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.
Adjustments and repairs were made to the IRG system today, thanks for your patience, and here is the update as of December 30.
The VE9NRV Stanley repeater 147.030 has been replaced and is back available for operation in the link system. Thanks to folks at DTI Radio Comms for their work in this.
Update: The Kintore Mountain repeater VE9KMT (147.060) near Perth Andover is back on the link system as of 15:50, August 18, 2021. Thanks to VE9MP and DTI Radio Comms for fast service!
UPDATED - 15:30 on 08 June 2021: The linking (audio and DTMF) function has been restored as of this afternoon, and all repeaters should be working as normal. Thanks go out to the folks at DTI Radio Communications for the fix.