For nearly the last year, the audio streaming capability for our repeaters has been offline. Today the streaming function has been placed back online. What this means is that you can use any of several different ways to listen in to the activity on the repeaters. First of all, you can click on either or both of the play buttons at the upper right hand part of our web page. Doing so will open a popup window (for each button) with an HTML5 player within it. Using HTML5 should allow this to work in any web browser either on a computer, or a mobile phone or tablet. Secondly, if you prefer to use an app on your phone or tablet, you can download and use the Broadcastify app. Just search for “KC0DBS” in the app and you can pick either stream to which to listen. And I am told that the streams show up in some other online streaming apps. So check out your favorite and see if they are there too!
The audio stream is delayed from real time by between 20-40 seconds. So don’t be surprised if you are listening on the radio and the stream and you don’t hear it on the stream right away.
Enjoy and please let me know if you have any difficulties in using this feature.
(N.B. The stream for the 440 machine has been intentionally silenced for the time being. The streams are driven by the new Allstar nodes for each of the repeaters. There is significant interference at the site of the 440 node. This will continue to stream silence from there until we are able to move the node to it’s final location which should be happening in the very near term future! )