IRLP from here in Charleston?
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Aug 17 07:55:19 CDT 2010
Why not Echolink which requires no special hardware?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tacos-bounces+bruninga=nadn.navy.mil at amrad.org
> [mailto:tacos-bounces+bruninga=nadn.navy.mil at amrad.org] On
> Behalf Of Terry Fox
> Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 2:24 AM
> To: tacos at amrad.org; Terry Fox
> Subject: IRLP from here in Charleston?
> The only IRLP node that I've found here in the Charleston
> area does not
> appear to be open and generally available. It's on a
> repeater downtown,
> which is part of the HEART repeater system for hospital
> emergency use. It is also part of the VOIP Wx net and
Skywarn. It is
> available by "permission only". I'm sure me talking with the
> would not be considered acceptable.
> So, I looked at the IRLP page, and found that I could buy a
> hardware & software for $188 (which includes an "optional"
> $40 donation,
> yeah right). I can scrounge up an old PC, and possibly a
> radio, to run
> the node. For those of you familiar with IRLP, a few
> 1. Can I run the IRLP with the computer directly? Maybe
> fake the COS,
> and just do my own sound in & out (no actual radios)? Seems
> 2. If not, could I hook up a small radio (with COS mod) to
act as the
> "node" radio (maybe into a dummy load), and use a second HT
> to actually
> 3. I assume from reading the IRLP info that full-dux
> (repeater) is not
> required. What hassles are involved in simplex use?
> 4. Any legal issues with items 2 & 3 above? What freqs
> would be legal?
> 2M and/or 440?
> 5. What do the IRLP folks have to say about simplex
> operation and/or no
> actual radio?
> 6. Would I need local coordination of a freq for just me? Is
> repeater pair, or just simplex, and how is simplex
> 7. How about if I added someone else (maybe Mel) who lives
> only a mile
> away? I believe I know the answer to this one... yes if any
> 8. Is it worth it? If I make a few-hundred dollar investment
> this, are there enough AMRAD people still on the repeater?
> 9. Any thing else that I'm missing?
> I'd like to catch up with you guys, but I want to be sure it's
> doable/worthwhile before putting the time and money into this.
> Terry, WB4JFI
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