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IRLP vs Dstar vs Allstar...Commercialization of Amateur Radio Aug 27th, 22:16 1 35 4 days, 13 hours ago
Reverse Class D Exemption from Field Day Jun 29th 2014, 14:57 2 761 on 1/5/15

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IRLP vs Dstar vs Allstar...Commercialization of Amateur Radio AA1PR 4 days, 13 hours ago
Not sure what the attitude is about allstar or an allstar node ?

Seems the IRLP, Dstar, allstar & let's not forget echolink dont play well together, sadly.

Last Sunday with the help of my friend Bernie W1BFC we installed my allstar micro node configurations and had it on the air.

Two days ago I checked in unknowingly into the east coast reflector allstar node# 27339 where there was a net in progress via my tablet with zoiper. Honestly I had no idea non radio devices were not allowed, immediately I was reprimanded. I accepted my warning as understandable.

All I knew prior to this was that node 27339 was a place for east coast stations to connect, nothing about IRLP etc.

Again I was reprimanded the following day when I explained to AB2OR what odd experience I encountered the night before.

I agree there are too many appliance users in the hobby, trying to diffuse the situation, however it seems my opinion regarding IRLP sparked some bad feelings.

From my understandings the designer of IRLP doesn't like other modes having connectivity with IRLP over claims that echolink let an unlicensed operator access.

Personally I don’t believe we as amateur’s should use a technology where we pay for its services, whether that be software, access etc.

Yesterday on the 27339 node I heard others commenting about the difficulty of the usb adapter in a joking manner after I cleared off, I have not forgetten who it was that inquired about my micro node, so funny I think not. With some additional comments referencing Daryl from the old Bob Newhart show & VT, appalling if they are that supercilious.

Yes it is correct that these connected links have sweat, blood and tears invested into their systems. However limiting who can access them seems to go against the grain of ham radio if you will.

Every system by technology per se seems to have a chip on their shoulder. I’m better than you, which I find appalling along with so many other hams I’ve talked to about this.

I checked into one node that promptly advised me of their website where it states if you want to remain a part of the system it’ll cost you $120 per year, great if I was going to use it all the time.

In the past we as amateurs invested in our station whether it be HF gear etc. However there seems to be this fad that you are above the rest of the crowd if you have this technology or system as opposed to the average ham.

I’ll get off my soapbox for now, but I find this arrogant supercilious attitude sickening, QRT.


D-Star - Is it worth it? KD5HIJ 4 days, 14 hours ago
put up an simple micro node on allstar & be done
Reverse Class D Exemption from Field Day AA1PR on 29/6/14
Reverse Class D exemption from Field Day

D stations do not receive credit for other D stations

as we seen in Haitai there was only one ham from his home that was able to provide emergency radio support, a perfect example

hams are not going to flock to remote locations when their families could possibly be in need, they will remain home

it makes no sense to deny any station the point for working another station, they have no advantage over any station on battery, mobile or emergency power in most cases

& by doing such we are excluding those such as the disabled/elderly etc that can only operate from home a fair score in this contest
field day w5xk on 29/6/14
I was about to create an online petition for us to sign & protest the ARRL to change its abnormal ideology of this

as we seen in Haitai there was only one ham from his home that was able to provide emergency radio support, a perfect example

hams are not going to flock to remote locations when their families could possibly be in need, they will remain home

just as there is a conflict of individualism versus collectivism in this hobby & what the league tries to maintain

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