The VA3XPR Analog FM Repeater Is Back On the Air!

The VA3XPR analog FM repeater is back on the air! After being offline for approximately 3-weeks due to it’s antenna being switched to the digital DMR repeater, the analog FM repeater is now back on the air using a new 2-folded dipole antenna, as shown above at right. Thanks to …

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Vertex Standard Launches eVerge™ DMR Radios

On January 23, 2013, Vertex Standard announced the launch of it’s eVerge™ portfolio of DMR radios. This new line of commercial radio equipment will provide hams with yet another value option to access both traditional FM and DMR technology, all in one radio. For more information on the eVerge™ product …

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VA3XPR T-Shirt

Want to be the envy of everyone at your next ham club meeting or local hamfest? Then we have just the thing for you! Above is a sample VA3XPR t-shirt that we’re thinking of making available to our loyal users, or the below hat. Interested in getting one? Click the …

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Upcoming DMR Presentation Schedule

So you missed the January 8th Digital Mobile Radio Demystified presentation but are still eager to learn all about the latest in digital communications with amateur radio? Well, you’re in luck, since we’ll be presenting again here in the GTA! Below is the next confirmed presentation date & location: January …

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Digital Mobile Radio Demystified

Interested in learning about the latest in digital voice communications? Perhaps you’ve heard something about DMR and MOTOTRBO, but not quite sure what they’re all about or how they compare to D-STAR? Then you need to attend one of our upcoming Digital Mobile Radio Demystified presentions to learn all about …

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Be Back Soon!

Please note that the VA3XPR analog FM repeater will be off the air for a couple of weeks until a new antenna is installed at the site. The existing antenna is now being used by the new digital DMR repeater and a new antenna is on its way. In the …

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VA3XPR Launches Digital Service

It’s time to shift into digital, Toronto! Today, the VA3XPR repeater, the new voice for downtown Toronto, becomes the first amateur radio repeater within the city of Toronto to support Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) communications using Motorola’s MOTOTRBO technology. DMR, a published standard for digital voice communications utilizing TDMA technology, …

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Season’s Greetings!

Season’s Greetings to one and all from the VA3XPR repeater! May this holiday season be a joyous one and all the best wishes to everyone for the New Year! Cheers! Don, VA3XFT VA3XPR Repeater Sponsor

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Blind Ham Receives Radio Gift From Fellow Hams

As everyone knows, the holiday season is all about sharing with others. And what could be better than to give the gift of ham radio! Just ask Heratch Toroian, a.k.a. “Rudie”, VE3OUA, a longstanding member of the Scarborough Amateur Radio Club (SARC) in Toronto, ON, who recently received a brand …

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Holiday Coffee Meet-Up

Interested in meeting some of the many ham radio operators around the greater Toronto area? Then come out for coffee and meet them! On Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 7:00pm ET, there will be a ham coffee meet-up at the Tim Hortons located at 4 Lebovic Rd. Scarborough, ON. Come …

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