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. 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.

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 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.

Server types:

  • 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).

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