Wednesday, 8 July 2015
IRLP and Echolink on VE3YRC-VHF are down until further notice due to a computer hardware failure. The repeater committee is currently considering replacing the computer, but this will take some time to accomplish. The new hardware being considered is based on the Raspberry Pi single-board computer. As it contains no moving parts and consumes much less power, it should be much more reliable. Assuming the IRLP board is salvageable, the replacement should also be very inexpensive to purchase and operate.