DCS/XLX connector

You can use this connector to connect to a network which supports the DCS protocol like DCS or XLX.

The easiest way is to use the Quick setup to connect to these networks.

DCS and XLX servers usually do not need a valid D-STAR® registration, but you can check your callsign's registration by clicking on the Check D-STAR® registration button.

If you want to talk on a DCS or XLX reflector, set the URCALL on your radio to CQCQCQ, and the local module to D in the openSPOT3. Make sure you have not entered any space characters in your radio before or after CQCQCQ in the URCALL.

Switching reflectors/gateways using your radio

URCALL/your call method

You can switch reflectors using your radio by starting a short call to their names as the destination callsign (URCALL), like DCS001 A, or XLX001 A. Set the desired remote module as the last character of the URCALL. You can switch to gateways the same way.

The URCALL/your call method lets youe change to the following server types:

  • REF/XRX/Gateway: set the URCALL to for example REF001 C. Switching to REF/XRF servers or gateways this way changes the openSPOT3's active connector to the REF/XRF connector.
  • DCS/XLX: set the URCALL to for example DCS001 A. Switching to DCS/XLX servers this way changes the openSPOT3's active connector to the DCS/XLX connector.
  • BrandMeister: set the URCALL to BM followed by the BrandMeister server ID. Example: starting a call to destination callsign (URCALL) BM2162 switches to BrandMeister server 2162 (Hungary). Switching to BrandMeister servers this way changes the openSPOT3's active connector to the Homebrew/MMDVM connector.
  • FCS: set the URCALL to the FCS server and room number. Example: starting a call to destination callsign (URCALL) FCS00199 switches to FCS001 room 99. Switching to FCS servers this way changes the openSPOT3's active connector to the FCS connector.
  • YSFReflector: set the URCALL to YS followed by the YSFReflector server ID. Example: starting a call to destination callsign (URCALL) YS89804 switches to YSFReflector 89804 (AmericaLink). Switching to YSFReflector servers this way changes the openSPOT3's active connector to the YSFReflector connector.
  • NXDNReflector: set the URCALL to NX followed by the NXDNReflector server ID. Example: starting a call to destination callsign (URCALL) NX28299 switches to NXDNReflector 28299 (America-Ragchew). Switching to NXDNReflector servers this way changes the openSPOT3's active connector to the NXDNReflector connector.

DTMF method

Here are some example DTMF command sequences:

Switching to REF servers:

  • *1C or *01C or *001C will change the active connector to the REF/XRF connector and connects to REF001 module C.

Switching to XRF servers:

  • B8B or B08B or B008B will change the active connector to the REF/XRF connector and connects to XRF008 module B.

Switching to XLX servers:

  • C5B or C502 or C0502 connects to XLX005 module B.
  • C9D or C904 or C0904 connects to XLX009 module D.

Switching to DCS servers:

  • D5A or D501 or D0501 connects to DCS005 module A.
  • D1C or D103 or D0103 connects to DCS001 module C.

Cross mode usage

The DCS/XLX connector is a D-STAR® connector, but it supports DMR, C4FM and NXDN® cross modes.

Server change using a DMR or NXDN® radio

You can change servers using a DMR or NXDN® radio with a private call to a special ID described below.

Server change using a C4FM radio

You can change servers by entering the Special command/cross mode private call DTMF code (by default it's *) or the Cross mode group call DTMF code] (by default it's #) followed by the special ID described below.

Special IDs for server change

The format of the ID to call with your DMR or NXDN® radio, or the ID to enter using DTMF codes on your C4FM radio can be the following:

  • server type + module number or
  • server type + server number + module number

Server type can be:

  • 1: REF
  • 2: XRF
  • 3: XLX
  • 4: DCS

Module number is the remote module, and it is always 2 digits long. 00 is module A, 01 is module B, 02 is module C and so on.

Some examples:

  • ID 4900 will connect to DCS009A (server type 4 (DCS), number 9 and module 00 which is A)
  • ID 4811 will connect to DCS008L (server type 4 (DCS), number 8 and module 11 which is L)
  • ID 10102 will connect to REF001C (server type 1 (REF), number 01 and module 02 which is C)
  • ID 13002 will connect to REF030C (server type 1 (REF), number 30 and module 02 which is C)
  • ID 312301 will connect to XLX123B (server type 3 (XLX), number 123 and module 01 which is B)

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