As of May 22, 2015 The Halton Amateur Radio Club conventional analog VHF (VE3OD) and UHF (VE3THA) FM repeaters have been replaced with Yaesu DR-1X 144/430 Dual Band C4FM/FM Digital System Fusion repeaters.




The DR-1X repeaters will continue the use of conventional analog FM communications while integrating the use of digital communication functions through its AMS (Automated Mode Select) capability. The AMS function automatically recognizes the signal as either 12.5 kHz C4FM digital or conventional analog FM and then the DR-1X repeater will retransmit the signal using the preset (conventional analog FM) communications mode.

System Fusion is not compatible with the D-STAR GMSK digital format.

The Halton Amateur Radio Club operates the following repeaters:


    • Freq: 147.135 Mhz
    • Offset: +
    • Tone: 131.8 Hz

    • Freq: 443.425 Mhz
    • Offset: +
    • Tone: 131.8 Hz


    • Node: 29711
    • Freq: 443.425 MHz
    • Offset: +
    • Tone: 131.8 Hz
    • This open Node requires a prefix of # when dialing node numbers or commands
    • For mode information on EchoLink, go to EchoLink Official Website
    • EchoLink User Codes:
      • Status: #08
      • Disconnect Current: ##
      • Disconnect All: ###
      • Play Info: #*
      • Select Node: #Node (where Node = Destination Node Number)
      • Select Random Node: #00
      • Select Random Link: #01
      • Select Random Conf: #02
      • Select Random User: #03


    • Freq: 145.610 MHz
    • Baud: 1200
    • NET/ROM enabled packet node
    • The VE3PKG node is now running URONode and an FBB based BBS
    • The BBS can be found by connecting to VE3PKG-4 or by using the BBS alias on VE3PKG-7
    • The Node can be found by connecting to VE3PKG-10.
    • Note: VE3PKG has IP connectivity to AMPRNET and supports Internet Email
    • The VE3PKG node also provides RF connectivity to the VA3BAL packet network.