The UP Link System is a system of 6 repeaters linked together using RF (UHF), designed by KB0P and first constructed beginning in 2006. The repeater system was installed to serve the UP200 SLED DOG RACE route, between the cities of Marquette, to Munising, to Grand Marais, Michigan. In addition, this system includes a VOiP Linking System (Internet Linking) to allow the repeater system to connect to additional repeater systems around the world. There is a computer connected to the HARA/AARC/LARS repeater system running two linking programs, IRLP and Echolink (two separate and independent systems on one computer). Since these two systems are separate, only one can be accessed at a time with the use of different DTMF commands.
Join us on the UP Link System, consisting of 6 repeaters together. This linked system covers 3-5 U.P. counties: Marquette, Alger, Luce (permanent), as well as Dickenson and Delta (both on a temporary RF linked basis), serving the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula (the U.P.).
Here are some of the general details of the IRLP and Echolink systems:
- The IRLP system is identified as node# 8461.
- The Echolink system is identified as node# 420942 (or K8LOD-R).
- 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.
IRLP Commands — preceded with a single #
Echolink Commands — preceded with a double ##
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) Announce your intentions (i.e. “This is KB0P accessing the IRLP link.”).
(4) To connect, enter ‘#[node number]’.
(5) To disconnect, enter ‘#73’.
|#[node]||Connect to an IRLP node|
|##[node]||Connect to an Echolink node|
|#73||DISCONNECT any node|
|#01||Announce current status|
|#04||Announce Time and Date|
|#08||Announce Last CALLS|
|#09||Connect to previous station that called in|
|#12||Connect to previouse station that was lasted connected|
IRLP NODES OF LOCAL INTEREST (preceded with #)
|4013||Escanaba, MI, 147.550 Simplex (N8DP) — OFFLINE NOW|
|2330||Soo, Ont, 147.060 Rptr (VE3KD)|
|4619||Green Bay, WI, 147.075 Rptr (N9DKH)|
|4606||Milwaukee, WI, 443.800 Rptr (N9GMT)|
|4168||Grand Rapids, MI, 442.175 Rptr (K8SN)|
|8242||Green Bay, WI 444.750 Repeater (This is where KB0P lives)|
|9050||Interlink System (east Coast), our friends out east|
|9617||Michigan Reflector (Sunday Echolink Net)|
|9999||Test Reflector– Plays back your transmission for testing.|
NODES OF LOCAL INTEREST (SHORT CUTS) (preceded with ## )
|#A1||240336||Newberry, 146.610 repeater (KC8QZG-R)|
|#A2||4013||Gladstone, 147.550 simplex (N8DP)|
|#A3||481872||Menominee, 147.000 repeater (W8PIF-R)|
|#A4||276724||Iron Mountain, 146.850 repeater (ND8M-R)|
|#A5||628115||Houghton, 146.880 repeater (K6IPC-R)|
|#A6||405654||Calumet, 147.315 repeater (KD8JAM-R)|
|#A7||573763||Ironwood, 146.760 repeater (K8DLM-R)|
|#A8||239444||Duluth, Minnesota LSAC linked repeater system (KC0MKS-R)|
|#A9||289654||Lansing, MSU Campus Repeater, 442.900 (W8MSU-R)|
|#A10||394682||Marquette, 444.800 Rptr (KE8IL-R)|