Tag Archives: Amateur Radio

Amateur radio, or “ham radio”, is the use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosport, contesting and emergency communication. The term “amateur” is used to specify “a duly authorised person interested in radioelectric practice with a purely personal aim and without pecuniary interest;” (either direct monetary or other similar reward) and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting, public safety (such as police and fire), or professional two-way radio services (such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc.).

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EchoIRLP Update

Relocation of N4LX EchoIRLP is complete and should now provide good coverage of Cullman and surrounding areas on 146.480 MHz. The omnidirectional antenna is approximately 70 feet above average terrain and provides approximately 8.5 dB gain to the node’s 50 watt output. The node requires a 156.7 PL for access. IRLP 4742 is operational on the node at this time. However, EchoLink N4LX-L (882043) will be unavailable until further reconfiguration can be completed. As a result, the Monday night Kansas …

N4LX EchoIRLP On the Air

The N4LX EchoIRLP node is now active in Cullman. The IRLP node number is 4742 and EchoLink is N4LX-L, node 882043. Because IRLP forbids cross-linking of networks, the node operates as either an IRLP or EchoLink node at any given time. Operation is simplex on 147.480 MHz and requires a 156.7 PL for access. A 156.7 PL is also transmitted. Please see the EchoIRLP page for more information.