A New Addition to the VA3XPR Family

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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.

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.