Injecting CTCSS with PiTone

As faithful readers of the (very occasional) posts to this site, there is a series on modifying and using the Yaesu DR-1X repeaters. One of the latest hacks that’s been done to one is the use of a D2A board and PiTone to inject the needed CTCSS tone into the…

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KE8LDH On the Air

KE8LDH 442.5125 MHz is back on the air. Currently it is setup as a (very) low profile machine in the Norton area. Due to failure of the MMVDM board and current lack of interest in buying a new one, the machine is back on the air as a standard analog…

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XLX330 Transcoding Stabilized

After a long, hard slog against what is obviously a first-world problem, the stability problems with the XLX330 reflector’s transcoding has been resolved. Back in June, we started having problems with XLX330 being stable. It was originally moved from his home at the repeater site due to heat. And since…

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Updates to the Transcoding Reflector

rosetta stone next to a raspberry pi board

Back in March, the build and configuration of the XLX330 reflector was discussed in depth. Since then, to keep costs down (i.e. more AMBE dongles), we’ve made some small adjustments. We decided to add transcoding with Brandmeister DMR due to the surge in interest in the Wooster area in DMR….

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DR-1X Repeater Mods for Analog + Allstar

This is the second in a series of three planned articles discussing the modification of Yaesu DR-1X repeaters for solid, link-ready analog FM or as a multi-mode digital voice repeater. The planned articles are: Yaesu DR-1X Repeater Modifications: Common Concerns DR-1X Repeater Mods for Analog + Allstar DR-1X Repeater Mods…

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