Another major upgrade at VK3RWN Mt Dandenong was completed by Richard Hoskin VK3JFK and Peter Willmott VK3TQ. The new Centos OS was installed by Richard VK3JFK , followed by G3 Gateway software. This was done seamlessly and no database reset was required and all registered users saw no change to their usual day to day usage . The G3 Gateway software combined with the new updated and powerful version of Centos will host many new features of the gateway software. A new upgrade that will be released soon will see the introduction of Icom’s new Terminal and Access Point mode, on the 4100 and ID 51 Plus two Hand Held As news comes to hand we will notify users of more features that are to be released
Peter modified and installed a new UPS for VK3RWN the UPS will hold power for 30 minutes and then start of shutdown sequence for the repeater in the unlikely event of loss of power. The UPS is connected to the rack server by USB for communications. The existing modem was changed for a commercial ADSL 2 modem. Performance was slightly enhanced but still we await for the NBN.
The next presentation by the Victorian D-Star Users group will be held on January 20th. The event will be held at the new Bendigo Amateur Radio & Electronics Club rooms at Longlea.
Longlea Primary School, 20 Longlea Lane Longlea
Richard Hoskin VK3XE /JFK and Peter Willmott VK3TQ. have been experimenting with D-Star since 2006, yes a decade ! Richard and Peter will go through D-Star 101, callsign routing, D-Star evolution and changes over the years in technology, sound quality and gateway systems.
They will have VK3RWW 70cm / 23cm Voice & Data repeater on show and working. Peter’s portable 50w Kenwood D-Star repeater working. A 2m Digital Voice Access Point working on a MacBook and a “Throw in the Car” D-Star Repeater in a sandwich box. Over the last ten years D-Star has come a long way. You can come along and check out the voice quality of the ID-5100 Mobile and have a chat around the world. Using any of the devices above.
For more information, you can email Peter email@example.com or contact Graeme at Bendigo Amateur Radio & Electronics Club firstname.lastname@example.org or www.barec.net.au
Watch out for the D-Star User Group tables at the EMDRC HamFest 2017