Welcome to the Meewasin Amateur Radio
We have been active lately in many areas
including ARISS, Field Day, D-STAR activity and we will
be hosting the Saskatchewan Hamfest along with the Radio
Amateurs of Canada AGM in 2015! This is an
exciting time to be involved with MARS. Please
join us at our next coffee break or meeting to learn
more about us and maybe get active with the club!
Next Club Meeting:
When: May 18, 2017
Location: German Concordia Club
Talk-in: 448.125- D-STAR
Agenda: Field Day
Upcoming Coffee Get-Togethers:
Breakfast Saturdays @ 8:30AM
Jerry's Artisan Burgers
844 51St Street East
Field Day: June
Field Day Resources:
us on Twitter! @MeewasinARS
Live Repeater Feed:
If you don't have a D-STAR or
Fusion radio, you can still tune into the various
nets that we offer on our repeater systems.
Using an application such as VLC
(www.videolan.org) you can stream the audio from
VA5DR 448.125 Repeater Audio
(February 26, 2017) VE5RNP Repeater Site
has been visited. MARS intends on implementing
another tri-mode repeater covering Saskatoon with
FM/C4FM and D-STAR capabilities.
(February 16, 2017) VE5RNP Call Sign has been
acquired by MARS in memory of Richard Powell, VE5RNP -
(January 1, 2017) VE5MBX TRI-MODE REPEATER
is now on the air in Martensville. Repeater
pages will be updated soon.
(January 4, 2016) IRLP Audio Fixed: As
of yesterday, the horrible buzz that was in the path of
the audio from the IRLP node has been cleaned up.
(January 17, 2015) Saskatchewan D-STAR
Net: Join us each Sunday evening for the
Saskatchewan D-STAR Net on XRF021B. We meet at
2030hrs, local time or 0230UTC. Topics vary from
week to week but the net runs an hour to ninety minutes.
(January 17, 2015) VE5SKN Repeater on
Fusion: As of January 15, 2015, Meewasin
Amateur Radio Society went live on Yaesu System Fusion;
another first for MARS in Saskatchewan! The System
Fusion repeater is operating on test at the
moment. It is on 447.950 (-5M) and uses a 100.0Hz
tone on FM, no special code on C4FM.
For more information on System Fusion, check out this
(July 25, 2014) VE5CC Repeater & IRLP
Node: As of July 15th, the VE5CC repeater and
IRLP were restored to operational. The repeater
suffered from a dead power supply and the node suffered
from a computer that was 14 years old. Everything
seems to be operating fine. If you observe any
anomalies with audio or operation, please send an email
to the list.
(July 25, 2014) MARS to host RAC AGM in
2015: We received word from our Midwest Director
Derek Hay VE4HAY that MARS has been approved to host the
Radio Amateurs of Canada AGM in 2015 in conjunction with
the Saskatchewan Hamfest; dates are set for July 4 &
5th, 2015. Mark it on your calendar now!
(June 2014) D-STAR in North Battleford:
The VE5RAD 147.12+ repeater that went un-operational
approximately a year ago has been repaired and is now
back online with DVRPTR v1.0 board instead of the
previous GMSK modem that was causing problems. The
repeater still has limited operation until the duplexer
can be re-tuned.
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