Even though we may not be able to gather as a club during the pandemic, you can still join or renew on-line or via mail. Check the membership list for your expiry date. Your paid membership gives you access to the linking system and web site, and rights as a voting member of the IRG. Active paid membership shows our served and supporting agencies that amateurs are real, live people! Membership dues per year are $15.00 (Full) or $5.00 (Associate). See the Join or Renew page for more information.
The VE9GMI 146.955 (Grand Manan Island) repeater is back in the link as of Feb 19 (Friday). Thanks to the help from NB DTI Radio Communications Branch!
An impromptu EMO Exercise Net was hold at 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 4, 2021, the one-year anniversary of the EMO declaring a state of emergency as a result of the Covd-19 pandemic.
Dennis VE9AAE reported 45 participants checking in on VHF and Al VE1RG reported 12 checking in on 3.730 on 80 m. During the net, an e-mail was sent to all those on the IRG contact list to alert them of the ongoing net.
Another new IRG repeater went on-air today, January 5! Mount Carleton Park (VE9MCP) on 147.120 + is the latest addition, bringing the total number of IRG repeaters to twenty-seven (27). The new site is near the park headquarters and will provide additional improved coverage in northern 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.
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!)