The International Repeater Group is seeking input about acting as the provincial representative on behalf of radio amateurs in New Brunswick.
A new repeater has been added to the IRG repeater system: VE9GLA (Grand Lake) with frequency of 145.190 (minus offset). The repeater is located on Hardwood Ridge, and is operational as of December 19, 2019. If anyone has any signal or coverage reports to pass along, send us an e-mail via the contact form
At this time, the repeater is a stand-alone repeater, but will be added into one of the existing zones in a future reconfiguration of the IRG zone system.
Fall (September, October, and November) 2019 in New Brunswick was slightly cooler (-0.7°C) and wetter (131%) than the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010). Please see attached for the detailed Fall 2019 report and an outlook for Winter 2019/2020.
Upcoming new repeaters and zone changes were among the highlights of the 2019 Fall meeting of the IRG, along with a "heads-up" of two important province-wide exercises coming during October. And as always, good conversations and good food were enjoyed by the approximately two dozen members present.
The IRG held its 2019 Annual Meeting in Doaktown on Sunday, May 26. A great turnout, good discussions and delicous food were among the highlights:
The University of New Brunswick Amateur Radio Club (VE9UNB) has just graduated another group of new amateurs.
According to Brent Peterson (VE9EX), “Ten amateur radio exams were passed today (January 17, 2019) at the University of New Brunswick, one advanced, five basic with honours, and four basic, bringing the cumulative number passed to 143 since June 20, 2010.
Congratulations to the VE9UNB club and VE9EX for the fine work helping new amateurs obtain their qualification. We look forward to hearing the new amateurs on the air soon!
Thanks to some help from some local amateurs, long-time IRG member Keith Estey, VE1KRE is back on the air from his new home at the York Care Centre. Keith is well known for his net control duties on the Miramichi Area VHF Net on the IRG on Wednesday nights.
With help of Scott Arnold VE1CSA and Al Thurber VE1RG, Keith has an antenna installed for his 2m radio so he can reach some local repeaters and keep in touch with friends on the air. Give Keith a shout on the VE1BM or VE9FNB repeaters.
"Fine business" is the best way to say it, after some help from the Fredericton Amateur Radio Club and IRG members put Jim Noseworthy VE1HJN back on the air. Some deck renovations required the antenna to be moved and so helping hands worked today (June 23) to put Jim back on the air. Good work everyone!