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CAARC owned and operated Repeater Information

 

Alberta Repeater Directory

 

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Updated 18 August 2006 by VE6TRS

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C.A.A.R.C. owns and operates the following repeaters

VE6QE - Red Deer

VE6VHF - Rocky Mountain House

VE6PZ - Nordegg

VE6UK - Stettler

The above repeaters are linked to VE6QE, the central hub.

These repeater sites are displayed on the map below.

VE6PZ VE6VHF VE6QE VE6UK hotpsot1 hotspot2 Graphic map of VHF Repeaters across Central Alberta

Alberta Repeater Directory


VE6QE Network Hub Repeater

To report repeater problems email ve6qe@rac.ca

VE6QE frequency is 147.150 with a +600 offset.

Link frequency out to network 449.750

Link frequency in to VE6QE 444.750

Located in Red Deer

The autopatch will not be available until we get the phone line situation sorted out due to high costs.

When the autopatch is back in operation, it is toll restricted to the local calling area. * on # off. If you can get into any of the linking repeaters, you will be able to access local calls back into the Red Deer calling area. Detailed code lists are available in VE6BGT's report about new VE6QE controller features. VE6QE has a voice activated controller. This repeater is the hub to which the other three repeaters are linked providing coverage from the Rocky Mountains to Stettler.


VE6VHF

To report repeater problems email ve6vhf@rac.caPicture of crews installing a new feedline between towers on Baseline Mountain

VE6VHF frequency is 146.910 with a -600 offset.

Located on Baseline Mountain south of Rocky Mountain House.

Linked to VE6QE.

Link frequency in from VE6QE 449.750

Link frequency out to VE6QE 444.750

Note that auto dial brings up the VE6QE repeater and dials local Red Deer area numbers. *911 or *9 will connect to the 911 dispatcher at the Red Deer Fire Department.Photo - The radio shack at VE6VHF

The V6VHF repeater radio pictured here were installed in November of 2000.

Photo - TEG Power supply

The VE6VHF site is now operating off a TEG power supply and a battery backup that is shared with other commercial radios on the same site.

The view from the VE6VHF Repeater site on Baseline Mountain


VE6PZ

To report repeater problems email ve6pz@rac.ca

VE6PZ frequency is 145.210 with a -600 offset.Picture of the installation of the VHF antenna at VE6PZ Mt. Baldy

Located at Shunda Lookout on Baldy Mountain near Nordegg.

Linked to VE6QE

Link frequency in from VE6QE 449.750

Link frequency out to VE6QE 444.750

Note that auto dial brings up the VE6QE repeater and dials local Red Deer area numbers. *911 or *9 will connect to the 911 dispatcher at the Red Deer Fire Department.

The VE6PZ repeater antennas were installed in 1994.

The view from the top of the VE6PZ tower.

The view from the top of the VE6PZ tower near Nordegg. It's easy to see why this repeater has such great coverage throughout the foothills of the West Country.


Crews pictured here installing the VE6UK link antennas to VE6QE VE6UK

To report repeater problems email ve6uk@rac.ca

VE6UK frequency is 145.250 with a -600 offset.

Located in Stettler.

Linked to VE6QE.

Link frequency in from VE6QE 449.750

Link frequency out to VE6QE 444.750

Note that auto dial brings up the VE6QE repeater and dials local Red Deer area numbers. *911 or *9 will connect to the 911 dispatcher at the Red Deer Fire Department.

Skip, VE6BGT assembles the VE6UK repeater radios.

All repeaters are maintained by Skip MacAuley VE6BGT

email: repeaters@caarc.ca


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Alberta Repeater Directory

(source: Radio Amateurs of Canada)

COMPILED by Don Moman, VE6JY 03/02/2001


                ALBERTA REPEATER DIRECTORY
    LOCATION                   CALL   FREQUENCY   OFFSET     NOTES
    ================================================================================
    ALIX/BASHAW               VE6PAT   147.210     .600    LINKED VE6STR 146.700, 448.975
    ANDREW                    VE6JET   146.700    -.600    A/P *ON #OFF
    ATHABASCA                 VE6BOX   146.730    -.600    LONG RANGE, BAT B/UP,S.A.R.A. 672*/673*
    BANFF                     VE6MPR   146.670    -.600    CANMORE to EISENHOWER JCT, 2 sec access
    BEAUMONT                  VE6BUZ   147.180     .600    100 hz, A/P *(7 digits)/#
    BEAUMONT                  VE6SBE   444.975      5 m    MEDIUM RANGE A/P * on/# off
    BLACK DIAMOND             VE6HRD   145.370    -.600    local, linked w/HRB and HRC, b/up
    BROOKS                    VE6NEW   147.270     .600    A/P */#
    BROOKS                    VE6EID   147.120     .600    S.A.R.A. LINK  612*/613*
    CALGARY                   VA6CTV   145.290    -.600    at CFRN site
    CALGARY                   VE6OIL   146.610    -.600    LONG RANGE S.A.R.A. LINK 660*/661*
    CALGARY                   VE6NQ    146.640    -.600    CLUB PORTABLE RPTR
    CALGARY                   VE6MX    146.730    -.600    A/P */#
    CALGARY                   VE6NOV   146.760    -.600    A/P */ANY DIGIT
    CALGARY                   VE6RYC   146.850    -.600
    CALGARY                   VE6RPT   146.940    -.600    LONG RANGE
    CALGARY                   VE6AUY   147.060    -.600    LONG RANGE
    CALGARY                   VE6GAD   147.075     .600    solar at Mockingbird site also -600, 100 hz
    CALGARY                   VE6SPR   147.090     .600    MEDIUM
    CALGARY                   VE6AQA   147.120     .600    Fortress Mtn
    CALGARY                   VE6TPA   147.135     .600    A/P *7digits/#  NO CTCSS
    CALGARY                   VE6REC   147.180     .600    MEDIUM RANGE
    CALGARY                   VE6RPC   147.210     .600
    CALGARY                   VE6GWR   147.240     .600    LOCAL N.W. area
    CALGARY                   VE6RY    147.270     .600    A/P */#
    CALGARY                   VE6WRT   147.390     .600    LONG,l w/ GAB,WRO. CTCSS 100.0 en/decode
    CALGARY                   VE6NZ    443.150      5 m    MEDIUM RANGE, AUTOPATCH */#
    CALGARY                   VE6RYC   444.000      5 m
    CALGARY                   VE6EHX   444.350      5 m    CTCSS 88.5hz
    CALGARY                   VE6NOV   444.400      5 m
    CALGARY                   VE6SPR   444.450      5 m    A/P */#
    CALGARY                   VE6KQ    444.750      5 m    6m gateway 52.525mhz
    CALGARY                   VE6WRT   444.900      5 m    LONG RANGE/6m gateway
    CAMROSE                   VE6WW    146.760    -.600    LOCAL
    CARBON                    VE6RCB   146.715    -.600    LONG RANGE
    CHAIN LAKES               VE6WRO   147.030     .600    LIVINGSTONE, CTCSS 77.0, link to WRT, GAB
    CLARESHOLM                VE6AAH   145.210    -.600
    CLIVE                     VE6GAS   145.430    -.600    S.A.R.A. LINK 643*/644*
    COLD LAKE                 VE6ADI   147.090     .600    LONG RANGE, b/up,A/P *7digits/#
    COLD LAKE                 VE6MBJ   147.375     .600    La Corey site, medium range, no frills
    DEVON                     VE6LOS   146.685    -.600    MEDIUM RANGE
    EDMONTON                  VE6SSM   53.430     -1.00    SARA LINK 662*/663*
    EDMONTON                  VE6RPA   145.190    -.600    medium range, testing
    EDMONTON                  VE6NHB   145.410    -.600    SARA system, CTCSS 118.8hz
    EDMONTON                  VE6QCR   146.640    -.600    LONG RANGE, 100.0 CTCSS
    EDMONTON                  VE6ETR   146.850    -.600    testing @ temp QTH
    EDMONTON                  VE6HM    147.060    -.600    A/P 7 digits*/# 100.0hz UHF link 4440/4441
    EDMONTON                  VE6RES   147.120     .600    670*/671*(soon), A/P *7digits/#, 136.5 CTCSS
    EDMONTON                  VE6JN    147.240     .600
    EDMONTON                  VE6HM    444.100      5 m    AUTOPATCH 7 DIGIT NUMBER*/#
    EDMONTON                  VE6GPS   444.400      5 m
    EDMONTON                  VE6SBR   444.800      5 m    103.5 hz  IRLP node
    ELK ISLAND                VE6REI   146.610    -.600    MEDIUM RANGE
    FAIRVIEW                  VE6AZZ   147.375     .600    50 MILE RANGE
    FORT McMURRAY             VE6TRC   147.000     .600    LONG, AUTOPATCH */# (STONEY MTN)
    FORT SASKATCHEWAN         VE6CWW   147.270     .600    LOCAL
    FORT SASKATCHEWAN         VE6GNS   147.360     .600    AUTOPATCH added: *7digits/#
    GLENDON                   VE6HOG   145.450    -.600    SOLAR POWER, MEDIUM RANGE
    GLENDON                   VE6COW   444.975      5 m
    GRANDE CACHE              VE6YGR   147.390     .600    LINKED W/VE6YAR, VE6XN, VE6YFR
    GRANDE PARIRIE            VE6OL    147.060    -.600    BURNT HILLS, LONG RANGE
    GRANDE PRAIRIE            VE6LGL   146.360             LOCAL, has A/P
    GRANDE PRAIRIE            VE6BL    146.850    -.600    SASKATOON MTN, LONG RANGE
    GRANDE PRAIRIE            VE6XN    147.150     .600
    HANNA                     VE6HB    146.820    -.600    LONG RANGE, LINKED W/ VE6BT 146.970
    HIGH RIVER                VE6HRB   145.170    -.600    LONG RANGE, 616*/617*, PWR B/UP
    HIGH RIVER                VE6CQM   147.000     .600    LOCAL
    HINTON                    VE6YAR   146.760    -.600    Link W/VE6YGR, VE6XN, VE6YFR, also 146.580 smp
    JASPER                    VE6YPR   146.940    -.600
    KATHRYN                   VE6OTR   145.390    -.600    Long Range, currently not linked
    LAKE LOUISE               VE6BNP   146.880    -.600
    LAKE LOUISE               VE6HWY   147.330     .600    SOLAR POWER on PROTECTION MTN
    LAKE LOUISE-RADIUM        VE7KNP   146.700    -.600    ISABELLA Mtn, LONG RANGE
    LETHBRIDGE                VE6ROT   146.790    -.600    LONG RANGE(Porcupine Hills) LINK 678*/679*
    LETHBRIDGE                VE6CAM   146.880    -.600    AUDIO ACTIVATED SQUELCH
    LETHBRIDGE                VE6UP    147.150     .600    LONG, */#
    LIMESTONE MTN             VE6MTR   145.270    -.600    LONG RANGE, 690*/691*
    LLOYDMINSTER              VE5YLL   145.290    -.600    LOCAL, linked w/VE5RI, A/P *6/#
    LLOYDMINSTER              VE5FD    444.725      5 m    local  a/p *6/#
    LLOYDMINSTER              VE5RI    146.940    -.600    50 mile range Yellowhead Hwy
    MAY LAKES                 VE6TBC   147.150     .600    south of Fort McMurray
    MEDICINE HAT              VE6CDR   145.410    -.600    linked w/VE6HAT
    MEDICINE HAT              VE6HHO   146.700    -.600    MEDIUM RANGE
    MEDICINE HAT              VE6HAT   147.060    -.600    LONG RANGE, SARA 646*/647*, A/P *66/#66
    MEDICINE HAT              VE6MHT   147.180     .600    MEDIUM, S.A.R.A. LINK 618*/619*
    MEDICINE HAT              VE6MHU   444.075      5 m    LOCAL, SARA LINK via MHT, A/P
    MEDICINE HAT              VE6VOA   449.925     -5 m
    MILK RIVER                VE6BRC   146.760    -.600    TRUNKED 676*/677*
    MILLARVILLE               VE6HRC   145.190    -.600    Moose mtn, LINKED VE6HRB
    NORDEGG                   VE6PZ    145.210    -.600    LONG RANGE LINKED /QE etc
    OLDS                      VE6OLS   145.490    -.600    AUTOPATCH */# info message 003*
    PEACE RIVER               VE6PRC   146.790    -.600
    PEACE RIVER               VE6PRR   146.820    -.600    MEDIUM, AUTOPATCH #/*
    PIGEON LAKE               VE6SS    146.880    -.600    LONG RANGE
    PINCHER CREEK             VE6PAS   145.450    -.600    LOCAL
    POE                       VE6POE   145.490    -.600
    RAYMOND                   VE6EEK   145.370    -.600
    RED DEER                  VE6QE    147.150     .600    AUTOPATCH */# TANDEM w/VE6VHF
    RED DEER                  VE6KLM   224.800     -1.6
    RED DEER                  VE6YX    444.550      5 m
    RED DEER/PENHOLD          VE6REP   145.330    -.600    LONG RANGE, S.A.R.A. LINK 634*/635*
    ROCKY MTN HSE             VE6VHF   146.910    -.600    LONG RANGE, TANDEM w/VE6QE
    RYCROFT                   VE6MAR   146.970    -.600
    SLAVE LAKE                VE6SLR   147.030     .600    LONG RANGE
    ST. PAUL                  VE6SB    145.190    -.600    REMOTE RCVE for 146.670
    ST. PAUL                  VE6SB    146.670    -.600    LONG RANGE, remote rcve also 145.190
    STETTLER                  VE6UK    145.250    -.600    Linked w/VE6QE, VE6VHF and VE6PZ
    STETTLER                  VE6STR   146.700    -.600    AUTOPATCH 4*/4#
    SUNDRE                    VE6GAB   145.230    -.600    LONG (Mockingbird) PL118.8 w/WRT,WRO
    TROCHU/3 HILLS            VE6TRO   147.315    -.600
    VALLEYVIEW                VE6YK    147.240     .600
    WARNER                    VE6BBR   146.670    -.600    LONG RANGE
    WETASKIWIN                VE6WCR   145.370    -.600
    WHITECOURT                VE6PP    146.820    -.600    LONG RANGE, 622*/623*
    WILLINGDON                VE6RJK   146.790    -.600    LONG RANGE S.A.R.A. LINK 680*/681*
    WIMBORNE                  VE6BT    146.970    -.600    LINKED w/VE6HB 146.820 SARA 696*/697*
    YOUNGSTOWN                VE6YSR   145.470    -.600
    Autopatch and Trunk Codes - first symbol to turn on, second to turn off.
    Repeater updates appreciated.   COMPILED by Don Moman, VE6JY   03/02/2001

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Repeater News

VE6QE Gets New Controller

By Skip VE6BGT

New Repeater Codes

As most of you know by now we have installed the new VE6QE (147.150) controller with the previous radio system that was at the site before the lightning strike last summer. As of this date it has been working well with just a few bugs to work out. It is configured to monitor the AC line and give a verbal alarm approximately every 20 minutes until it is restored or the alarm is disabled. There is also an analog linVE6QE Repeater Tower near Red Deere monitoring the 12VDC battery input and it will also sound an alarm if the battery voltage drops too low, indicating a battery charger failure. This alarm is also a vocal one that says battery alarm failure after every time the COR circuit drops on the repeater. This may sound excessive and annoying but it is a situation that needs immediate attention due to the large battery string we have going dead and it takes a lot of current to get it charged back up again. The packet system at the site will also be hooked to this alarm system eventually. At this point the digital voice recorder that is hooked to the controller is only programmed with a net night announcement and a meeting announcement message. The main repeater ident. messages that you hear on the repeater all the time are from a preprogrammed robotic sounding voice ID system, and can be substituted with a voice message from the DVR (digital voice recorder). I left it as it is for now mainly because I didn't think everybody wanted to hear me on there all the time.

Another repeater situation has come up dealing with the VE6QE site itself. Up until this point we have been lucky enough to use this tower and location with an agreement we had with CKGY. We originally put the large and well built radio shack there to replace the garden shed they were using back then, with them letting us go on the tower and use their power hookup. We knew back then that some day they were not going to need their radio setup there and that we would have to work with them on possibly taking over the whole site and dealing with the land owner with the lease on the location. Well this has happened and at this time of writing we are going to meet with the people at CKGY and come to some kind of agreement. Probably by the time you all have read this it will have taken place and we will know more about the future of the VE6QE site.

I have also started working again on the new repeater to replace the old VE6VHF (146.910) one on Baseline Mountain. The old one is still working well but is getting tired and the new one will be built exactly like the repeaters VE6PZ (145.210) and VE6UK (145.250). (Editor's note: See CARL Repeater Map). This standardization will make it possible to have spare units already built for replacing defective units in the future due to part failures or lightning strikes. I also want to eventually change the VE6QE radios to the same radio components for this reason. The new repeater should also improve the performance at VE6VHF.

This is a list of operation commands that you can use on the new VE6QE controller. The auto patch speed dialer is the same as the old list. If there is a problem with your speed dial let me know and I will try to correct it. The auto patch is also brought up again with the * , then dial the number, and hang up by using the #. By using the following codes you can do a few interesting things:

054 -----Time of day using the male voice
055 -----Time of day using the female voice
0751 ----Temperature at the controller location
0752 ----Battery voltage
148 ------Dials the last number used on the auto patch
149 ------Resets the auto patch time out timer
163 ------This is the code to test your signal or hear what your audio sounds like getting into the repeater. It turns on the DVR and records your voice and when you drop the PTT on your radio it instantly plays back what you said. To activate it push 163, drop the PTT and then TX back into the repeater to record your test message. When you drop the PTT it will play back. This is also a list of extra speed dial numbers programmed into the auto patch. When you use them it says back a word to indicate what you are dialing. Some of these just say "calling" because there was no word in the controller library to relate to the phone number.

Operator ----------------* 0 (calling)
Time and temp --------* 2 (calling)
RCMP city -------------* 3 (RCMP)
Fire rural ----------------* 4 (fire)
AMA road report ------* 5 (AMA)
RCMP rural ------------* 6 (RCMP)
Report a Poacher ------* 7 (calling)
911 emergency --------* 9 (emergency) The emergency number can also be dialed as is * 911.

That is it for now. If there are any questions please get ahold of me and I will try and explain better the features of the new controller. .. Skip MacAulay ,VE6BGT


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