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IRN – International Radio Network

What is the IRN?

The IRN (International Radio Network) is a VoIP/RoIP system using Teamspeak 3 (TS3) that allows radio users to TX/RX using RF around the World using  different devices (Mobile Phones, Tablets, Computers etc) for free.

The system also allows users to create private talkgroups for point to point or private group QSO’s.
If you would like to add your link, repeater or hub to the IRN system, please use the contact us section to drop us a line.
TS3 is available on Apple, Android, PC, Mac and Linux. The IRN has it’s own private server allowing hundreds of connections at once. There are different talkgroups (channels) within that allow users full RX/TX capabilities across different radio networks and systems from across the globe.
To make it more interesting, you can use PTT-enabled smartphones like the ones listed below. Most of the hams use PTT-enabled phones, so they can use the IRN with the same style as they use a handheld radio. The IRN talk groups can be accessed via GPRS / 3G / 4G / Wifi or RF (depending on the repeaters).

Is this still hamradio? Read this article.

Please note: This system is free to use for both non-licensed* & licensed hams. Live ham-radio repeaters can only be accessed by licensed hams.

*Non-licensed users must apply for membership of IRN in order to have a callsign generated for them (Don’t worry, it’s also free).

The following devices have a dedicated PTT button that will make your experience even better when using the IRN.
 

Live QSO using IRN with a Mobile Radio – Inrico TM-7

 

SOFTWARE INSTALLATION – HOW TO CONFIGURE IRN ON YOUR EQUIPMENT

Please click on the link below to download the PDF file for your device.
These PDF files can be downloaded so that you can set up your device with the IRN server details.
Please note, that once you have signed into the server, an admin will need to verify you and assign you voice rights. This will only be done once you are verified.
In case of any issues, we will contact you via email (please supply one directly if you do not have one listed on QRZ).
For non-licensed users, please follow the link on the home page to IRN and join via them so that you can have access to the server.

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How to install on Android
This is a PDF file with step by step instructions on how to download and install Teamspeak 3 and set it up on the IRN server.
How to set up Teamspeak 3 Android.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [750.1 KB]
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How to install on iOs (Apple)
This is a PDF file with step by step instructions on how to download and install Teamspeak 3 and set it up on the IRN server.
How to set up Teamspeak 3 Iphone.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1’023.8 KB]
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How to install on Windows
This is a PDF file with step by step instructions on how to download and install Teamspeak 3 and set it up on the IRN server.
How to set up Teamspeak 3 Windows PC.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [860.1 KB]
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How to use the IRN Server once you are connected.
This PDF gives you some instructions on some of the basic features that are available on the IRN.
There are lots of things not included on here, but we’d recommend that new users give it a read through to help explain what different things mean.
IRN – How to use the IRN Server.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [546.0 KB]
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T&C’s – IRN usage guidelines for all users.
Whilst most of what we do is common sense, we do have a set of guidelines that are there to make the system both fairer and safer for everyone to use. Please have a read prior to using our system.
IRN TC’s.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [353.4 KB]

2 thoughts on “IRN – International Radio Network

  1. Hello. I have s Sure F25 and have Zello and IRN apps. When I press the ptt button to speak on IRN the Zello app opens. How can I stop this happening please?

    1. Hi, Mark.

      That is an anoying function from the last Zello release. You need to do the following (I did that with my F22): Assign the PTT button to Team Speak 3 and, on Zello, remove the PTT Button. Then, map a new button for PTT on Zello, that can be, for example, the SOS button.
      If you use more Zello than TS3, maybe you can do it the other way round.
      73

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