UNB and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering generously provide the antenna site, power and internet access for a DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) repeater on the roof of McLeod House. All of the setup, equipment and maintenance costs are provided by the community of amateur radio operators in New Brunswick. On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, the VHF 147.165+ VE9FTN DMR Repeater on McLeod House became operational. At the time, the VE9FTN DMR repeater in New Brunswick was the most easterly DMR repeater in North America, but DMR is growing in New Brunswick and there are now repeaters in Moncton and Saint John and more being planned. Further information about DMR in New Brunswick is available at http://www.dmr-marc.net/repeaters.html. A UNB alumnus, Don Trynor, VA3XPR, maintains a DMR repeater in Toronto, http://www.va3xpr.net/. The talk groups of the VE9FTN repeater are:
|Time Slot||Group Number||Region|
A list of repeaters that are accessible from VE9UNB, as well as frequencies of interest, are indicated in this table.
|Frequency (MHz), Duplex||Call Sign||Location||Owner, Notes|
|147.165||VE9FTN||McLeod House, UNB Campus, Fredericton||Independent, DMR|
|147.300+||VE9FNB||Regent and Priestman, Fredericton||Fredericton Amateur Radio Club, IRLP Node 2780|
|446.000||VE9FNB||Regent and Priestman to Smythe and Brunswick||Fredericton Amateur Radio Club, Point-to-point Link|
|449.250-||VE9ZC||Regent and Prospect, Fredericton||Fredericton Amateur Radio Club|
|147.120+||VE1BM||Fredericton||International Repeater Group|
|146.760-||VE1PD||Crabbe Mountain||International Repeater Group|
|146.610-||VE9SMT||Scotch Mountain, Sussex||International Repeater Group|
|145.330-||VE9STM||Grove Hill, Saint John||International Repeater Group|
|147.030+||VE9NRV||Stanley||International Repeater Group|
|147.360+||VE9DGP||Fredericton||Independent, Echolink Node 237401|
|147.225+||VE9HAM||Northside, Fredericton||Independent, Tone 123.0|
|145.130-||VE9HPN||Dickie Mountain, Saint John||Independent|
|147.390+||VE9PSA||Baxters Mountain, Saint John||Independent|
|145.190-||VE9GLA||Chipman, Bronson||Grand Lake Amateur Radio Club, Tone 123.0|
|145.030||VE9EMD-5||Crabbe Mountain||Independent - Gary Purves - VE9AI, Packet|
|145.010||VE9SIX||Scotch Mountain, Sussex||Independent - Gary Purves - VE9AI, Packet|
|146.940||-||Fredericton||- , Repeater Appliance - Transmits Back Your Call Sign|
|146.520||-||-||- , National FM Calling|
|146.565||-||-||- , Local Foxhunt|
In March and October, 2016, Trent, VE9EN, identified and recorded information about most of the analog repeaters and digipeaters that were accessible from VE9UNB.
The third source of information is the International Repeater Group (IRG) and their network diagram. The IRG maintains a system of about two dozen repeaters in the province of New Brunswick. There are many functions, but with a small handheld mobile radio, also called a handheld terminal (HT), one can link all the repeaters together and the message spoken into the HT will be broadcast all over the province, in all major cities and communities.
This page was created on September 15, 2014 by Brent Petersen.
This page was updated on February 17, 2017 by Brent Petersen.
© Copyright 2014-2017, Brent Petersen.