Shediac Bay Repeater VE9SBR - Update
The Shediac Bay Repeater VE9SBR is back on the air but with the power set at 7 watts. All the links have been activated but be advised that the range of signals might be quite less than usual. We have to replace the coax and check that the antennas are ok before we allow full power again. We hope that by early spring, we will be able to complete the required maintenance to allow full power operation again.
On behalf of the Shediac Bay Repeater Group, we wish to thank everyone for their cooperation and sorry for the inconvenience.
73 de VE9MTV
Shediac Bay Repeater, VE9SBR Update
Hi everyone, a little bit of news that came out of the Jan 21, 2023 MAARC meeting today.
The Shediac Bay Repeater VE9SBR is off the air until further notice. We were having week transmissions from
the repeater transmitter and after investigation by Cam VE9CAM, Gord VE1AJF and myself VE9MTV we tested the coax
and SWR and we got a reading of 3.9 SWR, so we decided to shut it down, until we can change the coax to 50 ohm
hardline. Cam brought the VHF Transmitter home to test it, and everything is ok. We have to correct the high SWR before
it will allow it back online. We don’t want to burn-up the transmitter. Hopefully in early spring.
Very sorry for the inconvenience to everybody.
THERE WILL BE NO FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH NET AND NO 2M USB SUNDAY NIGHT NET FROM THE VE9SBR REPEATER. THE 2M USB WILL TAKE PLACE ONLY WITH STATIONS CALLING DIRECT USING 2M SSB TRANSCEIVERS.
After a few members request to allow linking the VE9TCR repeater for members with VHF only radios, a proposal was made to allow linking VE9TCR to the Westcumberland Club Wake-up Net from 07:30 to 08:30 Monday to Friday and also for the Westcumberland Monday Night Net from 20:00 to 21:00. The VE9TCR repeater will also be linked for the last Tuesday of the month Exercise Handshake NS, PEI and Southeastern NB.
The vote was accepted by members present.
Michael Caissie VE9MTV
MAARC Meeting Minutes - January 2023
The MAARC Monthly Meeting Minutes for January 2023 are available here.