SOLAR Powered Repeater VA3PLA

SUN powers VA3PLA SUN powers VA3PLA
Since September, 1994

147.180+ MHz, Carrier Squelch Access

144.390 MHz APRS Digipeater

VA3PLA repeater and APRS Digi is located near the hamlet of McArthur Mills, Ontario which is 22 kilometers east of Bancroft, or 120 kilometers North of Belleville and Lake Ontario. It sits atop a 1500 foot AMSL hill with excellent views in most directions. The area is very hilly with valley's at 900' and hill peaks at 1600' ASL. Mobile (30W) coverage is 30 to 50 kilometers. Local hams can stay in touch during recreational activity or beer runs to Bancroft. The only source of power for the repeater is from two solar panels and a storage battery!

Status of the repeater.
Telemetry from the site
Location, Coverage map and Bancroft area links.

History along with construction pictures!
Technical Info and vendor LINKS
Repeater Box, Tower and Solar Panel. ATV access only VA3PLA Tower - Sinclair 210-C2 and 310-C4 Antennas

Link to Yukon Amateur Radio Association Mountain Top Repeater Pictures
Planica Hunting & Fishing Club