Voice over IP (VoIP) -or- Using your Smartphone to Ham Around the World

A VOIP system was designed and developed by Clay, K6AEP, for stand alone operation or connection to the K6PAC repeater. This system is fully active on a frequency of 145.710 MHz (simplex PL tone 179.9HZ) or on the 147.300 MHz K6PAC Repeater. Operation on the club repeater will be restricted during critical club usage, such as during club events and scheduled nets.

To use the system simply tune to 145.710 MHz or 147.300 MHz and listen. To verify the VOIP system is present you can type in DTMF control codes to determine if your rig has the proper PL frequency set.

To test if the VOIP system is present press a *81 on your rig keyboard and you will receive a message "Good day the time is XXXX". It is possible to connect the VOIP link to hundreds of other links all over the world in the Allstar and Echolink networks.

If VOIP is connected to a link you may hear QSO's from stations all over the world.

Here are URL's for possible link connections: ALLstar network links and here are Echolink node list. You will see the connection possibilities are almost limitless.

To verify if the VOIP link has a connection, issue the following DTMF tones on your keyboard. Issue *73 you will hear something like "node 28698 node XXXXX transcieve". This could be a very long list. A shorten version would be a *70. This means the simplex or club repeater is connected to another node somewhere in the world. If that is the case you will hear whatever is on the remote link.

You can also connect your Smartphone to the system. Download on you device the Echolink Application and connect to K6AEP-L on Echolink. This will allow a connection to the club repeater. The Android app is here and the Apple app is here. I have made connections from my Galaxy S6 phone from Hong Kong and Dubai to our VOIP system with great results.

The VOIP link is Allstar Link Node 28696 -- K6AEP -- wparc, Lincoln, CA, United States

Continue reading below if you wish to learn more about DTMF commands and suggested connections.

 VoIP Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Control Code List for K6AEP Link

IMPORTANT! Before connecting to a node ensure you issue a *71 to disconnect all current connections. When you have finished your connection please disconnect it with a *71.

IMPORTANT! Do not connect to the WINS system, There are many issues with the our VOIP system and their hardware/software. A WINS connection may cause havoc.

DTMF CommandFunction
*1Link Disconnect
*2Link Connect (Monitor Only)
*3Link Connect
*4Remote Command
*70Link Status
*71Disconnect All Links
*72Last Node To Key
*73Full Link Status
*74Reconnect Links
*5DTMF Shortcuts
*75Link Connect (Local Monitor Only)
*80System Info
*81Time
*980App_rpt Version
*99Phone PTT

Connect to a EchoLink node: Enter *33 then a 6 digit Echolink Node ID padded with leading zeros (e.g. *33NNNNNN)

Connect to an Allstar Node: Enter *3 then a 4-5 digit Allstar Node ID (e.g. *3NNNN). To connect to another Allstar node, use the Link Connect (*3) plus the node number. For example, to connect to node 2000, use *32000. To disconnect from a node, use the Link Disconnect (*1) plus the node number.

Connect to a DSTAR Gateway: Enter *32020 to connect to the DSTAR XRF004 Gateway

Disconnect Node: Press *71 to disconnect all links.

 Example VoIP Net: Southcars Echolink conference

*327404 SouthCars - http://voip.southcars.com/main/

May 16, 2012

SCHEDULE NET OVERVIEW
SAT, 1200 Z (FULL NET)
SAT, 1600 Z SSIN
SAT, 2300 Z OPEN RAGCHEW
SUN, 2300 Z OPEN RAGCHEW
THIRD THURSDAY EACH MONTH, 2300 Z (TIN)

1-21 DIGITAL OVERVIEW
2-18 ASK AN ELMER
3-17 COMPUTER SECURITY
4-21 HAARP AND OVER THE HORIZON RADAR
5-12 COASTAL RADAR-HIGH POWER RADAR-WATERFALL DISPLAYS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING

OUTREACH SCHEDULE FOR THE YEAR 2016 (EXTRA COURSE ONLY)
EXTRA: STARTS 7-10-2016 (POOL QUESTIONS CHANGE ON 7-1-2016)
(NOTE ALL CLASSES FALL ON A SUNDAY AND TUESDAY EVENING AT 7 PM EDT)

MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT INFORMATION
Note: Complete user list at: http://voipnet.southcars.com/users.
Detailed Connect Log at: http://voipnet.southcars.com/log.php.

 VoIP Nets: More Nets...

You can enter a few tones which will give you EchoLink conference nodes which are popular. Key these DTMF codes into your HT keypad and wait a moment for the connection to complete.

*33479886 — Worldwide Friendship Net, Daily 5 PM PT http://worldwidefriendship.net/Index_2.htm
*33002605 — Ireland conference http://www.echoireland.com/
*33494492 — Handi-Ham Conference http://www.handiham.org/drupal2/about
*33006397 — Amateur Radio Newsline Conference http://www.arnewsline.org/

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