Consolidated Coverage map of the entire University-Link repeater system.
The University-Link repeaters are linked together by AllStar hub node# 40933 located at grid EM10dg, 200′ AGL at The University of Texas at Austin. The hub location has a ~20 mile coverage radius and operates on emergency power. There are linked repeaters to the northwest.
441.325+, AKA “The Big ‘Un” AKA “The People’s Repeater“, is the flagship. PL 97.4 in/out (tone squelch recommended), analog, 25 watts, standard 5Mhz split. ID is KA5D. Located at EM10dg at the UT campus, 200′ AGL. Analog is AllStar linked, C4FM on local RF only. Link Status. Coverage map. APRS object info. Listen live.
927.0750-, pl 218.1 in/out, analog, 50 watts, standard 25MHz split. ID is KA5D. Located at EM10dg at the UT campus, 200′ AGL. This repeater is likely loaded into the memory bank of your radio if it was programmed by K5TRA, who also generously offered guidance in building this machine. Link Status. Coverage map. APRS object info.
[Status: Off air, unlinked, due to mechanical failure] 444.850+, pl 103.5 in/out (tone squelch recommended), analog, 25 watts, standard 5Mhz split. ID is AE5WW. Linked courtesy of the HamBuds. Located in grid EM10ck near RR620 and Anderson Mill Rd, 130′ AGL. Analog is AllStar linked, C4FM on local RF only. 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.
This system hosts the University of Texas Amateur Radio Club (UTARC) net on Wednesdays at 8pm Central Time.
The Amateur Radio Newsline is broadcast on this system every Friday at 6pm Central Time. The radio show lasts about 18 minutes.
This system is linked to the N5OAK AllStar-linked repeater system (node map) on Thursdays from 20:00 to 22:30 Central Time for the N5OAK weekly amateur radio net. We’re also happy to be hosting their 441.775 repeater.
This system is linked to the N5OAK repeater system on Fridays from 21:00 to 23:30 Central Time for the N5OAK Trivia Net.
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.
KA5D-7 packet BBS node, running BPQ software, located at UT, 200′ AGL. It has a roughly 30 mile connection radius, and it can act as a digipeater to other nodes within range. Addresses:
– Internet: bbs.ka5d.com
– AMPRrnet: ka5d.ampr.org (188.8.131.52)
– Hierarchical BBS address: KA5D.#STX.TX.USA.NOAM
Available services, by call sign and alias. The node responds to either:
– Node & digipeater: KA5D-7, alias UT
– BBS (mail and bulletins): KA5D-1, alias UTBBS. Winlink gateway available. Contact KA5D to enable access, after you set up your BBS mail user.
– Chat: KA5D-11, alias UTCHAT
– RMS: KA5D-8, alias UTRMS for direct Winlink Express access.
The following connection ports are available:
– Port 1: 432.95 MHz 9600 baud packet, with digipeater
– Port 2: Telnet server, private VPN access only
– Port 3: AX/IP/UDP connection to other nodes.
– Port 4: 7.104 MHz 300 baud packet (LSB dial frequency) with digipeater. AX.25 & FX.25 capable.
– Port 5: 145.73 MHz 1200 baud packet, with digipeater. AX.25 & FX.25 capable.
KA5D-7 is the main node, alias UT. Connect to this one to create a user account. APRS object info. Packet node map. Chat node map.
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.