DMR Coverage Expands in Toronto

VE3URU Chris VE3BNI Toronto Ballantrae amateur radio repeater DMR Mototrbo Motorola VA3XPR

Toronto just got larger folks! As on May 22, 2013, a new Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) repeater came on the air under the call sign VE3URU from the community of Ballantrae, ON, which is about 25 km north of the City of Toronto. This new repeater, which is owned by Chris Gaylor, VE3BNI, will improve DMR coverage in the north end of Toronto and also, extend DMR coverage to areas north of Barrie, ON. In addition the VE3URU DMR repeater will be linked via it’s local talkgroup with VE3BNI in Milton and VA3XPR in Toronto, thereby increasing the local talkgroup coverage area in the greater Toronto area.

To access the VE3URU DMR repeater, enter the following details into your DMR radio:

Frequency: 443.3875 MHz
Offset: +5.0 MHz
Colour Code: 1

For more information about DMR, please check out the VA3XPR Digital DMR Repeater Page.

About Don Trynor, VA3XFT

Don is a 16-year veteran of the telecommunications industry and a licensed Canadian ham radio operator since 1988. He is passionate about VHF/UHF repeater communications, especially using digital modes and he has owned and operated a number of ham radio repeater installations over the years, including ones in both the provinces of Ontario (VE3/VA3) and New Brunswick (VE9). In addition to ham radio, Don enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, biking and astronomy.