GB3JC – Allstar Link

GB3JC – Allstar Link

Today I received the sound cards with the CM108AH chip & G7RPG modifications. GB3JC is now connected to Allstar with node number: 49025. I will shortly post the Allstar commands as these are different from standard EchoLink codes. It’s important to remember that we still have EchoLink on GB3JC, we now have the best of both worlds.

You can check the node status here: GB3JC NODE STATS

G7RPG Kind Donation

G7RPG

Peter G7RPG has very kindly donated a few modified USB audio devices that utilise the CM108 chipset. This is a very kind donation as it means we can move to Allstar for linking. Don’t worry EchoLink users, we will also have Echolinking enabled.

I’ll post shortly explaining the reasons to move over to Allstar (Asterisk) based linking.

GB3JC – GB3NZ linking

Elinx system

I’m happy to report GB3JC-NZ are linked together permanently via a remote server running SVXLink. We have a 10M application in for GB3TX, this will also join the permanent link system.

Operators can now check their transceivers by listening to the other repeater.

We are currently looking into a blanket callsign as the system is essentially one.

Here is GB3NZ with the homebrew SVXLink interface card.

GB3JC – Antenna

GB3JC – Antenna switch over

For a long time GB3JC has been using my Diamond X50 antenna. While this works and performs rather well, I would like to use the X50 for the shack. The answer? Use the UHF J-Pole I constructed back in March. It works great inside the loft but that’s no good for a repeater! I need to mount the J-Pole outside, somewhere in the clear! I can’t really add another bracket to the house.

So… I constructed a stand off bracket to fit the existing pole.