Brandon Amateur Radio Club Inc.
VE4QD VE4BDN VE4TED VE4HS VE4CTY
25 Queens Crescent, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, R7B 1G1
History of BARC new VHF/UHF repeater VE4CTY located in the
Brandon City Hall using VHF frequency 146.04/64
and UHF 448.700/443.700 Tone access 127.3 Hz
March 3/05 – Dave Snydal, VE4XN, president of BARC approached Brian Kayes, emergency coordinator for the City of Brandon for financial assistance for this repeater, to which he agreed and they will pay for the antenna/duplexer and the VHF crystals. The call sign “CTY” is very fitting for this repeater as it is located on the City Hall where, I time there will be emergency power available and the primary use of this repeater will be for times of emergency. ($329.67)
April 11/05 – Applied for and received VE4CTY callsign, BARC cheque 017 same date ($60.00)
APRIL 19/05 – ACC DONATED MOTOROLA VHF REPEATER EQUIPMENT INCLUDING THE CAVATIES.
May 8/05 – Bruce Johnson VE4KQ donated a GE Master 11 repeater and a Sinclair model 0233OE S/N 16879-2 duplexer.
May 17/05 – Marm donates a telemast for VE4CTY
May 29/05 – Bruce Johnson VE4KQ purchased the GP-9M dual band antenna and MFJ916B duplexer at the Dayton Hamvention for us as requested on his suggestion.
June 8/05 – MARM donates an equipment rack for VE4CTY originally from VE4KQ
June 10/05 – Kevin Munson VE4MR begins the task of getting this repeater all together and functional on VHF/UHF
August 10/05 – Ron Bullock VE4YQ made the three brackets for the antenna mast that will adorn the City Hall.
August 22/05 – Kevin Munson VE4MR of Imperial Radio donates 51 FEET OF ½” Heliax and ends.
August 27/05 – A crew consisting of VE4XN, YQ, SY, BAE, BER, GWP, JEF, OM erected the mast and dual band GP-9 antenna on the Brandon City Hall, 9 Th St and Louise ave..
September 6/05 – Kevin Munson VE4MR donates and ID controller for the UHF freq of VE4CTY
September 8/05 – Murray Ronald VE4RE donates a UHF preamp for VE4CTY.
September 16/05 – MARM donates 3 – 24” BNC CONN patch cords for repeater use.
October 10/05 – Kevin VE4MR received the controller for VE4CTY VHF repeater.
October 29/05 – VE4CTY Equipment moved to City Hall and on the air. Those assisting VE4XN, MR, BAE, GWP, YQ, BER – VHF – Freq 146.64-, UHF 448.700-
September 9/06 – New 4 section mast on CTY ANT – BAE, XN, CA , YQ, GWP, KLG – VHF 1/4W ANT ON 2M STN which was destroyed. Proper XTLS for UHF 443.700+ ordered/received.
December 18/07 – UHF repeater removed to install the proper offset XTLS.TX-448.700 RX-443.700 tone access 127.3Hz
January 9/08 – UHF Repeater back on site at City Hall.