New Maces Bay 444.875 repeater

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2023/05/24 - 13:38

The repeater at Maces Bay (VE9MBY 444.875 +) is back on the air, a new repeater has been installed.  In addition, the repeater is now programmed with CTCSS tone 141.3 Hz on RX and TX.  You will need to program your radio to send the CTCSS (PL tone) in order to use this repeater.  In addition, you have the option to set your radio to ignore any signals on that frequency except those sending 141.3 Hz.  This may resolve issues with distant repeaters or signals causing interference on your radio.

Maces Bay 444.875 signal weak

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2023/04/11 - 12:28

The Maces Bay 444.875 (VE9MBY) repeater is producing a very weak output.  The repeater is still receiving fine and outputs audio via microwave link to Pleasant Ridge and any other repeater when linked.   DTI has been advised and a site visit will be scheduled for repair.

Kintore Mtn. back in link

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2023/01/18 - 17:50

After a day or two of not being in the linked audio with other repeaters, Kintore Mountain VE9KMT 147.060 (-) is back in proper operation.  Thanks for the help from RadComm branch of DTI for the help in fixing this issue.

Link audio problem - North East and East Zones

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2022/11/25 - 17:20

UPDATED:  Good news, we are advised that the problem has been resolved as of Friday afternoon. Previous message follows:

There is a problem with audio not always being passed from East and NorthEast zones to other zones when linked.  I.e. when linked, users in Moncton or Bathurst can hear audio from others around the province, and can hear each other, but others cannot hear them - users on the "other side" of the province only hear a silent carrier.

Grand Manan Island repeater to be relocated

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2022/11/15 - 19:12

The VE9GMI repeater (146.955-) repeater is off the air, and will be relocated to Campobello Island when scheduling permits.

Other services at the Airport Road site were moved to a privately owned tower with the start of the NB-TMR Radio system in 2016.    We were fortunate to be able to have the repeater remain active at the old site until it was removed on November 10, and the old site will be decommissioned.

Issues on Stanley Zone

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2022/01/17 - 08:17

There are a couple of quirks still to work out and users may notice:

  • Occasional audio drop-outs from Stanley and Grand Lake repeaters
  • Difficulty bringing "all links on" to full system from Stanley and Grand Lake repeaters