08Sep 2019

This is about a 14 minute user contributed video from Greg Hatten, KE4MU. He shows us his setup using the ICS Controllers Pi Repeater 2X with the option for the enclosure. On this setup a power supply and Raspberry pi are also included. He is running a Motorola GR1225 repeater using the OpenRepeater software. If […]

02Sep 2019
The OpenRepeater team is happy to announce the recent release of version 2.1.2! Version 2.1.2 is an incremental update from 2.1.1. They main change to be concerned with is the addition of Raspberry Pi 4 support. There are some other changes under the hood such as the change to the Raspbian Lite Buster OS, change [...]
17Jun 2019
The OpenRepeater team is happy to announce the recent release of version 2.1.1! What are some of the new features in 2.1.1 you may ask? Backup & Restore One of the new features is the addition of the backup & restore feature. This allows the backup of UI settings, custom modules, custom audio files, and [...]
04Jun 2019
Joe Burkleo, WA7JAW (left) and Dan Loranger, KG7PAR (rigth) from ICS Controllers While attending the Northwest ARRL convention in Seaside Oregon the first weekend of June, the owners of ICS-CTRL (Dan Loranger, KG7PAR and Joe Burkleo, WA7JAW) demonstrated the OpenRepeater 2.0.0 version to customers alongside their PI-Repeater family of products. ICS-CTRL is a proud partner [...]
12Nov 2018

This has been in the planning stages for some time, but we’ve finally put together a Getting Started video in our efforts to ramp up our YouTube channel and provide video instruction for newcomers to OpenRepeater. This video gives a quick overview of the hardware required to interface the Raspberry Pi to the radios, as […]

10Sep 2018
The wait is over, OpenRepeater version 2.0.0 is here. So what's new you may ask? Well...a lot off stuff. We've added a version history to the website, You can check that out for a comprehensive list. Here are some of the key features & improvements. Under The Hood Version 2.0.0 of OpenRepeater now uses version [...]
03Jul 2018
While being the primary UI developer for OpenRepeater, I've always done my development work without actual repeater hardware. I work in a small office when doing the my development where space it at a premium. I've always simulated the radio hardware with a breakout/breadboard setup. I've been able to inject audio and DTMF commands into [...]
26Feb 2018

Radio Donors Needed

February 26, 2018
Hello OPR Followers. Seeking some help from the ORP community. Looking for someone with connections to surplus Motorola GM300 radios that can make a donation of gear and can possibly help with optimizing the radios for the ham bands and maybe get me started with some base programming of some test pair frequencies. What I'm [...]
13Nov 2017

Preface This has been in the works for some time and is a collaborative project between ORP and ICS. This is a hardware interface to turn a Raspberry Pi 2 0r 3 into a repeater controller. One of the stand out features of this board is that it has an integrated audio codec chip…so no more USB […]

02Apr 2017

For those interested, it looks like the guys over in France are opening another group purchase on the SVXLink Card. The group order will open on April 22nd. Not clear how long that the order will stay open for just yet. For more information please visit: https://shop.f5uii.net/en/product-category/svxlink-card-en     Here is a photo of one […]

28Aug 2016

For those interested, it looks like the guys over in France are opening another group purchase. Here is an update from Christian F5UII: Good news for interested OM to SvxLink Card. A new group purchase is now open and will stay open only 3 weeks. It will be closed Tuesday 20th September at 21 hours […]

14Apr 2016

I just wanted to let you all know that the current build (1.1.0) has been updated to be compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3 as well as the RPI2. You can find this on our downloads page. Other than that nothing has change in the build…it’s the same version of ORP. Stay tune for a […]

10Mar 2016

Well…we wanted to announce some hardware updates. You are probably wondering where we stand with our hardware interface that we posted here. It’s not dead just yet, just delayed while we work out some issues with onboard sound. The First Interface Design – SVXLink Card In the meantime. Juan has been working on a bigger […]

02Mar 2016

Say hello to the new Raspberry Pi 3, Model B. The new board is the first 64-bit Raspberry Pi, and comes with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s available now, but good luck getting your hands on one as we can probably expect some shortage for a while. Good news, in theory things look positive for […]

27Feb 2016
Open Repeater Projection

Greets OpenRepeater Users, Today (Feb 27th, 2016) I made a minor update to the IMG files for version 1.1.0 for the Raspberry Pi 2 and the Beaglebone Black (C1 Image is still pending). When I built these I made the minor oversight of forgetting to register svxlink with the services so that it would start […]

10Feb 2016

The wait is over, OpenRepeater version 1.1.0 is here. So what’s new you may ask? Well…a lot off stuff. Under The Hood Version 1.1.0 of OpenRepeater now uses version 15.11.1 of SVXLink for our core. There have been some stability improvements added and some other backend stuff that Richard (KB3VGW) has been working on with […]

22Aug 2015

Greetings OpenRepeater users! My name is Juan Hagen! I am amateur radio operator F8ASB and I am new to the OpenRepeater Team and glad to be a part of such an exciting project. I am located in North East France and have been an amateur radio operator since 1996. The radio is a great way […]

27Jul 2015

Today we have some exciting news to share with you. We have a public beta available for others to try. The First Public Beta We currently have some beta IMG files for download for following devices: Raspberry Pi 2, Beaglebone Black, and Odroid C-1. You can get these from our download page, but the best place […]

17Jun 2015

Greetings…My name is Richard Call (KB3VGW). I am a new developer joining the OpenRepeater Project. I wanted to take a moment to fill you in on on some big changes we are working. We are working hard to make some under the hood changes to build a strong foundation for the project. The first one […]