IRLP node 6549 operating on the WaiPlenty 2m repeater network, serves
roughly the area depicted below.
This map shows the approximate boundaries of
coverage for a 25W mobile using a roof-mounted 3dBi antenna.
Details of the WaiPlenty
2m repeater network
and access frequencies.
It should be noted that
the primary repeater for use around Hamilton is Te Uku '5675, for
Tauranga and Eastern Waikato is Te
Whangamata and Katikati is Waihi
North '5475, and for North Waikato, Thames Valley/Hauraki Plans
and Thames Coast is Maungakawa
IRLP node 6549 is available for all Amateur radio operators to use, but
we do request that you announce yourself and your intention to use
the node, before making a connection. It is also important to listen
briefly (15 secs.) before making your intentions known. When using the
node, always leave 3 secs between overs, to allow the remote node to
unkey, any timeouts to reset on the remote repeater and to allow
other operators to call in.
The status of New Zealand nodes can be
checked here before making a call.
Guidelines" can be found here.
The "IRLP Status Page" can be found here.
For those interested in checking out
the IRLP network on Google Earth can click this link - http://www.irlp.net/setup-irlp.kml
- it will download a "networked linked" kmz file from the server which
will update every 2 minutes, complete with all the info for all the
links and nodes.
When closing Google Earth,
when prompted, save the changes. That way
all you will have to do is open up Google Earth, and all IRLP
connections will be displayed. Yellow lines are node to node
while blue are reflector connections.
Also for those interested, the LIVE
status of IRLP Reflectors can be seen HERE.
See what Wikipedia has to say on the Internet Radio
Linking Project (IRLP).
Some of the
“Special Codes” used on Node 6549 and most other NZ Nodes:
to a Node
||Dial the 4
digit Node No.
|To read a detailed
|Last 'Node" connected
|To get the current ZL
|To get the current UTC
|To check current
|Advises the status of
all Waikato VHF Group Rptrs
|Redial last node
|Read the local time at a
||## node number
New Zealand Nodes:
All IRLP nodes in New Zealand can be found HERE.
those interested in using IRLP, the main piece of equipment that you
will require is a 2m transceiver with a DTMF keypad. However, if you do
not have DTMF on your transceiver, all is not lost. The repeater can be
monitored as usual and if somebody comes up via the IRLP node, you can
have a QSO with them. It is also possible to feed DTMF tones into your
microphone from an external audio source. The WaiPlenty 2m repeater
network can still be used as
normal, as the IRLP system does not affect its normal operation.
If the WaiPlenty 2m repeater
is required for an AREC exercise or civil emergency, the IRLP node will
be disconnected. It will also be disconnected if any problems occur.
Therefore, if you get no response from the 'Special Codes' mentioned
above, you can assume that the node has been disconnected or may even
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