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APRS Objects

This week we added Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) object scripts to both of our IRLP nodes.  This adds an object to the map showing IRLP-4122 and IRLP-3013 at the tower site on the map. The negative side to this is that both objects are on top of each other.  We have set them to […]

Repeater Etiquette

This evening the subject came up on the 443.3 repeater about quick keying and what is acceptable when connected to a link system. There are a couple points on this that are interesting to take note of.   1. Any time you are on a repeater, any repeater, it is a good idea to wait […]

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 […]

443.3 MHz W5DEL Repeater

What a busy year it has been.  Today at 12:24 PM, the 443.3 MHz repeater signed on the new DB-420 antenna at 96 feet on the new tower.  It is our desire to make this repeater our full time WIN System repeater like it was back in 2010 when K5GLH took his tower down to […]

Cold Temperature Problem Fixed

You may remember that we’ve been having an issue with the 146.7 MHz repeater losing power, or giving the appearance of going offline during cold spells.  Thanks to W5QO for fixing this problem.  The power amplifier would quit working when the temperature would drop to around 40 degrees at the repeater site.  He fixed the […]

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 […]

Cold Temperature Affect

Many times we have spoken about a cold solder joint that we’ve not fixed on the 146.7 MHz repeater.  What happens is once the temperature in the building gets down to about 40 degrees, the power amplifier stops transmitting. The repeater still hears people and does transmit, but only the exciter is transmitting. When this […]

Power Outage #2 11/30/15

What a weekend!  The power and Internet are back on at the repeater site and the streaming audio site but there are some IP issues that are being ironed out right now.  The IRLP nodes share the same ports so they require separate external IP addresses. You cannot forward the same port to two different […]

Power Outage Update 11/30/15

The power came on at the repeater site yesterday, 11/29/15 around 5:30 PM so the repeaters are back on the air.  Unfortunately the Cox Internet and phone service is not back online yet so the streaming audio is down.  As you may know, the streaming audio is located at a different place than the repeater […]

Power Outage Update

Today the power is still off as well as Internet. Both repeaters are still off the air as well as the streaming audio.  There are many utility trucks working in the area.  A truck was spotted replacing an entire transformer at the corner of SE 22nd and Vickie Drive. There are lots of trees damaged […]