D-STAR Repeater/Gateway Updates #dstar

Michael Forsman (KEØTCF)

Hey all,

Quick announcement, a few adjustments have been made to the D-STAR repeater, and more specifically the gateway computer.

First, I have finally gotten SSL certificates installed on it so the status page at https://kd0pbw.w0ky.org now works properly without giving SSL warnings. This status page is also accessible from the main club page under the D-STAR section to see what system is currently linked, and who has recently used the repeater.

Second, this is a little one, but I fixed the Registration link on the status page above. Remember, before you will be able to use any linked systems on D-STAR, your callsign has to be registered with the trust server.

Finally, I have installed a script called MonLink that will help keep the repeater linked to the REF002C reflector whenever it isn't otherwise in use. If the repeater has been idle and not linked to anything for 5 minutes, it will attempt to link back to REF002C. If it has been linked to another system for 30 minutes but not active, it will be unlinked and then linked back to REF002C after another 5 minutes. These timings might get tweaked in the future.

Thanks all, hope these adjustments make the repeater and gateway easier to use!
Michael Forsman (KEØTCF)