NW7DR A (http://nw7dr.dstar-relay.net) is up and running on D-STAR.
It is a Bridgecom BCR-220
operating (currently into a Dummy Load) on 224.56- mHz. in Edmonds, WA. It will remain on the bench for testing while a suitable repeater site is located (we have one on the radar). The repeater operates dual mode, analog FM (CTCSS 123.0 hz.) and D-STAR.
It uses the NW Digital Radio UDRC
as the controller/modem. (The UDRC and it's Raspberry Pi can be powered directly off of the BCR-220 accessory port.)
The repeater is connected to both the ircddb
D-STAR networks via ircddbgateway
. (Callsign routing between G2 Icom gateways and ircddb is possible with the ircddb add-on for G2
-- common linking via DPLUS, DExtra, DCS, XLX, etc. is available via repeaters/hotspots connected to those networks).
The addition of 220 as a D-STAR repeater band opens VHF opportunities for club and individual repeaters where 2 meter repeater pairs are unavailable.
John D. Hays
Contact BridgeCom Systems for more information or to purchase