K5VPW - AllStar Node 43245
AllStar Operating Procedures
To connect, simply key your transmitter and, using your touch tone pad, input *3(node number). To disconnect, key your transmitter and touch tone *1(node number). Please pause for 2 seconds after you key the transmitter before you speak or enter touch tones. This allows the connection to complete across the network and helps avoid dropping syllables or words from the start of your transmission. It will also ensure that touch tones are decoded properly. Please pause between transmissions to allow other stations to call or disconnect. Always disconnect the node when you are finished with your QSO. If the node is connected and you wish to connect to a different node, please ask if anyone locally is using the node. If there is no response, feel free to disconnect and connect to the node of your choice.
Useful touch tone codes
Information About the AllStar Node
The node transceiver is an Alinco DR-235 running 5 watts. It drives a Btech amplifier producing 42 watts output. There are external cooling fans on both the DR-235 and the amplifier. The node is located in northeast San Antonio, inside Loop 410. The antenna is a 5.5db gain monoband vertical, up 28 feet at the base. It is fed with 1/2 inch hardline. The node computer is a Raspberry Pi with 1gb of RAM, on a 32gb SD card. Operating system is 4.19.65-1-ARCH Linux. Internet speeds are 600mb download and 35mb upload.
|Node Node Frequency / pl:||223.460mHz, simplex / pl 114.8|
|Node City:||San Antonio|
|Node Install Date:||October 2020|
|Node Owner:||Jim Finney|
|Node Latitude:||29.47256 North|
|Node Longitude:||98.51527 West|
|e-mail node owner:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|This information updated:||October 12, 2020|
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