Internet Radio Linking Project (IRLP)

Updated 27 Nov 2009, 0200 UTC

IRLP NODES and Reflectors now use 4 digit ids and 73 to disconnect.

Kingston Node Information

IRLP Links

Active Node Status and IRLP Node Listings

Quick introduction to IRLP:

The aim of the IRLP  is to link radio systems separated by long distance without the use of expensive leased lines, satellites, or controllers. IRLP uses Voice-Over-IP  and the internet.

Using your handheld or mobile, you can access the system, and talk on simplex or repeater some where else in the world , i.e. Australia.  This is a boon to those who like to work DX but are living in areas where they can not put up an HF station and antennae.  Canadian Amateurs with their Basic qualification can work DX countries using IRLP. IRLP local nodes are on 2 metres, 70 cm, and 6 metres. 

All YOU require is your radio, a DTMF keypad, (or outboard DTMF audio sending unit),  and of course the access codes for the IRLP network.    

How it works in a nutshell:

You go onto the IRLP frequency (simplex or duplex as required), turn on the local IRLP node with your membership access codes and/or the access code for the DX Node ( for example a repeater in Australia). You will hear an announcement from that Node.  Make your call.  When finished you turn off the IRLP.  When a remote station links to our Node the announcement will be given along with the DX Node's call. 

Note that you will only hear the audio for your connected link, although there may be hundreds of node to node links active,  More than two nodes can be connected at once through the use of a reflector, allowing worldwide nets.

Kingston IRLP NODE
Node ID 275 on 146.94(-) MHz,T 151.4 Hz, VE3KBR Repeater

The Kingston Node is online using the Club repeater. The Node radio acts just like your handheld, mobile, or base station radio working into the repeater. To work IRLP you only need to access the IRLP as outlined below. Please listen in before transmitting. AND close the link when you are finished. 

Priority on the Repeater!

Emergency traffic has priority on the Kingston repeater with local traffic second.  Third Priority is IRLP traffic.  Please leave a pause between each transmission incase other stations need to come on.  There is a two second tail at the end of each transmission - let other users in, if need be and then key up before the tail drops if no one else comes on. 

See where the Kingston Node is located

Note that operating IRLP is slightly different than carrying on a normal conversation over a simplex or repeater frequency.  Please read the information contained in the IRLP Usage Guidelines (click on Guidelines once on IRLP homepage) before you transmit on IRLP! 

Accessing the Kingston IRLP Node

Visiting Amateurs - Due to the generosity of local Amateurs our node is an Open Node, there is no pre-Access codes. Thank You to those who are supporting the Kingston ILRP project. Membership is $10.00 for Kingston ARC members and $20.00 for non-members.    For membership and inquiries contact Les, VE3KFS ve3kfs at symbol dot rac, the Kingston ILRP project coordinator.

Links for IRLP information:

IRLP Usage Guidelines How to connect using IRLP and procedures that need to be followed during the connection. Goes directly to the IRLP website page and not in a frame window. 

Kingston IRLP Node Details  - see if we are connected and to where

IRLP Official Home Page -  VE7LTD, Dave Cameron, Complete information on the IRLP.

Greg, K0BXX, has a interactive IRLP Node Map using Flash 

IRLP Interactive World Node Mapping using Google Earth

Get Google Earth and use the IRLP KML file to see all the links and Nodes info on Google Earth
(The IRLP KML link will go to the official IRLP page without the left side menu, to see the menu follow directions on the bottom of their page)

Listen to a rebroadcast of live feed of the IRLP system.  
Full time rebroadcast of the Reflector 9200, a direct digital feed with no radios in the system.
Note that if no one is on you will not hear anything!

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