Category Archives: Ham Radio

Columbus Allstar Net Tue Night at 8pm in Columbus Ga Allstar Node 45221

This is a recording from our Columbus Allstar Net.

It can be heard in Columbus, Ga on the 441.975 WB4ULK Repeater: Allstar Node 45221 and Echolink 704665 WB4ULK-R

I am posting this audio of our net this week as an experiment for the recording. Continue reading Columbus Allstar Net Tue Night at 8pm in Columbus Ga Allstar Node 45221

WB4ULK-R Echolink Node 704665

I have added Echolink to the repeater!
You can reach the repeater via Echolink now by connecting to either WB4ULK-r or 704665.

The Echolink Node resides on the RPi 3 that hosts the Allstar node as well.
If you are talking on one, you are talking on the other, as well as the RF repeater.

You can get more information about the repeater it’s links and coverage at:
WB4ULK Repeater Info Page

New WB4ULK Mastr II Allstar Repeater Update 1

Ok, so I got a little bit done today.

I spent most of the day at my Dad’s house procuring some items that will make the system better. Hopefully, I have a working Motorola power supply that has the built-in battery charger and switching circuit. WOO HOO. Continue reading New WB4ULK Mastr II Allstar Repeater Update 1

New WB4ULK Repeater using Allstar has begun.

Ever since I heard about the capabilities of Allstar as a full blown controller, I have been really interested in deploying it into a real world environment. I currently have an Arcom RC-210 controller. This is a fantastic controller with almost no limits. That being said, I like the internet capabilities of the Allstar as well as you can add RF links until the cows come home. You are not limited to the hardware ports already installed. You build the ports as you go. Continue reading New WB4ULK Repeater using Allstar has begun.

Build Duplex Allstar Node with 888s and UV-82

In my last article I wrote about using a BF 888s short board HT for an Allstar simplex portable node. I quickly added another HT to it so I could use it duplex. Anyone who has used a 2 way crossband or a simplex node knows, it’s easy to get locked out of the conversation when you have to wait for the repeater to drop so you can get in. I ALWAYS use 1-way crossband for that reason. Continue reading Build Duplex Allstar Node with 888s and UV-82

WB4ULJ 145.190 Repeater in Pine Mountain Ga

WB4ULJ Repeater Site -12After I became active again in Ham radio, the first thing I wanted to do is be able to talk to my Dad on his repeater in Pine Mountain. The 145.190 repeater has been on the air for 40 years this year. To my suprise, it was not doing so good. He had been fighting intermod for a long time and had pretty much given up. When I started trying to talk into it again, I couldn’t even get in from Ellerslie. Continue reading WB4ULJ 145.190 Repeater in Pine Mountain Ga