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 146.480 MHz and requires a 156.7 Hz PL for access. A 156.7 Hz PL is also transmitted.

This node is open to all licensed amateurs operating in accordance with good amateur and engineering practice. Contentious topics including, but not limited to, politics and religion shall be avoided without exception.


To connect to an IRLP node or reflector, use DTMF tones to enter the node’s or reflector’s four-digit node number. To connect to an EchoLink node, enter star (“*”) followed by the EchoLink node number. To disconnect, enter 73. This command will disconnect all connected EchoLink stations if more than one is connected.


The following nets will be connected and disconnect automatically at the times shown in parentheses, so bear this in mind if using the node around these times:

NetNodeLocal Date/TimeDisconnectConnectDisconnect

Alaska Morning Net




11:57 a.m.

11:58 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

East Coast Tech Net



7 p.m.

6:57 p.m.

6:58 p.m.

10:30 p.m.

Alabama Friends Net



8 p.m.

7:57 p.m.

7:58 p.m.

9:15 p.m.

University ARC Net



8 p.m.

7:29 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.


More Information

The node is located north of downtown Cullman with an omnidirectional antenna approximately 70 feet above average terrain. With 8.5 dB gain and 50 watts output, the signal should cover Cullman and surrounding areas well.

Pleasee review the IRLP Operating Guidelines for best practices. Any further inquiries or comments may be sent to n4lx@n4lx.com.