Echolink node update
Well the node is up and seems to be running reasonably well. The software is reporting distortion on the input but I think that is more to do with the close rf during testing. There are now some isolating transformers and a resistor in series to knock back a bit of signal and it seems to be ok when I connect through the web interface. Perhaps some other measures might help. Its still running on vox but until I can work out how to do the ptt easily I’ll stick with that.
I’ll leave it on for a while and see what I get back from the locals. Here’s a reminder of the details
Callsign – MB7IAH-L
Node number – 243350
Freq – 144.9625 Mhz
CTCSS – 103.5Hz
Power – 1.6w (hold onto your rf hats!)
Antenna – 1/2 wave dipole
All powered by a Raspberry Pi, Svxlink and a Baofeng UV-5R.