About HRCC LINK
HRCC Link was created to allow community members to communicate regardless of what DV (Digital Voice) mode they have a radio for.
The core of HRCC Link is currently a URFD reflector which provides HRCC Link's YSF Reflector, D-Star reflector, and M17 Reflector. It also has a DMR master, although primarily we connect via Brandmeister for DMR access.
To provide D-Star linking, we use two AMBE Thumbsticks on a Raspberry Pi 4 which transcode the D-Star signals.
In addition to the URFD Reflector, the link also has a WiresX room which is hosted on a windows computer and is attached to the link with an RF bridge using an Openspot1. This RF bridge links the WiresX room's node radio (An FTM-100) to the YSF Reflector via RF.
The primary System Admin is Ethan, KE7DUX
What is a URFD Reflector?
A Multi-protocol Gateway Reflector Server (URFD), like the one at the core of HRCC LINK, is a multi-protocol Digital Voice (DV) Server. The sources are published under GPL Licenses.
URFD is based on N7TAE's new-xlxd, which, in turn, is based on the first multi-protocol reflector, xlxd. URFD supports all protocols of it's predecessors, as well as both M17 protocols, voice-only and voice+data!
A key part of this is the hybrid transcoder, tcd.
Tom Early, N7TAE deserves credit for URFD and a number of other projects. Tom's Github
Where can I find out more, or make my own URF Reflector?
Take a day or two and head over to N7TAE's Github and have some fun! URFD Github