ARS W9PCi - Central Point, Oregon

444.100
145.330 / 444.200
146.620 / 444.300
IRLP Nodes 7700 / 3383
Echolink Node 385956

Repeaters

W9PCi Repeaters - System Fusion Digital Repeater 444.300+PL100

Yaesu DR-1X available as of April 6, 2015 for use by all licensed amateur radio operators.  The DR-1x is a "System Fusion" digital repeater that permits "Auto" selection of digital or analog modes by sensing input signals.  Currently the output is set for "Fixed" analog FM but will be set to "Auto" as more users migrate to C4FM digital modes.

As funds and time permits, there are plans to add this repeater to the "Wires-X" network for world-wide communications similar to Icom's DStar digital network.  There are many other features avalible with the "System Fusion" repeater - too many to list here.  Please check out the Yaesu site for more on the new features like "messaging", APRS locator, Group Operations, sending quality Photos digitally from user to user, etc.  Click on... YAESU.COM "System Fusion" and look at the FM400R, FT1R, FT2R, FT991 and DR-1X.  And, the "Wires-X" HRI-200.

Many interesting "Youtube" videos are on the Internet that show how the new Yaesu "System FUSION" works and may be used to improve FM communications in the 2m and UHF bands.

Our new "System FUSION" repeater may be linked to the Rogue Valley Manor repeater system on 147.000+PL123.  You will hear both the W9PCi /FR and the K7RVM ID on both repeaters since the Fusion repeater is a "full" repeater and not dedicated to a "link" function.

W9PCi Repeaters - EchoIRLP

EchoIRLP has been added to the 145.330 repeater.  For IRLP, enter the 4 digit node or Reflector number - see www.irlp.net for details.  For Echolink, you must enter a "pre-access" code and then the Echolink node or Conference number.  The "pre-access" code is "A3" without the quotes.

For example...

LISTEN...LISTEN...LISTEN to the repeater to be sure it is not currently in use.  IDENTIFY your station.  Be courteous and encourage others to use the repeater and the EchoIRLP network.

To connect to IRLP Reflector 9999...
    key your radio, IDENTIFY by saying your call sign, announce that you intend to use IRLP - unkey
    key your radio and enter DTMF 9999 - unkey
To disconnect from an IRLP node or Reflector...
    key your radio and enter DTMF 73 - unkey
To connect to Echolink Conference A39999...
    key your radio, IDENTIFY by saying your call sign, announce that you intended to use Echolink - unkey
To disconnect from an Echolink node or Conference...
    key your radio and enter DTMF 73 - unkey

 If you don't connect or disconnect right away, it may be due to not having enough signal for the controller to decode your DTMF tones.  Try again.  If no success, raise power level, reposition your radio if handheld, or use an outside antenna.  If you have a beam, point it NW of Central Point.

The EchoIRLP has timers that expire if you connect and are unable to "disconnect", the repeater will issue the "disconnect" codes automatically.  For example, if the repeater receiver does not have any activity for a specified amount of time, it will issue an auto-disconnect.  If you have a favorite node, conference or Reflector you wish to listen to, let me know and I'll provide a "special" code that will lengthen the timeout timer.

Have fun and enjoy radio.

W9PCi IRLP node 3383 - IRLP REFLECTOR User Requirements

Once again it is necessary to implement “special” access codes for IRLP "Reflector" use on W9PCi repeater 147.240PL100.  Please send an email requesting your access code.  The access code is yours and may not be given to anyone.  This requirement applies to IRLP Node  3383 only.

If you have been given an access code you may permit licensed HAM operators, of your choice, to access an IRLP REFLECTOR but you must bring up the REFLECTOR, monitor REFLECTOR use and bring REFLECTOR down when the user you are monitoring finishes.  It is your responsibility to be sure that operators adhere to good operator practice and, above all, be courteous and helpful.  You are also responsible for adherence to REFLECTOR owner procedures.

It is your responsibility to monitor all transmissions and to terminate IRLP REFLECTOR use if you determine misuse.  If it becomes necessary to terminate use of the IRLP REFLECTOR connection, please send an email explaining the reason.  Your email is voluntary and not required but may be helpful to better serve users of the repeaters. 

Note:  ***** THE USE OF A CODE IS ONLY NEEDED FOR CONNECTION TO A non-Echo REFLECTOR *****

All other IRLP Connections (for example,  any "node to node" connection and any "ECHO" Reflector), do not use a code; simply ID, ask if the repeater is in use by anyone and if not, enter the 4 digits of the IRLP Node or "ECHO" Reflector you are calling.  Remember to ID at proper intervals and to bring down the IRLP connection when finished.  It is always a good practice to provide a few seconds delay between transmissions to permit others to join in. 

Most all repeater systems are listened to by young children, visiting operators, their spouses / partners and potential “new” amateur radio operators.  Because of this, you are encouraged use of these systems and to promote the high standard of “esprit de corps”, technical discussions and conversations (rag-chewing) that are prized by the licensed amateur community.

73's & Enjoy Radio - W9PCi

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Support for local ARES operations in southern Oregon  is provided by W9PCi VHF, UHF and IRLP repeater systems.  Click for information.

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