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One of the most asked questions heard; "where can I learn more about D-STAR?"
W5KUB.COM presents a special live video broadcast "D-STAR Live"
December 29, 2012
10:00 AM until 4:00PM Central time
(1500 until 2100 UTC)
Ray Novak, N9JA Icom America
John Davis, WB4QDX GA D-STAR/www.dstarinfo.com
Ed Woodrick, WA4YIH GA D-STAR/www.dstarinfo.com
Robin Cutshaw, AA4RC Internet Labs
Live chatroom host: Tom Medlin, W5KUB
Check out W5KUB.com for details on the show.
The Internet connection problem we experienced yesterday has been fixed.
We have installed the ircDDB program on W8SHI. This means that linking and unlinking can be controlled by DTMF ("touch tone") commands as well as sending the commands in the "UR" field in your radio. More info here.
Version 1.04 of DVAPTool has been released.
1) fixed issue where the device would sometimes not be found (works around the USB3 FTDI driver bug and a race condition on Linux).
2) expanded the 70cm support to include frequencies 421-450 MHz.
The new network DVAP support requires Apple Bonjour libraries on your Windows system. These are installed when you install Apple programs like iTunes or Apple printer support. If you receive a message that DVAPTool failed to start due to a missing dnssd library, install the Bonjour print services from the Apple web site shown on the Downloads page.
Here's a copy of the Apple Bonjour link: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL999
For Linux users, this release was built on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32 bit and tested on 10.04 32 and 64 bit, 11.10 32 bit, and 12.04 32 bit. Make sure you take a look at the readme.txt file in the DVAPTool folder for installation requirements/instructions.
The new DVAPTool software is available on the Downloads page at
Automatic re-linking has been activated and all updates have been installed on the gateway and so far everything seems to be working again.
The gateway computer has been restored so linking is working again. Automatic re-linking has not yet been installed but it will be eventually.
The gateway computer is undergoing maintenance. No D-Plus, No linking, etc. until the work is finished. Shouldn't be too long.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Evans / KB8ZUN
Reflector 038 Alpha
Lorain County Ohio – After receiving requests from across the state of Ohio as well as several adjoining states the Northern Ohio Digital Interconnect Group will be providing D-STAR users the use of Reflector 38 Alpha for Field Day activates*.
Any repeater or individual user, regardless of location or affiliation, wishing to link to Reflector 038 Alpha may do so as the system is open for all to use.
Please throw your call out during the course of Field Day. Many will be listening and it will provide a great opportunity to showcase the abilities of the system and D-STAR to those not familiar with the mode or amateur radio in general.
* probably meant activities
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