Items of Interest

 

EchoLink

Installing and Using EchoLink

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
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.

Quick Start Guide for RTL-SDR dongles. Instructions for installing and using the RTL-SDR dongles with serveral software programs, including SDR#, HDSDR, and CubicSDR.

CCC Chinook Award
The Calgary Communications Club sponsors the Calgary Chinook Award. Click the link above for details.

Logger32 Page
Many of our members use Logger32 for logging and for some digital modes. The Logger32 page provides some help and hints for using Logger32.

Handsfree Operating Page Some links to methods of operating handsfree.

Accredited Examiners

The following club members are Accredited Examiners with Industry Canada and can administer the required tests for an amatuer radio license:
Ken Oelke - ve6afo@telus.net
Terry Finn - ve6tf@rac.ca
Larry Chapple - chapplel@shaw.ca