Internet Linking QRV on GB3OA

The node rebuild is complete, at least in its simplest form. IRLP and EchoLink (by use of EchoIRLP) is now active again on GB3OA.

There are no “bells and whistles”, no fancy voice announcements etc, just the basics. So, to connect to an IRLP node, dial its 4 digit Node number. To reach an EchoLink node, dial its number prefixed by a “#”.

The audio levels have been set roughly, and may need a little tweak, so any reports are welcomed.

For now (as before), the node is located remote from the repeater, although plans will be made to move this to the repeater site before too long. This will involve some hardware changes with the repeater.

More information will be made available on the GB3OA Internet Linking Page as it becomes available.

73 to all, and enjoy.

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Good levels of activity

We’re pleased to hear a number of amateurs giving GB3OA a go. So far, the results look pretty encouraging judging by the locations of the stations we’ve heard. It’s still early days, but there the signs are encouraging! Many thanks to all those who have taken the time to get on and give their valuable reports. Let’s hope we can continue to keep the activity going 🙂

A new (to the repeater) PC has been obtained, and the internet linking “Node” rebuild is now in progress. The bad news is that we forgot that one of the Node requirements was that the PC needs a legacy parallel printer port to function. Guess it’s fair to say the latest flavour of PC’s have moved onto USB now. No matter, an approprisate piece of hardware has been ordered off eBay. Just hope it works when it’s plugged in!

More information will be provided on this web site regarding the linking as it becomes available.

73 to all.

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Internet Linking

To avoid any confusion, just a friendly reminder that the internet linking (both IRLP and EchoLink) is currently not available on GB3OA.

It is planned to have it returned as soon as possible, but the hard drive in the “Node” PC died a couple of days back. We’re in the process of finding some new (and hopefully a little more up to date hardware) to run it all on.

Hopefully it shouldn’t take too long to get the linking back on.


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