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


Call Sign
Listen on
Transmit on
144 MHz
(100 Hz Tone)
Bald Knob (Phoenix BC)
South Central BC, N. Central WA
Hard-Linked to RCL (Christina Lk)and OGF (Observation Mtn Grand Forks)
100.0 Hz tone requ'd on Xmit
144 MHz
(100 Hz Tone!)
Observation Mt - GF
Grand Forks Valley
- 100 Hz CCTS Tone requ'd on Xmit
Hard-Linked to RGF and RCL via UGF
144 MHz
Santa Rosa - Christina Lake
Christina Lake, GF Valley
Hard-Linked to RGF (Phoenix Mtn) and OGF
144 MHz
VE7KGF IRLP Node List)
Mt. Rod Dhu
South Central BC, N. Central WA
Our Node No. is 1848 - 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:

More on the IRLP Machine

This an APRS digipeater on Mt. Roderick Dhu.

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.


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


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.

Update! - ARRL Field Day

On ARRL Field day, June 25/26 of 2016, the GFARC will be participating publicly at Grand Forks City Park for the 24 hours of the world-class event. Present intentions are to be operating some HF rigs, both full power and QRP, as well as handhelds and possibly base station mobiles through our repeater network and particularly the IRLP machine on Rod Dhu. Any and all hams are welcome to participate. For more info, email our FD coordinator, Brian VE7 NRD. briann2u at gmail.com is his address.

Although plans are not yet finalized (as of Mid-Apr), Clicking here will show a copy of for Brian VE7NRG's excellent Field Day plan (so far)

Thank you for visiting the GFARC website! CU on 2! >p>