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Welcome to The Burlington Amateur Radio Club (BARC)

Repeater Status

UHF Digital Repeater - Yaesu System Fusion

As we start a new spring season, we will be dialing back our digital repeater configuration to its base Fusion Digital Repeater in Digital Narrow mode DN on 442.0375 +5 MHz No Tone. We are doing this to establish some baselines verify the base functionality of the repeater. The repeater will operate in this mode while we do this work and analysis has been done. We apologize to our DMR and D-Star users who may be inconvenienced during this period and encourage you to enjoy our analogue repeaters until we re-introduce those modes! Call Sign: VE3RSB Frequency: 442.0375 MHz Offset: plus 5 MHz Tone: none

UHF Repeater Call Sign: VE3RSB Frequency: 444.825 MHz Offset: plus 5 MHz - Tone: 131.8 Hz

BridgeCom Systems Call Sign: VE3RSB Frequency: 224.740 MHz Offset: minus 1.6 MHz - Tone: 131.8 Hz (Tx only)​

VHF Repeater Call Sign: VE3RSB Frequency:147.210 MHz Offset: plus 600 KHz - Tone:131.8 Hz

Echolink Node BARC Echolink Node 417869 Available via VE3RSB VHF (147.210 MHz, +600 KHz, 131.8 Hz PL)

EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio’s communications capabilities. For more detailed information on its operation, please visit the Echolink® website.

IRLP Node BARC IRLP Node 2217

Available via VE3RSB VHF (147.210 MHz, +600 KHz, 131.8 Hz PL)

The aim of this project is to reliably and inexpensively link amateur radio systems without the use of RF links, leased lines, or satellites.

The IRLP uses Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) custom software and hardware. Coupled with the power of the Internet, IRLP will link your repeater site or simplex station to the world in a simple and cost effective way.

IRLP operates a worldwide network of dedicated servers and nodes offering very stable worldwide voice communications between hundreds of towns and cities. All this with unsurpassed up times and the full dynamic range of telephone quality audio.

For more detailed information on its operation, please visit the IRLP website.

APRS Automatic Packet Reporting System

APRS provides situational awareness to all operators of everything that is going on in his local area, whether it be Weather reporting, traveler info, Direction Finding, objects pointing to ECHOlink and IRLP, or Traffic reporting and emergency response. All of this while providing not only instantaneous operator-to-operator keyboard messaging capability for special events, but also an always-on Voice Alert back channel between mobiles in simplex range. More APRS information here. There is even an APRS interface to the WinLINK system called APRSlink, so that mobiles can send and receive Email without needing a PC. Think of APRS as a signalling channel to reveal ALL amateur radio resources and live activities that are in range of the operator at any instant in time.