In December 2021, I set up an XLX reflector for D-STAR that can be accessed via personal hotspots and repeaters with internet access. The reflector is numbered XLX065 and you can view the latest activity on the reflector dashboard at: http://xlx.adelaide-uhf.com.
To connect to XLX065, you can use the DPlus (REF), DExtra (XRF) or DCS protocols as REF065, XRF065 or DCS065 but DCS is preferred. So, for example, if you wished to connect to module B, you would enter DCS065BL into the ‘Direct Input (UR)’ field on your radio.
XLX065 is hosted on a dedicated server which is located in a datacentre in Adelaide South Australia. The XLX protocol enables transcoding to DMR and Yaesu System Fusion reflectors too, however, at the moment this requires an AMBE hardware encoder to be directly connected to the server and I do not have direct access to it to do this. It is possible that the open source IMBE vocoder could be implemented into the XLX software at some point in the future, but for now, we have to wait!
There are 7 modules currently enabled on XLX065:
- A – International
- B – National
- C – Chat 1
- D – Chat 2
- E – Chat 3
- F – Chat 4
- G – Testing
Unlike some D-STAR reflectors, there is no echo module enabled on XLX065.