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Busy Weekend!Mon 4th May 2020 10:33 BST

It's been a busy weekend one way and another, thank you Jonathan (G4KLX) for working with me, and thank you Douglas (AD8DP) for your DMR2YSF patch that inspired my work on YSF2DMR, YSF2P25 and YSF2NXDN. I think we got them working again... phew...




National Marconi DaySat 25th Apr 2020 09:04 BST

It's Marconi day!, look out for all of those special event stations, get them in the log and help them along with some QSOs. Check out the RSGB post Here for more information.




DX Commander Lockdown NetWed 1st Apr 2020 11:12 BST

Are you bored of staying in-doors, and watching the world go buy outside your window? Maybe you too want to know that there are other humans alive outside, well join the fun on 80m at 11:00am local time in the UK - the DX Commander Lockdown net, every day!! Joking asside this net has been some light relief in these tough times! Streamed live his youtube channel, and from my radio any time I am listening in too - you have no excuse for not listening in at least, no matter where you are. DX Commander's Youtube Channel: Here My Live Stream: Here




Pi-Star Version 4.1.0Thu 26th Mar 2020 11:09 GMT

Available for download from today, version 4.1.0 is available for Raspberry Pi hardware. All the Pi-Star features you know and love, plus a new operating system, moving Pi-Star to the the newer "Buster" OS. 4.1.0 has the most up-to-date versions of all of the software used for digital comms, including some customised versions in some cases including DMR2YSF cross-over code that should help those users using reflectors that link back to WiresX. Cross-Over modes are generally better in Pi-Star 4.1.x and have much improved code, making it possible to drive the YSF platform from the radio, such that when you use a YSF2xxx cross-over mode, the commands are properly passed into the sub mode. For example using YSF2DMR, you can choose the YSF2DMR mode from your Yaesu radio, and then choose the talk group and link to it. This makes using these cross-over modes a joy rather than a hastle. The move to "Buster" has been painfull, issues with time sync and WiFi and Pi4 hardware support was troublesome, however every cloud has a silver lining and the lessons we learned here will be crucial to Pi-Star versions in the future.




Pi-Star V3.4.1 ReleasedTue 4th Jul 2017 01:02 BST

It's finally happened, 3.4.1 has been released, I'd been trying not to release images at quite the previous release cycle pace, and its been almost a month since the last new build, but there was finally a reason to get another build out; Pi-Star now has remote control! Much like the features in DStarRepeater, Pi-Star now has similar remote- control abilities for MMDVMHost, giving keepers the ability to restart services, or the whole OS. However, that is not the limit of the possibilities, if you can call it from a script, you can call that script over RF, now thats giong to be some fun!




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