Repeater Feature - IRLP Node

The K9WZ repeater is part of the IRLP project, which links repeaters around the world via the Internet.
We are node 4330. Using IRLP linking, amateurs from around the world can have a QSO using their local node but be talking to others from around the world.

As mentioned each location is called a node, and can be connected to directly as desired. Additionally there are Reflectors, which are like a big party line, where numerous repeaters can connect to form a big round table like connection. There are hundreds of nodes located across the world, including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and many other exotic locations. 

It all works using a computer running Linux, and a sound card to handle the audio translation. A high speed Internet connection is required to pass, and receive the data to, and from the other nodes. Although it may sound complicated it is really rather simple, especially for the user.

Of course, you may be wondering what does IRLP stand for, that's simple; Internet Radio Linking Project. 

For more information about the IRLP you can find it here

For a list of all the IRLP Node locations here

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