Tuesday, April 20, 2010

video of the rsgb 2010 agm held last saturday is now on the batc web site

a video of the rsgb agm held last saturday is now on the batc web site
go to batc.org.uk
then batc tv streamer
then click on film archive


73 Ian G3ZHI
http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi - many ham radio links
http://www.southgatearc.org/ latest ham radio news

G4NJI IRLP 5200 Echolink 135909
Rotherham simplex node 145.2875mhz
BATC Live Steaming video http://www.batc.org.uk/
Mobile: 07984732058

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

rsgb agm live webcast 17th april 2010 1000am

saturday 17th april 2010 1000am bst
the rsgb agm will be live webcast
on the batc tv streamer
go to www.batc.org.uk
batc tv streamer
the live events

73 ian g3zhi

www.qsl.net/g3zhi

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Monday, April 05, 2010

access gb7syp packet bbs via telnet

type gb7yk.ath.cx port 23
you will be met with a login prompt
type your callsign then password
at the next prompt type bbs

you get a password from dave g6tva

dave.g6tva@blueyonder.co.uk

you must hold a ham radio licence to use this system

73 ian g3zhi

www.qsl.net/g3zhi

Sunday, February 17, 2008

wy0x irlp's nasty nates usual abuse

Thought people might like to see what type of "professionals" are running the IRLP. All I had was a simple request and I received abuse.

n4dav


From: "David Krauss" Sir. I don't know who you are. I don't really care. I didn't even respond after I told Paul I felt you were control freaks (which I still do, by the way). He was quite polite in his response, by the way, unlike you. I don't appreciate your writing this tirade with foul language. I did nothing to deserve this. I intend on forwarding this to any IRLP group I can find to show people what type of first-class jerk you are. And yes, I will forward the ENTIRE string so people can see my supposed "bad attitude". It's nothing compared to yours.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Nate Duehr" Questions@Irlp.; Net" <questi...@irlp.net;
You probably misunderstood.

There is an Amateur version of IRLP, which is the large, ever-growing, popular public network. There is also a COMMERCIAL version of IRLP which some hams have chosen to make private links with. Including private Reflectors. They PAID EXTRA for this and Dave handles ALL of those requests.

The Amateur IRLP project was designed with the public network in mind, not private networks. Private IRLP systems require a large amount of customization work and thus, Dave usually does all those himself and charges an appropriate fee for the setup and maintenance, just like folks that are using the technology Commercially.

He may or may not need the extra business right now, and the charges are typically much more than the average ham wants to spend on a system because he needs to cover the value of his time. If you badly want a private Reflector and node system for you and your friends, feel free to contact Dave and get a quote for a price. It will NOT be cheap. The cheap and easy way way to do IRLP is to install a node as part of the regular ham network... now here's the part you need to know... RUN BY VOLUNTEERS.

Your insinuation that we're all a bunch of control freaks is a complaint I don't appreciate. I put in eight to sixteen hours of my personal time a week working on varions IRLP things, software installations, testing, database work, and explaining technical support questions to people. AS A VOLUNTEER if I don't choose to give a DAMN about your private "I only want to talk to my friends system", I don't have to. What motivation is there for me to install your private link system for you? There is NONE.

Add on your crappy attitude, as shown in these e-mail messages and you've got a double-strike against you. Now neither do I have a reason to want to help you, nor do I like you.

WHY in the hell would I want to help you with your installation with an attitude like yours?
I'm a volunteer... I definitely have better things to do. I'm sick of this attitude from people like you that think other people owe you something. I don't.

Paul and I were very polite in our responses up until now. The software is NOT DESIGNED to do point-to-multipoint linking without a Reflector, and Reflector software is a hand-rolled customized beast to set up. The VOLUNTEERS that install people's IRLP nodes and run Reflectors would like to know that we're helping to grow a network -- it's one of the only joys we get out of volunteering -- therefore there's NO POINT in me spending an hour or two of MY

PERSONAL UNPAID TIME to help you install a two or three node Reflector for your private use. It's just a complete waste of my time. It has nothing to do with "CONTROL". It has to do with "SOMETHING I DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT." Get it through your thick skull. Go write your own, or do whatever you want to do. Paul was very professional in his reply and you have gotten beligerant because you didn't get what you wanted. I WON'T BE PROFESSIONAL in my reply because I've had enough of demanding *ASSES* like you who think a group of

VOLUNTEERS owes you something! Go away.

Where do these people come from Paul?

Nate WY0X IRLP Volunteer




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73 Ian G3ZHI

http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi - many ham radio links



G4NJI IRLP 5200 Echolink 135909 Rotherham simplex 145.2875mhz

Skype g3zhiianVoiP 642109

Mobile: 0798 473 2058






Friday, December 07, 2007

echolink now over 4500 logins at one time

echolink continues to grow with over 4500 stations connected at one time


73 Ian G3ZHI

http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi - many ham radio links

G4NJI IRLP 5200 Echolink 135909Rotherham simplex 145.2875mhz

Skype g3zhiianVoiP 642109

Mobile: 0798 473 2058

Friday, January 06, 2006

ofcom ham radio contact Abdus Salam

Abdus Salam
e-mail: Abdus.Salam@ofcom.org.uk
Tel: 020 7981 3198




http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/ra/topics/maritime/airwaves/airwaves6/airwave6.htm#10

73 Ian G3ZHI

http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi - many ham radio links

http://www.ukirlp.co.uk

G4NJI IRLP 5200 Echolink 135909
Rotherham simplex 145.2875mhz

Skype g3zhiian
VoiP 642109

Mobile 0783 338 0578

southgate arc for latest uk ham radio news

http://www.southgatearc.org/


73 Ian G3ZHI

http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi - many ham radio links

http://www.ukirlp.co.uk

G4NJI IRLP 5200 Echolink 135909
Rotherham simplex 145.2875mhz

Skype g3zhiian
VoiP 642109

Mobile 0783 338 0578

rod g3xta ex rsgb looks after ham radio at ofcom

rod g3xta ex rsgb looks after ham radio at ofcom

Rod Wilkinson
OLC Associate, Amateur Radio
020 7783 4488 (direct line)
Rod.wilkinson@ofcom.org.uk



Ofcom
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
020 7981 3000
www.ofcom.org.uk


73 Ian G3ZHI

http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi - many ham radio links

http://www.ukirlp.co.uk

G4NJI IRLP 5200 Echolink 135909
Rotherham simplex 145.2875mhz

Skype g3zhiian
VoiP 642109

Mobile 0783 338 0578

g3zhi reply to ve7ltd

yes david you do sound very disturbed

not true you said - i hate irlp

not true - i said you hate echoirlp

it is not true - 'IRLP nodes are not locked out of
reflectors for non-technical reasons'

w7aor locked the m1lou node out of 9250 because i
was telling someone how to close a node with 73
and that is the reason w7aor gave for the lockout
w7aor never claimed there was any badmouthing going
on as you have claimed in the past

not true - i was never locked out of the irlp yahoo list

i was locked out by not being allowed to post

not true - the lockout list didn't change in six months
i visited the page most days and i saw the lockout
numbers changing

it was useful information and should be put back

not true - I never said you guys were unqualified

ve7ltd irlp egroup posting 28th november 2003

ATTN all IRLP and EchoIRLP users. It has come to my
attention
that un-qualified individuals are going into IRLP
nodes to
install EchoIRLP,

not true - You posted to the IRLP general yahoo groups and IRLP
general
( hosted on IRLP.net) lists EVERY day for a week or so

i suggest you check - i never posted once.

Sorry, but if you are going to do that, I am always going to be here
to put
things in a clear and concise form, so there is no confusion.

you have nothing to say on the main point made in the newsletter
article - the decline of irlp activity

some uk node owners are talking about closing their irlp nodes down
due to lack of use

for the record i use both irlp and echolink everyday and i have
always supported both

i remind you i was the one that put the case to our government in
1999 and got permission for internet linking in the uk
you should be grateful we have 56 irlp nodes here

i have promoted internet linking around the world in magazine
articles - on the internet and at ham fests so people do want to
listen to what i have to say

you have concentrated your reply on one section of the 9 page ukirlp
newsletter

the only negative comments i have had about the newsletter as usual
have been from you nate and marshal
all the rest have been very grateful and it has been posted all over
the world

irlp seem incapable of taking any criticism about irlp and that needs
to change as
it maybe something you have to get used to

its just typical of the abuse you get from irlp.

dont forget was the fist to publish all the irlp node numbers and
remember all the abuse i got for doing
that

you say you have 50 connections to your node a day - i would like to
see the log files
you should be looking at how many nodes have not been used for over 7
days
over 300 down and 600 idle

you make no comment on the huge decline in activity on reflector
9200 - which i use everyday

my article on irlp was fair and balanced and you should listen more
to irlp users

in view of all the 'not true' i really don't think you know what you
are talking about

your posting has done nothing to improve the reputation of irlp
it has done quite the opposite


Ian G3ZHI

http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi - many ham radio links
http://www.ukirlp.co.uk

G4NJI IRLP 5200 Echolink 135909
Rotherham simplex 145.2875mhz


Ian Abel G3ZHI




----- Original Message -----
From: "David Cameron - IRLP"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 7:18 PM
Subject: UKIRLP Newsletter June 2004


Ian,

I am very disturbed at your narrow-minded views of my feelings on
Echolink and EchoIRLP, and your lack of proper knowledge of the IRLP system.

You are misinformed, and obviously think that you have to flaunt that to
everyone in the Ham VoIP world. Just so that everyone understands
both sides of all your slander of the IRLP network and the EchoIRLP
project, here are a few "re-clarifications" of the points you covered:

First, I do not hate EchoIRLP. I run it on my node in Vancouver.
Several other IRLP installers and support crew, including Paul VE3SY and
Dave K9DC (both reflector cops, or head-bashers whichever you refer to them
as). I am putting into motions the steps required to make it EASIER for
node owners to install and operate EchoIRLP, by doing all the tricky
compiling work for them. I am also modifying core IRLP scripts to make the
transition to EchoIRLP easier. I will also be distributing EchoIRLP
from the IRLP servers, and helping people install it on their nodes.
This will open a large percentage of the 1400 IRLP nodes as Echolink RF nodes.

Second, I don.t think you have a clue of why people are locked out
of reflectors. IRLP does not believe that putting a 2 second "mute
period" for all link and repeater stations is a solution to a problem like
nodes with tails and courtesy tones. That is how Echolink conference
servers often deal with that issue. It is like masking intermod on the
input of a repeater with a CTCSS tone squelch: Any good repeater owner would
not do that, they would take the machine off the air, and fix the technical
problem before bringing it back online. IRLP nodes are not locked
out of reflectors for non-technical reasons, except for when they are
carrying on local QSOs with no consideration for others on the reflector, often
not knowing they are even connected. The time from keyup to retransmit on IRLP
is in the order of about 150 milliseconds, not the 1.2 seconds that
is average on Echolink. The problem is much more pronounced. The
standards of having no courtesy tone and pulses (or thumping, or pinging) just
makes the IRLP network into a seamless linking system for radios, which
was what is was designed to be from the beginning.

Third, many other programmers and I just spent close to three weeks
modifying and testing new IRLP binaries to make the GSM audio sound
better. The usage of GSM on IRLP is about 1%. This was strictly to
improve the audio for EchoIRLP, as EchoIRLP is 100% GSM. As a side note,
this improved the audio on the ADPCM mode of IRLP as well.

Fourth, the reason why you were asked not to promote EchoIRLP on
the IRLP lists is the following:

- You flooded a perfectly valid tool we set up to allow people to
send email to node owners, without posting the email addresses on the
web. You used that system to send EchoIRLP propaganda to hundreds of node
owners who didn.t want it, and flooded the server off the web. Now we have
had to put restrictions on the service, lessening its usability for
everyone.

- You posted to the IRLP general yahoo groups and IRLP general
(hosted on IRLP.net) lists EVERY day for a week or so, even after being asked
to stop by many people on the list. The message was the same every time.
Try doing that on the Echolink list and see what happens. Notice that I did
not lock you out of the IRLP list, just asked you not to continue promoting
EchoIRLP so aggressively on a list that you had already saturated.

- You don.t seem to understand that people don.t seem to complain
to you when the IRLP list goes off topic. They complain to me. At the
time, I was not even a moderator of the IRLP Yahoo Groups list, and received
over 50 messages asking why you were so persistent in your posting.

Fifth, the reason why I said I would not support EchoIRLP,
especially at that time, is that nobody who supported IRLP was in the production
loop. I had too many things to worry about to start looking at compatibility
issues. The initial alpha stage that the code was at when you
started promoting EchoIRLP was buggy, and breaking several nodes, and we
were left to spend our time cleaning up the mess. It is not unfair that I
warned node owners who had EchoIRLP installed that we would not be able to
help them with their EchoIRLP installations, as even to this date, most
of us don.t have a clue how to support problems with it. I never said you
guys were unqualified, I just said if it broke we could not fix it, and
that you guys were not the IRLP installs and support team, so there was
no confusion.

Sixth, the comment on activity has nothing to do with the stability
or the future of the network. The beauty of IRLP is that it is there when
you need it. The Linux computers just sit and run reliably, without the
need for rebooting. People just now consider it a part of their repeater
all the time, and no longer just a novelty to play with. I still have
over 50 connections a day, and that does not include the 150 Echolink
connections that come up and down without anyone saying anything.

Seven, the "lockout page" you refer to was set up as a beta test
because people wanted to know what reflectors they had been locked out of
after they had fixed their technical problems, so they would know where
they would have to be re-instated. Some people sent us wrong email
information, and never received the lockout notices. For your information, the
"lockout" page was built once, and was not an active page. So
anyone who used it for whatever purposes would have seen static information on
it. Before it was removed, it had not been updated for over 6 months.
It was not an "obscurity" in any way. Nodes that try to connect to a
reflector they are locked out from are told that when they try to connect. We
also reply to all requests to re-instate a node.

So Ian, I am not sure where you get your information, or why you
feel that everyone has to listen to your opinion. Sorry, but if you are
going to do that, I am always going to be here to put things in a clear and
concise form, so there is no confusion.

Dave Cameron - VE7LTD
IRLP System Designer