Can I connect to any DSTAR repeater?

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VA7YD
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Can I connect to any DSTAR repeater?

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Hi, not sure if this is possible. Using my pistar and an ICOM 4100a in terminal mode, I can connect to all of the reflectors easily. Is it possible to connect to an individual DSTAR repeater? I have tried by putting the repeater callsign in the D-star link manager of pi-star in the reflector drop down box (using text entry), and then selecting request change to link. It does not appear to link. Is this possible? Am I missing something?

Thanks,
Todd
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Re: Can I connect to any DSTAR repeater?

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VA7YD wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:49 pm Hi, not sure if this is possible. Using my pistar and an ICOM 4100a in terminal mode, I can connect to all of the reflectors easily. Is it possible to connect to an individual DSTAR repeater? I have tried by putting the repeater callsign in the D-star link manager of pi-star in the reflector drop down box (using text entry), and then selecting request change to link. It does not appear to link. Is this possible? Am I missing something?
You use callsign routing, not linking.

read http://www.roblocher.com/whitepapers/dstar.html and https://amateurradionotes.com/d-star-3.htm#rptrconn for more info.

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Call sign routing to a specific repeater and node

W7GH is using his local repeater KE7LKX (the B module on 70 cm), and he wants to route his transmissions to the B module of the JP1YDS repeater near Katori, Japan.

MYCALL: W7GH
URCALL: /JP1YDSB
RPT1: KE7LKX B
RPT2: KE7LKX G
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VA7YD
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Re: Can I connect to any DSTAR repeater?

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Thanks, I have read through and understand the concept, but still having some problems. I will have to spend some more time on it. Tried it from the radio, did not link. Is there a way of trying it from the pi-star interface on the computer?
Thanks,
Todd
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Re: Can I connect to any DSTAR repeater?

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VA7YD wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:58 am Thanks, I have read through and understand the concept, but still having some problems. I will have to spend some more time on it. Tried it from the radio, did not link. Is there a way of trying it from the pi-star interface on the computer?
NO...

The callsign routing is part of the packet headers coming from the radio -- in place of the CQCQCQ commonly used with reflectors.

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Re: Can I connect to any DSTAR repeater?

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AF6VN wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:30 pm NO...
Thanks for helping this guy out.
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Re: Can I connect to any DSTAR repeater?

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Thanks for helping me out.
73,
Todd
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