DMR / D-STAR Gateway

The Germans have done it again!

From the folks that brought us the ircDDB network, we hear from Hans-Jürgen Barthen, DL5DI, that there is now a gateway between D-STAR (DCS Gateways) and Hytera DMR Repeaters using the AMBEServer with either the PiDV™ or ThumbDV™.  This gateway is in use at a handful of DMR repeaters in Germany and Austria with systems soon to be implemented in Sweden and Switzerland.

You can download executables for the gateway and combine with the AMBEServer to create your own gateway. The software does D-STAR callsign to DMR radio ID mapping and transports audio between networks using the Hytera API.

Another step toward Universal Digital Radio from the community of amateur radio developers using products from NW Digital Radio.

 

8 Responses to DMR / D-STAR Gateway

  1. Fran says:

    OH NO!!! We don’t need that!

  2. Johan Hansson says:

    Swedish gateway/bridge is already up since a couple of weeks. Although with a DVdongle. But this might change in a near future 😉

    73 de SM0TSC – Johan

    • Howard VK4BS says:

      Johan

      Can you tell us more about it please? How it works. What the limitations are, how user’s access it, etc?

      Or a link with more info?

      Howard, VK4BS

      • Johan Hansson says:

        It simply links a DMR DCS reflector module (Hytera) network and a DCS Module (D-STAR) by the means of connecting a PC or Raspberry PI with a DVdongle or DV3000 to a Hytera RD625 / RD985 repeater

        Users simply talks on DCS or DMR DCS module and trafic is routed both ways. You can try on DCS010V (D-STAR) or the linked DCS4650 (DMR)

        //Johan

      • Howard Small says:

        Thanks, Johan. Done that and linked OK but have not transmitted until I feel more comfortable about what I am doing.
        When I link, to what DMR repeater/network/system am I connected? Can I make choices about this or is it to a default?
        Howard, VK4BS

      • Johan Hansson says:

        No you cannot. You will trafic all connected repeaters to the DMR and D-STAR reflectors linked

        //Johan

  3. Howard VK4BS says:

    Although there will be many who prefer to keep their preferred protocol isolated, this is a step in the right direction. The disparate digital groups are isolating amateurs and the possibility of communication between us regardless of protocol is to be applauded.

    • M0ZZM says:

      I agree with Howard VK4BS: we should be free to choose our favourite digital protocol and still be able to communicate with fellow amateurs who use a different one.