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.
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.
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