Apex Repeater and autopatch

Repeater Frequency : 146.920 – ( down 600).  Repeater Callsign : VE7OKN

Features:

  • Repeater is 2246.98 Meters (7372 feet) atop Apex Mountain 15 km west of Penticton and has a range covering west to Manning Park, north to Salmon Arm, east to Kettle Valley, and south to Omak.
  • You will hear a morse code identification VE7OKN every 15 minutes.
  • Using the autopatch: To make a call. PTT, ID your self , then the * [star], you will hear dial tone, when this drops off key in the number your calling . When the party answers, PTT. To Hang Up, PTT # [pound]. ID yourself and say you are “clear the auto patch”.  This is an open repeater.

The Apex repeater now supports the multiple DTMF commands. To issue the commands, send the appropriate DTMF number (1-6) and a DTMF asterisk (*) in one radio transmission (unless indicated otherwise in the command list):

  1. * – VE7OKN repeater rack temperature (Celsius)
  2. * – VE7OKN battery system and solar array information
  3.    – Function 3 in use by Penticton SAR
  4. * – Real time clock read back (local time)
  5. * – DTMF keypad test (append whatever DTMF keys to be tested after *)
  6. * – DVR voice radio check (wait for the prompt to record your voice)

The last 3 commands are similar to the Campbell Mountain repeater functions.


Click on the thumbnails below for a larger view.

From right to left; A “birds eye view” of the repeater location.
Another “birds eye” the red line on the pictures is from our September 2008 service trip.
The Solar Panels.
A view looking North.
The Repeater shack Altitude 7300 feet above Sea level.

New Apex repeater VE7OKN erected in 2014

Apex Repeater 2014


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