Amherst, Nova Scotia
VE1WRC 147.285
 VE1AMH 145.190

WestCumb  Amateur  Radio Club  VE1WRC

  Serving Westmorland County New Brunswick & Cumberland County Nova Scotia since 1980

News & Information

WARC Annual & General Meeting

Here is a quick recap of the meetings.
The first meeting of the WestCumb ARC for 2022-2023 took part Tuesday September 6th, 2022 via Google Meet. There were 25 members present including Jim VE1JBL, Bill VA1BIL, Borden VA1CBC, Brad VE1ZX, Bruce VE1VH, Don VE9CUB,
Eric VE1JW, Frank VE1FSM, George VY2GF, Gordon VE9GC, Jim VE1CHI, Kevin VE1KEV, Mike VE9MTV,
Pravin VE9PKV, Rob VE9KM, Rob VE1RMJ, Ron VE1BIC, Steve VE1OR, Steve VE1SV, Mike VE1MY, Peter VE1WIN,
Mike VE1ZB, Joe VE1JCC and new members Bill VA1WV and Frank VE1AC.
Regrets from Dana VE1VOX and Dave VE1DEH.
First up was the annual meeting for elections of officers. They remain the same for another year with Kevin Burke VE1KEV as President, Mike Masters VE1ZB as Vice, Ron Bickle VE1BIC Secretary and Jim Langille VE1JBL as Treasurer.
Club dues will remain the same for another year at 15 dollars for RAC members and 25 dollars for non members.
Meeting adjured.

The regular meeting began with finalizing new date and time for our club meetings. After some discussions of in person meetings and online meetings, it was decided to continue with the online meetings and the new date and time will be the second Tuesday each month and 7:30pm AT.
Under new business it was voted to donate 100 dollars to the Moncton Area ARC for door prizes to their flea market.
Frank VE1FSM is looking for club members who would like to purchase a custom illuminated call sign for their shack.
Here is the link to these items. CLICK HERE
Contact Frank at ve1fsm@gmail.com or call him at 902-297-2351.
George VY2GF mention a new service provided for helping out new amateurs to get them started "On the Air"
SASTAR ( Southern Alberta Support Team for Amateur Radio) is a group in Alberta who has started a service to help out new amateurs and George would like to see this expand to Atlantic Canada. If interested in helping George get this started contact him at dewarg@bellaliant.net or call him at 902-838-3282.
President Kevin brought up about starting club brunches beginning in September. If any club members are interested in joining in the monthly brunches, contact Kevin at ve1kev@gmail.com or call 902-694-9202.
Next club meeting will be October 11th, 7:30pm via Google Meet.

June Meeting Quick Recap

The final meeting of the Westmorland / Cumberland County ARC for 2021-2022 took place Tuesday June14th, via Google Meet with twenty-two members participating.

Those in attendance included Jim VE1JBL, Bill VA1BIL, Borden VA1CBC, Brad VE1ZX,Dana VE1VOX, Don VE9CUB,

Eric VE1JW, Frank VE1FSM, George VY2GF, Gordon VE9GC, Jim VE1CHI, Joe VY2JC, Kevin VE1KEV, Lorne VE1BXK, Mike VE1MY, Mike VE9MTV, Peter VE1WIN, Rob VE1RMJ, Ron VE1BIC, Ron VE1BBB, Steve VE1SV, Terry VE1AS.

Regrets from Dave Harris VE1DEH, Mike Johnson VE1MWJ and Mike Masters VE1ZB. 


  • A minute of silence was held for Roger VE1TNN and Betty VE1ETT Boss who passed away from their injuries due to a house fire in Fenwick.


  • The club next welcomed Jim Cleveland VE1CHI from Crowes Mills NS as member #64 to our club.


  • The Run for the Sun event will take place Saturday June 25th. Interested members are to meet in the parking lot behind CFTA Community Radio Station on Church St. Time TBA.


  • There will be a road trip to Maccan on Sunday June 26th at 1pm to set up a radio and antenna for club member Rick Lloyd VE1RFL. Any members interested in participating contact Jim Langille VE1JBL at jimve1jbl@gmail.com.


  • Anyone interested in taking over Net Control Coordinator for the WestCumb ARC 2 meter net contact Mike Masters VE1ZB at mikemasters@eastlink.ca

  • After a motion and vote, the club has purchased three MTR repeaters from the NSARA to replace MSR repeaters around the county. The three sites will probably be VE1WRC Amherst, VE1SPH Springhill and VE1SDR Sand River. Thanks to Brad VE1ZX and Lorne VE1BXK for looking after the purchase of these repeaters and of course the installation of the repeaters in the near future.

  • Any member interested in being on the executive and / or director for 2022-2023 bring it up to the membership at the annual meeting in September.


  • The first meeting of the 2022-23 year will take place via Google Meet on September 6th, 8pm 2022.

Everyone have a great summer and hope to see you all when the club begins a new year in September.


May club meeting recap

There were nineteen members at the May meeting of the Westmorland / Cumberland County ARC including Jim VE1JBL, Borden VA1CBC,
Brad VE1ZX, Eric VE1JW, Frank VE1FSM, Gordon VE9GC, Joe VY2JC, Kevin VE1KEV, Lorne VE1BXK, Peter VE1WIN, Pravin VE9PKV, Robert VE1RMJ, Ron VE1BIC, Terry VE1AS, Mike VE1MY, Jon VE1JSG, Steve VE1OR, George VY2GF and Tom VE1TWH.
Regrets from Dave VE1DEH, Steve VE1OR and Mike VE1ZB.
First order of business was to welcome 6 new members to the club since our last meeting including Frank Marks VE1FSM & Allen Ramsay VE1GAR both from Amherst, Rick Lloyd VE1RFL from Maccan, Larry McKnight VE9ASB & Don Anderson VE9CUB both from Moncton and Craig Seaboyer VE1DSS from Antigonish. 
Thanks to Frank VE1FSM and Kevin VE1KEV, Allen VE1GAR has his HF rig up and running. 
Most of the equipment from Rod Babcock VE1CHC was sold at SMART and the money was split between the club and Rod's wife Joyce.
 The Run for the Sun race will take place this year on June 25th in Amherst. This used to be the YMCA Cross Border Challenge. If interested in taking part in communications for the race contact Kevin VE1KEV for more details ve1kev@gmail.com
Mike VE1ZB is asking if any club member would like to take on as coordinator for the WARC 2 meter net. If interested, contact Mike at mikemasters@eastlink.ca
New club member Rick Lloyd VE1RFL is looking for help setting his station up at his home in Maccan. We are planning a road trip down there on Sunday May 29th. Anyone interested in taking part, contact Jim VE1JBL at jimve1jbl@gmail.com
Local amateurs Roger and Betty Boss VE1TNN & VE1ETT have lost their home to a fire. They are currently in the hospital with multiple burns. There is a GoFundMe page set up for them for donations.
Next club meeting is June 14th.


April club meeting recap

The April club meeting of the Westmorland / Cumberland County ARC turned out to be a very informative meeting and very well attended. There were 24 members and one guest including Jim VE1JBL, Bill VA1BIL, Brad VE1ZX, Dana VE1VOX, Eric VE1JW, George VY2GF,

Joe VY2JC, Ken VE1UF, Kevin VE1KEV, Lorne VE1BXK, Matt VA1MRT, Mike VE1MWJ, Mike VE1MY, James VE9WIN, Peter VE1WIN, Pravin VE9PKV, Robert VE1RMJ,Ron VE1BIC, Scott VE1CHL, Steve VE1SV, Terry VE1AS, Tom VE1TWH, Mike VE1ZB, Borden VA1CBC and guest Frank VE1FSM.

New business included help to Allen Ramsay VE1GAR from Amherst who asked to have someone from the club help him set up his ICOM 7300 radio. Kevin VE1KEV will work with Frank VE1FSM to help Allen get his station on the air.

Kevin VE1KEV will be setting up “Run for the Sun” put on by the YMCA. Amateurs will monitor the event from different locations throughout the race. Contact Kevin for more details.

Lorne VE1BXK mentioned work continues on upgrades to several repeaters around the area. A newer repeater has been acquired from the NSARA to be installed at Sugarloaf.

Mike VE1MWJ will be heading to PEI to meet up with George VY2GF and Joe VY2JC to investigate taking down several towers at the home of Jeff K1ZM. More on this at a later club meeting.

The club would also like to thank Steve Orr VE1OR for donating several Motorola radios for some of these repeater  upgrades.

Robert VE1RMJ mentioned that he will be continuing work on MESH very soon. More on this at a later date.

Mike Johnson VE1MWJ talked with Bill Ireland at the county office and Bill is all for the club and what it represents. He will talk will others at the office to see if we can return to the building to hold our meetings come September.

Mike VE1ZB mentioned that the club net was still very active with over 30 check-ins per week. A reminder to all members to support the net each Monday night at 8pm.

SMART22 is still a go for April 30th. After much discussions the event will take place and everyone will need to wear a mask or will not be able to enter the building. More on this on the club website.

Next meeting will be May 10th.


March club meeting recap

As last month, another great meeting of the WARC with 26 members taking part including Jim VE1JBL, Robert VE1RMJ,
Ron VE1BIC, Kevin VE1KEV, Mike VE1ZB, Scott VE1CHL, Peter VE1WIN, George VY2GF, Borden VA1CBC, Brad VE1ZX, Eric VE1JW, Hal VE1LV, Joe VY2JC, J-P VE9ADV, Lorne VE1BXK, Mike VE1QXZ, Pravin VE9PKV, Steve VE1OR, 
Jon VE1JSG, Mike VE9MTV, Bill VA1BIL, Steve VE1SV, Rod VE9HV, Dana VE1VOX, Gorden VE9GC & Ken VE1UF.
Regrets from Terry & Sue Duncan VE1AS and VA1SIS and also Mike Johnson VE1MWJ.
The club welcomed the newest member to the WARC  Rod Bourque VE9HV  from Moncton NB. Membership now stands at 57. Welcome aboard Rod.
There was talk about Remote amateur radio stations but there does not seem and interest at this time.
The 2022 student Bursary award was approved and will go to Springhill High this year and Jim VE1JBL will send a cheque to Jim Hannon VE1AFH who looks after the program.
Jon VE1JSG brought up about the club sending a donation from the club to support Ukraine. After a short discussion the club voted to send a 100 dollar donation to the Canadian Red Cross and the Federal Government will double that donation.
Still looking for volunteers for SMART. If interested contact Jim Langille at jimve1jbl@gmail.com or 902-661-1465.
The simplex repeater is back in operation. Test it out on 146.490 with a tone of 69.3
Next club meeting April 12th.
 

February club meeting recap

Another great meeting of the WARC  ARC in February with our largest attendance of 27 members including Jim VE1JBL, Robert VE1RMJ, Ron VE1BIC, Kevin VE1KEV, Mike VE1ZB, Scott VE1CHL, Ron VE1BBB, Peter VE1WIN, George VY2GF, Borden VA1CBC, Brad VE1ZX, Eric VE1JW, Hal VE1LV, Joe VY2JC, J-P VE9ADV, Lorne VE1BXK, Matt VA1MRT, Mike VE1MY, Pravin VE9PKV, Steve VE1OR, Sue VA1SIS, Tom VE1TWH, Jon VE1JSG, Jerry VE1KW, Dave VE1DEH, Mike VE9MTV and Bill VA1BIL. 
A moment of silence started the meeting in remembrance of past club members Bill Anderson VE9UH and Bill Durant VE9JMP both of Sackville and who both passed away in the same week in January.
Regrets from Gordon VE9GC and Dana VE1VOX.
Lorne VE1BXK gave an update on the permanent linking of the Springhill repeater to Moncton VE9SHM. Waiting to hear back from Moncton.
Under new business George VY2GF brought up about having someone in our club host a remote HF station so that others including shut-ins would be able to make contacts. Kevin VE1KEV will contact members who have advanced certificates to see if there is any interest.
Lorne VE1BXK noted that the NSARA has newer used repeaters available to clubs wishing to upgrade their repeater sites. He and Brad VE1ZX will look into how many repeaters sites here in Cumberland County could be upgraded with these newer repeaters and bring this info to our next club meeting.
The SMART committee will have a video meeting this month to discuss if the event will go ahead this year at the end of April.
Steve VE1OR has a multiple supply of Motorola parts for members looking for any of these. Contact him at 
 ve1or.ns.ca@gmail.com  if looking for a certain item.
Next club meeting will be March 8th.

Bill Anderson VE9UH (SK)

For the second time this week the WARC Club has lost a long time member of the club with the passing of Bill Anderson VE9UH. Bill had been in the Drew Nursing Home for some time. Here is the link to the obit.

Bill Durant VE9JMP (SK)

Long time club member Bill Durant VE9JMP passed away on Saturday Jan.22nd, after a short battle with inoperable cancer. Jones Funeral Home is looking after the arrangements. Here is the link to his obit.

January Club Meeting Recap

The January meeting of the WARC was very well attended this month with 24 members participating including
Steve VE1OR, Mike VE1MY, Brad VE1ZX, Scott VE1CHL, Ron VE1BIC, Jim VE1JBL, Kevin VE1KEV, Eric VE1JW,
Gordon VE9GC, Joe VY2JC, George VY2GF, Bordon VA1CBC, Pravin VE9PKV, Lorne VE1BXK, Dave VE1DEH,
J.P. VE9ADV, Mike VE1ZB, Steve VE1SV, Jon VE1JSG, David VE9DWJ, Terry VE1AS, Matt VA1MRT, Robert VE1RMJ, Peter VE1WIN and our newest member Tom VE1TWH. The club now has 56 members.
There was talk about hard linking one of club repeaters to Moncton and Lorne VE1BXK went over different options to linking the repeaters. The club will ask for input from the Moncton club before going ahead.
SMART continues to be up in the air on weather it will take place or not. The committee will continue to monitor COVID and its impact on the event.
Next club meeting will be February 8th.
Below is a picture taken of all the members in the meeting tonight. This is the screen you would see if you were taking part in the meeting. Hopefully more members will feel comfortable in joining in. Contact Robert VE1RMJ ve1rmj@gmail.com if you have any questions about joining our meetings.

 

December club meeting recap

The December meeting of the WARC was well attended again with 21 members including Kevin VE1KEV, Robert VE1RMJ, Eric VE1JW, Pravin VE9PKV, Ron VE1BBB, new club member Steve Jenkins VE1SV, George VY2GF, Gordon VE9GC, Matt VA1MRT, Scott VE1CHL, Steve VE1OR, Mike VE1MY, Brad VE1ZX, Brian VE1BSD, Jim VE1JBL, Peter VE1WIN, Ron VE1BIC, Ken VE1UF, Terry VE1AS, James VE9WIN and Dana VE1VOX. Regrets from Lorne VE1BXK.
Unfortunately for the second month in a row we had to pause for a minute of silence for a member of the club who has passed away.
Bob Perry VE1EDP became a silent key on November 30th. He was a very active member of the club. See info below.

The only business of the meeting was a talk about linking one of the local repeaters to Moncton full time.
After some discussion on equipment needed to set this up it was decided to set it aside for now.

Under technical it was brought up by Steve VE1OR about some new software to manage your SDR receiver.
What is special is the built in modules for decoding signals, for instance APRS, Packet, NOAA Weather and ADS-B air traffic amongst others. It also says it can demodulate DMR and D-STAR!

 
For the astronomy group, there is also radio astronomy capabilities built in and satellite tracking including the ISS of course.

There was some talk about SMART and George VY2GF has recruited several hams to give presentations but is still looking for someone who can give a presentation on wire antennas. Jim VE1JBL mentioned about drawing up the schedule times for 2022 which will change to allow more time between classes for setup and breakdown. He will also contact John Kruk N9UPC to see if he will be able to hold a Fusion / Wires X class at the event.
As it is still up in the air if the symposium will go ahead due to COVID, it was also brought up about having a backup plan in case we can't hold the symposium. Pravin Varma VE9PKV and try and draw something up we could use as a alternate plan.

Next club meeting will be January 11th, 2022
I will send out the link to the YouTube recording on the meeting via email ASAP.

The WARC executive would like to wish all club members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you all in 2022.

Bob Perry VE1EDP (SK)

The WARC has lost a very respected member today with the passing of Bob Perry VE1EDP on November 30th, 2021. Bob was a long time member of the club and Communications officer for the County of Cumberland for many years.
Below are a few pictures of Bob. The first is a picture of myself with Bob as we toured the communications center of  Shubie Radio as members of Exercise Handshake. The second picture is Bob and Rick Sullivan VE9RWS (now both silent keys) running the coax from the new vertical antenna to the communications room at the Municipality of Cumberland. The third and forth pictures are of Jo-Ann and Bob welcoming visitors to the SMART symposium. When it came to amateur radio Bob was always there to volunteer if it was for Exercise Handshake, the pumpkin patrol, the cross border challenge and SMART. 
As a member of the club Bob was always the first to open the office for our club meetings, put on the coffee for the membership, and the last to leave after cleaning up after our meetings.
To Jo-Ann and the family on behalf of the WestCumb ARC our deepest condolences.
Bob Perry VE1EDP, this station has gone silent.

November club meeting recap

The November meeting of the WARC was well attended via GOOGLE Meet. There were 22 members in attendance including Rob VE1RMJ, Al VE1ZS, Scott VE1CHL, Bordon VA1CBC, Brian VE1BSD, Eric VE1JW, Terry VE1AS,
Jim VE1JBL, Brad VE1ZX, Dana VE1VOX, David VE9DWJ, Peter VE1WIN, Pravin VE9PKV, Ron VE1BIC, Glenn VE9GK, Mike VE9ZB, Steve VE1OR, Bill VA1BIL, Mike VE1MY, James VE9WIN, George VY2GF and Lorne VE1BXK. Regrets from Craig VE1ECC, Gordon VE9GC and Dave VE1DEH.
The meeting began with a minute silence for club member Bob Tuttle VE1DR.
  •   Under sick & visiting it was mentioned that Bob Perry VE1EDP is in the Amherst Hospital.
  •   Under old business Robert VE1RMJ explained the operation of GOOGLE Meet and how we will be using it for our meetings. Jim VE1JBL has renewed Society status for the club and also has renewed our affiliation and insurance with the Radio Amateurs of Canada.
  •   Under new business Robert VE1RMJ spoke of AREDN Mesh and how it could be used by the club. He will be setting up a committee to look into this. If anyone is interested in taking part in this project contact Robert at ve1rmj@gmail.com
  •   Under correspondence Wayne Tuttle nephew of Bob Tuttle called Jim Langille to find out about Bob's radio equipment and how to sell them. I will be heading down to Pugwash soon to meet with him, log the radios and accessories and will them post them on the website for sale. It has not been finalize what will become of the funds from the sale. A notice will be put out to all members when these items are on the site. 
  • Mike Johnson VE1MWJ has retired as Cumberland Regional EMO Coordinator. He will soon be cleaning out his office and the club may need to log the items they own and remove them. More on this at a later date.

Club membership now stands at 54.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:23pm

Next club meeting will be December 14th.

Bob Tuttle VE1DR (SK)

It is with great sadness that I report that Bob Tuttle VE1DR has passed away at his home in Pugwash Junction NS.

Bob had been a long time member of the WARC .

He was a regular net controller on the morning Wake-Up Net, back-up NCO for the WestCumb 2 Meter Net, one of several WARC operators that participated in the YMCA Cross border challenge, auxiliary member of Cumberland REMO and first operator of the VE1PFD ham radio station at the Pugwash Fire Hall and the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital.

Bob was also the “Talk-in Host” for the SMART Symposium guiding hams to the regular event in Springhill NS.

Bob was very interested in being part of the new VE1AMH Fusion repeater for Amherst and donated half of the funds needed to get the repeater up and running and the only request from him was to name the repeater in memory of his late wife Florence Tuttle.

Bob will be dearly missed by many hams around the Maritimes.

Below is a picture of Bob (Center) taking part in the YMCA Cross Border Challenge providing communications for the event.  

Bob Tuttle VE1DR, this station has gone silent.

Recap October club meeting

The monthly general meeting of the WARC was held on Oct.6th at the Truemanville Fire Hall. There were 7 members in attendance including Jim VE1JBL, Kevin VE1KEV, Ron VE1BIC, Rob VE1RMJ, Terry VE1AS, Brad VE1ZX and Mike VE1MWJ. Joe VE1JCC joined in later on via telephone. Everyone had their vaccine passport to enter the building.
The club voted to give Lorne Anderson VE1BXK funds for his many trips to Sand River lately. 
More amateur radio study guides have arrived and are available at CFTA in Amherst at 50 dollars cash per copy.
Joe VE1JCC gave a report dealing with the form club members filled out a few months ago. As of this date nothing has been done and does not look like much will be done in the future.
Mike Johnson VE1MWJ will contact the Amherst Police Dept. to see about having Pumpkin Patrol this year at Halloween. Contact Mike is interested in taking part. mjohnson@cumberlandcounty.ns.ca
Mike Johnson VE1MWJ is retiring from his REMO position at Cumberland. His hope is to be out of there by the end of November.
The club is now 50 members who have renewed their dues for the year. Check the MEMBERS webpage to see if you are on the list. If not, fill out the CLUB DUES form and send in the funds ASAP.
Jack McGee VE1CZD has audited the books and everything is in order. Jack receives a yearly membership to the club for the work he does looking after our books each year. Thank You Jack!
 

Recap September  Annual and General meeting

The first in person meeting of the Westmorland Cumberland County ARC since March 2020 took place Wednesday September 8th at the Truemanville Fire Hall. Eleven members attended including Kevin VE1KEV, Ron VE1BIC, Jim VE1JBL, Mike VE1MY, Jon VE1JSG, Robert VE1RMJ, James VE9WIN, Ron VE1BBB, Brad VE1ZX, Hal VE1LV and Terry VE1AS.
The executive remains the same with Kevin Burke VE1KEV (President), Mike Masters VE1ZB (Vice-President), Ron Bickle VE1BIC (Treasurer) and Jim Langille VE1JBL (Treasurer). Club Dues remain the same.
The only new business brought up at the general meeting was by Brad VE1ZX who ask the club for a donation to lifetime club member Ron MacKay VE1AIC who has done some upgrades to the VE1CRA repeater. As professional climbers had to do the work on the repeater while doing their own work on the tower the bill came in at 1500 dollars. After discussions it was voted on to donate 500 dollars to Ron for these upgrades.
With the passing of Rick VE9RWS it was also brought up that the club would like to have a new amateur radio examiner for giving exams to future amateur radio operators. Contact Brad Ross VE1ZX or myself Jim VE1JBL if interested.
A reminder the WestCumb ARC 2 meter net is back "On the Air" for another year. It takes place each Monday night at 8pm AT on the club repeater VE1WRC 147.285 and other MAVCOM repeaters. It is your net so please support it.
See photos below from the meeting.

A reminder it is time to renew your club dues. Fill out the form on the Club Dues page above and send me a cheque payable to "WestCumb ARC" or e-transfer via  ve1wrcetransfer@gmail.com.
To find out if you have paid or not click on the members page above.
Questions? Send me an email.

Club secretary Ron Bickle VE1BIC  receives Lifetime Membership Award

New CTCSS tone for VE1AMH

As part of the discussion and approval at the club meeting on Tuesday for a  common CTCSS tone frequency of 88.5 Hz for County of Cumberland, I have just updated VE1AMH VHF repeater for CTCSS tone of 88.5 Hz Tone Squelch decode-encode (originally 100.0 Hz).

Lorne VE1BXK

VE1AMH  Fusion Repeater "On the Air" May 19th, 2019

Gentlemen,

 

I am pleased to report Phase One is now completed and the DR-2X VHF repeater 145.190- is now "ON AIR" as of yesterday May 19 2019 @ 4:30 pm.  

I thought it more appropriate to install the DR-2X VHF Fusion Repeater project at Salem in two phases as more time would most likely be required to fit it all in just one day.

 

Phase One Installation (Completed May 19 2019)

 

Install VHF Multi-couplers in Rack 100

Install RX/TX RF RG-214 coaxial cables from Rack 303 DR-2X VHF Repeater to VHF Multi-coupler Rack 100

Terminate N-Male RF connectors on both RX/TX RF cables at Multi-coupler Rack 100

Install 2RU shelving for DR-2X VHF repeater and 1RU for HP Lap Top computer

 

Phase Two Installation (Completed June 1st, 2019)

 

Install HP Laptop WIRES-X computer and HRI-200 WIRES-X modem on 1RU shelving (already mounted) in Rack 303

Install D-Link DIR-819 router on top of IRLP Node 1RU computer in Rack 303 (1RU shelving maybe required if needed)

Install Web Switch 7 near bottom of Rack 303 (3RU blank panel required)

Update IRLP Node 1RU computer static IP information to match D-Link router already configured (Loan of Monitor & keyboard required on time only)

Connect HRI-200 to HP Laptop WIRES-X computer via USB port

Interface HRI-200 to DR-2X VHF repeater (ACC Port)

Set DR-2X from "REPEATER" mode to "WIRES-X" mode

Connect Laptop WIRES-X computer network port to D-Link router network port

Connect Web Switch 7 network port to D-Link router network port

Connect IRLP Node 1RU network port to D-Link router network port

Connect Seaside IP cable to D-Link router WAN port (internet drop)

AC remote outlets for interfacing in order of priority on power up:

D-Link router, HP Laptop,  DR-2X VHF Repeater, MSR2000 VHF Repeater, DC power supply, RLC-4 Repeater controller , (AC-DC adapter provided), IRLP Node

Test complete system for both Analog RF operation and WIRES-X internet operation

 

73,Lorne - VE1BXK