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Latest News:

20th July, 2014

New repeater coming:

Waratah VK4BQ advises that Mackay Queensland will soon have its first dstar repeater on 2m at black mountain.

24th June, 2014

Repeater Status Check:

VK5RWN suffered the failure of its solid state hard drive (SSHD) on the 9th April 2014 (actually got 5 years continuous operation out of this SSHD). Fortunately the failure was noticed the same day and the SSHD was replaced with a cloned copy and service restored with VK5RWN fully operational. However, unfortunately, the cloned copy was old, 6/8/2012, and a number of registrations on the VK5RWN server were lost, though these members, orphaned from VK5RWN, were still registered on the root server and still could use the DSTAR system.

Sunday 22nd June 2014, maintenance was carried out on the VK5RWN server and all orphaned registrations were added back on the VK5RWN system and the SSHD backed up again. Programs are being implemented to maintain the currency of the backups.

VK5RWN and all ports are fully operational and available for use by all interested DSTAR users.

  • VK5RWN - OK!

  • Feedback will be appreciated, to

    1st June, 2014

    Repeater Status Check:

  • VK4RDK - OK
  • VK4RWN - Gateway Offline
  • There are still some updates pending for repeaters.

    28th May, 2014

    Repeater Status Check:

    Atleast 23 listed repeater administrators were consulted to verify currency of data on the website;
  • VK3RDK - Gateway Offline.
  • VK2RWN - Port A undergoing maintenance
  • VK3RBA - Decommissioned
  • VK3RIR - Offline
  • VK3RGV - Offline (Under Repair)
  • VK4RWN - Offline
  • VK6RWN - Gateway Rebuilt and testing
  • There are still some updates pending for some repeaters.

    22nd March, 2014

    VK2RBV Added:

    Anty Mitchell, VK2RM emailed in to advise details of VK2RBV. Check the NSW sidebar link for details.

    24th September, 2013

    VK5RWN Port C frequency changes:

    VK5RWN Port C (2 metres) has had its frequencies changed as of Monday 23 September 2013.

    The new Repeater frequencies are,

    • Repeater Tx 147.0375 MHz
    • Repeater Rx 147.6375 MHz, (+ 600kHz shift)
    The frequency change has been brought about due to adjacent channel interference from the VK5RLH 2m repeater at Lochiel causing problems for some users mobiles and portables. These frequency changes are temporary whilst the impact of the changes are evaluated. If it works out OK, then AREG will apply for permanent changes and fix the frequencies.

    Feedback will be appreciated, to