[SLVRCLIST] EMRG West End Community Repeater On The Air
gamble at igs.net
Wed Aug 13 15:18:38 UTC 2008
After some time and effort, the EMRG West End Community Repeater VA3EMV/W is
now on the air. People are welcome to give it a try and let me know if they
have any issues.
RX: 146.985 CTCSS 123.0 Hz
TX: 146.385 CTCSS 123.0 Hz
The purpose of the repeater is to provide coverage in the Western part of
the City of Ottawa, mostly West Kanata out to the West edge of the City, up
into West Carleton and South of Stittsville. In an emergency, we would use
this repeater to support local citizen patrols, link shelters, etc in that
area. There will be a few places that may require a cross-band repeater to
reach, due to the hills in the area.
Like all EMRG repeaters, they are open for anyone to use. EMRG has priority
for exercises and in an emergency. We expect the use of the repeaters to be
civil conversations of a general nature, with Amateur and technical related
conversations getting high marks.
The repeater is located at the Fire Station (Stn 81) on Main St in
Stittsville and shares a 210C-2 VHF antenna with the Ottawa Fire paging
system. Ottawa Fire approved our proposal to use this site and share the
antenna, as well as providing an excellent used Motorola MTR-2000 repeater
for the installation. As part of our agreement for access to OFS sites, the
installation was done by a commercial radio technician (Glentel -TimeMCI).
The Cities Office of Emergency Management (OEM) provided the funding to pay
for the installation. This is another example of the excellent partnership
between EMRG, the Office of Emergency Management and Ottawa Fire Service.
The sister repeater to this is located in Cumberland, using the same
frequency but a 100.0 Hz tone. It provides the same function , but in the
East end, with its purpose to cover from Old Innes road East to the City
border. Once again, there are a few places that would require a cross-band
repeater to reach.
RX: 146.985 CTCSS 100.0 Hz
TX: 146.385 CTCSS 100.0 Hz
Peter Gamble -VE3BQP
Team Leader -Emergency Measures Radio Group
Emergency Coordinator (EC) -Ottawa ARES
Email: pgamble at emrg.ca
Web Site: www.emrg.ca
Emergency Measures Radio Group - Ottawa ARES
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