CCC Repeater

 

CCC Repeater VA6CAL
Operating parameters: the repeater transmits on 147.135MHz and listens on 147.735 MHz. Users radios need to be configured to receive on 147.135MHz and transmit on 147.735MHz. It uses a tone of 110.9Hz on the input to help limit interface. It also includes 110.9Hz tone when transmitting, so receivers can be set up for tone squelch, if desired.

An EchoLink connection is also in place, using a radio and internet connection at VE6PLC's home. The EchoLink node is listed under VE6PLC (node #942573). The voice announcing the VA6CAL call sign comes from the EchoLink node. To access remote nodes using DTMF tones, start by sending 2# to activate the node. After the node announces that it is active, send the node number of the remote node adding # at the end of the digits. Send # to disconnect from the remote node. A Raspberry Pi computer with SVXlink software is handling the interface between the 2m radio and the internet. EchoLink presentation by VE6PLC

For people who don't want to install the full EchoLink program on their computer and mess with port forwarding in their router, there is now a web based application: EchoLink web application. You still need to register your call sign at echolink.org.

Location: the repeater is hosted by Prairie Mobile in their building at the base of the CBC tower on the west side of Calgary (on the south side of Old Banff Coach Road).

We have a net on VA6CAL every Sunday at 7:00 PM Mountain time. Visitors are welcome to join in.

For the techies, a step-by-step guide and notes for installing SVXLink on a Raspberry Pi for use as an EchoLink node: Installing SVXLink

A Fusion YSF UHF gateway is online at VE6PLC's place in SE Calgary. Coverage is limited for now. The frequencies are 444.100 MHz (user Rx) and 449.100 MHz (user Tx). The gateway is connected to YSF reflector US-C4FM-QUADNET (31001), which transcodes to several D-star reflectors and several DMR networks. See Openquad.net for full connection details and a list of nets that can be accessed.