Notes on Using AMBEServer with Dummy Repeater

These screen shots are from a Windows 7 notebook running Dummy Repeater and ircDDBGateway with a Raspberry Pi on the LAN with the DV3000 installed.

First install an AMBEserver — directions

Next, obtain the latest Dummy Repeater at

Install Dummy Repeater

Select Edit Preferences and configure all tabs on the Dummy Repeater, I am just including the two tabs that setup the networking for connecting to the D-STAR/Reflector net and the AMBEserver.
Since we are running Dummy Repeater and ircDDBGateway on the same notebook, we will use the ‘localhost’ interface of for both Gateway and Local Addresses. Ports must be unique and these are good defaults. [It is possible to run the gateway on the Pi or another computer, adjust the address/port accordingly.]

Dummy Repeater Preferences

We also need to tell Dummy Repeater where to find the AMBEserver by selecting DV3000 and the IP address of the Raspberry Pi (ifconfig on the Pi will tell you what it is) and port number (default is 2460).– substitute your Pi address (something like for the in the illustration.

Dummy Repeater Preferences 2

Select OK, to save, then exit and restart Dummy Repeater.

Install and Configure ircDDBGateway

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Using the very newest beta may not be advised. I can confirm 20140305 on Windows works.
Now we setup ircDDB Gateway by using the ircDDBGateway Config program. Review all tabs, I will just show those to configure the gateway and Repeater 1 (which will be Dummy Repeater).
Under Gateway, put your gateway’s callsign in the callsign (If you are not registered on as a fulltime repeater gateway, just use your own callsign).

ircDDBGateway 1

Next tell the gateway where to find the Dummy Repeater. I find selecting “Homebrew” works in this configuration.


If you are not a registered ircDDB 24×7 gateway on, select one of the test or quadnet servers (those not ending in — put your callsign in as Username and no password. If you are registered, use your username/password credentials and the group servers.
Save the configuration and startup ircDDBGateway — it may take up to several minutes for the ircDDB database connection.

ircDDBGateway 2

Overview of connections

AMBEServer with DummyRepeater and ircDDBGateway

AMBEServer with DummyRepeater and ircDDBGateway