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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 by 2021.  As of  August 2022, the club has been resurrected.

Club History
Getting Started in Amateur Radio
Incorporation info
Joining Skywide ,  Meeting Dates and SKY NET
Previous Presentations
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:  20 watts (input to final stage)  feeding a quad, stacked folded dipole array.   Provides excellent coverage of Metro Toronto.
Antenna : Sinclair SRL224 in the "offset" configuration. Peak gain is ~9dBd in the direction the dipoles are pointing (3.8dBd off the back).  dBd refers to the antenna gain with respect to a reference dipole antenna.
Antenna co-ax: Times Microwave LMR400
Antenna Height:  160 feet AGL; 730  to 8 ft. above sea level
Lighting Arrestor: None

Club call sign sponsor:  VE3HBG, Gord Dewdney
Analog Bandwidth: 25.0 kHz
Remote access for maintenance: Disabled due to hacking.
Phone patch: Not available.
Repeater location:  Located near  Eglinton and Dufferin.
Primary support:   Repeater Committee. See Executive Link.

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.
Antenna type: Unknown
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)


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:


* 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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