Quarter Century Amateur Radio Club Information

 

 

Ian Burn VE6OB and Peter Morrison VE6PM founded the Quarter Century Amateur Radio Club (QCARC) in February 1984.  The objective of the Club is to provide long-range VHF repeater services to Edmonton and the surrounding area. The revenue required to maintain these repeaters is received entirely from our membership.

 

QCARC was incorporated on May 28, 1985 and registered under the Societies Act with Alberta Municipal Affairs.

 

QCARC currently operates and maintains four long-range repeaters. 

 

VE6QCR operates on 146.64 MHz -600 kHz, is located 7 miles north of Stony Plain at the Alta Link tower site, and covers most of the greater Edmonton area. VE6QCR is linked full time to the VE6PP repeater.

 

VE6PP operates on 146.82 MHz -600 kHz near Whitecourt providing coverage along highway 43 from  near Onoway to Fox Creek. VE6PP is linked full time to the VE6QCR repeater. APRS on site.

 

VE6SS operates on 146.88 MHz -600 kHz at the Alta Link site near Pigeon Lake and covers a large area south of Edmonton.

 

VE6BOX operates on 146.73 MHz -600 kHz, near Athabasca and covers  areas along highways 2, 28, and 44 north of Edmonton. VE6BOX is linked to the SARA system (672* on, 673* off). APRS on site.

 

If you have any questions regarding QCARC or its repeater activities, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the executive.


Your 2020-21 club executives are:

 

PRESIDENT                                                                             

Terry Whitson, VE6EM                                                            

                                                                                                                            

VICE PRESIDENT                                                                  

Neil Brown, VE6TCK

 

SECRETARY TREASURER                                                    

Paul Tyschuk, VE6UFO    


DIRECTORS

Jim Camp, VA6JC 

Al Hall, VE6AH   

Willy Korchinski, VE6WZK                                             

                                                       

NEIL BROWN, VE6TCK IS THE REPEATER MAINTENANCE TEAM LEADER AND CUSTODIAN OF THE VE6QCR, VE6SS AND VE6BOX REPEATERS

TOM HARNUM, VA6WT IS THE CUSTODIAN OF THE VE6PP REPEATER. HUBERT JOHNSON, VE6AMY IS THE ASSISTANT CUSTODIAN FOR VE6PP

The other members of the repeater team are Les Abbott VE6OG, Jim Camp VA6JC, Terry Whitson VE6EM and Paul Tyschuk, VE6UFO.

 

We accept donations of ham radio items. Call VE6UFO 780-232-7012 for pickup.