Internet Gateway

We maintain an Internet Gateway which allows licensed Amateur Radio stations with access to our repeater network communicate with each other over the internet using the voice over IP (VoIP) technology IRLP, Zello and more recently Echolink.

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


Getting on Zello

It's very easy to get started 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.

You can also scan the QR code that is shown on our Zello page...

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 most of EI on RF!

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 their website at:

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