The VA3XFT UHF Repeater
Say hello to the newest addition to the VA3XPR repeater family! This Motorola MSF5000 110 watt UHF repeater, which is identical to the one used for VA3XPR, was one of the many treasures found at the 2012 Dayton Hamvention. It has made the long journey back to Toronto to provide IRLP and EchoLink connectivity to the VA3XPR repeater from the QTH of VA3XFT in downtown Toronto.
This repeater will operate on 446.850- MHz with a PL of 67.0 Hz. Both the VA3XPR and VA3XFT repeaters will be linked 24/7 and licensed operators are welcome to use either one to communicate.
"Live Well and Prosper"
May 9, 2012 – VA3XPR Global 360 Net
Please join us for the final episode of the VA3XPR Global 360 Net.
This net started on February 25, 2012 and was intended to be a forum to discuss issues relating to amateur radio from a global perspective and to promote diversity within the hobby. While conducting this net has been a great learning experience and we sincerely appreciate all the of guest speakers who have joined us to share their special topics related to amateur radio, it has come time to bring the net to a close.
If you have enjoyed the net, please join us one last time to give it a proper send off. Look forward to hearing you all then!
Toronto Transit Streetcar 505 Along Riverdale Park
May 2, 2012 – VA3XPR Global 360 Net
The theme for the May 2, 2012 VA3XPR Global 360 Net was a bit of twist from previous nets, as it featured a “Where Am I?” trivia contest. Participants were provided with clues, one at a time, as to where the net controller, Don, VA3XFT, was located and operating the net from. With each go-around, net participants were encouraged to take a guess as to where the Don was located after each new clue was given.
Sounds too easy you say? Well, the provided clues were as follows:
1. It’s a place located within the city of Toronto;
2. One of the sites visited during the 1939 royal visit by King George VI (Duke of York / Prince Albert) and Queen Elizabeth (Duchess of York / Queen Mother);
3. Accompanied by the memory of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the Chinese revolutionary, first president & founding father of the Republic of China;
4. The site of a former Toronto and fill in downtown Toronto area the 1920’s;
5. Bordered to the east by Toronto Transit Route 505;
6. Divided into two halves by the Don River and Don Valley Parkway.
So are you able to guess where Don was located? Well, Jean, VE3WAD got it after just clue #3 with the answer was Riverdale Park!