|VE5QU and the Lakeland Amateur Radio Association Support Page!|
|The Lakeland Amateur Radio Association is a group of amateur radio operators that promotes the hobby through Fellowship, Respect Among Hams, Community Involvement, Experimentation and just having FUN with amateur radio.|
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|The Lakeland Repeater System is in operation for all amateur radio operators to enjoy. Financial support is not required to enjoy the system. We only ask that everyone respect others that may be listening to the system at all times. A list of Amateur Radio Operators that support the Lakeland Repeater System either by donating equipment, time or monetary are as follows:|
|Jim Bendle "Silent Key"||VE5EB||Young, SK|
|Randy Canning||VE5QU||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Theresa Canning||VE5QE||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Roland Oakenfold||VE5RO||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Bob Robinson||VE5MY||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Harold Slack||VE5BCS||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Ron Heinrichs||VE5IF||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Bill Thornton||VE5WAT||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Wayne Willis||VE5WFW||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Doug Hopkins||VE5ICM||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Rick Walker||VE5TW||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Jeanne Walker||VE5JMW||Christopher Lake, SK|
|Ray Rosler||VE5RAE||North Battleford, SK|
|Art Peterson||VE5IP||Prince Albert, SK|
|Wayne Thompson||VE5DWT||Prince Albert, SK|
|Art Pederson||VE5AAP||Prince Albert, SK|
|Gordon Chappell "Silent Key"||VE5JH||Prince Albert, SK|
|Hans Morken "Silent Key"||VE5GM||Prince Albert, SK|
|David Russell||VE5DJR||Prince Albert, SK|
|Peter Williams||VE5PHW||Prince Albert, SK|
|Keith Stieb||VE5XX||Prince Albert, SK|
|Debbie Robinson||VE5DEB||Prince Albert, SK|
|John Alexandersen||VE5JJA||Prince Albert, SK|
|Bill Klassen "Silent Key"||VE5AL||Prince Albert, SK|
|James Wishart||VE5JDW||Prince Albert, SK|
|Claude Pelletier||VE5CLP||Prince Albert, SK|
|Isaac Peters||VE5IKE||Prince Albert, SK|
|Robert Smith||VE5BOB||Prince Albert, SK|
|Bob Robinson||VE5RWR||Prince Albert, SK|
|Eric Quiring||VE5HG||Saskatoon, SK|
|Doris Quiring||VE5DJQ||Saskatoon, SK|
|Derek Bereza||VE5SD||Saskatoon, SK|
|Chris Morgan||VE5BAR||Saskatoon, SK|
|Linda Morgan||VE5LND||Saskatoon, SK|
|Harry Heleta||VE5HFH||Paddockwood, SK|
|Keith Currie||VE5HKC||Shellbrook, SK|
|The Lakeland Repeater System: The Beginning|
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|When we decided to first put up a repeater site in November, 1998 at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, Sask., I consulted with several local amateurs who were interested in repeater experimentation by setting up another local repeater. Several local amateurs voluntarily donated toward a new repeater in P.A. This repeater was purchased and put into operation, now known as the VE5IOU repeater. We purchased a RLC#1 Controller, voice control and audio delay modules to upgrade the controller to improve the repeater system. Additionally, we decided to put a 10 Meter High Frequency Remote Base as part of the system.
As time passed, another GE Master Pro repeater was donated which we put on the air, now known as the VE5LAK repeater, located at Christopher Lake, Sask. Local amateurs donated the repeater antennas for both repeater sites. We then purchased an RLC#2 Controller complete with autopatch and audio delay module and hooked it up for awhile at the VE5LAK site.
The local amateurs asked about connecting the auto patch in Prince Albert since the phone line was available at the VE5IOU repeater site. We switched the controllers at both sites and hooked up the autopatch.
We purchased 2 UHF beams and had radios donated for the system to link the VE5IOU and the VE5LAK repeaters together, which was our latest project and this link is up at all times. We now have IRLP "Internet Radio Linking Project" node #1370. We upgraded both our repeater sites to G.E. Exec 2 repeaters in 2000 and use the G.E. Master Pro repeaters for standby operation.
To this point, all donations to the repeater project have been voluntary, and the repeater system was put in operation and available for use for the entire amateur radio community to enjoy. A special thanks to the Amateur Radio Community for its support of this project.
The Lakeland Repeater System is in operation for all amateur radio operators to enjoy and financial support toward the system is not needed to enjoy it. All that we ask is that you respect others that are listening.
|If you have any questions please feel free to ask!|