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Author Topic: Linking to simplex?  (Read 3667 times)
N1CX
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« on: December 02, 2016, 03:30:08 AM »

I was driving somewhere last week where I hear someone linking a very busy what sounded like a internet ham repeater to 146.55, first is this even legit? Second what is the purpose of tying up a simplex channel like this and why link this to begin with?
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ND5Y
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 09:01:21 AM »

It was probably a simplex VoIP/RoIP node like EchoLink, IRLP or AllStar.
Sometimes it's not possible for the node owner to operate it on a repeater. There is nothing illegal about that but it's probably not really a good idea to run a node on commonly used simplex channels like 52, 55, 58.

If you provide more information like the exact location where you heard it and any CW or voice ID's heard maybe somebody can tell you exactly what it was.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 11:19:48 AM »

Actually I just remembered where it was, I stayed in Waterbury, Ct that night and heard it for quite a ways around there. It was strong at the hotel. Was surprised at what I listened to on there. Not stuff I'd talk about on a ham frequency.

It did have an id on it /L but do not remember the callsign. One of the guys was in Indiana and one in Alaska.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 02:20:50 PM »

You can search for EchoLink, IRLP and  AllStar nodes by location at:
http://www.echolink.org/links.jsp?
http://status.irlp.net
https://www.allstarlink.org/nodelist.php
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 04:24:53 PM »

Not seen listed, not surprised...
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AH6LE
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 04:45:32 PM »

Could have been a remote base and they've been around for decades (LOOOONG before IRLP or even before the 'net existed. I run a 2 meter remote base on my UHF repeater system. No big whoop
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 03:50:03 PM »

No not a remote base.
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KD5BVX
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2016, 05:55:34 AM »

Sure it wasn't someone using crossband repeat on their mobile into their handheld and then into a local repeater or something? Repeater could have then been linked to something else or had some stations connected via echolink, irlp, etc.?
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