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ARCatUCF repeater potential changes

This is a list of things that we could add to the repeater, and maybe someday will. If you have a feasible idea, add it here. If you like an idea here, bring it up at a meeting and maybe we'll get motivation to do it.

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[edit] New repeater commands

These are things we might want to make the repeater do via commands to the computer.

[edit] Suggested methods for sending commands

  • via touch tone over RF (easy to add now)
  • via touch tone over echolink / irlp (currently disabled)
  • via skype?
  • via internal web page (available if installed - security?? or we could write our own)
  • via command line through ssh
  • (via scheduled event triggers)

[edit] Suggested commands

  • voice mailboxes or scheduled messages
    • club info announcement
    • club event announcement
    • club meeting announcement??
  • voice generated messages (via festival or other synth)
    • weather via NWS feed??? (need to verify data is not stale before xmit)
    • NTP coordinated time
    • call of connected stations (available now maybe through echoirlp??)
  • Signal strength report -- via voice or code (needs sensors implemented)
  • internal repeat back without echo test server (possible through echoirlp maybe already?)

[edit] 2m repeater

  • Add EchoLink & IRLP to the repeater
    • replace MAX232 breadboard with final PCB
    • solder computer end of serial connector (PTT/COS)
  • separate RF and Echolink audio outputs, experiment with bridge modes
  • replace windows software with linux
    • Asterisk menu system?
  • access to NWS weather data / possible SANE alerts
  • fix serial programming control issues
  • (silly) random vocab poetry

[edit] 70cm repeater

[edit] both repeaters

[edit] Weather station

Justifications:

  • service to all amateur radio operators via APRS(?) and repeater access(?) to weather data
  • service to the UCF community though website access to the weather data
  • service to the community in general via CWOP
    • collected data is used by NWS for weather prediction (check nearest neighbor?)
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