About the University-Link repeater system
The University-Link repeaters are linked together by AllStar hub node# 40933 and are located at grid EM10dg, 200′ AGL at The University of Texas at Austin, with a ~20 mile coverage radius and operating on emergency power, unless otherwise noted. Link status. Node map. Live audio feed.
927.0750-, pl 218.1 in/out, analog, 50 watts, standard 25MHz split. ID is KA5D. This repeater is likely loaded into the memory bank of your radio if it was programmed by K5TRA. Link Status. Coverage map. APRS object info.
To connect your hotspot to this system and talk using your DMR or C4FM-DN radio, point it to the YSF Reflector “US Uni-Link” room #55817 at repeaters.as.utexas.edu, port 42000. Link Status.
Other repeaters, nodes and resources at UT Austin
442.150+, C4FM-DN only, 25 watts, standard 5MHz split. ID is KB5PRZ. Wires-X node ID 33929. Connected by default to WIRES-X room “—-America-Link” #21080 (directed net at 20:00 Central time Saturdays) and can be changed to other rooms by users, for up to an hour before reverting to its default room. Coverage map. WIRES-X active room ID list. APRS object info.
Broadcastify feed for Austin area amateur repeaters. Most known operational amateur radio repeaters and simplex channels for Travis, Williamson, Hays, and Bastrop counties in Central Texas. Receiving station is 200′ AGL in central Austin. Broadcastify page. Live audio feed. APRS object info.
Broadcastify feed for Travis County law enforcement. Police dispatch for Austin, Travis County Sheriff, Texas DPS, UT, AISD, Lakeway, Manor, Pflugerville, Westlake, Rollingwood, Sunset Valley. GATRRS system. Broadcastify page. Live audio feed. APRS object info.
People and policies
The University-Link repeater system is a loose confederation of amateur operators with no membership or dues, and it is run as a Benevolent Anarcho-Technocracy. That is to say: we make no rules for the people, but rather only for the machines, to stave off the inevitable entropy to which they succumb.
Our motto: “Illegitimi non carborundum.”
Several of us are alumni, employees, or fans of UT Austin. Since the early 1990s, we have operated this open repeater system in various forms, and all licensed amateur operators are encouraged to participate.
Financial support is accomplished by the core group financing the majority of equipment costs. These are actual equity holders in the system.
The trustees are ultimately responsible for the legal operation of the system. The system is registered through the Texas VHF FM Society. The trustees encourage freedom of speech, debate and discourse on any topic with free and unfettered communication of ideas and philosophies between all system users. We serve the community best when users feel comfortable to express their thoughts in a healthy and supportive environment. Normal rules of decorum and mutual respect are to be observed.