Thinning Down the Heard

We are doing some significant pruning to the talkgroups we cary due to lack of usage. I am of the opinion that having talkgroups with such little traffic makes the system overly complicated to use and more difficult to find someone to converse with.

After some discussion on the Facebook Page, we are removing the following groups.

TAC 311, TAC 1, DCI 1, and Washington

I am also going to do some testing on merging the Audio Test and Parrot groups together to eliminate another talkgroup.

The new Codeplug is available here and as a surprise it has the contacts for all of the Arkansas users and all of the contacts heard on the North America talkgroup in the last 30 days, nearly 700 contacts in all.

Please don’t forget to program your specific Callsign and Radio ID into the codeplug before writing it to your radio.

 

K5NSX_TG_20140927

K5NSX_TG_20140927

NSXNet Lives Again

The microwave link between the K5NSX Shinall Mountain location and the W5RHS Haskell location is now back online.  As a refresher, here are some commonly used commands to control the link and to communicate with other Allstarlink nodes.

*3#### – Connect to the node number identified by #### in Transceive mode
*2#### – Connect to the node number identified by #### in Monitor Only mode
*1#### – Disconnect from the node number identified by ####

*70 – Announce all linked nodes and their status
*71 – Disconnect all links

The local node numbers are 29820 for the K5NSX node on 145.17Mhz and 29829 for the W5RHS node on 147.12Mhz.  The global node listing is available on Allstarlink.org.

Echolink connectivity is available only to/from the K5NSX node due to technical restrictions with Echolink.  These restrictions aside any node connected to the K5NSX node will be able to communicate with Echolink users when they connect.

These commands can only be executed when communicating with the K5NSX 145.17Mhz repeater.

*33###### – Connect to the Echolink node identified by ######
*13###### – Disconnect from the Echolink node identified by ######

If the Echolink node number is less than 6 digits, you must pad the beginning of the node number with zeroes.  For example, if the Echolink node number is 1234, you must use 001234.

Callsign Change on the 145.170Mhz Repeater

I spoke with Tem Moore, N5KWL, today about changing the callsign of the 145.170Mhz repeater and with his permission, it has now taken on the K5NSX callsign to help us present a consistent presence.  Be sure to update your radio programming at your convenience for this change.

In addition, a Broadcastify stream has been setup for this system, you can go here to monitor the activity on the analog side of the house.