Monthly Archives: September 2016

Touch-Tone Control of DVmega Hotspot

The DVmega, running ircDBGateway software, supports control/linking via DTMF Touch-Tone commands (that is an option that can be turned off, but it defaults to on).  This is generally much easier to do than struggling with trying to reprogram the UR … Continue reading

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The Easiest DSTAR I’ve Ever Used

I’ve laid hands on six different Icom DSTAR radios, included the latest/greatest, and they all suffer from horrible illogical human interface designs.  Perhaps it is simply a cultural thing — what the Japanese find easy to do, frustrates someone from … Continue reading

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15 Minutes of Fame?

Andy Warhol once said “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”. A satellite buddy, WD9EWK, sent me a tweet about 12:30 this morning about the QRZ.COM page which was featuring my QSL card: Thanks, Patrick — that’s … Continue reading

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A Cool Linking Tool for Hotspots

Now that my DVmega is up and running, I am happy to report that a pretty cool App, “ircddb remote“, works just fine as long as you setup the port (usually 10022) and password in the ircDBBgateway program.  At the … Continue reading

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It’s Alive (DVmega Part 2)

It took more than a little bit of doing, but my DVmega/RPi3 is up and running just fine now. I can access the hotspot anywhere in my home using my ID-80AD on Super Low Power — this is a great … Continue reading

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Getting a DVmega/RPi3 Hotspot Running – Part 1

As a backup to some local DSTAR machines that require a bit more than a HT on low power with a rubber duck antenna to access, I thought it would be nice to install a DV Hotspot in my house. … Continue reading

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DXCC Update for August

Wow, have things ever slowed down.  I did fill in several missing band-slots for CY9C, and a few more random band-slots for other countries.  But I haven’t worked an ATNO in ages. So no new countries to report, and only … Continue reading

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