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Author Topic: irlp ! - Russia with my HT!  (Read 4470 times)
K5UNX
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« on: March 01, 2012, 07:16:29 PM »

I stumbled upon a irlp repeater the other night. I found irlp.net and read about it . . . I was listening again tonight and heard a guy from Russia on the air. I was able to contact him using my HT through a irlp repeater while sitting on my back deck!

If you have not done so, check out irlp.net . . .

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KX5JT
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 07:38:26 AM »

Isn't Echolink more often used now than IRLP?
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K5UNX
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 09:36:05 AM »

I don't know really which is more popular. I just learned about it this week.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 10:11:09 AM »

BRAVO!  A DX contact that consisted of the distance from your HT to the IRPL equipped repeater plus the distance from the Russian IRLP repeater to the Russian station's radio.  Now do the same thing on HF with 25W into a compromise antenna system and you have something to crow about.
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K5UNX
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 10:16:15 AM »

I knew someone would dog it because they think it's not "real" radio or something! I am Tech licensed, so I can't do what you suggest yet. Maybe someday, until now, I am learning something new.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 10:55:54 AM »

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I am Tech licensed, so I can't do what you suggest yet.

You already have CW privileges on 80, 40 and 15 along with CW/SSB privileges on 10.   Wink

You should give HF CW a try, it's fun!   Grin
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KF6QEX
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2012, 04:45:07 AM »

Cool callsign !
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while sitting on my back deck!
irlp or not, it's still FM (the magic kind )  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 12:50:06 PM »

BRAVO!  A DX contact that consisted of the distance from your HT to the IRPL equipped repeater plus the distance from the Russian IRLP repeater to the Russian station's radio.  Now do the same thing on HF with 25W into a compromise antenna system and you have something to crow about.

What if he does not want to?  The op is a tech and he is learning.  Thank God that he is discovering thinigs by himself and asking the right question.  I see this as a credit to himself.  I wish most of us were like that!

To K5UNX, enjoy the hobby!

73 DE KA2UUP
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AD6KA
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 03:56:44 PM »

I too thought the sarcastic remark was uncalled for.
The op was not "crowing" nor was he claiming
a "DX contact".  He knows precisely what he did
and how the IRLP system works. The op was excited
because he learned yet another of the many neat things
we can do with ham radio.

I am a strictly and very much an HF op.
I have never operated, nor been interested in, operating IRLP. 
But I would never criticize or begrudge someone for doing so,
especially a new ham discovering yet another capability of
his equipment within his license parameters.


@K5UNX: Congrats on exploring the various facets of
our hobby. You have an open and enquiring mind,
and you are an asset to our hobby.Best of luck in
your ham radio adventures.
73, Ken  AD6KA/5R8GQ
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 02:37:13 PM »

K5UNX - great that your learning and enjoying yourself along the way. Ignor the naysayers and doom merchants.

I have full UK privalages, but until recently could use only VHF/UHF at work. As i work at a transmitting station and work nights often, this meant practically no radio during my night time break. IRLP meant i could still play radio and enjoy myself, and had some great QSOs with guys in the states and Australia at 03:00UTC! OK, so my signal was only 'technically' going the 3miles to the node, so what?

IRLP is just another tool. So long as theres ham radio involved at  either end, im happy with it
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 04:05:27 AM »

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I am Tech licensed, so I can't do what you suggest yet.

You already have CW privileges on 80, 40 and 15 along with CW/SSB privileges on 10.   Wink

You should give HF CW a try, it's fun!   Grin

Yes, give CW a try. You can use a sound card program like DM-780 or MultiPSK. Both work very well at sending and receiving CW. So you can give CW a try and not actually have to know it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2012, 11:34:46 PM »

K5UNX -

If your around at about 02:00 - 03:00 UTC on the morning of the 14th (tomorrow), Connect to Node No. 5918 (MB7IWR Dewsbury), I'll be taking my 'lunch break' around then (Im currently on night shift) at the Emley Moor TV tower, and will be on that node using our club callsign MX0TSE.

This of course goes for anyone else who'd like to work us!
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2012, 09:57:27 AM »

K5UNX -

If your around at about 02:00 - 03:00 UTC on the morning of the 14th (tomorrow), Connect to Node No. 5918 (MB7IWR Dewsbury), I'll be taking my 'lunch break' around then (Im currently on night shift) at the Emley Moor TV tower, and will be on that node using our club callsign MX0TSE.

This of course goes for anyone else who'd like to work us!

zero skill level required.   This is VOIP with a small radio component.
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N5PVL
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2012, 10:43:21 AM »

Another ham excited about an internet contact.

73 DE Charles, N5PVL
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