Digital Modes

Digital modes added to club member’s dashboard

As part of our club service to show club members where other members have been active on the bands, we have now added digital mode statistics to the club Grafana dashboard and PushSafer alerts. This is taking a feed from PSKReporter every 5 minutes (a restriction imposed by PSKReporter) and stores the information in a time-series database for graphical/tabular view. One of the great things about the dashboards is that it maintains history, so we can scroll back in time to see activity since records where created or look at the “big picture” over an annual basis. Another huge benefit is having one place to see activity across multiple sources!

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Club members dashboard

We are really excited to now have a series of club member activity dashboards available to club members to visualise their amateur radio activities in real time. There has been extensive work in writing Python scripts for data gathering from various sources collated in a time-series database in order to render in these fantastic Grafana dashboards.

Club activity dashboard

The XLX reflector dashboard has been useful to prove to the club that the reflector is being used on a regular basis and is also invaluable to assist in the running of the current daily “lockdown” net at 0900z. Feedback from members has been extremely positive.

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xlx dashboard screenshot

Our multi-protocol reflector

After a lot of work configuring and testing, we’re pleased to announce our multi-protocol reflector is now accessible across a various digital radio modes and reflector systems. Our XLX reflector has DMR<->D-Star transcoding on modules A-C and the main module B is now accessible from the following systems: Multimode: XLX994B, XRF994B, REF994B, DCS994BD-Star: SmartGroup TORC2DMR: Brandmeister Talkgroup 994YSF: 37815 (XLX994) We use the reflector for… Read More »Our multi-protocol reflector

Club Zello Channel

Today the club has opened a dedicated club channel on Zello under the club’s callsign “MX0ONL”. We are finding that many radio amateurs have adopted Zello as a form of communication due to the current poor band conditions and also due to reasons outside their control.  This Zello channel will allow club members to communicate from their mobile phones when away from their radio or… Read More »Club Zello Channel

Club reflector DMR/D-Star transcoding

Thanks to efforts from Grae, G0WCZ, the club digital mode reflector XLX994 has now been upgraded to provide transcoding between DMR and D-Star across all modules. Reflector users who connect to the reflector via XLX994[A-Z] (on either DMR or D-Star) or via TORC[1|2|3] (on D-Star) can now communicate from either DMR or D-Star.  We expect to add a Brandmeister Talk Group to XLX994B/TORC2 in the… Read More »Club reflector DMR/D-Star transcoding

D-Star reflector up and running

We are happy to announce The Online Radio Club has a UK based D-Star reflector running and available for use. It uses the XLX multi-protocol reflector software allowing further expansion to include cross-mode communications in the future.

XLX994 dashboard image
The Online Radio Club reflector status page: https://xlx944.onlineradioclub.org
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