IRLP Node 3655 (W6FYI)
Serving the San Francisco Bay Area on 440MHz
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- Say your callsign and state that you are bringing up an IRLP link ("This
is W6FYI, bringing up the link. Pausing first for priority traffic.").
- Then drop and pause a few seconds. This gives people a chance to use the
repeater before the link is brought up.
- Bring up the IRLP link using your DTMF keypad.
- After the link is connected, listen for at least 20-30 seconds for
any QSOs that may be in progress on the remote end.
- Key down for 2-3 full seconds before talking. The operators on the
remote end will not hear anything you say in the first 0-2 seconds.
- Do not connect to any IRLP reflectors yet. The repeater hasn't been configured
for reflector use (Updated: 3/30/2003).
- When you are done, bring down the link and signoff the repeater as usual.
- Have fun! With IRLP, the world is your oyster!
- More IRLP operating procedures here.
- If you hear a telephone-style busy signal when you connect to a node, it
means the folks on the remote end are using the repeater locally. They are
doing normal repeater QSOs. Try again later.
- If the node you are calling is already linked to another node, you will
hear the number of the node they are linked to.
- Listen to people talking on the Indianapolis reflector for good ways to
"call CQ". You can listen to that reflector over the Internet with
your web browser (see "IRLP Live" link on www.irlp.net).
- My usual way to call CQ: "Good morning/afternoon/evening <city_name>.
This is W6FYI in San Jose, California calling over IRLP and listening for
any available stations. Is anyone monitoring? This is San Jose, California.
- Node 9990 is the IRLP "Echo Reflector". Talk on it and it will
echo back how you sound on IRLP. Great for testing. Connect and disconnect
to it just like any other node.
of IRLP node 3655 (W6FYI)
Node 3655 Photo
Album (if you don't have a login, use login/pw: guest411/guest411)
Status of all IRLP nodes
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- Motorola GM300 link radio (#M04GMC09C3AA)
- Arrow aluminum J-Pole antenna (#J146/440)
- Pentium II 400MHz
- Intel SE440BX motherboard
- 64MB PC100 RAM
- Soundblaster 16 ISA soundcard
- Intel 10/100 NIC
- Diamond Stealth 64 Video VRAM
- CDROM drive
- No floppy, keyboard, monitor, nor mouse
- IRLP board version 3
- Homebrew IRLP cable (see cable
- Redhat 7.3 (IRLP build)
- Linksys home router (#BEFSR41)
- PPPoE SBC DSL Internet access
- Remote ssh login/admin from anywhere on the Internet via ZoneEdit dynamic
DNS service [more]
- Node photo album
|Using just your HT or mobile radio, you can talk
to the world!
Special thanks to TBD for the use of an excellent repeater.
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