Our IRLP node is #2440. It is now operational, under the care of VE3LFD and administered by VE3NCQ. This node, like all the CKARC repeaters, is open for use by everyone.
IRLP has been moved to the VE3COZ UHF repeater on 444.325+ MHz. To use IRLP, you must transmit a 250.3 Hz PL tone. Without the tone, the repeater functions normally for local use, but will not transmit to the IRLP network. All IRLP traffic will be heard by everyone.
The IRLP node is controlled by DTMF. The repeater strips DTMF, so to bypass this, all commands must be prefixed with ** (star star). First, check to make sure the repeater is not in use, then enter "**" plus the 4-digit ID of the station or reflecter you wish to call. To finish a QSO and close the connection, press "**73". The inactivity timeout is set to 60 minutes. Additional codes and features will be added in the future.
The repeater will automatically connect to the Ontario Public Service Reflector on Sunday and Thursday at 20:00-21:00 for the province-wide Procom Net. Everyone is welcome to participate under the direction of net control.
This node replaces our simplex VHF station. Future plans include adding EchoLink, weather information, and other special features. It already speaks the time every 30 minutes.
The IRLP system is an embedded node, running on a Super Mini ITX machine with a 667 MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM, and 2 GB IDE Flash drive. The operating system is Cent OS. It's connected to the internet with its own IP address. The radio is a Kenwood TM-451A.
See the IRLP site for more information and node numbers.