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The Grand Forks Amateur Radio Club - Grand Forks BC Can

VE7RGF - Spring Repeater Picnic

Grand Forks Amateur Radio Club

- Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada

Accident Free for over 15 minutes!

We are a duly constituted and incorporated body of Amateur Radio Operators serving the following communities:

HF Traffic Handling

GFARC member often check into the BCEN on 3.7290 MHz at 0100 Z.


Call Sign
Listen on
Transmit on
144 MHz
Bald Knob (Phoenix BC)
South Central BC, N. Central WA
Hard-Linked to RCR (Christina Lk)
(Link to RGF and OGF temporarily down)
144 MHz
(100 Hz Tone!)
Observation Mt - GF
Grand Forks Valley
- 100 Hz CCTS Tone requ'd on Xmit
Normally Hard-Linked to RGF/UGF and RCR
- Temporarily Down For Repair
144 MHz
Santa Rosa - Christina Lake
Christina Lake, GF Valley
Hard-Linked to RGF (Phoenix Mtn)
144 MHz
VE7KGF IRLP Node List)
Mt. Rod Dhu
South Central BC, N. Central WA
See ILRP Website

More on IRLP

Internet Relay Linking Protocol: a fun way to find other hams to talk to in other places, without the bother of Big Radios. Find more on the subject here:

2 Metre Network - Your West Kootenay Connection

The 728, 694, and 676 machines are 24/7 hard-linked by uhf. Thus, system coverage for car mobiles is from the high ground West of Osoyoos and South of Kelowna to that around Kootenay Lake/Nelson and South to Tonasket/Sherman Pass, including the entire Christina Lake valley. Some "hot spots" such as Osoyoos central and Omak on good days. Handheld coverage is, of course, more restricted.

We try to maintain a 2M net at 1900 PST Thursdays on the 2m network. Try us on 652 Simplex if the network's empty.

146.52 MHz simplex is also monitored in the area.


Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in Grand Forks. All Amateur Radio Operators and those interested in Amateur Radio are most welcome. - and/or please join us for an informal coffee break Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM at the Happy Days Restaurant in Grand Forks. - Just West of the Granby River Hwy 3 Bridge, kitty-corner from the now-vacant site of the Grand Forks Hotel. (shedding a tear here)

For more info, email our email connection Pete Snidal - snidey at telus.net or snailmail GFARC, PO Box 2276, Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0.

See you on 2!

Update! - APRS on Rod Dhu

This an APRS digipeater on Mt. Roderick Dhu. The 728 machine has been moved to Phoenix for better access (and hopefully about the same coverage!)


A good page for those interested in an amateur radio licence

Another page with info on joining the ham fraternity

Industry Canada Service Center - All you wanted to know about Ham Radio in Canada but were afraid to ask!

A visit with a work party to our Phoenix repeater site