KH6HPZ Repeater Overview and Registration Page
KH6HPZ Repeater is a DSTAR repeater operating with the Hawaii State Civil Defense RACES program to provide communications using DSTAR during times of emergency. The repeater is currently transmitting two watts. During non-emergencies, it is available for normal amateur radio use. Contacts on the repeater should be limited to 15 minutes per QSO contact.
Email AH6RH to be registered with the KH6HPZ Gateway.
KH6HPZ B UHF Repeater
Users may use the KH6HPZ B repeater locally to make local contacts with the metropolitan Honolulu area. The frequency is 442.000 MHz.
KH6HPZ Gateway Registration
If you wish to use the KH6HPZ gateway to make contacts beyond the KH6HPZ B repeater, email AH6RH to be registered with the KH6HPZ Gateway. Note that the KH6HPZ repeater and gateway are shared resources and that registered gateway users agree to give priority to emergency communications per FCC Part 97.101(e), and to observe a 15 minute limit per QSO contact.
Gateway users should be mindful of
- third party operating limitations (FCC Part 97.115)
- reciprocal operating agreements (FCC Part 97.107)
- international communications (FCC Part 97.117)
- limitations against compensation for using an amateur radio station (Part 97.113)
- and observe practices that promote international and domestic goodwill.
International third party (non-ham) communications are not allowed. Contact AH6RH if you wish to use the repeater for third party events such as JOTA (Jamboree On The Air).
These sites list real-time information about DSTAR activity.
- List of users last heard on DSTAR
- Repeater/reflector activity
- DSync Gateway Status Reporting System
- DSTAR Repeater Directory
- Global map of DSTAR systems
- List of users reporting on DPRS positioning
- KH6HPZ Repeater registration detail
DSTAR Reflectors and Links
Reflectors are like phone conference bridges. They allow more than one DSTAR repeaters to link together and allow all linked repeaters to hear the person talking.
You can also link two DSTAR repeaters together, and disconnect them at your leisure. When you link the repeaters and make a call with UR=CQCQCQ, RPT1=KH6HPZ B and RPT2=KH6HPZ G, persons on both repeaters can hear your conversation.
- Write-up on linking, multi-cast and reflectors
- DSTAR Reflector List
- Real-time reflector activity
- How to use the DSTAR Reflector System
- How to use the DSTAR Reflector System
Gateway Voice Status Messages
Here is a list of DSTAR Gateway Voice Status messages.
- "Remote System Is Currently Busy" - Normal: You attempted a "L" command to link to a remote repeater and the remote repeater is already linked or is having issues establishing a new link. Abnormal: You attempted a "L" command to link to a repeater and your local gateway is not synchronized. Check DSync Gateway Status Reporting System for the latest reported status.
- "Not Currently Linked" - Normal: The repeater was unlinked, and you used an "I" command to inquire or you attempted a "U" to unlink it. Abnormal: The abnormal condition has not yet encountered and documented.
The ID-31A is Icom's newest handheld DSTAR radio. There are a number of web pages that provide information and support for the ID-31A.
- ID-31A Items
- Configuring your ID-31A for the first time
- Windows Device Driver for the OPC-2218LU ID-31A Data Cable
- ID-31A CS-31 Cloning Software
- ID-31A Firmware Update E2, May 2012
- Configuring for DPRS (DSTAR Position Reporting System)
How to set up the ID-31A settings to enable DPRS position reporting.
- GPS > GPS Set > GPS Select > Internal GPS (If you want to turn on and use the built-in GPS)
- GPS > GPS TX Mode > GPS-A (DV-A)
- GPS > Auto TX > 1 min (if you want to automatically report your position every minute)
- Make sure your DSTAR repeater gateway is specified in the RPT2 field
- SSID -7 is recommended for the ID-31A. APRS SSIDs.
These are products/pages that support the repeater directory feature within the ID-31A UHF DSTAR handheld transceiver.
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