Initially the gateway was IRLP enabled, it was one of the first nodes to connect to the IRLP system from Ireland. It was initially set up in 2004 by John EI8JA on a Pentium 133. It underwent a revamp in recent years and now runs on a Raspberry Pi thanks to Eoghan EI5HBB.
About 2 years ago we added Zello to allow our repeater keepers monitor the network remotely. Until recently access to Zello was restricted to a small group of our members but with the rise in popularity of network radio we began getting requests for access from other Radio Amateurs who spotted our presence on Zello. This has seen a notable increase in activity on the network.
Our more recent addition to the network is Echolink which has also improved the activity on the repeater network.
Our IRLP node no. 5883 is accessible via on all repeaters on the network.
To connect to another node prefix the letter "A" before the node number you dial and also when disconnecting. ("A73" to disconnect)
Read the IRLP User Guidelines
View the current Node Status
View the full Nodes List
It's very easy to get set up on Zello. If you have a smartphone or tablet download the app for free and then set up a Zello account. Search for the "Southern Ireland Repeater Network" channel, add it to your channels and call a moderator to grant you access. If none of our moderators are available send an email directly to Hugh EI2HI "ei2hi.ie at gmail.com"
You can also scan the QR code that is shown on our Zello page... https://zello.com/channels/k/e8Tb1
The same moderator structure as used in network radio is in place just add as a friend and you will be trusted as a friend and have full access to our RF network.
As these are RF amateur repeaters it will be obviously for licensed Radio Amateurs only though non licensed operators can listen.
Our Echolink node no. 225431 is accessible via on all repeaters on the network.
For more info on the Echolink network visit: http://echolink.org