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. You can also switch to REF/XRX servers by this method. Switching to REF/XRF servers or gateways this way changes the openSPOT3's active connector to the REF/XRF connector.
Here are some example DTMF command sequences:
Switching to REF servers:
*001Cwill change the active connector to the REF/XRF connector and connects to REF001 module C.
Switching to XRF servers:
B008Bwill change the active connector to the REF/XRF connector and connects to XRF008 module B.
Switching to XLX servers:
C0502connects to XLX005 module B.
C0904connects to XLX009 module D.
Switching to DCS servers:
D0501connects to DCS005 module A.
D0103connects to DCS001 module C.
Cross mode usage
The DCS/XLX connector is a D-STAR® connector, but it supports DMR cross modem mode.
You can change servers using a DMR radio with a private call to a special 5 digit long DMR ID which has the following format: server type+number+module.
- 1: REF
- 2: XRF
- 3: XLX
- 4: DCS
Number is the server number. For example, server type 4 and number 01 means DCS001.
Module is the remote module. 00 is module A, 01 is module B, 02 is module C and so on.
The number and module are always 2 digits. Example: starting a private call to ID 10102 will connect to REF001C (server type 1 (REF), number 01 and module 02 which is C).