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VX9MOSKVA - Moscow to Miscou Island, 1939

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2014/06/01 - 12:21

The New Brunswick division of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society will be hosting a commemorative ceremony on Miscou Island (IOTA NA-068) at the Miscou Island Lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-320) on June 19, 2014. The International Repeater Group will be operating from 1500UTC, June 19 for a minimum of 48 hours using CW and SSB on 80, 40, 20,15, and 10m.

Photo:  Soviet propaganda photo of Brig. Gen. Vladimir Kokkinaki, standing in front of one of the Moskva’s engines.

Radio Amateurs to be excluded from distracted driving legislation

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2014/05/21 - 10:00

(2014-05-21)  UPDATE:  Bill 41 received Royal Assent at 11:52 am on May 21, 2014.

New Brunswick Bill 41, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act, received Royal Assent this morning (Wednesday, May 21, 2014), allowing use of a hand-held electronic device by a person "who uses a two-way radio while operating a motor vehicle on a highway if that person is the holder of a radio operator certificate issued under the Radiocommunication Act (Canada)."

IRG Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2014/04/29 - 10:00

The International Repeater Group (IRG) celebrated its 40th Anniversary at the annual meeting in Doaktown, NB on Sunday, April 27, 2014 and made plans for the year ahead.

Cutting the cake at the 40th Anniversary celebration at the annual meeting.  Shown above (l to r): Aubrey Urquhart, VE1OL, founding member; Claude Bailey, VE1HU, First IRG President; Al Thurber, VE1RG, Past President; and Yvon Hachey, VE1VON, President of the IRG.

Grand Manan VE9GMI repeater now linked

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2013/07/07 - 10:22

The Grand Manan VE9GMI Repeater (146.955 -) is now available to the IRG system.  The repeater is normally hard-linked to the South West Zone (including Pleasant Ridge and Maces Bay) when not linked to the entire system.  Individual linking from zone to zone throughout the entire system is still being programmed, and we will provide updates as this progresses.

All IRG repeaters are now linked to the network, with the exception of Stanley VE9NRV.  Due to site limitations, Stanley is not planned for network linking at this time, but operates as a stand-alone repeater.