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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

For the most recent status of these repeaters see the main webpage.

http://ocarc.ca/frequencies


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

For the most recent status of these repeaters see the main webpage.

http://ocarc.ca/frequencies


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

This list is 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.

Most repeaters previously on this list have been moved to the main repeater list on the OCARC website. http://ocarc.ca/frequencies

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.

Many repeaters previously on this list have been moved to the main repeater list on the OCARC website.

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
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
K7SRG/R Chelan WA 2m 145.450 -0.600 FM Online On ???m Chelan. Weak on Hwy3 Osoyoos to Bridesville SRG SRG link system. 147.200+ Omak much stronger. Instead, might be Colville? 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
VE7AZG Revelstoke City 2m 146.720 -0.600 88.5 FM Online On 490m Revelstoke VA7AZG Intermittently on. Has noise problem. 20201008
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
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. New much lower location. Very poor in BC now. 20210301 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
VE7AT Princeton IRLP 70cm 446.875 0.000 100.0 FM Pending Unconfirmed 640m Princeton VE7AT IRLP 1864
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
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

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
VE7RBH Smithers IRLP 2m 147.330 0.000 100.0 FM Pending Unconfirmed 500m Smithers/Telkwa BVARS IRLP 1126 (prefix IRLP code with 0)
VE7FFU Terrace IRLP 2m 147.330 0.000 100.0 FM Pending Unconfirmed ???m Terrace BVARS IRLP 1560
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
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
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
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

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
VE7WHR Whistler 2m 147.060 +0.600 100.0 FM/C4FM Pending Unconfirmed ???m Whistler

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
Q65-120E (QRP) 6m 50.235 Digital Tropo/Rain/Back scatter
MSK144 6m 50.260 Digital Meteor scatter
Q65-30A 6m 50.275 Digital Tropo/Rain/Back scatter
FT8 6m 50.313 Digital (within North America)
FT4 6m 50.318 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
Moonbounce (various modes) 2m 144.120-144.140 Digital EME
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

Selected Nets (receivable in the Okanagan Valley)

This is a selected list of nets of interest to those living in the Okanagan Valley area. Only nets which regularly take check-ins from the Okanagan Valley are listed.

All local days and times are for the Pacific Time Zone. Access information for repeaters (tones, links, etc) can be found on the main website (ocarc.ca) or club wiki (wiki.ocarc.ca).

This is a rough worksheet. Information marked with a "?" has not been fully validated.

Description Band Frequency Local Time Local Day Notes UTC Sort Seasonal Time Shift? Last Update
Penticton Weekly Net VHF 146.920- Apex Mtn Penticton AM 09:00 Sunday Pentiction Amateur Radio Club http://ve7prc.ca/ 01 1600 keeps local time 20210410
Penticton (Informal) Net VHF 146.920- Apex Mtn Penticton AM 09:30 Sunday Follows the weekly net on the same frequency 01 1630 keeps local time 20210410
Kelowna Covid Net VHF 146.680- Dilworth Mtn Kelowna AM 09:30 Daily Alex VE7EIS hosts a daily net where the regular Brown Bag coffee group meet in lieu of face to face meetings. Visitors welcome. 99 1630 keeps local time 20210410
Trans-Canada AllStar Net VHF 147.320+ Mt Lolo Kamloops AM 10:00 Sunday Also available on AllStar 51730, IRLP 9029, Echolink 590387 per http://thecanadahub.ca/ 01 1700 keeps local time 20201220
NORAC Sunday Net VHF 146.880- Silverstar Mtn Vernon AM 10:00 Sunday North Okanagan Radio Amateur Club (Vernon) http://norac.bc.ca/ 01 1700 keeps local time 20210410
Penticton (Informal) Net VHF 146.920- Apex Mtn Penticton PM 07:15 Tuesday 04 0215 keeps local time 20210410
Okanagan 2m SSB Net VHF 144.200 USB PM 07:30 Tuesday Kevin VE7XY hosts an informal roundtable discussing VHF propagation, antennas and anything else of interest. 04 0230 keeps local time 20210406
Cross-Canada C4FM Net VHF 145.490+ Okanagan Mtn Kelowna PM 06:00 Wednesday Also usually on 145.090+ Blue Grouse Mtn, 442.500+ Vernon. 05 0100 keeps local time 20210410
OCARC Weekly Net VHF 147.000+ Okanagan Mtn Kelowna PM 07:30 Wednesday Orchard City Amateur Radio Club (Kelowna) http://ocarc.ca/ 05 0230 keeps local time 20210410
Southern Interior Preparedness Net VHF 147.320+ Mt Lolo Kamloops PM 07:30 Wednesday Also usually on SIRG linked repeaters 146.740- Scaia Mtn and 444.275+ Silverstar. Net lasts approx. 10 minutes, depending upon the number of checkins 05 0230 20201223
Penticton (Informal) Net VHF 146.920- Apex Mtn Penticton PM 07:15 Thursday 06 0215 keeps local time 20210410
Grand Forks Net VHF 147.280- Bald Knob (Phoenix) Grand Forks PM 07:00 Monday 03 0200 keeps local time 20210607


Trans Canada Net HF 14.140 USB AM 11:00 Sunday http://www.ontars.com/TCN/index.html 01 1800 keeps UTC time 20210410
Evening Aurora Net HF 7.100 LSB PM 06:30? Wednesday? 05 0230
Evening Aurora Net HF 7.100 LSB PM 07:30 Sunday 02 0230 keeps UTC time 20210410
Noontime Net (40m) HF 7.2835 LSB Noon 12:00 Daily Covers Western US, BC and AB. Early informal check-ins from 10:00 AM. http://thenoontimenet.org/thenoontimenet/Home.html 99 1900 keeps local time 20210410
Noontime Net (80m) HF 3.970 LSB Noon 12:00 Daily Covers WA and adjacent states, but also heard in BC. Early informal check-ins from 11:30 AM. http://thenoontimenet.org/thenoontimenet/Home.html 99 1900 keeps local time 20210410
Afternoon Aurora Net HF 7.100 LSB PM 04:00 Daily Covers Western Canada, and beyond. 99 2300 keeps UTC time 20210416
Montana Traffic Net HF 3.910 LSB PM 05:30 Daily https://montanatrafficnet.com/ 99 0030 keeps local time 20210410
Saskatchewan Public Service Net HF 3.735 LSB PM 06:00 Daily 99 0100 keeps local time 20210410
Manitoba Evening Net HF 3.747 LSB PM 05:00 Daily Sometimes starts 5 min early, and lasts only 10 min. 99 0100 20201223
Alberta Public Service Net HF 3.700 LSB PM 06:30 Daily Takes early check-ins. Alternate 3.704 may be used if qrm on main freq 99 0130 keeps local time 20210410
BC Public Service Net HF 3.729 LSB PM 06:30 Daily http://www.bcpsn.com/index.htm The BC Awareness Net follows on Mondays when propagation allows 99 0130 keeps local time 20210410
Columbia Basin Traffic Net HF 3.960 LSB PM 06:00 Daily https://cbn.homestead.com/index.html 99 0100 keeps local time 20210410
BC/Yukon Section Traffic Net HF 3.716 LSB PM 07:30 Daily National Traffic System (NTS) Affiliate http://www.arrl.org/nts 99 0230 keeps local time 20210410
Northern Net HF 3.775 LSB PM 08:00 Sunday Takes early check-ins up to 1 hour early in winter due to propagation changes 02 0300 keeps UTC time 20210410
Northern Net HF 3.775 LSB PM 08:00 Wednesday Covers Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Alaska, BC and Alberta 05 0300 keeps UTC time 20210410
Emergency Management BC (EMBC) Net HF 3.735 LSB PM 07:00 Wednesday primarily for BC EOC stations and related volunteers 05 0200 20210330
Maritime Mobile Service Net HF 14.300 USB All Day Daily See (Note 1). Covers Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific as propagation allows. This net and associated nets provide coverage from approx 1200-0400 UTC 99 0000 keeps UTC time 20210410

(Note 1) The Maritime Mobile Service Net on 14.300 primarily assists those at sea, out of range of VHF communications. It is included here because the frequency has been designated by the IARU as a "Global Emergency Center of Activity". https://mmsn.org/ http://pmmsn.net/


For travellers to the Lower Mainland, a list of nets can be found courtesy of the Delta Amateur Radio Club: https://deltaamateurradio.com/wp/?page_id=2122

and VECTOR (Vancouver Emergency Community Telecommunications Organization): https://vectorradio.ca/ops/local-radio-nets/


Another useful source of net information for hams in British Columbia is maintained by VE7SCC: https://ve7scc.org/wp-content/uploads/local_area_nets-1.pdf

A fairly recent list of Canadian HF Nets is available from the Parkland Amateur Radio Club: http://nonprofits.accesscomm.ca/parc/HF%20Nets.pdf

The ARRL maintains an extensive list of nets across North America: http://www.arrl.org/arrl-net-directory-search

Specialty Nets (receivable in the Okanagan Valley)

This is a selected list of specialty nets covering specific topics of interest. Only nets which have been heard in the Okanagan Valley are listed.

All local days and times are for the Pacific Time Zone.

This is a rough worksheet. Information marked with a "?" has not been fully validated.

Description Band Frequency Local Time Local Day Notes UTC Sort Seasonal Time Shift? Last Update
RV Service Net (WBCCI Pacific Coast) HF 7.272 LSB AM 09:00 M-F RV Owners and those interested in RVing https://rvsvcnet.wbcci.net/ 99 1700 20201223
FMCA (Family Motor Coach Assoc.) RV Net HF 14.3075 USB AM 09:00 M,W,F RV Owners and those interested in RVing https://fmcaarc.com/ 99 1700 20201223

Other RV related nets are listed on the RV Radio Network page at: https://rvradionetwork.com/nets.php

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


HF Radio Propagation

SolarHam - Radio propagation forecasts and solar activity reports


Misc technical information

BC Frequency Coordination Council

Saskatchewan Amateur Radio League (Repeaters and Nets)

Maritimes (MARCAN) Frequency Coordination

Western New York Southern Ontario Repeater Council (covers SW Ontario)

Saint Lawrence Valley Repeater Council (covers East and North Ontario)

Western Washington Amateur Relay Association

Inland Amateur Coordination Council (Eastern Washington)

Interesting Amateur Radio Links:

International Space Station

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


People you may have heard of

Famous Ham's

More Famous Ham's

Sam from Space


The Story of Sergei Krikalev U5MIR

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.

Although the movie is fictional, it is based on a real story, where the real Sergei Krikalev depended upon Margaret Iaquinto, in Ballat, Victoria, Australia for over a year to get timely updates from home during the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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


Province Wide linked repeater systems in Canada

New Brunswick International Repeater Group

Nova Scotia and PEI Maritime Amateur Voice Communications System


Provincial Repeater Maps and Directories

Maritime Provinces Repeater Map

Newfoundland and Labrador Repeater Directory


Amateur Radio and Public Service

A few miscellaneous links of interest.

Mid Island Radio Association (Vancouver Island) - Introduction to Emergency Communications

http://midislandamateurradioassociation.ca/emergency-communication/

ARRL (US) - Amateur Radio Emergency Communications First Level Training (US focus)

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Instructor%20resources/EmComm/Emcomm%20I%20-%20%20rev%203%201.pdf


Documents for Club Resources:

Using the Club Remote Radio

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