Washington Digital Radio Enthusiasts


WA7DRE Internet Gateway System

The gateway system is a Linux computer with an Internet connection that is also monitoring each transmission received by the repeaters RF section from local stations and takes actions based on commands it sees within the transmissions. It also monitors transmissions from other linked systems and sends them out over the air locally, if appropriate.

We've programmed the WA7DRE D-STAR repeater to connect to our home reflector, REF029A most days from 6am until 10pm. Otherwise, it will not be connected to any reflector and you are free to use it to connect to other repeaters or reflectors.

The reflector is quiet enough that we can have short, local QSO's while connected. Please don't disconnect from REF029A just to have a local chat.

Even while it is connected to the home reflector, you can disconnect it, and use it to connect to other reflectors and repeaters if you like. When you are done, please return the linking status to the condition you found it in.

Visit the WA7DRE gateway status page to see who is listening and which reflector is connected:
https://wa7dre.dstargateway.org

See below for the latest schedule of automatic linking to D-Star reflectors.

We'd like to thank Bob-WA7MXZ and the other great hams at the Northern Utah Technical Society in Ogden, Utah, for allowing us to use their reflector, REF029, module A.

Schedule of Automatic Gateway linking and Nets

Day of Week Time of Day (Pacific) Event Location
Sunday 0600 Connect to home reflector Reflector 029A
Sunday 1600 Disconnect from home reflector -
Monday 0600 Connect to home reflector Reflector 029A
Monday 2200 Disconnect from home reflector -
Tuesday 0600 Connect to home reflector Reflector 029A
Tuesday 2200 Disconnect from home reflector -
Wednesday 0600 Connect to home reflector Reflector 029A
Wednesday 2200 Disconnect from home reflector -
Thursday 0600 Connect to home reflector Reflector 029A
Thursday 2200 Disconnect from home reflector -
Friday 0600 Connect to home reflector Reflector 029A
Friday 2200 Disconnect from home reflector -
Saturday 0600 Connect to home reflector Reflector 029A
Saturday 2200 Disconnect from home reflector -

All other times, the repeater will not be automatically connected to any reflector. You are free to link to other repeaters and reflectors if you like.