Equipment & Technology

CARC (Chilliwack Amateur Radio Club) is very active in the local community providing support to the City of Chilliwack and surrounding area’s during an emergency or public event. Our Club is located at 5725 Tyson Road across from the skating rink in the trailer with all the large antenna’s.

Club Building

We have two repeater sites.

The VE7RCK site is at 1690 ft asl on private property next to a commercial Cell tower belonging to Rogers.   At this site is 147.100 VE7RCK  and D-star repeater 145.060+ and 444.625+.  This site has internet by a 5ghz microwave system.

tower-1

The tower has a 4-element 2-meter VHF Sinclair for 147.100,  2 element Sinclair for VHF D-Star and on top is a 8 element sinclair UHF for 444.625 D-star. The dish is a 31dbi  5ghz data link to our Club Office/EOC on Tyson road. It is approximately a 4 kilometer distance.

 tower-3

 

Our other Repeater site is VA7CRC 146.960- and 443.000+ . is located at 800 ft asl on the north side of Chilliwack MT.   It is a  Daniels repeater with a Arcom Controller.  using a Sinclair 4 element VHF and a 4 Element UHF antenna.  Has A/C power and 200aH battery backup.

Advancing the art of Amateur Radio communications