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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 […]