The VK5RWN AD 23cm data port has been placed into hibernation, (turned off), as a power saving mode.
Checks of the logs have revealed that the VK5RWN AD port has only been accessed about 3 known times since commissioning of the node in 2009. The Amateur Radio Experimenters Group (AREG) who manage the VK5RWN D-STAR system are trying to manage the ongoing costs of keeping VK5RWN on air. One of the biggest costs is the electricity bill for the site. Due almost no use of the 23cm data port, the decision has been made to put the AD port into hibernation thus saving some power costs.
If D-STAR users would like to use and experiment with the VK5RWN AD port, then they should contact the VK5RWN D-STAR Administrator, Ben VK5BB, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or AREG (email@example.com) and request for the AD port to be turned on again for the duration of experiments.
Further information may be found at www.areg.org.au