The VE6PP is owned and operated by the Quarter Century Amateur Radio Club

The Amateur Radio League of Alberta (ARLA) received approval to build the VE6PP repeater on Whitecourt Mountain in October 1980. ARLA operated the repeater until June of 1987 when the Quarter Century Amateur Radio Club (QCARC) took over operation of VE6PP. The next year, QCARC upgraded the operation by moving the repeater from the deisel room to a separate ‘shack’ provided by the club. At that time a Micor base station was put into service.  The Micor provided service until 2009 when the club installed the current package (see below).  The repeater provides a wide coverage area from its new antenna location on Whitecourt mountain. ‘PP’ provides coverage from Onaway to Smokey River along Hwy 43 and from Lake Wabamun to Edson along Highway 16.
Open for use by licensed amateurs radio operators

Here are the parameters and codes for the Whitecourt repeater which is commonly referred to as “Papa-Papa”:


  • VHF Transmitter/Receiver: Vertex VXR7000
  • Frequency: TX 146.82 MHz, RX 146.22 MHz
  • CTCSS: 100Hz encoded on TX
  • VHF Antenna: multicoupled to 210C4
  • VHF Antenna Height: 110 feet AGL
  • Latitude: 54.0363 degrees N
  • Longitude: 115.7172 degrees W
  • UTM Coordinates: 11U 584012 5988322
  • Site Elevation: 1160 m. AMSL
  • Controller: Link-Comm RLC-2
  • UHF Link Equipment: Tait T2015
  • Link Antenna: Tram 1480 dual band base antenna
  • UHF Antenna Height: 60 ft AGL
  • Power: Commercial only.
  • Coverage Map: click for VE6PP Coverage Map

Repeater Codes

  • 56 Time & Temperature
  • 57 Signal Report
  • 58 Voice Record
  • 4:Monitor VE6QCR
  • 682 Link VE6PP on to VE6QCR
  • 683 Link VE6PP off of VE6QCR

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