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Winnipeg Digital Repeater Group Inc. D-Star Repeater VE4WDR VHF/UHF/1.2 Gig The Winnipeg Digital Repeater Group Inc., founded August 2, 2011, is dedicated.

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1 Winnipeg Digital Repeater Group Inc. D-Star Repeater VE4WDR VHF/UHF/1.2 Gig The Winnipeg Digital Repeater Group Inc., founded August 2, 2011, is dedicated to providing Amateur Radio Operators access to the new world of D-Star technology and was “On-The Air” October 22, 2011

2 VE4WDR is on 55 Nassau Street 2 m 4-Bay Folded Dipole 70 cm 4-Bay Folded Dipole 1.2 Gig Omni

3 With A Great Bird’s Eye View of Winnipeg

4 VE4WDR System Module A – Mode “D” ID RP-2D 1.2 Gihz Local Date Repeater Data Module B – Mode “V” ID RP-4000V UHF Digital Voice Repeater / Duplexer / Filter DV 30 Watts Module C – Mode “V” ID RP-2000V VHF Digital Voice Repeater / Duplexer DV 30 Watts ID 2C Repeater Controller Power Supply Rack Mounted Computer running the Linux CentOS 5 & Gateway software Internet Access to the D-Star Gateway

5 VE4WDR Operates As A System Module A is 1.2 Ghz Data Module B is 70 cm Digital Voice Module C is 2 m Digital Voice

6 Programming Your Radio UR: “ Call of the station, node or reflector you are calling” Using the memory fields in your radio you can program call signs, repeaters or reflectors for quick access.

7 Programming Your Radio UR: “ Call of the station, node or reflector you are calling” R1: “ Call of the local repeater node you are calling from”

8 Programming Your Radio UR: “ Call of the station, node or reflector you are calling” R1: “ Call of the local repeater node you are calling from” R2: “ Call of a destination repeater on your local gateway”

9 Programming Your Radio UR: “ Call of the station, node or reflector you are calling” R1: “ Call of the local repeater node you are calling from” R2: “ Call of a destination repeater on your local gateway” MY: “ Your own Call Sign”

10 Programming Your Radio UR:CQCQCQ “ Use preset call signs/reflectors/unlink commands memories to easily set the UR field to desired destination system/call sign” “ Check your manual for instructions resetting the UR field to CQCQCQ” RX-CS “ Pressing the RX-CS button on your keypad places the last received call sign into the UR: Field for ease in replying”

11 Programming Your Radio For Local Use VE4WDR UHF DV (No Gateway Access) UR:CQCQCQ R1:VE4WDR B R2:NOT USE* MY:VE4MAB

12 Programming Your Radio For Local Use VE4WDR VHF DV (No Gateway Access) UR:CQCQCQ R1:VE4WDR C R2:NOT USE* MY:VE4MAB

13 Accessing the VE4WDR Gateway Requires Special Programming Using the D-Star Calculator on-line at Will provide you with the information to connect you with any D-Star repeater in the world!

14 D-Star Calculator on-line

15 Programming Your Radio For Gateway Use VE4WDR UHF DV UR:CQCQCQ R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY:VE4MAB

16 Programming Your Radio For Gateway Use VE4WDR VHF DV UR:CQCQCQ R1:VE4WDR C R2:VE4WDR G MY:VE4MAB

17 VE4MAB’s Radio UHF UR:CQCQCQ R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR C MY:VE4MAB Local Cross Band Programming VE4MAB on UHF talks to VE4GWB on VHF VE4GWB’s Radio VHF UR:CQCQCQ R1:VE4WDR C R2:VE4WDR B MY:VE4GWB

18 VE4MAB’s Radio UHF UR:VE4WDR__ R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY:VE4MAB Local Simulcast Programming VE4MAB on UHF talks to Port B and Port C In The UR: Field, enter VE4WDR and 2 spaces. You connect with both Ports B and C

19 VE4GWB’s Radio UHF UR:VE4BAW R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY:VE4GWB Call Sign Routing VE4GWB on UHF Calls VE4BAW who is ????? Garth programs VE4BAW into UR:VE4BAW and makes his call

20 Geoff in Texas hears the call and presses RX-CS to program VE4GWB into UR:VE4GWB and makes his call Call Sign Routing VE4GWB on UHF talks to VE4BAW in Texas VE4BAW’s Radio VHF UR:VE4GWB R1:ND5N C R2:ND5N G MY:VE4BAW

21 VE4GWB’s Radio UHF UR:VE4BAW R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY:VE4GWB Call Sign Routing VE4GWB on UHF talks to VE4BAW in Texas VE4BAW’s Radio VHF UR:VE4GWB R1:ND5N C R2:ND5N G MY:VE4BAW

22 UHF Example UR:VA7DIGCL Repeater call sign, Port, Link R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY: Key up, identify your call and port, unkey. When you hear “Remote System is Linked”, reset to UR:CQCQCQ then use the link DPlus Gateway Repeater Linking Linking VE4WDR Port B with VA7DIG Port C

23 UHF Example UR:REF014CL Repeater call sign, Port, Link R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY: Key up, identify your call and port, unkey. When you hear “Remote System is Linked”, reset to UR:CQCQCQ UR:CQCQCQ then use the reflector DPlus Gateway Reflector Linking Linking VE4WDR Port B with Reflector 14

24 UHF Example UR: U Seven spaces and U R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY: Key up and the system will unlink. Reset to UR:CQCQCQ for local gateway use DPlus Gateway Repeater/Reflector Linking Unlinking VE4WDR Port B from Repeater/Reflector

25 VE4GWB’s Radio UHF UR:/ND5N C R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY:VE4GWB Repeater Node Routing VE4GWB on UHF talks to VE4BAW in Texas Garth knows where Geoff is and programs /ND5N C into UR:/ND5N C and makes his call

26 Geoff in Texas hears the call and presses RX-CS to program /VE4WDR B into UR:/VE4WDR B and makes his call Repeater Node Routing VE4GWB on UHF talks to VE4BAW in Texas VE4BAW’s Radio VHF UR:/VE4WDR B R1:ND5N C R2:ND5N G MY:VE4BAW

27 VE4GWB’s Radio UHF UR:/ND5N C R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY:VE4GWB Repeater Node Routing VE4GWB on UHF talks to VE4BAW in Texas VE4BAW’s Radio VHF UR:/VE4WDR B R1:ND5N C R2:ND5N G MY:VE4BAW

28 UHF Example UR:XRF021BO Repeater call sign, Port, Link R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY: Key up, identify your call and port, unkey. When you hear the reflector is linked, reset to UR:CQCQCQ then use the reflector Free Star Reflector Linking Linking VE4WDR Port B with Reflector XRF021

29 UHF Example UR: X Seven spaces and X R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY: Key up and the system will unlink. Reset to UR:CQCQCQ for local gateway Free Star Reflector Linking Unlinking VE4WDR Port B from XRF021

30 UHF Example UR:VE4WDR E Repeater call sign, Echo Command R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY: Key up, identify your call and say your test. Unkey and your test will be played back to you. Reset to UR:CQCQCQ for local use Some other Cool Stuff On VE4WDR Do An “Echo Test”

31 UHF Example UR:VE4WDR I Repeater call sign, Status Command R1:VE4WDR B R2:VE4WDR G MY: Key up, identify your call. Unkey and the link status will be read back to you. Reset to UR:CQCQCQ for local use Some other Cool Stuff On VE4WDR Link Status Check

32 Some other Cool Stuff On VE4WDR Link Status Check and Last Heard Stations https://VE4WDR.dstargateway.org/

33 Where to get your D-Star Radios in Winnipeg??

34 The DV Dongle For Gateway Access Using Your Computer

35 The DV Dongle Access Point For Gateway Access Using Your Radio Through Your Computer

36 Gateway Access On VE4WDR Is Granted To and Supported By Members Of The Winnipeg Digital Repeater Group Inc. Membership applications are available to join the Winnipeg Digital Repeater Group For more information, to join on-line, and to register on the VE4WDR Gateway visit Special Thanks to Micro-Hightech and CJNU


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