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Interrogation Site Metadata

OKP - Penticton Channel PIT Array

Status:   Active - Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Okanagan Nation Alliance
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 11/29/2017 12:00 AM

Penticton Channel, is the channelized portion of the Okanagan River connecting Okanagan Lake with Skaha Lake, within the city of Penticton, BC. This represents the upstream most accessible portion of mainstem river for Columbia River anadromous fish.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: OKP-2022-176-P-00D.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 6/25/2022 5:21 PM
Date Last File Opened: 6/25/2022 12:06 PM
Date Last File Closed: 6/25/2022 4:06 PM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003E172D5A
Last Observation Date: 6/24/2022 9:35 AM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Primary Contact:

Brett Turley

Data Steward:

Carley Simpson


Coordinates: 49.485154, -119.605904  |  River Km: 858.196

Operational History

Operational history describes the period the site was interrogating for PIT tags. The comments provide anecdotal information about the operation of the site during this period. Site operational periods are updated typically at the end of the calendar year.

Year Start Date End Date Comments
2021 1/1/2021 12:00 AM 1/1/2022 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2020 1/1/2020 12:00 AM 1/1/2021 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags. See event logs for additional operational information.
2019 1/1/2019 12:00 AM 12/31/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2018 1/1/2018 12:00 AM 1/1/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on file open and close dates.
2017 11/29/2017 12:00 AM 1/1/2018 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on file open and close dates.


Configuration metadata includes details about the equipment used at the site to detect and record PIT tags. A new configuration sequence record is created when equipment is added or removed from the site and the period of time it was active. A configuration sequence without an End Date is currently active.

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Start Date:  12/6/2018
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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Equipment Code Description Start Date End Date

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
7/19/2021 2:00:00 PM GMC

Maintenance Check at OKP.  Conducted visual inspection. Connections and cords were mostly buried therefore difficult to notice any obvious problems. Also conducted read range test with test tags. Antennas 01 and 02 read tags; antenna 03 did not. When reviewing tag observation over the past year at OKP, it appears that 03 does not consistently send out test tags every hour as with the other antennas (sometimes it did every hour, other times every 2-5 hours). It does appear antenna 03 successfully observed the odd fish. Data indicates the last test tag sent out by antenna 03 was on 06-17-2021 @ 10:40 PM. 

It also appears the noise at 03 is higher than 01 and 02 (03 is consistently over 50% and 01/02 are consistently under 50%). This could likely be due to being positioned on the right bank, therefore closer proximity to airport and fortis power lines. 

Antenna 02 current consistently falls below the threshold notification of 7.0 amps and usually stays at 6.8 amps, therefore notification alert changed to 6.8amps for antenna 02. 

7/6/2021 1:16:00 PM SiteUp

Magnetic modem antenna was stolen from outside of box. Replaced antenna with pencil antenna inserted directly into modem on inside of box to avoid future thefts. 

12/4/2018 1:53:00 PM SiteUp Site powered up
11/30/2018 4:29:00 PM SiteDown Site down - dead batteries
10/30/2018 3:54:00 PM General Site converted from DC to AC power.
9/7/2018 3:54:00 PM SiteUp Site powered up.
8/18/2018 3:54:00 PM SiteDown Site powered down.
8/17/2018 3:54:00 PM SiteUp Site powered up.
8/11/2018 3:54:00 PM SiteDown Site powered down.
8/9/2018 3:54:00 PM SiteUp Site powered up.
12/20/2017 1:00:00 PM SiteDown Batteries powered down.
11/29/2017 3:54:00 PM SiteUp System installed. 3 antennas across River.

No Archived Event Logs