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.
Update: This item has been repaired. -- As of this posting, the Miramichi VE9MIR 147.150 repeater is working locally only - no audio to other repeaters in the zone or when linked. This has been reported and repairs are awaited.
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.
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.
The VE9GMI 146.955 repeater on Grand Manan Island is temporarily out of the link system. The repeater works alone as stand-alone, but is not linked to the repeaters in South West Zone, nor can you link to or from other zones via VE9GMI. We will advise when the problem is corrected.
As of Thursday, April 28, the VE9GFL Grand Falls repeater was back in the link. Thanks to the staff at DTI for their help in resolving this problem!
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
The new Grand Lake repeater has been added to the IRG linking system. VE9GLA has a frequency of 145.190 (minus offset). The repeater is located on Hardwood Ridge, and is now included in the Stanley Zone in the linking system. Users can use the regular codes to link to or from Stanley Zone for contact within Grand Lake area.
The repeater was installed in December 2019 and was operating with good coverage as a stand-alone repeater. With its hard-link to Stanley, VE9GLA adds a wider area coverage to central New Brunswick.