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Introducing XLX863C

April 7, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

I have found that there are a lot of us truck drivers out there that tend to hangout on REF030C and tie up the reflector quite a bit. I created XLX863C as a place for truckers to hangout and give 30C a break from our traffic. Anyone is welcome to join in at any time. http://xlx863.kn4pod.com

For the technical people out there who may be interested, I am hosting this reflector on Debian 10 in an ESXI host with a 300 mbps fiber backbone running through a Ubiquiti USG Pro 4, and a Ubiquiti US-24 core switch. The site has backup power as well.

The Icom D-Star radios only have the default official REF reflectors programmed into them. To add the XLX or XRF reflectors to the memory from the control head follow these steps. A video tutorial can be followed here https://youtu.be/Bwi9Ht3A4Fo.

  1. Put the radio into the DR mode by pressing DR on the control head.
  2. Press the To field
  3. Press Your Call Sign
  4. Press Quick
  5. Press Add
  6. Press the Name field and give it a useful name. In this example we will name it Link to XLX863C.
  7. Press the Call Sign field and enter the reflector, module, and L so it will link XLX863CL
  8. Press Enter.
  9. Press Add Write.
  10. Press Yes.

Now to link to the reflector using the memory you just added use the following steps.

  1. In the DR mode press the To field.
  2. Press Your Call Sign
  3. Now find your Link to XLX863C memory and press it.
  4. It will return to the main screen. Now key your microphone to issue the link command.
  5. Your radio will now confirm the link.
  6. Press the To field again.
  7. Press Reflector
  8. Press Use Reflector and now you are ready to transmit on the XLX863C reflector.