Serving Etobicoke/ Toronto and Vicinity
Welcome to the Skywide Amateur Radio Club . The Club was originally established in 1952, but declining membership due to the passage of time had reduced the club to several members on a mailing list. There is a movement afoot to resurrect the club to a more functional state but we need more members to join.
Getting Started in Amateur Radio
Joining Skywide (Mail List) , Meeting Dates and SKY NET
Radio Related Web Sites
Downlink: 146.985 MHz Uplink: 146.385 MHz
Offset: -0.6 MHz
Uplink Tone: 103.5 Hz
Downlink Tone: 103.5 Hz
Coverage: 70 km radius.
Repeater model: Yaesu DR-2X
Power level: 25 watts into an omnidirectional antenna. Provides excellent coverage of Metro Toronto
Antenna access: The Nortown and Skywide antennas are bolted to a common mast which in turn,
is secured to a utility shed on the roof of the building. Access to roof of the utility shed requires the use
of a ladder which is kept inside the shed.
Antenna Height: 160 feet AGL; 730 ft. above sea level
Club call sign sponsor: VE3HBG, Gord
Analog Bandwidth: 25.0 kHz
Remote acess for maintenance: Disabled due to hacking.
Phone patch: Not available.
Repeater location: Located near Eglinton & Dufferin.
Primary support: Vincent Popo VE3ELB
Backup support: Gord Dewdney, VE3HBG. (416) 738-1392
If a power outage at the repeater site is suspected, you can call Toronto Hydro at (416) 542-8000 and see if they are providing a status for any power outage in the Eglinton Ave and Dufferin Street area.
VE3SKI (UHF, 70cm)
Downlink: 443.100 MHz
Uplink: 448.100 MHz
Offset: +5.0 MHz
Uplink/downlink tones: None used on this repeater.
Repeater make and model: Home brew.
Owned by: Paul Buchan
Repeater location: Near Dundas and Bloor, Etobicoke (Toronto) .
Support: Being maintained on a best effort basis by Paul Buchan VE3IFY. E-mail: piccybuchan(at)yahoo.ca
WNYSRC (Western NY and Southern Ontario Repeater Council) has been around since the 1970ís and is tasked with coordinating repeater pairs. The custodians of each repeater are supposed to stay in contact regularly with the council and support its work. If there is some requirement to raise repeater power, the custodian needs to contact the council in order to see who else is on the channel. As of March 2022, Rich Poczkalski, WB2DSS is our contact. He is the WNYSORC Frequency Coordinator. E-mail: email@example.com
* VE3SKY and VE3SKI are callsigns registered to the club and are used for weekly nets and special events like Field Day . The club membership can be contacted by using the mail list.
* Should this web site ever become inoperative, a copy of it can be found on the Wayback Machine web page archive site.
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