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NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Updated: Mar 1

Hmmm...

Many of us may not call this Amateur Radio. However we need to embrace new things, this is what our hobby is all about.


MOVING FORWARD

What would our hobby look like if we did not embrace AM, SSB, then FM and now Digital modes.


This may not be for everyone but, give it a try.. It's not hard!


No doubt you have heard of DStar, DMR, Fusion etc etc..


AllStar

Although it does use the internet to connect to other users, hubs, repeaters etc, it is not classed as a digital mode as it uses FM to connect to a AllStar connected Repeater, or your personal Node running on a Raspberry Pi mini computer.


Well.. here is another way to access the AllStar system.


An Apple IOS App called RepeaterPhone.

It allows your Apple iPhone to connect to the AllStar network and it's very simple to use.


There is one thing you need to do, prior.. Register for an AllStar Node.

Note: This app is for licensed Amateur Radio operators only.


RepeaterPhone provides the ability to connect your mobile device to EchoLink or AllStarLink nodes, including repeaters and conferences. Push to talk today!


You will need an account with either the EchoLink or AllStarLink networks.

Please see https://www.echolink.org or https://www.allstarlink.org, respectively, for more details


- Push-to-talk interface

- Browse or search the directory for available nodes

- Mark favorites with a star for quick access

- Supports various audio devices, including Bluetooth headsets

- Fully integrated into your phone's recent call system

- Includes a watch extension for dialling favourites and controlling push-to-talk

- Sharing your device with a licensed family member? Switch accounts easily



 





Turn your Apple iPhone into a Hand Held Radio.. You can chat to other Nodes and AllStar Connected Repeaters. It works and sounds great.










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Miembro desconocido
15 feb

Thanks Craig for posting that up. Another excellent addition for Ham Radio communication when out and about. As it happens last Saturday morning I heard Craig (3NCR) put out a call on the VK3RBA linked repeater system, he was at the club coffee and cake morning at Frankston using Repeaterphone. I was in Queenstown NZ. I was also linked to the same network so we had a short QSO. I was using an Inrico S200 Android network radio in AllStar mode connected to the hotel's WiFi. It's pictured below in YSF mode using the very versatile DV switch app. Craig's audio was clear just like he was using an FM Handled transceiver. Cheers Glenn VK4NGA.



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Miembro desconocido
15 feb
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Hi Glenn

Yes it was great to catch up !

This is what our hobby is all about .. communications

Trick Rig you have there


Cheers


Craig


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Miembro desconocido
14 feb

Cost $12.99?

I thought we were radio operators?

Top idea until………. the internet falls over.

I think I’ll stick with SSTV, FT8, EasyPal, RTTY, and so on.

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Miembro desconocido
14 feb
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Yep..all good.. But understand this is just another area of our hobby as I mentioned.


As for the cost.. two cups of coffee mate..


Craig.


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Miembro desconocido
14 feb

Hi John if you want some help isolate the issue. What is the EchoLink Node you are trying to connect to ? I have EchoLink here on LAN and on 5g Maybe I can help. Rgs. Peter VK3TQ

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Miembro desconocido
14 feb
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Many thanks Peter. GB3PL-R Net is Thursdays 06:30 AEST unfortunately! However the problem occurs with ‘Newsline’ too and with EchoTest. Which I use to see if the App is working. Kept cutting in and out this morning, wouldn’t connect on iPhone but got intermittent connections on iPad. Didn’t try Android phone today. Keeps saying can’t connect to Proxy Server or Can’t Load Stations etc!🤓

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Miembro desconocido
14 feb

Interesting is one (lower) cost in USD 🤔

I have been trying to connect to a UK net via EchoLink regularly and am frustrated over intermittent connections to the local server, this applies to both Android and Apple versions of EchoLink. When the net is on it rarely connects to enable “load stations”, at other times it will connect but then cuts off during a conversation. Applies to 4G or wifi networks (so eliminates a home network router fault).

I would be interested to hear from anyone with the same experience🤓


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Miembro desconocido
14 feb
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Hi John,


"Interesting is one (lower) cost in USD 🤔"


All products sold as USD are cheaper than our Australian Dollar, just like the N.Z$ is more expensive than A$.


No surprise there.. It's called the Exchange Rate.


Cheers.


Craig.


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