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Current Node Information and System Updates.
Posted on April 15, 2019

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BELOW IS A LINK FROM OUR LIVE VIDEO STREAM AT THE MEET-N-GREET ROOM SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH. AT THE ORLANDO HAMCATION. THANKS TO ALL THAT STOPPED BY TO SAY HELLO!

https://youtu.be/fqC1vKWPEZc


ALLSTAR BRIDGES 27339, 45192 AND 45225 ARE ON LINE. PLEASE HELP US BALANCE THE USER LOAD BETWEEN THEM.   SEE LINK BELOW. 

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                                                             http://27339.asnode.org/supermon/index.html

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The East Coast Reflector now has a new mail server for user and node owners of the system. We hope to be able to keep our users better informed of system updates. We welcome system users and node owners with comments, suggestions and questions related to our system..... All Swap Net items are only posted on this server.......................................  Node owners please see link below. 

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                                                                       EastCoastReflector@groups.io | Home

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WI4SWB IN MELBOURNE, FLORIDA NEAR I-95 & US-192 AT EXIT 180 HAS 147.480 107.2 PL AND 442.400 PL 141.3 FULL-TIME ON THE SYSTEM.

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WF2C 444.150 PL 88.5 REPEATER AT HOLLYWOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA. ALLSTAR NODE 40056 IS OFF LINE AS OF 03.15.19

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THE ORLANDO REPEATER 444.800, PL 103.5 IS BACK ON LINE.... THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN.

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DMR BRANDMEISTER BRIDGE TALK GROUP 3129973 IS NOW IN THE SYSTEM... THANKS TO KI7WKZ, KELLY IN PORTLAND, OREGON..

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DMR BRANDMEISTER BRIDGE TALK GROUP 31281 IS DOWN FOR REPAIRS. 02.01.19

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N2ELI ALLSTAR NODE 45285, 146.440 SIMPLEX PL 123.0 IN ONEONTA, NEW YORK IS INTO THE SYSTEM WITH COVERAGE ON RT 88. 02.28.19

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ALLSTAR NODE 40980 OR IRLP NODE 4700 WR2UHF 444.700 IS ON LINE FROM A NEW LOCATION IN FARMINGVILLE, LONG ISLAND, NY

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WA5AIR HAS 443.900 PL 123.0 IN MONTGOMERY, 442.900 PL 103.5 IN CONROE AND 442.050 PL 103.5 IN COSBY, TEXAS ON THE SYSTEM.

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ALLSTAR NODE 28320 KB2FAF 147.030 IN SOLON, CORTLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK IS FULL TIME ON THE SYSTEM.

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ALLSTAR NODE 27920 KB2FAF 147.225 IN CORTLAND, NEW YORK IS NO LONGER IN THE SYSTEM AS OF 04.09.19.

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ALLSTAR NODE 28458 K2MST 443.150 IN ARMORY SQUARE, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK IN ON THE SYSTEM EXCEPT FOR LOCAL EVENTS.

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THE N5UXT REPEATER IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA ALLSTAR NODE 29734 IS FULL TIME ON THE SYSTEM.

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NW4GT SIMPLEX ALLSTAR NODE 48081 IN DAVENPORT, FLORIDA 147.555 SIMPLEX PL 127.3 IS FULL TIME ON THE SYSTEM.

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N4LMC ALLSTAR NODE 46530 224.120 PL 146.2 AT LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN/CHATTANOOGA, TN IS NOW CONNECTED TO THE REFLECTOR.

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K2CC NODE 4747 146.895 PL 151.4 AT CLRKSON UNIVERSITY IN POTSDAN, NEW YORK IN NOW IN THE SYSTEM. (LIMITED COVERAGE)

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WA5HC NODE 4825 146.440 SIMPLEX PL 100.0 IN MILTON, FLORIDA IS NOW IN THE SYSTEM. (25 MILE RADIUS OF MILTON)

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W7RAT NODE 3039 IN PORTLAND, OR, 440.400 PL 123.0 IS CONNECTED WHENEVER IT'S NOT CONNECTED SOMEWHERE ELSE FOR A NET.

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145.490, PL 88.5 REPEATER IN GAINSVILLE, NEW YORK IS RUNNING LOW POWER BUT STILL INTO THE SYSTEM.

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W4DG NODE 4464 FREQUENCY 146.535 PL 146.2 Hz SIMPLEX IN HUDSON, FLORIDA IS ON THE SYSTEM FULL TIME.


KN2R REPEATER SYSTEM IN CAPE CORAL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA REPEATERS ARE 444.725 AND 146.610 BOTH USING PL 136.5 Hz.

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ORLANDO REPEATERS FULLTIME ON THE REFLECTOR ARE. 444.800 (I-4 & 408 DOWNTOWN) 443.650 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS BOTH PL 103.5Hz.

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KJ4QAL AND N1DOT HAS YAESU WIRES-X CONFERENCE ROOM 21044 BRIDGED ON TUESDAY NIGHTS FOR THE TECH NET FROM 8-10 EST.

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IF YOUR IRLP, ALLSTAR OR ECHOLINK NODE HAS BEEN BLOCKED AND YOU HAVE CORRECTED THE ISSUE FOR THE BLOCK, CONTACT ONE OF THE BELOW CONTROL OPERATORS TO HAVE YOUR BLOCK REMOVED. 

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WB2JPQ, KN2R, WA2UPK, WB4IVB, KB3SNM, W5CVE.

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IMPORTANT REMINDER!

To AllStar Sysops,

We would still like to ask all AllStar Sysops to conntinue to set their connect parameters, when connecting to the ECR Bridge 27339, and connect using the "Permanent Connect" option (ilink,13 instead of ilink,3).  This will insure that your node will reconnect, immediately and automatically, if the Bridge ever restarts.

Thank you,
Paul/KN2R


East Coast Reflector Tech & Swap-Shop Net....
Posted on April 10, 2019

The East Coast Reflector Tech - Swap Net meets every Tuesday evening on the 9050 reflector at 8:00 EST and runs until approximately 10:00 PM. The net is a team effort, we encourage everyone to get involved with or without a question. You may not have a question but very well might have the answer to someone else’s question. 

If anyone is working on an amateur radio related project and would like to share it with the net, please let us know and we will set time aside time for your presentation.

You may also connect full time through our Allstar bridges 27339, 45225 or 45192.

If you are a WIRES X user you can connect through KJ4QAL’s Yaesu WIRES-X conference room number 21044. 

If you are a DMR BrandMeister user you can connect through Talk Group 3129973 in Portland, Oregon.

If you are a DMR BrandMeister user you can connect through Talk Group 31281 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Down for updates)

If you are a D-Star user you may connect through XRF813A courtesy of KJ4QAL in St Petersburg, Florida.

If you are a Echolink user (R) Repeater or (L) Link and on a radio you can connect through our Echolink server number 57780 or 375103.

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Swap-Shop Guidelines by Henry, WB4IVB

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The purpose of the "Swap-Shop Portion" of the ECR Tech Net
is to list Amateur Radio Related Items, For Sale-Trade-Want.

The ECR assumes no responsibility or liability for any transactions,
items sold or purchased. 

Sellers are expected to give a fair and honest description of 
any item or items. Examples: From a Smoking or Non-Smoking
Environment. Are Keypads Worn. Mic Cables Frayed. Like New
In The Original Box. Has Or Does Not Have Mounting Or Necessary
Hardware. Display Has Segments Out. I Can't Find The Manual.

Sellers are encouraged to take a Photo of the Item/Items that
could be e-mailed to potential Buyers upon "their request". Do
Not e-mail photos to me or the ECR.

Buyers are expected to get in direct contact with the Seller PRIOR
TO PURCHASING the item/items. Do Not Assume Anything. Ask 
questions and discuss any concerns regarding the purchase. There 
may be Model Specific Information that would need to be discussed 
that a short description would not include. Shipping Cost/Information 
should be discussed at this time. 

Everyone is welcome to e-mail to me items that they wish to
SELL-TRADE or Items WANTED. My e-mail is: wb4ivb@hotmail.com.

Each Tuesday Evening (8pm EST) during the ECR IRLP-AllStar Net I
will read a list of the Sell-Trade-Wanted items that have been submitted
via e-mail.

Please give your Name and Call Sign and E-mail address. A telephone
number is optional: "Only if you wish it to be made available".

Please be specific with Manufacturer, Model Numbers of each  
item. What Accessories Are Included: Microphone, Power Cable, 
Mounting Bracket/Hardware.  Include the Price Per Item and any 
Shipping Cost Info you can provide. Please advise if a photo is available 
upon request. Please Proof Read Your Entire Listing Before E-mailing.

Example: Yaesu Mobile  Model xyz, Good Working Condition, Non-Smoker,
Includes Mounting Bracket, Optional DTMF Mic, Power Cable, Manual. 
Price $100. Free US Lower 48 shipping. Photo Available. Joe Amateur, Call Sign, Phone Number.

Example: Yaesu Model HT123, Handie-Talkie With Charger. Works fine but 
battery will need to be replaced. Keypad has worn lettering. Price $50. Buyer 
Pays USPS Shipping, to be determined by location. Photo Available. Jerry 
Hitech, Call Sign, E-mail Address, No Phone Number.

Example:Wanted: Kenwood Model X-1234, Dual Band Transceiver. E-mail 
Condition and Price/Shipping to George Radio, Call Sign, George@...

Example: Kenwood External Speakers. Model KSA-10, 8 Ohm, 12 Watt. Used,
Normal Wear, Tested Okay. Cable is 38" long With 1/8" Phone Plug. Have Several Available. $20 Each Free USPS Lower 48 Shipping.  Tom Radiooper, Call Sign, E-mail spksales@...

Example: Kenwood TS-XXX Radio. Non-Working, Sold As Is, For Parts
or Repair. $Make Offer Including Shipping. Photos Inside and Outside Available On Request. John Doeham, Call Sign, E-mail Address, Telephone Number Optional. 

Example: Raspberry Pi3, New In The Box. Never Used. Wife Bought It For
My Birthday, Not Knowing that I had Picked Up Several At Dayton Hamvention. 
$35 Shipped. Robert Hamop, Call Sign, E-mail: wifewontknow@...

Sale/Trade/Want Items will be listed for 3 Weeks. If you are successful, please
e-mail wb4ivb@... as soon as possible. If you have multiple items,
be specific on what sold. If your Sale/Trade/Want is not successful, you may 
re-list an item or items after a 60 Day waiting period.

It is our sincere hope that all individuals that are Selling/Buying/Trading
something are satisfied with their experience.  However, any and all negativity, differences, complaints should not be discussed on the ECR System. The Buyer 
and Seller are responsible for resolving out any disagreements via e-mail or telephone. 

As always, your suggestions and feedback are welcome.

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WB4IVB


Welcome to the East Coast Reflector
Posted on March 24, 2019

The INTERNET RADIO LINKING PROJECT, IRLP Reflector 9050 provides the means for linking multiple amateur radio repeaters and simplex radios together using Voice-Over-IP software and the internet. IRLP makes interfacing a RADIO or REPEATER to the world simple and cost effective.  

Our IRLP system runs on a large network called a reflector hosted in a data center in Michigan. The reflector is also connected full time to our Allstar bridges number 27339, 45192 or 45225 making bridging between IRLP and Allstar transparent to our users. If you are on Echolink using a radio talking on a repeater or simplex node you can connect through 57780 or 375103. 

The system also has two DMR BrandMeister Talk groups TG 3129973 in Portland, Oregon and TG 31281 in St Petersburg, Florida. (TG31281 is down for system upgrades) 

The reflector has requirements that must be met to maintain a high quality sounding audio. The reflector administrators are available to work with any repeater or simplex node owner to help resolve interfacing or audio issues.

We encourage repeater and simplex node owners to connect on a full time bases and become part of our core group of users.

Enjoy the reflector,

WB2JPQ 


IRLP Reflector 9050, Allstar 27339 and 45225 status.
Posted on March 1, 2019


The links below will show connected IRLP and Allstar nodes. The IRLP page does not refresh automatically, it must be refreshed manually.

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The Allstar Allmon shows real time connections. The node talking will be highlighted on the page top line. This only shows nodes directly connected to 27339, 45225 or 45192. To see all connected nodes click on LsNodes. Click on the Bubble Chart to see node configuration. 

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WB4IVB - Arcom 210 Repeater Controller with the Yaesu Fusion DR-1X Repeater
Posted on October 11, 2014

I recently installed an Arcom 210 Repeater Controller with the Yaesu Fusion DR-1X Repeater. Adding an external controller to the DR-1X offers capabilities that the stock internal controller does not support.
 
Discriminator Audio from the DB15 connector on the DR-1X is un-filtered. This audio is ideal for feeding to a controller receiver audio input but some filtering of low frequency audio is necessary. I used the Arcom ADR interface which employs a Communications Specialist TS-64-DS Encoder/Decoder, but I was disappointed in the decoder portion of the TS-64-DS to provide adequate filtering of the received CTCSS from a repeater users radio. The presence of a CTCSS signal beyond the decoder circuit of a receiver is just an annoyance and can distort voice audio. 

Dick, WB2JPQ, has used CTCSS Filters for many years on his equipment with good success, so I decided to install one inside the Arcom.
 
I chose to use a General Electric Channel Guard Filter Board which was used in GE Mastr II stations.  The GE Part Number is 19C3206271. By the way Channel Guard is just a trademark name of GE for CTCSS. Motorola Micor filtering is done within the CTCSS Decoder that plugs into the Audio/Squelch Board.  The Micor Mobile and Station used the board. The Motorola trademark name being Private Line (PL).  Or, if you prefer to dig really deep in an old commercial two-way junk box you may use an RCA CTCSS Filter.   The RCA trademark name being "Quiet Channel".  All boards are High Pass Filters designed to attenuate low frequency audio in the CTCSS frequency range (67-250 Hz).
 
The GE Filter Board has two Molex connectors which were designed to plug-in to the station Audio Board.  These Filter Boards were also using in GE Auxiliary Receivers. Same GE part number as the station.  I removed the two Molex connectors and soldered wires directly to the board. The idea is to install the filter board in the audio path between the receiver audio and the controller receiver audio input.
 
Many repeater controllers including the RC210 have an Audio Delay Board connection header. This is an excellent place to connect the Filter Board. If you are not using an Audio Delay Board with your controller, simply connect the Filter Board Input to Discriminator Audio, Filter Board Output to Repeat Audio, and +12 Volts and Ground. Of course if there is no Delay Board

installed on the controller there will be a Jumper in place to connect Disc Audio to Repeat Audio.  This Jumper is removed, and the Filter Board is connected.  Although there are no adjustments on the filter board, I recommend that you do check the levels before and after installing the board and adjust if necessary.
 
If you are using an Audio Delay Board you want to connect the Filter Board Input to Receiver Discriminator Audio and the Filter Board Output to "Audio Input" of the Delay Board. Then make the necessary connections for +12 volts and ground. This ensures that the CTCSS is filtered before entering the audio delay circuitry.
 
On the Arcom RC210 Controller, the Port One Audio Delay Header is JP10.  Pin1 +12volts, Pin2 Discriminator Audio,  Pin3 Repeat Audio, Pin4 Ground. COS remains on Pin5.  Again, if you do not have an Audio Board installed you will find a Jumper from Pin2 to Pin3 which completes the audio path in the absence of an Audio Delay Board.
 
I used a piece of 1/16" Plexaglass to mount the GE Board.  I drilled four holes to match the existing mounts for an optional AutoPatch Board in the RC210 enclosure.  There are two three pin Molex plugs on the GE board that I removed.   One side, marked J1 Pin 1 is the Audio Input. There are two other solder pads at J1, but there are no circuit board traces connected.

The three pin Molex at J1 was used for mechanical support.   The opposite side is J2.  J2-1 is +10VDC (12 VDC is okay to use) J2-2 is Ground,and J2-3 is Audio Output. 
 
I made a wiring harness and incorporated it with the Audio Delay Board so there was no direct soldering to the Controller Delay    Board or the Controller Header pins. Direct soldering to the GE Filter Board is fine, but do not solder to the controller or audio delay board pins.

Molex Connectors and Pins are available from Mouser,  Digi-Key, or your favorite supplier, and makes a neat appearance. If you need part numbers feel free to contact me. 

The GE board, or others I mentioned, can be used with any repeater controller or any audio path where low frequency attenuation is desirable.  The filter boards are relativity small and could be mounted within an IRLP computer or fit nicely in small enclosures.



PL Filter PL Filter

Henry Hamblin
WB4IVB


   
AE7I - IRLP 9050 Reflector Repeater
Posted on August 5, 2014


Thanks AE7I for this video of one of your repeater sites on the IRLP 9050 Reflector.


East Coast Reflector Repeater Pictures
Posted on August 1, 2014


The East Coast Reflector Web Site is looking for 9050 repeater operators and owners to supply us with pictures of your facilities and staff. These pictures will be posted on our Media Photo Gallery page.


Proceed to the Contact page and click on the "General questions on East Coast 9050 Reflector and IRLP" email link and include your images along with all other relevant information regarding your repeater system in the email as well. Looking forward to seeing your repeater snapshots on the East Coast Reflector Web Site!