[App_rpt-users] My Repeater is getting AllStar for Christmas!

Randy Neals randy at neals.ca
Sun Dec 30 01:13:21 EST 2012

Happy to report that node 2257, 2258, and 2462 are now on the air and
Thanks to VA3RQ, VE3EI, and VE3RSJ for the installation assistance.

2257 VE3RTR VHF - is a wide coverage VHF repeater east of Toronto.
Dial in and say hello.


On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM, Randy Neals <randy at neals.ca> wrote:

> Hi All,
> A progress report..
> I now have node 2257, 2258, and 2462 ready to make the trip up the hill.
> (It's only been 2 years of testing!)
> This will be going to the VE3RTR repeater site about an hours drive east
> of Toronto.
> We have a VHF-FM, 2 x UHF-FM, and a D-star VHF repeater at the site.
> Our Internet is via Wireless ISP.
> The node has been on the bench burning in and rebooted several times over
> the last week.
> I've tried various PCs in my earlier "testing phase", and have settled on
> the ACID install on a Shuttle Mini-PC.
> ACID installs issue-free on this hardware, and has given me no problems.
> The ICH7 I/O controller on the K45 supports 8 USB 2.0 interfaces, and the
> K45 Motherboard has 4 on the back and 4 internal, via double-header USB
> connectors.
> Shuttle K45 Mini-Computer (about 3 years old)
> Intel Core 2 DUO E7600 3GHz
> Intel 945 GC + ICH7 chipset
> Emphase SATA Flash Module (8GB)
> 8 USB ports. (4 externally on the back, and 4 from motherboard headers
> extended to back)
> The shuttle PC has a Fan. [I've had another Shuttle PC running the D-star
> gateway at the repeater site for 3 years. The SSD in the gateway died, the
> fan in that PC is still fine!)
> There are 3 USB Radio Interfaces - URIx with eeprom.
> Planning to use these in Simple USB mode, extending the COS and PL lines
> from the repeater.
> This will be interfaced to FR-5000 ICOM on VE3RTR VHF, FR-6000 ICOM
> repeater on VE3RTR UHF, and an FR-4000 Icom on VE3MXR.
> Each have a DB-25 interface connector on the back with I/O connections,
> some of which are programmable as to function in the radio service software.
> Best,
> Randy VE3RWN / W3RWN
> a hour east of Toronto.
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