The VE7RVA Repeater Site
At 2500' on Sumas Mountain

Repeater Operation Notice

Weekdays this repeater will operated in digital mode. On weekends and during nets operation will be in analog mode.

The use of this repeater will be monitored for adherence to the Rules of Conduct. There is a full description and listing at the link below, with key rules as follows:
- Identify correctly
- Limit conversation if not part of a net– move to simplex or another non-battery powered repeater
- No inappropriate discussions or comments
- No willful interference
Failure to abide by the rules will result in repeater shut down and an announcement of the shutdown reason.

Future Plans For This Repeater Site


VHF 146.610- , Tone 110.9 (IRLP Node 1461)
UHF 442.025+, Tone 110.9
6 Meters 52.850, Offset -1.700, Tone 100
224.26 MHz, Offset -1.6 MHz, Tone 110.9 
Packet VE7PKV-7 145.030 simplex


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In 1994 the Abbotsford Amateur Radio Club  moved their repeater (VE7RVA) to Sumas Mountain.  During the same year club members formed the Fraser Valley Amateur Radio Emergency Service Society (FVARESS) with volunteers who specialize in the maintenance and development of this unique radio repeater site.  The Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) has designated the repeater for inter-municipal and region wide communications during a major emergency.  This repeater is the only VHF/UHF repeater giving communications to the entire Lower Mainland.   

The repeater site source of  power is provided by solar and a diesel generator.  The equipment is run remotely via radio and a wireless Internet link

Downlink 145.800 / Uplink 145.200

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