The internet access via the microwave Link is currently down.
This affects all the programs requiring Internet Access, WIRES-X,
Remote Station and the APRS Digipeater.
We are trying to identify the issue and will advise when it is back up.
All Repeaters are active at this time as of January 2020
UHF Digital Repeater - Yaesu System Fusion
Fusion Digital Repeater in Digital Narrow mode DN
on 442.0375 +5 MHz
Call Sign: VE3RSB Frequency: 442.0375 MHz Offset: plus 5 MHz Tone: none
AMS (automatic mode selection) is NOT enabled.
This means that the repeater will not accept FM signals and repeat back FM at this time. The mode of preference is DN (Digital Narrow)
Call Sign: VE3RSB Frequency: 444.825 MHz Offset: plus 5 MHz - Tone: 131.8 Hz
Call Sign: VE3RSB Frequency: 224.740 MHz Offset: minus1.6 MHz - Tone: 131.8 Hz (Tx only)
Call Sign: VE3RSB Frequency:147.210 MHz Offset: plus 600 KHz - Tone:131.8 Hz
APRS Automatic Packet Reporting System
The BARC VE3RSB Digipeater is back on the air from the repeater site.
If you have not tried APRS, and it is available in your rig, set your rig to 144.390 and turn on your modem.
Set it up the way you want with beacon timing and make sure your callsign is entered correctly. The call sign is used as your identifier for APRS and to meet ISED identification requirements.
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 backchannel 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.