[amsat-bb] Re: IARU-R1 - Disconnect D-Star Repeaters ViolatingBandplan
vk3jed at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 14:32:02 PDT 2011
At 05:23 AM 9/3/2011, Trevor . wrote:
>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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