The WA7DRE Amateur Radio Club maintains a D-STAR X-Reflector. An X-Reflector is an alternative style of D-STAR reflector that is based on open protocols and requires no callsign registration. Authentic ICOM DPlus repeaters and gateways, such as our WA7DRE repeater, will not be able to connect to an X-Reflector due to inherent incompatibility.
You may use this reflector if you know how. It is not our intention to explain in detail how to connect to, and use an X-Reflector. D-STAR nodes and hotspots based on G4KLX's ircddbgateway or MMDVM should be able to easily connect to an X-Reflector. Also, nodes based Dutch*Star's WinDV software should be able to connect easily. See below for some hints.
See documentation for your gateway or node software for more details of how to connect to an X-Reflector.
|Modules supported||26 (A thru Z)|
|Reflector Software||XLXReflector from LX1IQ|
|D-STAR Reflector Protocols Supported||dextra, dplus|
|Reflector IP address||188.8.131.52|
Hints to configure your software to connect to this reflector:
Remember, if you are trying to connect to our X-Reflector from behind your home router firewall:
- Using the dplus protocol, no port forwarding is required.
- Using the dextra protocol, you must forward UDP port 30001 to the internal IP address of your device that is connecting.
- There may also be other ways to connect, these hints only show one method.
Hotspots based on G4KLX's ircddbgateway or MMDVM:
You may be able to add the XRF035 reflector to your system by performing a host update. Use the normal host update proceedure for your hotspot device.
If necessary, add the following line to your "/usr/local/etc/DExtra_Hosts.txt" file:
XRF035 184.108.40.206 LIf your ircddbgateway setup does not have a DExtra_Hosts.txt file, then create one. This will be the case if you are using the D-Star Commander image on a Raspberry Pi.
This method uses the dextra protocol, requiring forwarding of UDP port 30001 to your ircddbgateway computer. You will need to adjust the port forwarding rules in your home router.
Dutch*Star's WinDV software:
Edit the following file using administartor privilages:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microwalt Corporation\WinDV\dphosts.txtAdd the following line to the end of the file:
XRF035 220.127.116.11You are adding an X-Reflector to the dplus reflector list for WinDV. This will allow you to connect to our X-Reflector as a dplus node. Using this method, you will NOT be required to forward any ports on you home router.