England" channel of the New England Reflector is
the first of three integrated gateways. It is the
main channel of the reflector and digitally bridges
Users connecting to this gateway from either VoIP network are allowed to
interconnect with each other. The node number is identical and
accessible on both the networks of IRLP and EchoLink as 9120. It
can be found on EchoLink clients as conference *NEW-ENG*. This is a
dedicated gateway for general QSO in the six New England states.
This gateway is configured to have transcoding enabled, meaning audio
between users on IRLP and EchoLink and visa versa are re-encoded.
The audio codec for users connecting via IRLP is UNCOMP (uncompressed),
while EchoLink is GSM. The purpose of this configuration is to have
the added benefit of exceptional audio quality between IRLP nodes when
connecting to the gateway via IRLP (preferred).
More details are provided below.
This gateway provides an
open channel for any and all nodes to connect for the purpose of
ragchewing. Indvidual nodes are allowed to connect and park here
for extended periods. This is a free and open resource
for all members of the amateur community.
Mostly all drills, emergency communications
and scheduled nets are held on 9123 and
9127 respectively in order to keep the New England
gateway free for general QSO at all times. When scheduling conflicts
occur however, this gateway does function as a backup.