HARA IRLP/Echolink INSTRUCTIONS
U.P. LINK REPEATER SYSTEM

The U.P. Linked Repeater System is located in the north/central portion of the Uppper Peninsula of Michigan. The repeater system consists of six repeaters linked together to cover Marquette County and Alger County. The Linked System was designed by KB0P and went on the air in 2007. The repeater system was installed to serve the UP200 SLED DOG RACE route, between the cities of Marquette, to Munising, to Grand Marais, Michigan.

Since 2007, this repeater system grew to the 6-repeater system that it is today (2014), which covers all of Marquette County and all of Alger County. The repeaters are linked together via and RF backbone.

The U.P. Linked Repeater System is centralized in Marquette County and is controlled by HARA (Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association), club call K8LOD. The system includes IP (Internet Protocol) Linking via IRLP and Echolink. The commands for IRLP and Echolink are listed, below:
The IRLP system is identified as node# 8461.
The Echolink system is identified as node# 507166 (or KB0P-L).
Connections cannot be established between Echolink and IRLP at the same time; it's either one or the other. These two systems are independent of each other. Therefore, if we are connected to a station using IRLP, the status of the Echolink node will show busy, and visa versa.
IRLP is a 'single connection' system, meaning that we can only connect to one IRLP station at a time.
The Echolink system on this repeater is set up for a maximum of (3) connections at any given time.
You are welcome to use either IRLP (all commands preceded with #) or Echolink (all commands preceded with ##) on this repeater.


Caution
TO TALK THROUGH AN AMATEUR RADIO REPEATER, YOU MUST HAVE A GOVERNMENT-ISSUED AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE. YOU DO NOT NEED A LICENSE TO JUST LISTEN.
Caution

HOW DO I USE IRLP ON THIS REPEATER?

Use the DTMF touch-tone pad on your radio...
(1) All IRLP commands are preceded with a single # (pound).
(2) Listen first. Identify and ask if the repeater is in use.
(3) Enter in the STATUS COMMAND, to check the status of the system (#01). (4) Announce your intentions (i.e. "This is KB0P accessing the IRLP link.").
(5) To connect, enter '#[node number]'.
(6) To disconnect, enter '#73'.

IRLP COMMANDS

CommandFunction
#[node]Connect to an IRLP node
##[node]Connect to an Echolink node
#73DISCONNECT any node
#01Announce current status
#04Announce Time and Date
#08Announce Last CALLS
#09Connect to previous station that called in
#12Connect to previouse station that was lasted connected

IRLP NODES OF LOCAL INTEREST (preceded with #)

NODE No.DESCRIPTION
4013Escanaba, MI, 147.550 Simplex (N8DP)
2330Soo, Ont, 147.060 Rptr (VE3KD)
4619Green Bay, WI, 147.075 Rptr (N9DKH)
4606Milwaukee, WI, 443.800 Rptr (N9GMT)
4168Grand Rapids, MI, 442.175 Rptr (K8SN)
9050Interlink System (east Coast), our friends out east
9617Michigan Reflector (Sunday Echolink Net)
9999Test Reflector

NODES OF LOCAL INTEREST (SHORT CUTS)

MemoryNODE No.DESCRIPTION
#A1240336Newberry, 146.610 repeater (KC8QZG-R)
#A24013Gladstone, 147.550 simplex (N8DP)
#A3481872Menominee, 147.000 repeater (W8PIF-R)
#A4276724Iron Mountain, 146.850 repeater (ND8M-R)
#A5628115Houghton, 146.880 repeater (K6IPC-R)
#A6405654Calumet, 147.315 repeater (KD8JAM-R)
#A7573763Ironwood, 146.760 repeater (K8DLM-R)
#A8239444Duluth, Minnesota LSAC linked repeater system (KC0MKS-R)
#A9289654Lansing, MSU Campus Repeater, 442.900 (W8MSU-R)
#A10394682Marquette, 444.800 Rptr (KE8IL-R)

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