Echolink

Cub Scouts – November 3, 2018

On Saturday, November 3rd, BSA TROOP 20 AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – WS5BSA is going to be supporting a large Cub Scouting event at Camp John Nichols.  They will be introducing amateur radio to the Cub Scouts and putting them on the air.  They will be using both our 146.7 MHz and our 443.3 MHz repeaters […]

Repeater During Storms

With potential severe weather this afternoon in the area, we may decide to disconnect the repeaters in the event of a lot of lightning.  The repeaters and their respective IRLP/Echolink nodes are very expensive equipment and it only makes sense to take whatever precautions we can.  It is very possible that we get no storms […]

Echolink Added to 443.3 MHz

Good afternoon and Happy New Year! Today we added Echolink or better named EchoIRLP to the node on 443.3 MHz.  Previously we had no need to put Echolink on this node because used it as a full time WIN System repeater.  While you can still connect to the WIN System at any time, we no […]

Echolink on Google Earth

Just wanted to let everyone know that Echolink on Linux now allows reporting location just like IRLP does and we’ve enabled this on our 146.7 MHz repeater.  This repeater, Echolink node 164667, now reports locations on Google Earth and can be found either on the Echolink status page shown here, or by downloading the Google […]

Cox Outage Map

Just in case any of you were wondering why our streaming audio is on and off and on again, this map should help explain.  Apparently the ice storm has really had an impact on the Cox High Speed Internet infrastructure. To be honest, our Internet has been pretty flaky since the last ice storm right […]

Interrupted Service Due To Tornado

On May 31st, 2013 there were several tornadoes that came through the Oklahoma City metro area. One of those missed the repeater site by 1 1/2 miles.  This tornado caused damage to utility infrastructure and so most of the utilities at the repeater site are experiencing intermittent electricity, phone and Internet service.  The repeaters are […]