The ZS1JEN Node is built around a simplex transceiver. The purpose of this node is to function as a test bed for developing IRLP scripts and of course linking to other IRLP nodes. I have decided to leave the
node open, but if missuse occurs, I will have no choice but to close it by assigning a prefix to the node. Please respect the IRLP rules at all times as I do not wish to do this and would like to share this
node with other hams in my area that may have an interest in IRLP.
- Node Transceiver
I have built the node around the Alinco DR-135MKIII. The interface cable between the IRLP board and radio is home bru. I opted for the DR-135 as it is easy to connect, highly reliable and above all is reasonably
priced. The DR-135 has variable power output and has been set to 5 W. The TX/RX frequency is 145.350Mhz (simplex) and PLis set to 88.5Hz
The antenna used for the node is a discone designed for 2m, it is about 6m AGL and 23m ABSL.
The computer used for this node is an Intel 2.4Ghz Pentium 4 with 2G RAM. That is overkill, but I opted for this machine as it was a spare unused piece of hardware cluttering the home and it will allow
considerable expansion should future features, scripts etc demand the additional processing power.
Near real time information on EchoLink and IRLP connections to IRLP Node 8144 is now available on Twitter. Node 8234 is a portal node
based on PiIRLP and will not always be on line