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AllStar 28640 - IRLP 9457 - EchoLink NV5TX-L (4911) - DStar XRF444
The South Texas Link System is comprised of repeater owners joining one big network to have statewide communications. The main goal is to link the all parts of Texas including the little towns where no repeaters are present. We are always looking into filling in the gap.
If you are an end user, you can get access to any of the repeaters that are linked. If you want to connect to the system from your location, you can access our system by connecting to one of our gateways. There are several ways you can connect. If you have IRLP access, you can connect to Reflector 9457. If you have EchoLink Link (-L) or EchoLink Repeater (-R) access, you can connect to NV5TX-L (4911).
If you are a repeater owner and would like to join the South Texas Link System, please use the contact us link on the left. Please state you are a repeater owner along with your repeater general location, frequency, and information. We will send you information to see if your system qualifies to be linked. We are a fast growing system and adding repeaters all the time. There might be some delay as we are trying to get all systems linked, tested, and operational.
If you know of an area that needs to be linked, let us know.
9-4-2014 - David Floyd WD5IEH SK LoneStarLinkSystem.com
David Floyd WD5IEH, 59, of San Antonio, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 4, 2014 in Denton, Texas.
David was the founder of the WD5IEH Link System later renamed to the Lonestar Link System. A free open system for any Amateur to use. This system covered a huge part of South Texas from West of San Antonio to areas close to Houston and Corpus Cristi. David had spent much of his time, money and resources building a system which helped people in areas during disasters, bad weather, bike rides, river safari and much more. Radio was Davids passion and helping others was always a priority. He always welcomed everyone with open arms. He was a busy guy but always made time to help anyone. David had contributed so much to the Amateur community, he loved to go to Ham Fests and find the jems that made his system great. Many have help David achieve his goal, but with out him, it could never be done. His legacy lives on.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Denton, Texas at Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors. The burial will follow the service at IOOF cemetery.
For those who wish to donate in David's memory, please consider contacting your local Animal Rescue organization.
Please visit his Obituary at http://www.deberryfuneraldirectors.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/13043/id/2666866
2-11-14 Carrizo Springs 443.300+ pl100.0
The Carriso Springs repeater is now on the air. Located in the center of town, the repeater has a very impressive coverage range based on the location and heigth of the antenna. Based on range tests, we were able to access the repeater an estimated 45 miles South on 83 close to the Border Patrol Checkpoint located just out of Laredo in Webb County. Other tests show 25 miles west on 277 to Eagle Pass. If you are able to access the machine from a remote location, please let us know what you find. We will be glad to post the results here. A coverage map is currently be worked on to estimate the coverage areas.
7-1-13 DStar Gateway and Reflector now OnLine!
Great news, The South Texas Link System now has a DStar Gateway and Reflector. First, the Gateway enables a connection from DStar side to the Analog side. This is accomplished by feeding the DStar data back into the AllStar system with software. The Gateway is then connected to a Reflector. A Reflector (or HUB) is a place where multiple DStar systems can connect. When a station connects to the reflector, their audio is then passed to the analog side and sent out to all connected nodes. If you have a DStar repeater, DV Dongle or DVAP, you can now attach to the system. The reflector is XRF444A. You must make a slight modification to your configuration in order to connect. This opens up even more stations you can connect with, not just the DStar on US Trust servers. If you have any questions, let us know. I will be posting the information needed to modify your system to enable the connection to XRF reflectors.
6-11-13 EchoLink Call Changed to NV5TX-L (4911)
The EchoLink callsign has changed from W5EVH-L to NV5TX-L. Please update your devices with the new call.
2-9-13 Added Status Page for all Linked System
Added the ability to access one page that has all the currently Linked systems. Includes AllStar and IRLP Gateways. Click on the link on the left column of the main page. Click on your refresh button to see the latest connections. The information on the page contains the following; AllStar HUB 28054, showing all the AllStar nodes connected to the system, AllStar graphical map of nodes connected, and IRLP Reflector 9457 showing all nodes connected to the Reflector. The South Texas Link System can be found on Channel 7 of the Dallas Reflector.
11/14/2012 New LIVE streaming
New LIVE streaming. Go to www.RadioReference.com and look for "South Texas Link System" Located in Webb County. This is a great tool to see how you sound like coming into the system. There is about a 34 second delay. Gives you enough time to have a QSO and compare your audio. The system also archives all Audio, you can access the Archives by going to the link above and logging in. There you will be able to pick the dates and times and the system will replay the audio. Very nice feature.
You can also use your Smart Phone or Tablet to listen to the feed. Check your App Store for a Scanner App. If you know of apps for Android or iPad that work, please click on Contact Us and let us know. We will add it to the page.
We have verified the following apps to work with iPhone and iPad: 5-0 Radio Free, Scanner+, ActnScanner, Scanner Free and Em.RadioFree.
10-8-12 WD5IEH Link System to Join STxLS
The WD5IEH Link System has now joined the South Texas Link System to provide a wider area of coverage. David WD5IEH has a great system covering areas including San Antonio, Victoria, Gonzales, Beeville and New Braunfels Texas. Some of the repeaters listed are also RF linked together. David has plans to add more machines like Austin and Corpus to the system by the end of the year.