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My main interest in amateur radio since 1980 is using radio together with computer systems.

When the Maidenhead locator system replaced the older QRA locator system in 1980, I wrote my own Locator software. First for TI-99/4A, later for MSX-1 computers.

Later I started using the MSX cassette recorder port to transmit and receive computer data with an amateur radio friend who lived some 3 miles/5 km distance from my QTH.

In the early 1990's my interest moved to Packet Radio communication on 2 mtr band and with the introduction of 'the internet' consequently I created a Packet Radio/Internet email gateway.

When I moved to another Town in 1999 I fell into an 'Amateur Radio Sabbatical' leave only to return to this hobby in 2006.

To selebrate my 'rebirth' I got myself a Yaesu FT-897D radio and started experimenting with several different digital modes.

In 2009 I became interested in D-Star digital radio and bought an Icom IC92E HT. I immediately fell in love with this mode and its possibilities.

Because the nearest D-Star repeater was approximately 30 miles/50 km away from me I decided to create my own DVAP Hotspot.

Because of the limitations of the DVAPtool software I started searching for advanced software and found Jonathan G4KLX repeater/node software.

This software was available for Windows computers but more important to me; Linux computers!

To manage and improve the G4KLX software on my Ubuntu Linux computer I wrote a script which I called the KLXtool.

Since 2013 this script is the main tool in the '3Star image' for Raspberry Pi which is maintained by Philip PA3DFN

The current 3Star software supports DVAP dongle, DVRPTR, GMSK (Satoshi/PA4YBR) and DVMMEGA and has the option of using the classic G4KLX repeater software; 

MMDVMHost/YSFGateway software and PA7LIM BlueDV for Linux software.

When using a Raspberry Pi (2B or 3B only) with multiple DVMEGA dongles it is possible to listen simultaneously to D-Star, C4FM and DMR radio.


Here is a screenshot of my Raspberry Pi Desktop


Since December 2015 I also run a Yaesu Wires-X node, consisting of a FTM-100D radio and HRI-200 Wires-X interface.

The HRI-200 is connected to a Windows PC which runs the Wires-X software.

You can find my room HOLLAND-HOUSE (ID 27656) on the Wires-X network.

As an experiment I have Bridged 'HOLLAND-HOUSE' to the G4KLX YSF network using a Raspberry Pi which runs the 3Star software image. (see screenshot above)

On the Raspberry Pi I use BlueDV for Linux to Bridge YSF 'Fusion Almere' to Wires-X HOLLAND-HOUSE.


Here is a screenshot of my Wires-X Desktop

Click the image to see my activity on HF Bands

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