The IRLP and Echolink nodes are now testing and in beta form on-air through GB3OA. The repeater keepers apologise for the time it has taken to re-instate them but, as regular readers know, a new server had to be purchased.
It is unlikely that they will be off-air while the testing phase is advanced as this can be done live on-air.
We now ask all past users to try both the Echolink, and especially the IRLP node, so we can tweak the nodes with precision. As mentioned, this can be done while you’re having a QSO. Please give your callsign as normal.
Those users who are experienced in using IRLP, we ask that if you find a problem to think about its possible cause, and submit a report to:
We may just reply a Thanks, and not any detail on the possible cause….
Hopefully it may get some interesting use over the next four days with licenced spectators before and after The Open hours.