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Recent Updates...

Updated May 2019

You can download a PDF file of all the Wildrose Repeaters and DStar registered users for VE6WRN / WRE (G3) here.
   updated by Dennis VE6BGZ   Apr18


DStar Repeaters - No Gateway
VE6RPT  146.940-
                 444.900 +5M
                 --
VE6WRE  444.825 + 5M (Gateway)

FM/Digital Repeaters
VA6TWO 927.0125 -25M PL 131.8/151.4
  - Main Rpt Long Range
VA6WRO 927.0500 -25M PL 151.4
VA6TRE 927.7250 -25M PL 131.8/151.4
VE6AMC 1287.500 -20M PL 131.8
-All 900 repeaters are FM/P25
VE6RPT 146.940- PL 131.8 (FM/P25)
VA6TWO 442.200+ PL 131.8 (FM/P25)
  - 53.390 PL 131.8 Remote Linked to
     442.200
VA6TWO 147.390+ PL 100.0 (FM Only)
   - currently offline (May 1/19)

Note:  VA6TWO 147.390+ PL100.
Same frequency also operates on Hailstone Butte with a PL of 131.8.  See note below.

Park Repeaters - Access PL 131.8
VE7PNR 146.880- (S-Kootenay)
VE6AMP 147.030- (Nester 10,300'+)
  - OFFLINE
VE6WRT 224.940- (Hailstone)

Yaesu System Fusion Rpt..

VE6WRT 147.390+ C4FM PL 131,8
  
Current Status:
Online as of Mar 12/19 Summer Mode

NOTE: This repeater is now located on Hailstone Bute operating both modes.
 
See: Fusion

Click here for DMR Freq. Chart.
Updated Oct.2.2016
Compiled by Dennis VE6BGZ.

NETS: 
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Wildrose Amateur Radio
Calgary, Alberta - Canada
Site designed by Dale VE6CPK
IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The Gateway at VE6WRN is now offline...see recents updates for details...........................
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 1-6M remote, 5 VHF, 2-220, 2 UHF, 3-900, 1-23cm and 2 simplex repeaters.  We also support 3 different digital modes.  3 DStar, 1 Fusion and 4 - 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 2018:  VE6AMC, VE6CPK, VE6CPT, VE6BGZ, VE6VET, VE6ACR, VE6BJN, VE6EN

May.18.19 
PL has been updated on VE6WRO 900 repeater to 151.4 TX and RX.

Apr.01.19 
The Maria Wind is blowing, can you hear the changes...

Mar.21.19 
The Fusion repeater on Hailstone Butte has been turned on for the summer.  Both FM/Fusion are supported.  Enjoy the Summer!!!

Feb.10.19 
Going to Dayton Hamvention? Check out what you need to know here.

Jan.15.19  Jamming on VA6TWO 442.200 UHF repeater.

Mar.16.19 Update: The jamming continues mostly on Saturday mornings.  The signal appears to be in the Chinook Shopping Center area.

Please note that we are experiencing malicious jamming on the VA6TWO UHF repeater system. (442.200 MHz)  This is occurring usually on the weekend in the form of intermittent CW and is broadcasting the call of VE6AQW. The location for this jammer can be found on the Industry Canada website under call sign lookup. Please continue to operate the repeater as normal and talk over the jammer. This type of disgusting activity does nothing for the hobby but create animosity and deter the progression of ham radio in general. One of our supporters attempted to communicate with this jammer, and had no luck in engaging in civilized conversation. We appreciate the support of the operators who have come to our defense and ask us not to be intimidated or deterred. Don’t worry, we will not be.

Dec.29.18    D-STAR ONE Sparrow is now in orbit.
  The first contact was confirmed by K4KDR and EU1SAT.  The world’s first D-Star message from space was recieved on 29.12.2018 by DK3WN.  Click on the image in the upper right hand corner of this page to learn more.

Nov.01.18 
Note that our coffee gathering has been suspended for now.  See Coffee Klatch link or click here.

Nov.01.18  Note that VE6MPR is offline.  All park repeaters that are active will be stand-a-lone.  Also note that the DStar 1200 repeater has been removed and is now a FM repeater.

Oct.06.18
The 1200 Meg DStar repeater has been removed.  No future plans are being considered at this time.  The VHF/UHF DStar will continue to operate as stand-a-lone repeaters for now.

July.29.18 
Please note that VE6WRN Gateway is now offline.  If you did not have your callsign removed from our Gateway your DStar access should still be valid but you will not have access for now to add/delete terminals or update your profile on your callsign.  Keep checking this page for possible updates as we move forward.

If you can still support our group that would be much appreciated as we still have many repeaters that require attention from time to time and of course insurance every year.  You can use the PayPal button above. Thanks from the Wildrose Network Team.

Jul.05.18 
Please note that the gateway at VE6WRN will be shut down on July 27, 2018.   Due to the fact that the gateway is seeing very little if any use these days and the on going cost to keep it running, it was recently decided to shut down the internet.  A decision is pending on what to do with the trust server users database.  One decision is to either delete all calls from the database giving you the opportunity to register elsewhere or just leave calls on VE6WRN gateway computer however future access may be difficult but your gateway access will remain operational.  If you would like your call deleted please contact Dale VE6CPK.

In this digital world It seems most DStar users are using Dongles of some sort so the need of a local gateway repeater is not required.  They are costly to maintain and require a internet connection and without the support of its users it is just not sustanable.  The DStar repeaters for now will remain active and can be used locally.  You can still crossband modules however your channel setup will have to be done via the repeater controller and not the gateway.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact Dale ve6cpk at: dalegrant@shaw.ca    Alternatively you can contact Dennis VE6BGZ at:  dennis.chisholm@shaw.ca     Contacts are listed in the Contact section at the top of the page.

VE6WRN was the first DStar repeater/gateway in Canada that was privately own and has been on the air since 2007 (See CARDS).  DStar and other digital modes have seen a lot of changes over the years and its unfortunate that these changes have had such an inpact on clubs and repeaters.  As many users have chosen to use there private gateway connections there has been little need for repeaters/gateways.  I personally have gone with a SharkRF OpenSpot unit and I hear more activity there than I do on any repeater.

Its been fun and the hobby continues to grow in other ways, lets hope it all for the good.

Dale
System Administrator
ve6cpk

Apr.06.18 
We have upgraded VA6TWO repeater in Calgary on 442.200 to a Quantar repeater now running FM/P25 modes.  Please note if your do not want to hear the racket associated with P25 be sure you are decoding PL.  This will silence your radio when P25 is active.  PL for this repeater is 131.8 hz.  Also this repeater has a 6 meter remote and 220 repeater attached at all times.  For more inofrmation on frequencies contact Dale VE6CPK.

Oct.08.17 
On another note the repeater site VE6RPT requires a new antenna however there seems to be no support for it.  Presently there is a C-8 at 300 feet.  We recently visited the site and the only thing we could do was to reduce the power  to minimized noise on the transmitter when a receive signal is present.  The Wildrose group will continue to operate this repeater but any upgrades will depend on you.  With the lower power the repeater appears to be operating a little better.
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