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Who in the club has a D-Star radio?

Discussion in 'Worldwidedx.com Amateur Radio Club' started by Moleculo, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. KG6ABF

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    I just signed up and have that capability. The next question is what are the frequencies along with any necessary tones to access the repeaters for this group?

    I live in Claremont and Sunset Ridge as well as a number of other spots are accessible to me.



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  2. Moleculo

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    Here's a link to the gateway dashboard with all of the repeater info: ircDDB QRGs and Maps. The repeater defaults to connecting to reflector XRFWDX after 20 minutes of inactivity, but is open for users to connect to any reflector.
     
  3. K4WHE

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    My sig line says it :D
     
  4. KW4HKY

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    What club? I have one. Never use it.
     
  5. KW4HKY

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    Used 880 ever where under $400. No special antenna needed.
     
  6. K4WHE

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    i first started with id-31 and dvap. no repeaters here, works great!
     
  7. Moleculo

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    All of the W9WDX equipment is online and working great. There are a couple of us in CA that use it and we would really like to see the usage expand to the members of the site.

    The cost of an Icom ID-31 is really pretty affordable (for ham radio gear). If you don't have a local D-Star repeater, you can build your own access point for your existing VHF/UHF radio for aobut $100 or buy a DVAP dongle turnkey solution for about $200.

    If anyone would like to set up a sched to meet up on the XRFWDX Xreflector, please post up!
     
  8. K4WHE

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    I'm in!
     
  9. W4CJB

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    I've got an ID-880H and IC-2200H. The closest D*Star repeaters to me are about 20 - 25 miles. WF4X in Freeprot, FL. there's a mode B and C. The B node has limited coverage for some reason but I can get into the C node. The C pretty much stays connected to reflector 37C. I am just getting started with D*Star although I've had the rigs for more than a year and half. Not many stations around here. I was just looking into a dvap and setting up a hot spot. Any pointers or comments would be welcome.
    I think I can also get into the KF4OEC machine in Crestview, FL. Both the Ops get fussy when someone links or unlinks their systems. That's why I'm considering setting up a hot spot.
     
  10. Moleculo

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    You can build your own if you have a spare VHF/UHF radio or buy one. If you like, start a new thread about it, and we can walk you through your options, plus pros/cons on each approach.
     
  11. vaham183

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    No more D-Star repeaters here in SE Virginia. A few up north near DC (120 mi away) is all. The former D-Star repeaters seem to go back to analog or Fusion or DMR.
     
  12. ranger2970

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    I Do..Live In South Tennesee..Huntsville,Al and Nashville Has Cpl
     

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