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IRLP and Echolink

  • IRLP - Whitehorse, VY1IRL
  • 146.880 (100) node: 1500
  • IRLP - Haines Junction, VY1RPM
  • 146.880 node: 1662
  • IRLP - Dawson City
  • 146.580 (100) node: 1898
  • EchoLink, Whitehorse, VY1CC-R
  • 147.880 node: 836865

    IRLP and EchoLink use Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) technology to connect radio operators from one location on the globe to another. IRLP was developed by a Canadian operator and is based on the Linux operating system. Access to the world-wide system is only via a radio through a local repeater. EchoLink was developed by an American operator and is based on the Windows operating system. Access is through a local repeater and directly through a computer that is connected to the Internet, enabling operators without radios to connect to radio operators through the world-wide EchoLink system.

    IRLP - Internet Radio Linking Project

    "The aim of this project is to reliably and inexpensively link amateur radio systems without the use of RF links, leased lines, or satellites.

    The IRLP uses Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) custom software and hardware. Coupled with the power of the Internet, IRLP will link your repeater site or simplex station to the world in a simple and cost effective way.

    IRLP operates a worldwide network of dedicated servers and nodes offering very stable worldwide voice communications between hundreds of towns and cities. All this with unsurpassed uptimes and the full dynamic range of telephone quality audio." - from IRLP Home Page

    Trans-Canada IRLP NET Node 9013 Check-ins from Across Canada

    Wednesday mornings starting at 1600 GMT (0800 PST) on node 9013
    Net Controls HOST include: Guy Costanzo, VA7GAC - Vancouver, BC and John, VA3WM - Oakville, ON.
    Anyone can bring up the net on your local repeater/area from all across Canada. It generally lasts about an hour and starts in British Columbia and runs across the country to Nova Scotia. They welcome checkins from anywhere, not just Canada. Amateur HAM Radio Net List

    How to Use IRLP
    IRLP Operating Guidelines

    IRLP Etiquette
    Youtube demonstration
    British Columbia Frequency Modulation Communications Association
    Edmonton IRLP - Acceptable Use
    Scottsbluff, Nebraska DN81fv

    How to find a repeater in another city
    IRLP Status Page - list of all node numbers

    Status of YARA IRLP Nodes
    Whitehorse, Haekel Hill - Node 1500
    Haines Junction - Node 1662
    Dawson City - Node 1898

    EchoLink

    "EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities. There are more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 162 of the world's 193 nations — with about 5,000 online at any given time."- from EchoLink Home Page

    How to use EchoLink
    EchoLink Support
    Youtube Demo - 10 min

    Status of EchoLink Nodes
    Whitehorse EchoLink, Mt. Sima
    All Nodes