DMR TG24098     D-Star XLX147A     Internal DMR     PEANUT
    About the WHY and HOW of RPN's own DMR, D-Star & Peanut-App platform

Data Voice Background Click on the picture for backgound information.

Keep 3 sec mic handover time !

channels here are meant to be a special interest meeting point for Robust Packet Radio & PACTOR operators.

Although the awareness is present that the ham radio community is divided when it comes to digital voice modulation and the use of internet it nevertheless might turn out to be quite helpful for our world wide coordination of the net.

• It opens the possibility to spot a HF RPR APRS station at far distance but at the same time having a chance to talk to each other immediately if DMR or D-Star is on board.
• It gives sysops the chance to have a quick coordination of IGATEs & DIGIs.
• It offers a "local" standby "frequency" for the RPN community.
• It gives newcomers a possibility to receive first hand information and getting in tough with us.

DMR Brandmeister
The DMR Talkgroup TG24098 [ Robust Packet ] was exclusively created for the RPN and can be selected dynamically on any DMR repeater/hotspot and/or get inserted in the Brandmeister self-care area as fixed talkgroup choice. Beside the ability to communicate DMR-to-DMR the Talkgroup is permanently connected to the XLX147A reflector room.

DMR Internal
Internal DMR means to use DMR without BrandMeister or DMR+ connection. This is possible because the XLX system is able to handle DMR including connection to the different modules A to Z.

Only change the DMR Master Address and the Port in your hotspot and reboot. Find below the example in the .ini-File of a MMDVMHost device.


[DMR Network]
# Port=62031
# Local=62032
# Options=
# ModeHang=3

Now you can select the different modules by selecting TG4001 to TG4026.
You can either keep i.e. TG4001 (for XLX147A) or choose TG9 (LOCAL) to make your call.
However, to change the module you will have to select TG4000 (disconnect) before going for another one.

Here the matching TGs and their XLX147 modules:

TG4001 - XLX147A Primary - DCS147A & TG24098
TG4002 - XLX147B ⇒ Beacons - only DPRS
TG4003 - XLX147C ⇒ Chatgroup - RPR exclusive
TG4004 - XLX147D ⇒ Chatgroup - PACTOR exclusive

If you want to use the reflector, you might need the following data to update databases.

reflector   DCS147          
reflector   REF147          
reflector   XRF147           NOT XLX147!
                                        ( XLX is a name of a reflector system, while DCS, REF & XRF are protocols )

static IP

If you have a DVMEGA hotspot (D-Star Commander, MMDVM, etc.) open the terminal window and go to
nano /usr/local/etc/DCS_Hosts.txt
and insert
in the right sequence.

Or download fresh host lists from the following (ARRG) source
(left click to see, right click to save)

(DCS) DCS_Hosts
(XRF) DExtra_Hosts
(REF) DPlus_Hosts

Transcoding works from each of the 3 D-Star protocol types (DCS, REF & XRF) towards DMR and back on the XLX147 reflector.

The solution is glass fiber connected in Sweden. Two static IP addresses are hired from with a traffic of maximum 50GB per month each which is about 5 times more than a reflector needs. The XLX reflector runs on a Raspberry Pi 3 B which has an OpenVPN configuration to make it addressable by one of the IPs. The second IP points to the AMBEserver which has added on a DV-Stick to connect via the PEANUT app.

PEANUT Application for VOIP
When you are already registered for D-Star just request access via Peanut Request, download the Peanut App , select SE / XLX147A and join RPN's DV Meeting Point.

DMR via Brandmeister is the preferred data voice connection for the RPN