D-STAR hotspot and APRS digipeater PI1KAN
'KAN' is the abbrevation of 'Knooppunt Arnhem - Nijmegen', the junction of the highways around Arnhem and Nijmegen.
- PI1KAN-B > D-STAR hotspot
Frequency: 431.0000 MHz simplex (shift: 0 KHz)
Usually connected to: x-NET DCS007 B (the Dutch national gateway for D-STAR)
This hotspot is homebrew with a Yaesu FT-7800 set, connected with a GMSK-modem (Satoshi) to a RaspberryPi (Linux Debian software) minicomputer. The antenna is a Diamond X-50 at 10 metres height.
- PI1KAN-2 > APRS digipeater
Frequency: 144.8000 MHz simplex
Base station with Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver and Diamond X-50 antenne at 10 metres height.
A permit (ATOF) for 24/7 operation is issued until 22-06-2016 by the Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands.
The callsign has to be transmitted every 5 minutes.
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