRLP – 1172 VA7YLW -- Allen VA7AZV will be converting it to 1491 and building a new Pi IRLP with the recovered parts.
3. Dilworth repeater Working.
4. Orchard repeater & IRLP & Peachland
link Working. Updated controller ready for install. Updated – have a spare.
5. Blue Grouse Mtn;
Fusion repeater working and frequency coordinated . 145.090 + 600 VHF
6. Crystal repeater;
temporarily working @ Ellison storage site
7. Toovey UHF repeater;
Arcom controller removed for upgrades. Repeater turned off for now and board recovered for upgrade. Alan VE7MET will note landlord
8. D-Star repeaters;
Working. New PC to be installed for added features. ( Ian)
9. Chute Lk. Shack;
Further investigation into shack grounding is needed. 160 metre loop tower 450ohm window line feed standoffs need repair. - will ask Neil to do as climbing required.
10. Ellison Shack;
On going antenna projects etc. Stephen VA7STV will take photos Steve VA7STV and Ian VE7BST Installed hamwan and disconected shaw. Entry not working properly. Steve will call gord stracon. Ellison storage container sinking & needs leveling. Jack-alls required.
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 – stuck with Telus.
Discussion of cameras at club sites. To be brought forward at general meeting. Table until september.
13. Kuipers Peak – New repeater Install progress Interior installed racks in place. Electrical install on hold re: City permit requirements Tower rasing @7 Everyone bring rope.
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. Last heard a station 246 days ago Fred will stop in – needs contact info
15. Revisit the Gaming app. Need to modify/update the 5 year plan.
Gord VE7GFH. Remove ATV, Add Fusion upgrades, create Repeater BB (BatteryBackup) Project.
16. Yeasu Fusion DR-2X Upgrade – Fred VA7UN
upgrade path will probably only last 6 months
17. Coordination web has been updated - Alan VE7MET
Next Committee Tech Meeting - Aug 1, 2017 19:00 hours @ Kelowna #1 fire hall.