Echolink and IRLP Instructions

A person on another repeater can link with the VE3YRA/C repeater system via Echolink by sending that string prefixed by a * but IRLP is much better for "repeater to repeater" linking.

IRLP (Internet Radio Linking Project) was designed for "repeater to repeater" linking, so you use RF at both ends of the communication.

Echolink can also do this but it's number one feature is the ability to link up to a repeater without a radio, using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Instructions for answering an inbound call: You may reply to an inbound call on any of the repeaters, not just YRC VHF. If the remote user is sending a "CQ" or call out to anyone, please answer and say hello! Please be polite and welcoming. If they are calling a specific station, wait for that other station to answer. Let the other station do the disconnect at their end. If they ask you to, send 73 on YRC VHF only.

Procedure for using IRLP via RF on the club repeaters for repeater linking:


  1. Listen for activity on the repeaters. Proceed if clear.

  2. On YRC VHF only, IDENTIFY your station and say "your call" for IRLP and touchtone the four-digit IRLP number for the remote repeater you desire. You can find IRLP numbers here .

  3. Listen for the response. When successfully linked, listen for activity in progress on the other repeater. When clear, make your call. IDENTIFY!

  4. When finished, turn off the link by sending 73. The disconnect message will be heard if successful. Repeat if not. DO NOT leave a link up for extended periods, especially during busy morning and late afternoon times.

  5. Avoid using during the morning and afternoon rush periods.


Note: VE3YRC is node 2920


Procedure for Echolink via RF on the club repeaters:

Same as IRLP, but the digits of the remote repeater, reflector or station is preceded by *. Disconnect with 73 and do not leave on when finished. You can find Echolink numbers here.
Echolink via your computer, phone, tablet: when connected LISTEN for activity before transmitting and IDENTIFY.


Note: VE3YRC-R is node 580457




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