Busy Weekend!

04 May 2020

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 Day

25 April 2020

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 Net

01 April 2020

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 4.1.0

26 March 2020

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 Released

04 July 2017

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!