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D-STAR ’09 Amateur Digital Mode for the 21 st Century D-STAR Ditto Software Description Ron Shaffer: W4VM Alabama
Takes in a directive file and template file in CSV Produces Blocks of Memories in CSV Format Set up for repeaters in the directive file Collects The memory Blocks and Produces an ICF File using Dean Gibson’s (AE7Q) D-STAR Com Written in Ruby (Interpretive / scripting language) Close Hold Initially – Future Executable & or Open source D-Star Ditto Main Goal: To Quickly Generate Radio ICF Files Allowing More Users to Enjoy D-Star !
D-STAR Ditto Program Flow Bank Template File (organized D-Star Memory Channels – Source Repeater) Processing Directive File (Target Repeater Parameters) D-Star Ditto Part A KI4SAY CSV Block WB4GNA CSV Block W4WBC CSV Block Repeater X CSV Block Analog or Other Block D-Star Ditto Part B Directive File & Arguments ICOM ICF Radio File AE7Q D-Star Com Software
BETA BETA BETA – Still very Rough Code ! Tested with ID-800 and IC-91AD Only a Port Call Template Defined Thus Far ICF Files from Beta Testing Available on request Feedback appreciated Status: 2/21/09
To Do List (Short Term) Need a Chart Describing the Template Layout Uses the Mark Holmes 6 Character Standard 2 Letters on State, 3 Letters Repeater Call Suffix and 1 Letter Port Designator Block Template must adhere to design – starts with local channel, echo channel and all port calls “sandwiched” with the often used “Local Gateway” Channel Need a higher level script to evoke part B for multiple area Need “Admin” Block Support Working Notes Charts Follow