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Welcome to the Stateline Repeater System
The State Line Repeater group is made up of different geographical area groups which are tied together by 5.8 Ghz Microwave Data Radios, and individual computers linked through the Internet. The microwave systems are connected together in an IP data type network. They are always connected together and do not rely on the Internet. As a private network any radio or radios at any location could be tied together to form a radio group. Any individual group or groups could be connected or linked to each other to form a larger group. A Control Operator can connect with a computer from any Internet location, and operate the system as long as the group has an Internet gateway.
In the State Line Repeater Group we are trying to group by areas of interest. This allows conversations with various topics to operate as separately. It has been found that in the past, technical discussions tend to be on UHF and normal Ham chit chat on VHF. So everyone can tune into their area of interest.
Remember this is a WORK IN PROGRESS. Things can and will change and your feedback, good or bad is always welcome.
All of the repeaters in the group are controlled with Asterisk App_RPT. The means of distribution we are using is software known as XIPAR. Steve W9SH is the author and has put a lot of work into XIPAR. One of his accomplishments is a program he wrote to add voting receivers, placed at a location of your choise to fill in fringe areas, by simply adding a receiver, antenna and ASTERISK Fob. Once the Fob is programmed, the repeater can have several voting receivers that vote using software.
Some people are confused in thinking that Asterisk is like IRLP or Echolink. Asterisk is a complete repeater controller, with the ability of voting, generating courtesy tones, auto patch, announcements and the ability to link over an IP Data Network, some of the many things the other systems are incapable of. One group, AllStar Link uses Asterisk for their system. This group is not associated with the AllStar Link System and is completely private and uses Asterisk as the primary link for our repeater systems.
Here is a list of the nodes that we have at this time. They will be updated as fast as possible.
Node Location Freq PL TYPE
5020 Mt Holly Pa. 444.300 127.3 RPT
5021 Carlisle PA 444.300 127.3 Voter
5022 Harrisburgh PA 444.300 127.3 Voter
5030 Ulysses Pa 145.430 127.3 RPT
5035 Ulysses Pa 444.300 127.3 RPT
5050 Cornwal Pa 449.025- 162.2 RPT W3AD Connect as needed
5070 KA2AJH Home 447.275 – 100 RPT
5080 Alma Hill 147.210 123.0 RPT
5085 ALMA Hill 444.100 107.2 RPT
5090 N2WDS 445.525 127.3 Simp
5110 Alfred 146.955 127.3 RPT
5140 Madison Hill 444.475 127.3 RPT
Each of the following 5.8 Ghz Data Radios (Microwave) are linked together to create a private computer network capable of 150 meg throughput with perfect signals. Most of the time our system runs 78 meg to 130 meg. To put this into perspective our Home Internet connection only runs between 15 meg and 30 meg download speeds. The lan (Local Area Network wire from the Microwave Dish to the computer) runs at 100 meg.
This type of radio network is capable or passing the same type of data that runs on a business or home network between computers. Telephone,Video, Data and Picture Transfer are all possible at the same time while the Ham Radios are all talking and without interference.
It could be possible to link emergency shelters Comm Centers, Hospitals and the Red Cross to the network IF there was a LINE of SIGHT path to our network. Of course this would require that everything be in place all the time. It could be done on an emergency basis, if the conditions permitted, but would require time equipment and experienced climbers.
WB2MOD’s Home, Madison Hill, Alma Hill, Alfred and Bailey Hill are always linked as a group, and those connections cannot be altered.
Kb3HJC’s Home in Carlisle Pa, his repeater and voting receivers at Mt Holly Pa, Harrisburgh Pa. and Wagoners Gap are linked as another 5.8 Ghz radio network known as the Central Pa. Ip Network. The Central PA IP Network is made up of approximately 53 Ubiquiti Data Radio (Microwave) devices covering a large portion of Central PA.
KB3HJC’s Home and WB2MOD’s Home are always linked together. Both of these groups are stand alone and if the Internet goes down, both areas with have uninterrupted repeater coverage. As the system expands we could furnish Internet from different locations to keep the systems linked. Example: If we had Internet at Bailey Hill, a failure of the Internet at WB2MOD’s home, the complete system would still be intact. Hopefully in the future this will be a possible.
5.8 StateLine Repeater Microwave Map
5.8 Central PA IP Network Microwave Map