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Recent Updates...

Updated July 2017

You can download a PDF file of all the Wildrose Repeaters and DStar registered users for VE6WRN / WRO here.
   updated by Dennis VE6BGZ   Aug17

DStar Repeaters
VE6WRN 146.805  -1.2M (Dashboard)
                444.925 +5M
               1287.500  -20M
VE6WRE 444.825 + 5M

FM/Digital Repeaters
VA6TWO 927.0125 -25M PL 131.8/151.4
VA6WRO 927.0500 -25M PL 131.8/151.4
VA6TRE 927.7250 -25M PL 131.8/151.4
VE6RPT 444.900+ PL 218.1 (FM/P25)
VE6RPT 146.940- PL 131.8 (FM/P25)
VA6TWO 147.390+ PL 100.0
VA6TWO 442.200+ PL 131.8

Note:  VA6TWO 147.390+ PL100 also operates in the Calgary area on FM.

Park Repeaters - Access PL 131.8
VE7KNP 146.700- (N-Kootenay)
VE7PNR 146.880- (S-Kootenay)
VE6AMP 147.030- (Nester 10,300'+)
VE6WRT 224.940- (Hailstone)
VA6TWO 442.200+ PL (Calgary)
VE6MPR 444.7875+(Near Spray Lake)
   All Parks repeaters link via VE6MPR

Yaesu System Fusion Rpt..

VE6WRT 147.390+ C4FM PL 131,8
Current Status: Online
NOTE: This repeater is now located on Hailstone Bute operating both modes.
See: Fusion

See Dennis VE6BGZ notes at the top of this column for more details on all the repeaters.

Clcik here for a list of ID DMR/CCS7
Click here for DMR Freq. Chart.
Updated Sept.1.17
Compiled by Dennis VE6BGZ.

Monday VE6WRN(C) @ 20:00
   Alberta DStar Info Net
You can also connect to Ref016B
Wildrose Amateur Radio
Calgary, Alberta - Canada
Site designed by Dale VE6CPK
UPDATE:  The Fusion repeater is now operational on Hailstone Butte using both modes, it has replaced ther DStar-C module and operates on the same frequency...see updates under WRN Repeaters.......
As always we would like to thank the individuals that help keep all this hardware running.  The cost of putting in the hardware has mostly come out of a few dedicated hams but the on-going cost is what we need help with.  Please check out this page to check your status.  And if you want to become a supporter or a member of the Wildrose please click here.

We currently support 10 VHF, 6 UHF and 2 simplex repeaters.  4 of the VHF-FM and 2-UHF FM repeaters are linked at all times.  We also support 3 different digital modes.  4 DStar, 2 Fusion and 5 - P25 repeaters (VHF, UHF, and now 900).  We also have other projects that are either implemented or being worked on and are available to supporters.

Current supporters for 2017:  VE6AMC, VE6CPK, VE6CPT, VE6BGZ, VE6VET, VE6ACR, VE6BJN, VE6EN, VE6TV, VE6PTE, VE6KTE, VE6ND, VE6EAH, VA6KRK, VA6AMD.

There have been a number of changes to some of our Wildrose Network.  Please see WRN Repeaters for updates and changes.  Also check Dennis's PDF file for a complete list of updates.

Please note that some hams have been using the VE6WRN-C module to link to reflectors and leaving them turned on.  The C-Band is mostly used for local activity and we don't want to occupy reflectors with local traffic.  Your welcome to use either the A or B modules to do your linking and please rememebr to unlink when done.

May.15.17  If your looking for infoirmation and files for the new Icom 51A Plus2 and ID-4100 mobile they can all be found in the Wildrose support section.  Any new files or information I find will be added to the support section.

May.13.17   ID-51A Plus2 (2)   ID-4100 Mobile
   RS-MS3W    ICOM   INSide

The newly released radios from ICOM have several exciting new features. Those features are enabled by and require G3 Gateway registration. Those new features will be enabled as soon as the Gateways convert to G3, which will then allow users to register another Terminal ID, as an “Access Point”. Until those conversions occur, the radios are functional as normal D-STAR user radios.

Please note that VE6WRE repeater has been successfully converted to G3. Dale VE6CPK has put a lot of hours into getting this completed.  Testing is underway and once completed VE6WRN will also get the upgrade.  Stay tune as we once again test the new frontiers of ham radio.   .

VE3EI recently passed away and our group will surely miss him.  Eric helped us get the first privately owned DStar repeater up in Canada in early 2007 when DStar was just getting off the ground.  Mike VE6AMC and myself Dale VE6CPK flew to Toronto to take the required course that Eric provided and approved us for the first private Dtar repeater and gateway to operate in Canada.  See CARDS.  Eric helped us many times over the years with updates and new gateway repeaters.  Let's hope DStar will continue to grow here in Canada without you Eric, you will be missed.  See Eric.

Here is a PDF file explaing the use of elecronic devices in your vehicle for distracted driving in British Columbia. 

Feb.21.17  (Dennis VE6BGZ)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, ICOM has just announce their latest radio. The ID-4100A. Please see the attached ICOM brochure and RigPix.This radio apparently is the mobile compliment to the ID-51A-Plus2.  No price or available date.

While it was nice to have the DStar repeater (VE6WRT) up and running on Hailstone Butte for a short time, today it was decided to turn it off as the voltage was not holding.  Watch for status updates as we approach spring.

Here is a PDF file explaning the different DV modes we now use in Amateur radio. It explains and compares DStar, DMR and Fusion (C4FM) and shows some available hardware and its uses.  This PDF file comes to us from the Charlotte Digital Radio Group.
Comparison of Amateur Radio DV
Digital Voice Progress - 2016

VE6WRO DStar Gateway computer callsign data base has been purged.  To continue using the DStar Trust Server you may have to re-register your call.  At this time VE6WRO is offline, you can register on VE6WRN if need be.  The following callsigns have been removed: VE6MAD, VE6GAZ, VE6OXZ, VE6RMB, VA6TKK, VA6YXG, VE7HUH, VY1XX, KI6PDN and N7MNK.

Nov 17.16 
The battery voltage at Hailstone has been recently dropping and it was decided today to turn off the DStar repeater VE6WRT for the winter season.  It  is now offline and will return sometime early spring.  The 220 repeater and link to the Parks repeater will continue to operate.

Please note that the old DStar database on VE6WRN has been purged. Includes the following callsigns: VE6PWT, VE6QLT, VA6EMS, VA6EJS, VE6IBM, VE6WTT, VY1BAT, VA6DJK, VE6GRR, VE6DJJ, VE6YYJ, VE6HHO, VE6VOA.  If you did not re-registered on VE6WRN those calls willl be removed from the trust server.  You will need to register your callsign if you want to continue using the DStar Gateway.

Kenwood has annouced a new DStar/APRS portable TH-D74 coming this fall.  Check it out TH-D74Brochure.

There is a new Icom Portable DStar radio on the horizon.  Check it out.  RigPix.

The following information on Distracted Driving is from Dennis VE6BGZ.

Alberta Regulation 113/2011
Distracted Driving Regulation

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