The K9IU club is leading a project to create a linked repeater system across various University based amateur radio clubs. The idea behind this is to bring more students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community members together and bolster local club interest through increased on-air conversation.
We make use of a new IRLP reflector that is hosted on the major university and research networks (like Internet2, NLR, etc.) The channel that we have dedicated to this network is 9449.
If your university club would like to join the network please contact us (k9iu at indiana dot edu) and we would love to have you on board! We welcome any University club around the world.
In February 2009, a University IRLP net was started by the guys at Texas A&M University amateur radio club. Other university clubs have carried this torch along, currently the guys at the Rochester Institute of Technology have net control. This net meets weekly on Tuesday nights, 21:00 EST / 18:00 PST. You can participate in this net via the K9IU 442.825+ / pl 136.5 repeater, and we will try to keep the 2m (146.940 / pl 136.5) repeater connected for this net as well. If you are at a different University and would like to join in, please do! We are found on IRLP reflector 9449. Remember to key up a couple of seconds before you talk and to give extra time between transmissions.
Systems currently in the network (for a live look at who is connected, click here
|K9IU||Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana||146.940- 136.5pl||Repeater|
Other Universities who are working on nodes to connect with:
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Purdue University
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- ...and many more who have expressed interest and are waiting for their clubs to reconvene this fall