[amsat-bb] Re: IARU-R1 - Disconnect D-Star Repeaters ViolatingBandplan

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 14:32:02 PDT 2011

At 05:23 AM 9/3/2011, Trevor . wrote:
>Hi Roberto,
>Your English is much better than my Italian so no need to apologise for it.
>I gather from the link you emailed me that the IR0CK repeater on 
>145.850 MHz is connected to Echolink again, it operates as Echolink 
>node 488822 , see in Google English (R10 = 145.850 MHz):
>The decision of IARU Region 1 to establish a procedure that will 
>work towards disconnecting D-STAR repeaters causing interference in 
>the Amateur Satellite segment is very welcome.
>It does not address the issue of FM repeaters in the satellite 
>segment but repeaters such as IR0CK (node 488822) depend on being 
>allowed to connect to the Echolink server which I believe is run 
>from the United States.
>I do not know who owns the US Echolink server or what their policy 
>is on providing connections for nodes that deliberately cause 
>interference to other services such as the Amateur Satellite Service.
>Does anyone know who controls Echolink ?

Well, the Echolink admins would have to rely on people reporting 
those repeaters.  I think it would also be necessary to work through 
IARU Region 1 for this as well.  Also note that network 
disconnections don't solve potential interference by local users.

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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