November 20, 2011 - IRLP is OFFLINE

 


 

Short-lived as it was, our IRLP link is NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Unfortunately, the reflector which was hosting the channel has been shut-down and moved. The new server does not support digital cross-connects. It was fun while we had it. Hopefully, we'll be abel to secure another channel in the future.

 

September 10, 2011 - IRLP is Now Available

 


 

The Missouri VoIP Network is pleased to introduce IRLP into the mix. We're now bridged over to IRLP Reflector 9059 full-time. Many thanks to Corey who operates the East Coast Reflector for configuring the channel to allow us to bridge over. The Missouri VoIP system now includes all three of the major (analog) Internet linking technologies. This will allow us maximum interoperability across the state and beyond.

Echolink - 452514
IRLP - 9059
Allstar - 27521

 

ARRL Field Day 2011

 


 

A number of stations plan on monitoring the conference server during Field Day. While there are no points awarded for Internet contacts, it's still a fun mode and there ARE points awarded for training and education. Make Internet linking your training! Plus, it will be fun to work some familiar stations via HF.

 

May 23, 2011 - Joplin tornado

 


 

As we are all aware, the Joplin area needs all the prayers and help we can muster at this time due to the devestating tornado that ripped through the southern side of town. The *MISSOURI* conference server is here for your use in whatever capacity you may choose to use it. There have been several Joplin area hams heard on the conference today. The net this evening will be ran a little differently than normal, with priorty put on getting checkins from down around Joplin.

If anyone in the effected area needs help with anything, please use the contact link to get a message to us...we will do whatever we can to help!

 

April 3, 2011 - MO QSO Party, Day 1


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As you can see, we were busy on the first day of the 2011 MO QSO Party! As of this writing (9:26am, Sunday, April 3rd), we've logged 164 contacts as W0W...listen for us on the air today as we push for more contacts!

March 14, 2011 - Situation in Japan

As we are all aware, the situation in Japan is very grim. Below is an email that I received this morning, in its original form:

*********************************************************************
Hi friends

QTC ! A1 CLUB DX members and other

As you may know, we had a terrible quake in northern part of Japan on Friday afternoon last week. After three days past, more than 2000 killed and more than 10000 missing up to now. Also, the nuclear power plants located in Fukushima-pref. is getting
serious situation.

We as an amateur radio operator are gathering and exchanging emergency information on the following frequencies.

Please kindly keep clean these freqs.
3525KHz+/-5KHz
7030KHz+/-5KHz
14.100MHz+/-10KHz
21.200MHz+/-10KHz
28.200MHz+/-10KHz
50.100MHz、51.000MHz、51.500MHz
144.100MHz、145.000MHz、145.500MHz
430.100MHz、433.000MHz、433.500MHz

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

A1 CLUB secretary
Atsu, JE1TRV
je1trv@a1club.net
http://a1club.net/
http://jo1zzz.blogspot.com/

 

January 28, 2011 - Winterfest (Collinsville, IL)

 


 

Several regulars from the MO VoIP net made the trek into Illinois in search of the much sought after "ham deal of a lifetime". Attendence was outstanding from both the vendor and ham community. One guy was selling a retired TV remote van for $5500. I was gonna buy it but Bob wouldn't give me the money! Good times and good coversations were had by all...got an antenna sold and picked up a few odds and ends. Below are a few pictures from the day's activities...

The van KC0NRO was gonna buy...

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The masses decend upon the vendors...

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January 24, 2011 - Missouri Comm Exercise

 


 

The Missouri VoIP Net will be providing secondary/supplemental comms for the 2011 Missouri Functional Communications Exercise 26/27 January, 2011.

December 4, 2010 - Allstar Link Online


After much anticipation, the Missouri conference now has a dedicated Allstar Link node. Allstar link is an up-and-coming Internet linking system, similar to Echolink, that is based on the popular and very powerful Asterisk - Linux based telephony software. The Missouri conference is now digitally linked (after an upgrade to the Echolink conference software) to Allstar Link node 27521. This will add another conduit for stations to link into the Missouri network.

More infomation on Allstar Link: http://www.allstarlink.org/

More information on Asterisk: http://www.asterisk.org/

 

October 18, 2010 - Net Update


We had 27 check-ins this evening... We have a good group of regular checkins from all around the state. Appreciate everybody's participation. Had mention of the 45th anniversary of the St. Louis Arch special event station - W0A, more information is available at: http://qrz.com/db/w0a/ or http://www.w0sjs.com/w0a/.

 

July, 2010 - Net Update


The team here at MO-VoIP.net would like to thank John, K1IF, for his stay as an NCO. Unfortunately, John is relocating and will no longer be able to perform his duties as a net control operator. We wish him nothing but the best and look forward to hearing him check-in from his new QTH.

 

March, 2010 - Net Update


The net has been going strong over the winter and into the spring season. Our weekly net has continued to welcome our regular visitors and we have had a number of new visitors - from all over the world - as well.

Our weekly net has been averaging between 15 and 30 check-ins via Echolink. As Spring and Summer approach we may also start to see some activity relating to the weather. If an event is looking to impact your area be sure to connect up to the *MISSOURI* conference server. We've had a number of occasions where the system has aided in bridging nodes together during exercises and for just plain ol' fun.

While Echolink has been our primary technology, we do not intend to limit participation to ONLY Echolink stations. Echolink does offer a straightforward entry into voice over IP technologies and works extremely well; but as our name implies, we are looking to bridge in other VoIP technologies as well.

You may have already noticed some Asterisk systems starting to participate in the network. The Echolink *KD0EAV* conference server is actually a high-bandwidth Asterisk server and also participates and connects in with the AllStarLink Network as node 27097. The Echolink node running on the 444.05+ pl151.4 repeater in Kansas City, KD0EAV-R also shares a similiar configuration as AllStarLink node 27017.

Over the next few months, we would also like to bring IRLP stations into the system.

Look for more details to be published as it becomes available and starts to solidify.

 

January 25, 2010 - Net Summary


We experienced another good turnout last night. Bob Heil, K9EID, even made his first (and hopefully not last) appearance on the net! We had 21 check-ins from Missouri and the surrounding areas. As 2010 is now well underway and most have recuperated from the holidays, the MO VOIP staff plans to not only keep the ball rolling, but to give it a little nudge and expand on the foundation that has been laid. Stay tuned for details! Hope to see you next Monday evening at 8pm!

Also, be sure to check out http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Foxamateurradionews/. Lee, N9NJS, has created this group for all to use and enjoy...be sure to check it out...

 

January 18, 2010 - Net Summary


2010 is off to a great start. Thanks to everybody for making the MO-VoIP net a enjoyable time and overall success. 2010 should continue to bring further refinement of the group with everybody's help. Again, THANKS to ALL!!

This past net brought 24 check-ins from all across Missouri and surrounding states. We have had a few from Missouri who have traveled outside to other (warmer) climates that have continued to check in with us - another fine example of how this technology connects.

We also had a few announcements.

Look forward to hearing everybody next week.

December 21, 2009 - Net Summary


Merry Christmas to all! Tonight's net landed us with 28 checkins from 4 states. We finally had our coveted checkin from mid-Missouri! KD0JNN, Chris, outside of Boonville allowed us to communicate to that part of the state. Keep spreading the word as we still need more stations from the Columbia and Jefferson City area.

Morse code vs. text messaging

Steve | MySpace Video

 

December 7, 2009 - Net Summary


Dave, K4WWV, ran yet another great net! There were 25 check-ins from across the region. While it was a lighter than usual session, we still had excellent participation. Keep spreading the word. We could still use more stations in ARES districts B, E, F, and I.

 

December 5, 2009 - NWS SkyWarn Appreciation


Overall the SkyWarn appreciation event looks to have gone quite well. MO-VoIP held a special session of the net Saturday morning with 16 check-ins. We had 3 weather service offices from Missouri. After the conclusion of the net, we bridged over to *WX_TALK* for the national coverage. The activity level was quite amazing. Fun to hear HF-like pile-ups on VHF/UHF.

 

November 30, 2009 - Net Summary


Excellent turnout this evening! We had 39 check-ins from Missouri and around the region; also had California and Texas in there as well. It's good to hear everybody in there - keep spreading the word!

End of this week is the Nation Weather Server SkyWarn appreciate event. The Missouri Voice over IP net will be involved in the entire event which begins at 6:00pm on Friday. We will call a special session of the Missouri Voice Over IP net starting at 9:30am on Saturday morning and plan on connecting into the nation conference hosted on the WX_TALK conference server after that. Check the Missouri Voice Over IP Net announcement page for the announcement.

 

November 23, 2009 - Net Summary


In a repeat performance of last week's net, we collected 34 check-ins during last night's net.

As always, all repeater and link node owners are welcome to connect to the *MISSOURI* conference server at any time. We especially extend the invite during the holiday season with all the travellers on the roads. Having a state-wide linked system available for those traversing Missouri's roadways will not only provide a fun way to pass the time in the car, but also another means of communications should it be needed.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

 

November 16, 2009 - Net Summary


K4WWV Dave ran his first Missouri Voice over IP net for a total count of 34 check-ins. Great job Dave!

Anybody interested in joining the ranks of MO-VoIP net control operators, please contact us with your availbility. The net is a great opporutnity for newly licenced operators to expand their experience and is a fun and enjoyable net for seasoned hams alike.

 

November 10th, 2009 - Net Summary


Here is the information regarding last night's net:

Check-ins: 42

There were a couple of announcements made as well...please check the Announcements page on this site for those.

Also, appreciation was expressed over and over for the veterans of our armed forces. We cannot thank you all enough for the sacrifices you have made for this great nation of ours and we extend our gratitude for keeping us free!

 

October 28th, 2009 - New Functionality


Check out the Nodes page...there is now a Google map that has the known working Echolink repeater and link nodes displayed. Click on the pushpin to view that particular node's information. If you know of a node that isn't listed or want your's to be listed, please let us know!

 

October 27th, 2009 - Net Summary


For those of you that missed it last night, you missed one heckuva net! Jeremy, KD0EAV, collected checkins from 41 stations, all but maybe 3 of which were from Missouri. This make last night's net the most active net we've had to date for the state. Thanks to all for your participation and come back next week...

Also, we are working on creating an online directory of all Echolink-enabled repeater and link nodes throughout the state. If you want your node listed in this directory (on this site), please contact us with the node call, node number, local frequency/tone, location, etc. and will will include it in the directory.

 

October 20th, 2009 - Net Summary


Last night's net was the best showing we've had to date, thanks to some stations from 2 land. We had 48 checkins to the net...check-ins ranged from a good group of net regulars, a few first time MO hams, a ham from St. Louis who happened to be walking in downtown New York City, several east coast stations, a ham from Bangledesh, and even a mobile station in Ireland! Thanks to all that checked in and hope to hear you next Monday night at 8pm.

At the end of the net, we also picked up two more potential net control operators. Dave, K4WWV, and Craig, KY0O, have stepped up to take on calling the net and we're in the process of getting them up to speed on net procedures. Listen for them during the month of November...and be sure to give them a check-in! Thanks go to both of them for their willingness to jump in and help out.

 

October 14th, 2009 - Announcements Updated


Check the announcement page for the latest announcements heard on the Missouri VoIP net.

The Missouri VoIP team would like to welcome Henry, KB0ROX, to the ranks. Henry accepted the position of Net Manager for the net and will take care of reporting our numbers to the Missouri Traffic Net. A big thanks goes out to him for his participation and willingness to help...thanks Henry!!!

 

October 13th, 2009 - Net Summary


This week's net found us taking 34 check ins from all over the state of Missouri. Hams checking in included a lot of familiar voices, as well as several new ones. Thanks to all for your participation and continue to spread the word. Hear you next Monday night at 8pm...Jeremy, KD0EAV, will be your net control operator. 73!

 

October 6th, 2009 - Net Summary

 


 

 

Another net has come and gone...last night we had 27 check ins and a good showing from a large part of Missouri. Please spread the word to all of those you think might be interested in this net.

We are currently working with the Net Manager of the Missouri Emergency Services Net (MESN) on affiliating the VoIP net with it. If you noticed last night, we ran the net very similar to how the MESN is ran...it is a good format and we will likely stick with it.

The new MO-VoIP NCS script is now available on this site. Please remember that we are looking for 2 more net control operators to step up and call the net. If you or anyone you know is interested, use the contact form on this site to let us know.

Thanks again to all who checked in...it is greatly appreciated!

September 22nd, 2009 - New Announcements


Announcements from last night's net are now up on the MO-VoIP announcement page. Please have a look!

September 15th, 2009 - Results of first MO-VoIP Net

 


 

The first ever MoVoIP net has come and gone...and all in all, it went pretty well! Many thanks to all of those that checked in and those of you who host a node who connected to the *MISSOURI* conference server.

When the smoke cleared, we had 42 check ins from all over Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

As this was our first net, we learned a lot about what works and what doesn't. You may find a slightly different format on next week's net.

As this net is about the hams of Missouri and the surrounding areas, we're intrested in hearing from you any ideas about features you'd like to see on the net. For example, a monthly swap net, club news, etc.

Below is a map from all that checked in last night. Again, thanks for your patience and for making the MO-VoIP net a huge success right off the bat!

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September 12, 2009 - First Net this Monday


The website is now up. Please join us for our first weekly net. Net will be held on the EchoLink *MISSOURI* conference each and every Monday at 8pm. We look forward to hearing from you.

September 1, 2009 - Announcing the Missouri VoIP Net


I am pleased to announce that the first Missouri VoIP net will be called Monday, September 14th, 2009, at 8:00pm. This net will be a weekly net, occurring every Monday night at 8pm.

To participate in this net, connect your node (be it a repeater, link, or computer user) to the *MISSOURI* conference server, node number 452514.

We will first take checkins from repeater and link node owners. We'll then go back down the list of each repeater or link node and get checkins from anyone using that node, be it RF or internet. After that, we'll pick up all remaining checkins.

Please spread the word regarding this net to anyone you may think is interested. Announcements on the MO Traffic net on 3.963 will begin next week.

Hope to hear you all on the first ever MO-VoIP net! If there are any questions, feel free to contact John McReynolds, KC0NRO, at kc0nro@mo-voip.net or Jeremy Geeo, KD0EAV, at kd0eav@mo-voip.net.

73 and thanks,

John K. McReynolds, KC0NRO