Re: Interface Icom D-Star repeater to DVSwitch?

David Ranch

Hello Jim,

Icom's G2 gateway software was based on Centos5 but their newer G3 gateway software uses Centos7.  Here is a URL that might help answer some of your questions:

It's worth mentioning that I understand that Icom has a new G4 software stack in Beta.  I think it's been in Beta for a while now and I have no idea when they might release it.  There is also a question around Centos's charter change around Centos 8 vs. Centos Stream but we'll have to see what comes of that.


On 12/31/2020 01:20 PM, Jim Kusznir wrote:

I'm probably off-base here, but hopefully someone can point me in the right direction...

I have an Icom D-Star DV repeater (eg, ID-RP4000V and ID-RP2C).  The gateway software (which apparently requires Centos 5!) seems to not have been updated in a decade or so....But I'm not finding any other instructions on how to enable this perfectly good hardware to participate in a D-Star network.

Can a component of DV Switch provide the IP interface that the controller is looking for to allow this RF system to be fully D-Star enabled (connected)?  If not, is there another project or direction I should look before trying to build a Centos 5 VM and find the ancient versions of software that the Icom CD that shipped with the repeater requires?

I greatly appreciate your help!
--Jim, K7LL

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