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W6CX Digital Voice Repeater

Check out our Digital Voice Dashboard - click here

We host the W6CX-Digital Voice forum – click here

New D-STAR Users Register your Callsign

W6CX Digital Voice Repeater: 145.0 MHz (+2.5 MHz offset).

W6CX’s new 2-meter Digital Voice (DV) repeater has D-STAR enabled. It is accessed as port C.

Our D-Star mode has the most advanced features available in the D-Star world. Here's a summary of what you can do:

* Linking to REFxxxx reflectors (default reflector is REF014C - the West Coast Reflector)
* Linking to DCSxxxx reflectors
* Linking to XRFxxxx reflectors
* ICOM Callsign Routing to user and gateway callsigns

These options give our users access to thousands of users worldwide. While you will link to REF reflectors most of the time, the DCS and XRF systems open up a very large network of other D-Star users.

Quick history - The W6CX D-Star repeater went on the air February 22, 2011. The project was suggested by club member Tim Barrett, K6BIV. Initially, the antenna was located on the South Peak equipment building below the tower. Coverage was fair, so a project in 2016 led by Trevor Hall, WA6JAU installed a combiner so both the analog and the D-Star repeaters could share the same antenna up on the tower. This successful project meant D-Star coverage was greatly improved.

W6CX port C is normally linked to REF014C (to which other West Coast D-STAR repeaters are linked). But users are free and encouraged to unlink and link to other reflectors (just check first that others are not using the repeater). When finished, try to unlink and relink back to REF014C.

Check out Linking to Reflectors or Repeaters

If you are interested, check out the available nets on D-STAR here. For example, these two nets are interesting:

* Wednesday 7pm Ham Nation After Show Net on REF014C

* Saturday 7pm Western Digital D-Star Net on REF029A

Terminal/Accesspoint features

Our Gateway supports these features, but you need to know some important details.

Help or More Info
Email us at dstar@mdarc.org for questions or help. And join our W6CX-Digital Voice forum to keep up to date on changes and improvements. You can ask questions on the group.

Important links:

* W6CX Digital Voice Dashboard - Shows recently heard callsigns and where currently linked

* How to Register Your Callsign

* Linking Information (PDF) - With examples how to link our Gateway to various reflector systems