VE6QCR
Stony Plain Repeater


The club's first repeater was VE6QCR providing VHF coverage northwest of Edmonton. The repeater has been operational since June 1986 with the exception of a short period in 1998 after an aircraft collision damaged the tower. QCR provides a wide coverage area from its location on the AltaLink site in the Glory Hills north of Stony Plain. Thanks to Alta Link for providing this location.

 

 

UPDATE 3/25/2017 -VE6QCR CURRENTLY HAS SERIOUS PROBLEMS CAUSING DEGRADED COVERGE THE CLUB IS WORKING ON A PERMANENT SOLUTION

 

Here are the repeater parameters for 'QCR'.

Repeater Parameters

Frequency: TX 146.64 MHz, RX 146.04 MHz

Transmit/Receive Equipment: Vertex Standard VXR-7000

CTCSS: 100 Hz (encoding and decoding)

Latitude: 53-38 60

Longitude: 114-00-11

UTM Coordinates: 11U 698066 5948756

Antenna: Sinclair 210C4 - Northwest pattern

Duplexer: Sinclair Reslok Q2330E

Antenna Height: 62m. AGL

Site Elevation: 710m AMSL

Controller: Arcom RC210

Coverage Map: Click link for VE6QCR Coverage

Repeater Codes

55 - ID and Time Announcement

56 Inside Temperature

57 - Relative signal strength report

58 - Voice record and playback (transmit test message after the 'Ready' announcement)

Some Photos

QCRs Sinclair 210C4 Antenna

            210C4 Antenna on Tower north of Stony Plain

 

    New building at VE6QCR site (TransAlta)

 

    Removing the old Micor equipment

   

   Final installation of Vertex VXR7000 at VE6QCR

  Scom 6K controller

 

  Ron (VE6VJ) giving a hand with the changes.  Bart (VE6VB) also helped with the upgrade (picture not available).