repeater near Spray Lakes 444.7875+ L Hailstone
Butte 224.940- L
(see note below)
Banff VE6BNF 146.670- L (PL
/ Lake Louise VE6BNP 146.880- L
Kootenay VE7KNP 146.700- L
131.8) / Radium-Cranbrook
VE7PNR 146.880- L (PL
Mtn.9750' (West of Sundre) 147.030- L (PL 131.8)
Cochrane VE6RPT 146.940- (PL 131.8)
444.900+ (PL 218.1)
a PDF file of all the repeaters click here.
INFO ON: VE6WRN
DStar Administrator for
VE6WRN: email Dale VE6CPK
VE6WRO: email Mike VE6AMC
CARDS - Calgary Amateur
Radio D-Star System
D-Star (CARDS) / Wildrose Network
If your registering for the first time with the Wildrose
Network Group either at VE6WRN or VE6WRO please send Dale
an email for VE6WRN or Mike VE6AMC
an email for VE6WRO so that we can approve your access to the
Gateway. Once approved (an email will be sent back to you)
please return to finalize your
settings. Then you should be good to go in a couple of
hours. Enjoy!! Note: If you have registered elseware do
not register a second time as this will cause you problems, you
only need to register once.
--> To Register or Log in for
VE6WRN click here <--
To Register or Log in for VE6WRO click here <--
registering remember to go back in and set up at-least one
is a link that will help you do that. You can also
check out our example here.
Here is another alternate Registration Help file from Australia
No excuse now, however if you
still need some help please email me at: Dale VE6CPK
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The Wildrose Network host the following nets
on VE6WRN weekly, they are:
Digital Net - Monday 18:15 MST/MDT - Module B
The Alberta D-Star Info Net - Monday -
20:00 MST/MDT - Module C (Linked to VE6KM)
Canadian D-Star Net - Friday - 19:00 MST/MDT - Module C (Xrf
021B) - Discontinued on Ref 016B - click here for updated info
Also the following nets
may be heard:
San Diego D-Star Tech Net - Tuesday - 21:00 MST/MDT - Module
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Current WRNG Rpt. List
& registered Gateway Users (PDF) May/13
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Apr/13 WRN Support Page -
For more News and info for 2012
- May.12.13 VA6TRE in Banff (224.96
Rpt) has been taken down. Plans are to relocate it so
watch here for details.
- May.03.13 Here is an
interesting article about the Boston bombing and Amateur Radio.
by: Tim Carter, W3ATB
- Apr.28.13 For those of you using
your DVAP with the raspberry pi please take note...There
has been a recall. If you have the
following Raspberry Pi you should take it back to where you
bought it and either get a refund or have it replaced with a new
one. My preference would be to have a new one.
Take a look here, this may help you make a better
decision. Rasberry Pi #1
- Apr.02.13 Just to let everyone that
Pierre VE6PTE has been working on the DStar Remote Gateway
to VE6WRT on Hailstone Butte and now has it up and
running. For now I believe that VE6WRT is linked to XRF21B
full time. You can check the LastHeard list on VE6WRT
here or check the status of XRF021 here.
Watch here for further updates.
- Jan.15.13 This item looks
interesting from Icom. Although it does not work on any
amateur radios it is interesting, who knows may it will work on
amateur radio in the future. Have
a look here. More
info here and here.
- Jan.14.13 There has been enough
battery recovery at Hailstone to bring the DStar repeater VE6WRT
back online. Enjoy!!!
- Jan.13.13 Are we getting closer to a
release date. Check
it out here.
- Jan.09.13 The Support page has a new look
and there are a number of users that have expired. Please
check it out and help us keep the system up and running.
You can check your status here.
- Dec.29.12 There has been an announcement
in the Canada Gazette as to changes in the Contraventions
regulations concerning the enforcement of the Radio
Communication Regulations. These changes will allow peace
officers including Municipal, Provincial and RCMP police
officers to issue tickets for certain offences under the Radio
Communication Regulations. The changes may be seen
Thanks to Dennis VE6BGZ for bringing this to our attention.
- Dec.24.12 Not to much to report this
year. It was mostly a year of maintenance and some fine
tuning. We did take a couple of lightning strikes but with
all the protection we implemented at the sites these strike
produced minimal damage and repair was quick. I can't say
the same for some of the commercial equipment at these
sites. Maybe they will take a few lessons from us.
All repeaters and links are functioning well. VE6AMP
repeater (west of Sundre) seems to be our pride and joy with
having tremendous coverage although VE7PNR (near Radium)
probably is a close second as this one covers from north of
Golden to south of Cranbrook and many points along the Kootenay
valley and with these two repeaters being linked (along with
others) there is a lot of territory being covered. Next
year will probably be similar but we may have plans to bring
another repeater on line, again with great coverage. Stay
tune for possible updates on this. We are also supporting
3 different locations of DStar repeaters (Calgary, Banff,
Hailstone Mtn) and all are working well and gatwayed (is that a
word?). If you have any comments, ideas or just want to
let us know something you can email Dale
I liked to thanks all those that have helped and supported us
along the way and we look forward to another year of great
fun and communications. A special thanks goes to Mike
VE6AMC for making this all happen.
behalf of the Wildrose Network Group I like to wish everyone a
very Merry Christmas (Happy
Holidays) and the best to you all in the
new year. And above all stay safe and stay radio
active. 73...from VE6CPK
- Dec.21.12 Yaesu has announced a new radio
called the FTM-400DR. Apparently this radio has video in
which can be used to display a mobile cam unit or any video
source on its display. For more info you can check it out
- Nov.24.12 Recently I heard about a new
APRS software called
APRSISCE/32 and looked like a good replacement for the
well know UIView32 that I and others have used for many years,
unfortunately the author died and the program never developed
any further. I have not tried this program yet but you can
check out the link to it and decide for yourself. Andrew
VE6EN pointed me in this direction about this software so he may
be a person to query on its use.
- Sep.02.12 Now this is exciting!!! A
new DStar handheld from Icom ID-51A/E
Also check here at Universal
Radio. This radio is the same as the well know Icom
ID-31 but now includes VHF. Where is the 1200
version? There is also a new Icom IC-7100
with DStar built in. It also has a touch screen. You
can also check Universal
Radio. (Sep12) This radio is now
showing up on the Icom
US web site.
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observing the skies.
Sat - An excellent program for the
palmpilot's for tracking satellites.
- Excellent source for Garmin GPS receivers and
associated products. Located in
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DStar CrossBand -
How to... - A article by Dale VE6CPK on
how to crossband using a Icom 2820 and a
- also how to crossband using your
DVAP via the Icom 2820
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