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The MMDVM VHF repeater has been installed at the Knobby site today. The equipment is the same Tait TB8100 base station together with a new MMDVM modem. DSTAR is shared with other modes on this repeater. The default reflector is currently set to REF023_C.

146.7875MHz -600KHz

Rpt1 Rpt2

VK4RBX C VK4RBX G

The Knobby Repeater site near Brisbane Queensland.
Tait TB8100 VHF repeater

Located at The Knobby west of Brisbane in Queensland VK4RBX is a VHF multimode repeater that supports DSTAR. This repeater has recently been removed from site to be upgraded with the latest MMDVM hardware. Shown in the pictures is the STM32 -DVM board from repeater builder in North America. This repeater is currently running under test and will be installed back at site over the next few days. The default reflector will be DCS014_B.

Reflector linking using DTMF tones is a quick and easy way to link up to reflectors. Use DTMF shortcuts to link to different reflectors. For example DTMF *23c to link to reflector REF023C. Or try DTMF D14B for DCS014B.

Sarina Range Queensland

VK4RAI the Knobby near Ipswich in Queensland is now home to a new repeater. The frequency is 438.8375 MHz with a -7MHz offset

RPT1 VK4RAI B – RPT2 VK4RAI G

This is an MMDVM repeater, a Motorola MTR2000 paired with a Scott Zimmerman RB_STM32_DVM board running Pi-Star.

DSTAR and DMR share this multimode repeater. The default reflector this repeater is connected to is DCS014 B.

Work is still continuing on the VK4RBX VHF repeater 146.7875. This will join the stack in a few weeks time.

Motorola MTR2000
RB_STM32_DVM board from Scott Zimmerman

For those who didn’t know, there is a second reflector in Australia. Reflector 91 Module C is based in Hobart Tasmania and gaining more popularity every month’. The reflector is well used and doing something different. On Wednesday night there is Amateur Radio Newsline then 91C magazine by Ian VK3JS followed by the 91C net. The fun starts at 19:30 EAST on Wednesday nights Congrats to the 91C broadcast team, Clayton VK7ZCR, Ross VK7WP, Ian VK3JS & Phil VK3PG

Hi everyone, D-Star is going well with interest winding up for many reasons. I’d just like to say a big thanks to Waratah for his work on this site. Waratah is back, new VK4 callsign and all ….. Welcome back your great contributions have been sorely missed.

Recently and over the last couple of years I have caught up with Steve Wood VK4SM and its great to see the D-Star work that has been acheived in Central Queensland. I was up again only a few months ago and there are some great multi mode systems , particularily Mt Archer in Rockhampton, works really well on D-Star and DMR and the site on the mountain, simply stunning.

Does anyone have any news, articles or photos for the site, whats your favorite D-star setup , best contact ( must be photo on screen) for the site,

If your into facebook, check out Australian D-Star Users A great new site

Please send any correspondence to petervk3tq(no spam)@gmail.com
See you next week
Pete VK3TQ / VK2LD