The Annual General Meeting
Champlain Regional Repeater Association
was held at the
Rocky Mountain House restaurant, group room,
Saturday 28 May 2016
10:30am breakfast 9:00am.
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= New Shack September 28 2013 =
”On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Randy Smith VA3RKS, led his team of CRRA members in the planned move of an 8' x 8' solid aluminum "bungalow" generously donated to the association by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The donation was engineered by Past President Graham Patterson and the agreement between the CRRA and the
CPR was signed and became official just after the AGM in June 2013.
The weather could be described as a perfect fall day and all team members were at the site in Renfrew by 8am. Eventually the new shack will become either a new larger home for the current VE3STP repeater or a space for another repeater or other related equipment.
Our other corporate partners were Marshall's (the crane) of Renfrew and Dumpy'z Dumpsters (the transport) of Pembroke. The CRRA would like to thank them immensely for their efforts on our behalf."
The repeater is up and performing very well with a new pre-amp, higher power and 114.8 Hz tone private line squelch. The duplexer has been changed out with our rebuilt old one.
A current static problem is being analysed. An intermittent in the antenna's phasing harness was suspected. An antenna and traansmission line rebuild has been carried out. Loose nuts were found on the tower to be a source of noise under windy conditions. Plans are afoot to upgrade. Meanwhile an opportunity has surfaced to piggy back on a new commercial tower in the area. Stay tuned for announcements on the MiniNet.
Motorola XPR8300 MOTOTRBO tranceiver, with an outboard matching 100 Watt RF amplifier.
2 Tx resonators
Shared Tx Rx 8 dipole co-linear vertical array on a 68 ft (20m) tower
The 2016 ANNUAL CORN ROAST