SBE Promotes IRLP HAMnet

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SBE says it has a new opportunity for amateur radio operator members and others to communicate using the Internet Repeater Linking Project, or IRLP.

The Amateur Radio net, IRLP HAMnet, is a way for broadcast engineers and other amateurs to contact one another, share technical information, discuss broadcasting techniques and get information on SBE programs and activities. IRLP HAMnet joins the long-running "HF" SBE HAMnet as official functions of the SBE.

The IRLP is a method of connecting repeaters across the world via the Internet. A ham in Denver using the WA2YZT "repeater" might enter a four-digit node number to connect to #7520, the W4YI repeater in Chattanooga, Tenn., for a chat with a ham there. For the SBE IRLP HAMnet, the control station connects to the Denver IRLP reflector, which allows other repeaters to connect to it, creating a net that all can hear from their local repeater.

The SBE IRLP HAMnet will be based in Denver using the WA2YZT UHF/VHF repeater system, IRLP node #3286, on the first and third Saturdays of each month at 11 a.m., Mountain time.

The organizers provide more information about the net and how to participate.



In the SBE Short Circuits of Aug. 21, the Society of Broadcast Engineers provided an explanation of the EAS rules change on broadcasters.