Re: bringing some transcoding to my xlx reflector?


A pair of dongles can be used on the channel that needs the transcoding, so you need a pair for however many channels you have that do transcoding. 


There are some cards out there (not sure about active production) that have 8 AMBE chips on them for example, so single USB will do 4 channels of transcoding.  That is what I do on xLX004, we have about 6 channels, but only 2-3 active at a time.






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So the reflectors have a total of 25 modules.  That means I’d need 52 of them?  assuming each module a, b, c, is a channel?

On Jul 21, 2020, at 11:08 AM, Ernie Gm7kbk <erniepratt@...> wrote:


You need 2 dongles per channel. Ambe software is in the xlx download.

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Subject: [ambe] bringing some transcoding to my xlx reflector?


Hi all,


I’m totally new with this, so I hope you will forgive my lack of knowledge, and/or what is needed with regards to my goals, and objectives in this post.

I’ve just recently setup an xlx reflector:

with the goal of bringing, d-star, DMR, and fusion to the local Texas Ih-35 system. Currently the Texas i35 system is on FCS, reflector 3, room 30, and I believe that it has a wires-x room 40096.  I’ve gone ahead, and created an x-reflector which is now showing up as reflector 94, and it’s ip address is:

As I understand things, I can't cross-mode out of the box with an xlx reflector, thus I need some kind of Ambe chip to do this?  I currently use D-star, and I have a number of pi-star enabled hotspots, as well as an openspot 3.  What kind of transcoding will an xlx reflector do natively, and where to the Ambecoder chips come in to play?  Also, I have the reflector sitting on a box at in Dallas, is all of this still doable, even though the reflector is in a remote location?  I know D-star, Dmr, and fusion, but I’ve not been familiar with how to bring everything together, and admittedly I’ having to teach myself Linux.  To setup the xlx reflector, I followed the tutorial at

Anything y’all can do to help I’d appreciate,





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