K5VPW *** D-Star Repeater
Information About the D-Star Repeater
The K5VPW D-Star repeater is open to all hams and is located in northeast San Antonio, inside Loop 410. The transmitter and receiver are both Yaesu FT-7800's, cabled through Celwave cavities. The transmitter runs 5 watts and drives a KLM amplifier producing 45 watts output. The amplifier is cooled by an external fan. The antenna is a 11.5db gain, monoband vertical, up 25 feet at the base. The computer is a Raspberry Pi V3 with 1 gb of RAM and a 32gb SD card. It is connected to a Micro-Node Teensy MMDVM modem which is connected to both FT-7800's. The Pi image is Pi-Star. Internet speeds are 400mb download and 20mb upload.
mHz / Offset +5 / Module B