Repeaters

NARA Repeaters

The Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association owns and operates 5 voice repeaters, 2 IRLP nodes and 1 EchoLink nodes in the area. They are all open repeaters.

VE7DJA (145.430)

Island Trunk System Repeater

Site: Lost Lake Watershed Site, 600ft ASL
Mode: VHF FM Voice (141.3 TSQL)
Repeater: Daniels MT-3 30W
Antenna: ComProd 1/2 wave spaced 4 pole Collinear
Feedline: Andrews LDF5-50 7/8 inch hardline
Duplexer:ComProd 6 cavity 66-13-46
Controller: Link Communications RLC-4
Link: Island Trunk System - 43* ON 44* OFF
EchoLink: #428436
IRLP: Node #1755

VA7ANI (146.980) Yaesu C4FM FDMA System Fusion WIRES X FM

Site: Nanaimo (Rock City Rd), 250ft ASL
Mode: C4FM FDMA 141.3 TSQL
Repeater: VHF Yaesu DRX-1DR System Fusion
Antenna: Sinclair 210 C4
Feedline: Andrews LDF4-50A 1/2" Heliax
Duplexer:COMPROD 66-13-44
Controller:DRX-1

VE7DJA (443.900) Yaesu C4FM FDMA System Fusion WIRES X NODE VE7NA-ND

Site: Lost Lake Watershed Site, 600ft ASL
Mode: UHF C4FM FDMA 141.3 TSQ
Repeater: Yaesu System Fusion DR1X (443.900, +5MHz offset)
Antenna: COMPROD 4 pole UHF 1/4 wave spaced collinear
Feedline: Andrews LDF5-50A 7/8" Heliax
Duplexer:COMPROD 66-40-44
Controller: DR1X

VE7ISC (146.640)

Site: Lost Lake Watershed Site
Mode: FM (-600Hz offset)141.3 ctcss
Repeater: VHFDaniels MT-3 30W
Antenna: Sinclair 210 C-4
Feedline: Andrews LDF5-50 7/8 inch hardline
Duplexer: ComProd 6 cavity 66-13-46
Controller: Link Communications

VA7ITS (444.725)

Island Trunk System Repeater

Site: Mount Benson (3300 feet)
Mode: UHF FM Voice (141.3Hz pl) +5.0MHz offset
Repeater: Daniels MT-3 30W
Controller: NHRC
Antenna: ComProd 774-70 8.0dBd gain 4 pole 1/2 wave spaced collinear
Feedline: Andrews LDF-4 1/2 inch hardline
Duplexer: COMPROD 66-40-44
Power: 180Ah Pb battery charged from redundant diesel generators
Link: Island Trunk System - 472* ON 473* OFF
EchoLink: #428436
IRLP: Node #1755

Island Trunk System

Our VE7DJA and VA7ITS repeaters are connected the Island Trunking System and are capable of being put on and off the trunk via simple DTMF command. Please visit http://www.islandtrunksystem.org for thorough information on this system.

Site Information:

Lost Lake Watershed

All equipment at this site has full battery backup power

Altitude: 183m ASL
Tower Height: 72' (22m)
Power: Hydro Grid, and Batteries
Batteries: Surrette S-530 Ah

Rock City Rd

Power:Batteries and A/C
Elevation: 250 ft
Batteries:

Mount Benson

Power: Multiple 5kW UPS systems fed by a redundant arrangement of diesel generators. Solar power is not a viable option due to the extreme vandalism experienced in the area.
Elevation: 1002m (~3200 feet)
Notes: We have Sulo @ Cercomm-Communications to thank for his gracious hospitality

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