K5VPW *** D-Star Repeater
441.625mHz - San Antonio, Texas USA


Information About the D-Star Repeater

The K5VPW D-Star 441.625 repeater is open to all hams and is located in northeast San Antonio, inside Loop 410. Feel free to use the repeater locally or link to a reflector or another repeater. If you do link to a reflector or another repeater, please unlink when you are finished. The transmitter and receiver are both Yaesu FT-7800s, cabled to a six cavity Celwave duplexer then cabled to the antenna. The antenna is a 11.5db gain, monoband vertical, up 25 feet at the base. The transmitter runs 5 watts and drives a KLM amplifier producing 45 watts output. The amplifier is cooled by an external fan. The repeater controller is a Raspberry Pi V3 with 1 gb of RAM and a 32gb SD card. It is cabled to a Micro-Node Teensy MMDVM modem which is cabled to both FT-7800s. The Raspberry Pi image is Pi-Star configured as a repeater. Modes enabled are D-Star and YSF. Internet speeds are 600mb download and 35mb upload.

The repeater works on a first come first serve basis between the 2 digital modes. If someone is on D-Star, YSF users will have to wait and vice versa. When transmission in a mode is finished, wait 15 seconds and simply key up on D-Star or YSF and the repeater will switch automatically.


Repeater Callsign: K5VPW
Repeater Frequency 441.625 mHz / Offset +5 / Module B
MMDVM Mode D-Star and YSF
Repeater City: San Antonio
Repeater State: Texas
Repeater Country: USA
Repeater Install Date: January 2018
Repeater Owner: Jim Finney
Repeater Latitude: 29.47256 North
Repeater Longitude: 98.51527 West
Repeater Timezone: Central
e-mail repeater owner: jpfinney@gmail.com
This information updated: February 15, 2018
Pi-Star Dashboard: Dashboard
D-Star Information: dstarinfo.com