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Huawei E960 and IRLP

Ron H <vk3ant@...>
 

Hi group.

I am trying to set up a node here at home but am having some trouble.

My telephone and internet come in to the house via the Huawei E960 Inzone wireless modem and no matter what I try I just can't get IRLP up and running.

There are several computers in the home and they all perform their respective tasks including the Asus EeePC 900 which runs my RF Echolink node.

I have been in touch with the installs team and together we have gone through several tasks, but have had no luck and this baffles them too because, as I say, my Echolink node runs off the same modem and I have absolutely no problems with this, I have done nothing to the modem in as far forwarding ports etc. I have also been in touch with my IP and they tell me there is no router built in to this modem ( that they know of ) but they appeared very vague and maybe didn't understand the ability of the modem themselves.

Just wondering if anyone else out there has had anything to do with this type of modem and what they have done to get round the problem, does anyone have any idea why Echolink works "off the shelf" and not IRLP as they both work along similar lines.

I have done quite a bit with my Internet Provider over 2 years in trying to get IRLP working.. Firstly I had cable coming in to the house, that didn't help so I tried ADSL, that too didn't work now I have gone to the wireless modem and this too appears not to work, lots of modems, lots of expense and still IRLP doesn't work, I suppose the next thing to try is getting rid of the current Linux box and get another, but I would rather not, the wife and the purse strings syndrome.

Anyway, other than buying one of those built up boxes ( which at this point in time doesn't guarantee that I will get IRLP working ) what else can I try.
Any help will be very greatly appreciated.

Ron
VK3ANT
vk3ant@...


Re: Reflector

k9dc
 

On Feb 22, 2009, at 15:15, kh6mei wrote:

Hi, I am interested in putting together a reflector here on Oahu. can
someone point me in the right direction as to how i can do this.
Perhaps you mean an IRLP node? That is what most folks install themselves. If you really mean a reflector, contact Dave Cameron directly. He performs all the reflector (conference) installations personally (there are only a couple dozen in the network).

-k9dc


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Re: IRLP Time Out Script Location?

kc7lgt <kc7lgt@...>
 

--- In irlp@..., "iamcranked" <Larry@...> wrote:

Visit Gary's site below it explains it all easier than I can.
Thanks Larry that will work...

73'2
Joe
Kc7lgt





http://garymcduffie.com/irlp/custom-decode.html#timeouttimerchange

Hope that helps.

Larry - N7FM

--- In irlp@..., "kc7lgt" <kc7lgt@> wrote:

Hello all, I haven't messed with my IRLP node for at least a year or
two because it has been working just fine (Node 3529) I want to change
the time out minutes on my node, I believe I last set it at 7 minutes
but would like to change that setting. Can anyone tell me how to get
there IE where is the script located after I login.

Thanks much,

Joe
Kc7LGT
Node 3529
442.125 Repeater
Sequim, Wa


Re: exp0016 newsline server update

Gary - AG0N
 

On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 16:01:53 -0000, wb6ymh wrote:

Due to popular request experimental node 0016's newsline server will
now disconnect upon completion of the news. Additionally the default
timing has been changed to drop "carrier" for 10 seconds every 2
minutes to allow timeout timers to reset.
I'm really curious what brought that about. :o)

Since some (me!) find interruptions every two minutes very annoying
the news server's timing can now be configured on a station by station
by station basis. If you would like longer or shorter intervals or
longer or shorter breaks send me an email with your node number and
the timing you'd like.
Thanks for that. Frankly, I have found the 4 minute dump to be
annoyingly frequent while driving down the road. However, that's what I
think it takes to avoid the IRLP timers, so I'd like mine set at that.
That would include 3055 and 3936. I don't think my other node will be
connecting regularly.

Thanks to Dave WD5M for providing the disconnect script!
I like the disconnect idea. But it does mean my script to connect and
disconnect will need to be modified due to the aumix level shift we
discussed previously. I'm providing a small boost at connect and a -L
at disconnect to make up for small level differences in the newsline
audio.

Thanks again for your work on this, Skip. Newsline is sooooooo much
better than KP's ARRL audio news. The locals are starting to listen
again. :o)

Side note. For those who want to have a custom connect and disconnect
that does NOT announce the 0016 number, or just want a custom message,
the AT&T voices work great for this. Anyone interested in the ones I
have generated drop me a line and I'll send them to you. They are small
and to the point. As Dave said earlier, they will need to be called
exp0016on.wav and exp0016off.wav and put in the folder with all of the
other on/off audio files with like permissions and ownership. I use a
special command to connect and disconnect and the source is never
announced. That also allows changing the audio levels if required.

Gary
--
http: //garymcduffie .com
3055: http: // garymcduffie.com /irlp/ 3055
NodeOp Help Page: http:// garymcduffie. com /irlp


exp0016 newsline server update

wb6ymh
 

Due to popular request experimental node 0016's newsline server will
now disconnect upon completion of the news. Additionally the default
timing has been changed to drop "carrier" for 10 seconds every 2
minutes to allow timeout timers to reset.

Since some (me!) find interruptions every two minutes very annoying
the news server's timing can now be configured on a station by station
by station basis. If you would like longer or shorter intervals or
longer or shorter breaks send me an email with your node number and
the timing you'd like.

Thanks to Dave WD5M for providing the disconnect script!

If you been planning on adding the amateur radio newsline scripts to
your node but never got around to it? If so you might want to try
experimental node 0016's newline server. Just connect to it to hear
the current week's newline report.

To enable connections TO experimental nodes add
"export ALLOW_EXPERIMENTAL_NODES=YES" to
/home/irlp/custom/environment. Note adding this will *NOT* allow
experimental nodes to connect to you, it only give you the option of
connecting to them if you chose to do so.

73's Skip WB6YMH


Generate APRS Object from IRLP Node

Keith VE7GDH <ve7gdh@...>
 

The file aprs_OBJECT has been uploaded to the files area. Place a copy
in your /home/irlp/custom folder. It should be owned by repeater and the
permissions should be set to 760. It is based on code from the IRLP
APRS Status script. It will generate an APRS object that is sent to the
APRS-IS. A number of copies could be made for different purposes. The
script(s) could be could be called by DTMF using custom_decode, but will
more likely be added to custom.crons for regular club meetings, coffee
get-togethers etc. Contact your local IGate operator to request gating
the object out to RF.

Keith VE7GDH
Node 1148


Send APRS message from IRLP Node

Keith VE7GDH <ve7gdh@...>
 

The file aprs_MSG has been uploaded to the files area. Place a copy in
your /home/irlp/custom folder. It should be owned by repeater and the
permissions should be set to 760. It is based on code from the IRLP
APRS status script. It will generate an APRS message that is sent to the
APRS-IS. A number of copies could be made with each one going to a
different callsign with a customized APRS message. The script(s) can be
called by DTMF using custom_decode. However, they could also be added
to custom.crons for a reminder of a regular event like a club meeting or
net. A properly configured IGate will gate the message to a local APRS
station.

Keith VE7GDH
Node 1148


New file uploaded to irlp

irlp@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the irlp
group.

File : /APRS objects or messages/aprs_msg
Uploaded by : ve7gdh <ve7gdh@...>
Description : generate APRS message... e.g. by DTMF command

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/irlp/files/APRS%20objects%20or%20messages/aprs_msg

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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Regards,

ve7gdh <ve7gdh@...>


New file uploaded to irlp

irlp@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the irlp
group.

File : /APRS objects or messages/aprs_OBJECT
Uploaded by : ve7gdh <ve7gdh@...>
Description : generate APRS object... e.g. club meeting or coffee

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/irlp/files/APRS%20objects%20or%20messages/aprs_OBJECT

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/groups/original/members/web/index.htmlfiles

Regards,

ve7gdh <ve7gdh@...>


Re: IRLP Time Out Script Location?

iamcranked <Larry@...>
 

Visit Gary's site below it explains it all easier than I can.

http://garymcduffie.com/irlp/custom-decode.html#timeouttimerchange

Hope that helps.

Larry - N7FM

--- In irlp@..., "kc7lgt" <kc7lgt@...> wrote:

Hello all, I haven't messed with my IRLP node for at least a year or
two because it has been working just fine (Node 3529) I want to change
the time out minutes on my node, I believe I last set it at 7 minutes
but would like to change that setting. Can anyone tell me how to get
there IE where is the script located after I login.

Thanks much,

Joe
Kc7LGT
Node 3529
442.125 Repeater
Sequim, Wa


IRLP Time Out Script Location?

kc7lgt <kc7lgt@...>
 

Hello all, I haven't messed with my IRLP node for at least a year or
two because it has been working just fine (Node 3529) I want to change
the time out minutes on my node, I believe I last set it at 7 minutes
but would like to change that setting. Can anyone tell me how to get
there IE where is the script located after I login.

Thanks much,

Joe
Kc7LGT
Node 3529
442.125 Repeater
Sequim, Wa


Re: Thank You & Help with script please.

wd5mhz@...
 

Hello no problem the g3sna can help you better than i could he helped me get it working on mine i think you will really like it
73,s for now

latter
Mike wd5mhz
---- uk_2e0xlg <danielmoore2005@...> wrote:

Thank You to Mike there for the offer of help. I have spoken to him to
let him know we are now on with fixing it. A station over here G3SNA is
on with it now but if we do get any problems I will call....

I will keep you all posted on the progress..73s

Chris
2E0XLG
United Kingdom
Node 5505
MB7IXL


Re: Thank You & Help with script please.

uk_2e0xlg <danielmoore2005@...>
 

Thank You to Mike there for the offer of help. I have spoken to him to
let him know we are now on with fixing it. A station over here G3SNA is
on with it now but if we do get any problems I will call....

I will keep you all posted on the progress..73s


Chris
2E0XLG
United Kingdom
Node 5505
MB7IXL


Re: Thank You & Help with script please.

wd5mhz@...
 

Hello Chris,
I have the pin # script if you want to call me i will help you out i whould call you but the time diffrence not sure if you are up at this time i am at 3243

Latter
Mike
---- uk_2e0xlg <danielmoore2005@...> wrote:

First a Big Thank You to AG0N ( Gary ) for all his help with my IRLP
Node and his website is a top page to learn from. Also cheers to the
IRLP team & Buddie for there help.

Right I have this script called PIN Numbers by Tim Spicer VA3TJS

The system using PIN numbers allow better control of node access.
Individual amateurs are given their own 4-digit PIN. When the system
is ON control of a node requires the PIN then * then the node number or
other control code. The first time a station uses the PIN the callsign
of the station is announced with a `Thank you callsign' – the last
callsign to control the node is stored. Further announcements are
inhibited until a new station takes control when again a thank you
message is initiated.

Thats a Quick idea of what it does. Now I am new to IRLP & Cent OS but
I need this script to be working on my node due to some ppl in the area
being ANTI NODE PPL. They have been trying to get into the node so they
can leave it open. I have a code on the node for now but this script is
a very good Idea for my node as it also logs who has used it ect ect. I
also find that alot of ppl who use nodes dont pass there callsign
before use so this script will do that for them. I have had a go at
getting it working but to no avail. Is there anybody who can possibly
log into my machine and have a look to see what I am not doing or doing
wrong. Ref to the script is on here 51926 or the link is
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/irlp/message/51926 any help would be
great and I am sat by my node right now for the next 2 hours if anybody
wishes to call me. Node 5505 the callsign 2E0XLG.

Chris
2E0XLG
United Kingdom
Node 5505
MB7IXL


Thank You & Help with script please.

uk_2e0xlg <danielmoore2005@...>
 

First a Big Thank You to AG0N ( Gary ) for all his help with my IRLP
Node and his website is a top page to learn from. Also cheers to the
IRLP team & Buddie for there help.

Right I have this script called PIN Numbers by Tim Spicer VA3TJS

The system using PIN numbers allow better control of node access.
Individual amateurs are given their own 4-digit PIN. When the system
is ON control of a node requires the PIN then * then the node number or
other control code. The first time a station uses the PIN the callsign
of the station is announced with a `Thank you callsign' – the last
callsign to control the node is stored. Further announcements are
inhibited until a new station takes control when again a thank you
message is initiated.

Thats a Quick idea of what it does. Now I am new to IRLP & Cent OS but
I need this script to be working on my node due to some ppl in the area
being ANTI NODE PPL. They have been trying to get into the node so they
can leave it open. I have a code on the node for now but this script is
a very good Idea for my node as it also logs who has used it ect ect. I
also find that alot of ppl who use nodes dont pass there callsign
before use so this script will do that for them. I have had a go at
getting it working but to no avail. Is there anybody who can possibly
log into my machine and have a look to see what I am not doing or doing
wrong. Ref to the script is on here 51926 or the link is
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/irlp/message/51926 any help would be
great and I am sat by my node right now for the next 2 hours if anybody
wishes to call me. Node 5505 the callsign 2E0XLG.

Chris
2E0XLG
United Kingdom
Node 5505
MB7IXL


Thanks K9DC

Denis Allen
 

I appreciate your help on a reinstall of RH9. I changed the COS
jumper to accommodate the new radio.
NL7R Denis


Re: Battery power for Node 4629

Randy Hammock <rhammock@...>
 

On Feb 20, 2009, at 7:56 PM, Tony Langdon, VK3JED wrote:

How does your cable service act when you loose power ?
Only one way to find out - laptop, cable modem on emergency power and
wait for an outage. ;)
Here in my area of Los Angeles, the cable company has battery backup; however, for extended periods of power outage (when the power is out for days due to Santa Ana winds), I've seen them park service vehicles at power insertion points and power the system from generators.

--
Randy Hammock KC6HUR
http://kc6hur.net/~rhammock/
http://irlp.kc6hur.net/
If there are no horses in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.


Re: Battery power for Node 4629

 

At 06:01 AM 2/21/2009, you wrote:

If you are planning to run on 12v for primary power, the object should
be to first minimize the consumption of all components. A 12v node
computer *can* consume as little as 10-15 watts. If you need a router,
find one that runs from 12v directly (my Cradlepoint runs from 12v, as
do many Linksys), probably 4-5 watts. Of course you need a repeater
running from 12v also. My mobile Kenwood repeater consumes about 6-7
amps (95 watts) on transmit at 25 watts. On receive (idle) around 700
My setup is evolving along similar lines. I have a 40 amp switchmode power supply for my primary AC. This is connected to a 50Ah SLA battery via a solid state changeover switch. The output of the power supply has been tweaked up slightly to allow for the voltage drop of the Shottky diode in the changeover switch. The switch also provides charging current for the battery from the power supply.

The cable modem and router are powered by a 240V inverter. I could probably power the cable modem directly off 13.8V, but itg was provided by the cable company, and I don't want to go screwing around inside, in case something breaks and then I have to get it fixed. Too many questions asked. Unfortunately, the router runs off 5V, but it at least uses a switchmode power supply.The repeater itself runs directly off 13.8V, and has similar power consumption to yours (it's a 25W system also).

The node PC currently has no battery backup, but I am going to buy a couple of replacement SLAs for one of the 700VA inverters I have. With only the node PC running off it, it should manage at least 90 minutes run time. Down the track, I wouldn't mind some sort of generator backup.

a mini ITX PC would be nice, but that's another thing on that long wish list. ;)

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
http://vkradio.com


Re: Battery power for Node 4629

 

At 03:56 AM 2/21/2009, you wrote:
I see you are using a cable modem.
At my location, if we loose commercial mains we loose cable service due
to "head end" cable system amplifier (about 1/2 mile away) loosing
power.
That's interesting. 3 weeks ago, much of Melbourne lost power, and I was in the middle of one of these large areas. Cable service stayed up during the entire outage (I was surfing the net the whole time).

I haven't yet got backup power for my node PC, but I intend to replace the batteries in one of my UPSs. The UPS is 700VA, and the PC is an older one, so it should last at least 90 minutes on the batteries (last PC did, with the cable modem running off the UPS as well - now the cable modem is on another backup circuit).


How does your cable service act when you loose power ?
Only one way to find out - laptop, cable modem on emergency power and wait for an outage. ;)

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
http://vkradio.com