Reaching XLX/DCS 029C

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Reaching XLX/DCS 029C

Post by ND1L » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:30 pm

I wished to access XLX 029C (aka DCS 029C) which is a valid reflector serving the Adirondack region of northern New York State.

Unfortunately Pi-Star would not let me get there except via its web-accessible dashboard, something impossible to do while driving. The command to connect to DCS029C (DTMF "D29C") didn't work because, I realized, there is no DCS entry in the DCSHosts.txt file, only an XLXHosts.txt entry. I didn't try adding a memory to my ID-51 after realizing that the pertinent Hosts file lacked an entry for DCS 029.

So yesterday I added a line for DCS029 to the file "DCSHosts.txt" in /usr/local/etc, and it worked just fine, but unfortunately after the nightly update it was gone this morning. So I added again this morning and again it works fine.

Could someone please add that line to the "master" DCS Hosts file so I don't have to keep adding it each morning? I used to know how to adjust a line in a Hosts file to render it "permanent" but I haven't done so in several years and I've forgotten how... does anyone remember? In any case since DCS029 is a valid entry (it functions, after all) it seems best to add it to the the database.

Thoughts anyone?

Jess
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Re: Reaching XLX/DCS 029C

Post by N7HHI » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:35 pm

See viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1174&p=5151&hilit= ... file#p5151 for suggestion on editing host files...
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Re: Reaching XLX/DCS 029C

Post by ND1L » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:58 pm

Done! Worked fine.

Thanks for the quick response!

Jess
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Re: Reaching XLX/DCS 029C

Post by K2IE » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:36 pm

If it is truly an XLX you don't need to edit anything. Just access it via the XLX name using your radio. Unless you MUST do it via DTMF.

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