Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club

Status Update 12th December, 2023.

Repeater and Gateway are operational.

Output FrequencyCallsignLocationCurrent StatusNotes
146.6625VK1RWN CIsaacs RidgeVK1RWN DashboardGateway currently ON LINE

Radio Configuration

Frequency: 146.66250 Mhz
Offset: -600 KHz
URCALL: CQCQCQ (or as required)

VK1RWN automatically connects to reflector XLX301C after 30 minutes of no activity on RF. XLX301C is run by Rob, VK2HR and supports D-Star, DMR and Peanut connectivity.

DTMF Linking

VK1RWN supports issuing link/info/unlink commands via DTMF. To use it, set your radio as above and use the following DTMF Codes.

  • Unlink – “#”
  • Info – “00”
  • Link to an XLX reflector – “Annnm”, for example, for XLX301C use “A301C”.
  • link to a DCS reflextor – “Dnnnm”, for example, for DCS001C use “D001C”.
  • Link to a D-Plus reflector – “*nnnm”, for example, for REF001A use “*001A”.
  • Link to a DExtra reflextor – “nnnm”, for example, for XRF001A use “001A”.
  • In the commands above, “nnn” is the node number and “m” is the module. Only modules A to D are supported.

D-Star Resources

Useful Links:

The XLX301 reflector courtesy of Rob, VK2HR.

Registration is no longer required for most D-Star repeaters and XLX reflectors however if you need to register to get onto some older systems then you can do so at the  D-Star Gateway website.

Local Nets

There are two nets run locally each week utilising the VK1RWN D-Star repeater.

Sunday night, 8:30pm local time (AEST/AEDT) – Run by Alan, VK1AO/VK2MET. VK1RWN is connected to XLX301 module C allowing international participation and access via DMR and Peanut. This net is a general discussion on ham radio topics. Alan manages the net using NetLogger and that can be monitored via a browser at www.k3clr.com.

Tuesday night, 8:30pm local time (AEST/AEDT) – Run by Rob, VK2HR. This net connects VK1RWN to a number of reflectors around the world in sequence as a “virtual tour”. This net can also be accessed via DMR and Peanut on most reflectors.

D-Star Mailing List

There is a D-Star in VK1 mailing list where announcements of upcoming nets and discussions are posted. The address is vk1-dstar@groups.io. You can subscribe via this form.