Nixa ARC IRLP Node #3995 Moved to the Repeater Site

The Nixa ARC IRLP Node, which was hosted at the residence of Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC, has been moved to the repeater site at Cox Hospital. Thanks to the hard work of Jeff, we were able to obtain Internet service at the Cox Hospital repeater site, which is the home for the 224.280 and 442.275 repeaters.

With the move, we gain a more robust node. The Hospital provides us with generator power for the site during power outages, so moving the equipment will ensure that the IRLP node remains active during severe weather and power outages due to ice storms, etc. An APC Back-UPS Pro 1000 was installed at the site to bridge the gap from the time we lose power to the time the generator kicks on.

The IRLP node, #3995, is permanently connected to the 224.280 repeater. If you have not yet gotten onto 220 MHz, this is a good reason to try it! The IRLP node is an open node, and anyone is allowed to make a connection to other nodes.

We'd like to thank club member Randy Jordan, KC0UKB, for donating the Dell desktop PC for the IRLP computer and for also donating the APC Back-UPS Pro 1000 UPS to help keep the computer and related equipment stable. We'd also like to thank club member Jeff Kerr, KC0VGC, for installing the Linux system and doing the work to get the IRLP card installed in the computer and for registering the IRLP node with the network. Jeff was also instrumental in getting Internet at the repeater site to make this move possible. Lastly, we'd like to thank the Nixa ARC Technical Committee, which consists of John Copelin, KC0QNM, Jeremy Tannehill, KC0UJZ, and James Adkins, KB0NHX, for their work at the repeater site installing the Motorola Canopy wireless Internet radio, the required router, computer and UPS. It was a team effort to get all the equipment installed and the audio levels adjusted properly.

For more information on how the IRLP node operates, and other IRLP information, click on the IRLP link on this website's menu.