Category Archives: GB3OA

Nodes now at 100%

The final tweaking of the nodes took place successfully today and the nodes are now running at 100%, as was proved by several caliber QSOs this afternoon. Points to note: timeout is four minutes on both the IRLP and Echolink … Continue reading

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Final tweaking of IRLP and Echolink Nodes

The nodes will be off-air this lunchtime for final tweaking of the equipment. You will still be able to come in to Echolink from your phone, but it won’t be going anywhere, just into a 50ohm resistor đŸ™‚ As usual, … Continue reading

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Nodes down for maintenance Saturday 29th

As Saturday always seems to be the quitest day on GB3OA and the nodes, we’ll be taking advantage of this to replace some node equipment tomorrow, Saturday 29th September 2018. The nodes will be off-air around  lunchtime or early afternoon … Continue reading

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Nodes backup

The IRLP and Echolink nodes were off-air today between 12.00 and 12.20 UTC for backup of the software. This is performed monthly, with three months of previous backups available should the present software become unstable. Apologies to anyone who tried … Continue reading

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IRLP and Echolink nodes now back on-air

After a small amount of reburbishmemnt of the mast and aerial the IRLP and Echolink nodes are again on-air. Please feel free to test them. But it can be a bit like ships passing in the night, so I suggest … Continue reading

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Nodes update

As mentioned in the previous news item the nodes had to be taken off-air last Wednesday, two days ago. After lowering the mast and aerial for the nodes in the gusty wind, a brief inspection revealed that they had suffered … Continue reading

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IRLP and Echolink nodes off-air

Until the wind subsides the nodes at GB3OA have been taken 0ff-air. A further notice will appear when they are returned to normal operating. The repeater section of GB3OA and the Shoutcast stream feed are unaffected.  

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