Updated Sept 17: The VE9MIR 147.150 (Miramichi) repeater is not working. A replacement repeater has been obtained and will be installed soon.
When hurricanes or tropical storms threaten, The Hurricane Watch Net activates on 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz, and will use either or both of these frequencies as propagation allows.
For those who wish to monitor on HF radio, you can get information about the current status of the Hurricane Watch Net, via their website.
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.
Were you around 50 years ago for the historic landing of Apollo 11 on the moon?
Radio communications played a vital role in the mission. When seconds count and the station you are talking to is a couple hundred thousand miles away, the importance of the "ABC's" of radio comms become clear - Accuracy, Brevity and Clarity. The mission used ground-breaking voice and data communications methods that many radio amateurs use today. (By the way, the radios used on Apollo were supplied by Collins!)