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.