Echolink / IRLP

Echolink / IRLP

The 146.880 and 146.715 repeaters can be linked via Echolink or IRLP.

Echolink is provided by WA5LUY-R, Node number 855562
IRLP is provided by N5XFW, Node number 3647

General Guide Lines

1. Listen for a clear Frequency before attempting a Connection to a remote station.
2. Always announce your Call Sign before sending DTMF Commands to the system.
3. Listen for at least 10 seconds before transmitting after connecting to a remote station.
4. Key your microphone 1 second before transmitting or sending DTMF codes.
5. Leave 3 to 4 seconds between all transmissions.
6. Keep your transmissions short. Less than 90 seconds.
7. Disconnect after your conversation has ended. No monitoring of remote connections.
8. Do not connect then disconnect without at least giving your Call Sign.

Echolink

To Connect: DTMF “D*” plus the node number in one transmission.
To Disconnect: DTMF “D*#”. Be sure connected node is not transmitting before sending any DTMF.

The DTMF prefix “D*” is used with all Echolink Codes.
Example to connect to node 270897, dial D*270897
Do not release the microphone after the D*.
Do not hesitate while dialing. The system may think you have ended your entry.

Use this link to find nodes: http://www.echolink.org/links.jsp
Click on the “Show Links Near” and enter the city and state information, then click “Find”.
Hint the node with the highest antenna is usually the most popular

IRLP

To Connect: DTMF D+ the node number.
To Disconnect: DTMF “D73″. Be sure connected node is not transmitting before sending any DTMF.

Do not hesitate while dialing. The system may think you have ended your entry.

Use this link to find nodes: http://status.irlp.net/
Click on “Nodes by Country”, then click on “USA”, then nodes are listed by state.
Please do not connect to larger reflectors (conference systems).
They tie up the repeater and are difficult to disconnect because we are a simplex node.

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