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DVTool version 2.1 is now available for the DV3K Dongle. You can go to http://www.dv3kdongle.com and click on the Installation tab for instructions for downloading/installing for Windows or Mac. The Linux version should follow shortly.
This version will also work with the DV Dongle. The only changes between 2.0 and 2.1 are for DV3K Dongle support so upgrading is not necessary for DV Dongle users.
The reflectors are running new code that supports the new DV3K Dongle. Dplus with DV3K support for the gateways should be released this weekend and it will then be up to the gateway admins to install the new version which is required for DV3K support.
This week: Recap of Dayton Hamvention
It's time for Amateur Radio Roundtable, a live weekly ham radio webcast and simulcasted shortwave program every Tuesday night at 8 PM CDT (0100 UTC Wednesday). The show can viewed at W5KUB.com or heard on shortwave radio station, WTWW on 5085 KHz. Ted Randall, WB8PUM, from QSO Radio Show will join Tom Medlin, W5KUB, as a co-host.
The show covers a wide range of topics for ham radio operators, electronic hobbyists, and shortwave listeners; including balloon launches, Satellite, go-kits, emergency communications, SDR, digital modes, DXing, home brewing, and more.
Dayton Hamvention was held last weekend but It's too early to determine the exact attendance. It typically draws about 20,000 - 25,000 amateur radio operators from around the world. Hamvention has thousands of vendor booths inside and flea market spaces outside Hara Arena in Dayton.
This week’s Amateur Radio Roundtable guest is Bill Cahill, AB8BC, from Hurst, TX who will share pictures and discuss his perspective of Dayton Hamvention. W5KUB will share highlights and show special interviews from the event.
To watch Amateur Radio Roundtable go to W5KUB.com, click on Live Events. To join the chat room, sign in with your existing User Name and Password. If you don’t have a user name and password, just enter your call or name, leave the password blank and click sign in. If you are listening on 5085 KHz, provide your location and signal report through our chat room.
The latest release of the Maryland D-Star image is available for download from the website. This release incorporates features incorporated in prior releases and full support for Dual Band GPIO boards including the DV Mega Dual Band. Additionally it incorporates support for usb Wi-Fi adapters, based on the 8188 and 8192 chipsets, including those manufactured by TP-Link and D-Link.
Stop by the D-STAR booth (HA0008-HA0010) and say hello!
Thursday, May 14, 7-9 PM - Pre-Hamvention Meet, G nd Eyeball QSO
Friday, May 15, 8-11 AM – D-STAR InfoCon at Hamvention 2015
Friday, May 15, 12:45-2:15 PM - D-STAR Forum
Friday, May 15, 6:30-8:30 PM – D-STAR Update
Dayton D-STAR Repeaters
Dayton D-STAR Reflectors
Dayton D-STAR Simplex
Don’t forget to update your repeater list at www.DSTARInfo.com before you start your journey!
D-STAR Affiliated Vendors at Dayton Hamvention
If there are any corrections or additions, please drop us a note at info@DSTARInfo.com
Version 2.0 final is a week away (finally!). I've released 2.0beta6 to make sure the build still works before the final release.
The Eaton County D-Star repeaters have moved to their new home.
Brian (KC8WKA) and John (N8JI) moved the repeaters into the new enclosure cutting the feed line in half and now running 7/8 hard line to both antennas.
The 2 meter is a 4 bay and the 440 is a 16 bay both at about 100 ft.
The gateway should be back on today or tomorrow.
Signal reports would be great. The 2 meter is 145.200 and the 70 cm is 443.4375.
Jeff - N8HEE
The SARA website http://www.w8qqq.org/ is back online. Thank you Don for fixing it
SARA's website, w8qqq.org. is presently down due to a server problem. The site's admin is working to get it restored.