Members of the Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System (SMLRS) have worked together with the Kansas City SkyWarn group technical coordinator, Bryon Jeffers, K0BSJ, to place into service IRLP reflector 933 dedicated to SkyWarn repeater linking in Missouri.
The reflector, located at the HE datacenter in downtown Kansas City, is owned and operated by KC SkyWarn technical coordinator Bryon Jeffers, K0BSJ. The reflector channels have been dedicated in the following manner:
Reflector Channel Use
9330 Central Region Intertie System (CRIS)
9331 Weather Spotter Traffic
9332 Special Events
9333 Southern Missouri SkyWarn Linking
9334 Storm Prediction Center – Norman, OK
9336 National Weather Service – Reserved
9337 Regional IRLP SkyWarn net
9338 Oklahoma / Arkansas SkyWarn
9339 VoIP Weather Net – Listen Only
During severe weather operations, the SMLRS IRLP node #7191 on the 442.150 Crane UHF linking repeater will automatically link up to Missouri SkyWarn reflector channel #9333. Should the Crane 442.150 Primary UHF linking repeater fail, the Springfield 442.275 will be brought into the system and IRLP node #3995 on that repeater will be linked to channel #9333. The IRLP node on both repeaters have backup power in place and the nodes receive Internet from separate Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) to create the ultimate in robust, reliable connectivity.
Anyone within Regions D, G or I in Southern Missouri wishing to link up their IRLP node to reflector channel 9333 during severe weather will be able to link up and make reports and copy system traffic. For stations that are outside of the South-Central or Southwest Missouri area, please connect your node up as “listen only” to the IRLP reflector channel.
System members will monitor the reflector channel during SkyWarn operations and any node that causes “kerchunks” or “key-ups” will be immediately disconnected from the reflector and banned for the remainder of the event or until the node problems can be fixed.
For those wishing to simply receive traffic from the system, please visit the page outlining how to stream audio from www.radioreference.com