October 2017 Tech Committee Notes

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OCARC Technical Committee Meeting Notes Oct 3 , 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;

  IRLP – 1172 VA7YLW  -- Allen VA7AZV needs to restore 1419 to the new hardware.

3. Dilworth repeater Working.

4. Orchard repeater & IRLP & Peachland

  Controller has been updated by Geoff VE7WWAT. Visual inspection done everything ok.
  (have IRLP ready for Oct 21 weekend)

5. Blue Grouse Mtn;

  Fusion repeaters need jumpers for duplex run working and frequency coordinated .  145.090 + 600 VHF
  and 147.300 +600. 

6. D-Star repeaters;

  Working. New PC to be installed for added features. ( Ian)
  Still runnng V2, hi speed data not working on V3 wait till its fixed.

7. Cedar creek;

   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.
   WinLink Doug will update to DNS from static IP. Also linked into tpark.
   climbing required.
   Climbing Project - Allen will Put together Club presentation.
   Remote Power Amp broken - Blown finals Ian will pull the Mosfets and test.
   Ant problem? Air conditioner
   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.
   Fred will remove 2 racks from can.
   Is running Shaw Open via UBC campus until HamWan is available.

9. Projects:

	Ham-Wan  update ;
		Lanmark sectors complete
		Point to Point  Kuipers ready 
		BlkKnt – 2 sectors installed 0 OK 240- has no link. Trouble with BN-LM p2p
               BlueGrouse - P2P to Kuipers. 1 sector to Downtown.
		ChuteLk – 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.
        Can install window is Oct/ Early Nov. (Not happening this year)
       Need to plan installation of Crystal Repeater Can

13. Kuipers Peak – New repeater Install progress Interior installed racks in place. City is coring the hole. need trench 14th 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 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 I-gate  Not Working. Ongoing
 Kamploops IGate messing up our network - Tom, Doug will talk to...

15. Repeater sites need leases

Next Committee Tech Meeting - Nov 7, 2017 19:00 hours @ Kelowna #1 fire hall.