Club Repeater Facilities

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VHF/UHF FM Repeaters

The club operates two repeaters, one on 2m and the other on 70cms at Paddington in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney (illustrated in picture). Their callsign is VK2ROT, operating frequencies are 147.025 and 438.575MHz and both require a 91.5Hz tone to open, while the UHF repeater also operates in P25 mode. Technical details of the equipment can be be found on the VK2ROT QRZ webpage.


IRLP

IRLP allows hams to talk through their local repeaters to other local or international hams using their repeaters through the Internet connecting via simple DTMF tones. For example, to link to Las Vegas, just key up our 70cm repeater and send DTMF tones representing that node's number, 3210. This allows two way voice communication to Las Vegas but of course you will need to call CQ to see if anyone is around! To disconnect, just key DTMF 73.

You can also join voice chat rooms called Reflectors. For example, the Australian reflector is 9500. Many repeaters can link through one reflector. To disconnect, just key DTMF 73. For hams to contact us, our node number is 6250 and its status can be checked on the IRLP status page

General information can be obtained from the official IRLP site.


Echolink

Echolink enables hams to contact each other through the internet and via repeaters. The facility is available on our 70cm repeater. It operates in a similar way to IRLP except that node numbers, when calling through our repeater, must be preceded with * while use of DTMF 73 will disconnect both Echolink or IRLP services. For those wishing to call us, our Echolink node is 725953.

General information and the node status can be obtained from the Echolink site.

If you are planning a visit to Sydney, give us a call on IRLP or Echolink.


D-STAR Repeater

The club operates a 70cm ICOM D-Star repeater, VK2RBV, from a building in Sydney CBD operating on 438.775 MHz with a -5.0MHz offset. The repeater has full access to REF, XRF and DCS reflectors and is DPRS-enabled. It covers most of the Sydney basin.


Club Remote H/F Operating Facilities

A new facility with a dedicated radio is now under test and access details will be promulgated early in 2015.


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