MB7IBK is an RF gateway connected to the AllStar and Echolink network.

The gateway consists of a 20 Amp switch mode PSU modified to run at 13.8v, a Motorola GM340 VHF radio, a USB to radio interface FOB made by Alan M0AQC and a Raspberry Pi2. The entire node is mounted on a 19″ 1U rackmount shelf.The antenna is a basic dipole mounted at 30′ with an output of 1W ERP.

MB7IBK node

MB7IBK node

Local users can access the gateway on 145.2125Mhz using a CTCSS tone of 103.5Hz.

The gateway is usually connected to HUBNet UK which is quite active.

AllStar functions

*1(nodeid) Disconnect Link
*2(nodeid) Connect link in monitor mode
*3(nodeid) Connect link in transceive mode
*4(nodeid) Enter command mode on a remote node
*70 Local connection status

Echolink functions (Currently experimental 28/04/2016)

*13(6digitnodeid) Disconnect link
*23(6digitnodeid) Connect link in monitor mode
*33(6digitnodeid) Connect link in transceive mode
Note: You must pad all echolink node numbers to 6 digits. For example, the IRELAND conference “2605” becomes “002605”.

Additional functions

*80 Force system ID
*81 Say system time
*551 Disconnect all links, disable telemetry, connect to GB3EK
*552 Disconnect all links, disable telemetry, connect to HUBNet UK
*553 Disconnect all links, disable telemetry, connect to NF4GA Repeater (Youth Net)
*554 Disconnect all links, disable telemetry, connect to Echolink *IRELAND*
*555 Disconnect all links, disable telemetry, connect to Echolink GB3KS
*556 Disconnect all links, disable telemetry, connect to W4BOC Repeater (Maker Fair)
*557 Disconnect all links, disable telemetry, connect to AllStar parrot.
*558 Disable telemetry
*559 Enable telemetry
*980 Say app_rpt software version
*73 Disconnect all

Experimental functions

These functions have been added for experimental use only. Sometimes these shortcodes will be broken. I highly recommend that you monitor http://mb7ibk.m0lmk.co.uk:8888/allmon2 whilst using these shortcodes so you can see what the gateway is doing!

*561 Random AllStar node
*562 Random Echolink node
*563 Random Echolink connected repeater
*564 Random Anglophone Echolink connected repeater
*565 Random Canadian Echolink connected repeater
*566 Random Australasian Echolink connected repeater
*567 Random USA Echolink connected repeater
*568 Random UK Echolink connected repeater

You can also check the current connection status of the node here – http://mb7ibk.m0lmk.co.uk:8888/allmon2/link.php?nodes=43412