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 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.
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.
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