Re: Yaesu DR-2X with UDRC
Randy Neals <randy@...>
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It might be helpful/useful for someone on this list to reach out to the the Arcom folks and collaborate re findings. As I don't have a DR2X, I can't speak authoritatively, but I do think some collaboration would help to put coordinated back pressure on Yaesu US to "Get their act together".
I would have expected Yaesu to work with Repeater Controller manufacturers and have Beta Tested the DR2X like they did with the DR1X and SCOM.
They don't have manuals, so we can't determine what the intended mode of operation is for the DR2X. And without knowing how it's supposed to work, we can't really file a bug report - maybe it's intended to work that way.
My own approach...
I'm using Icom FR-5000/FR-6000 commercial repeaters as my amateur repeaters.
I'm currently studying/planning how to interface a UDRC-II using either the DB-25 on the back, or if that lacks the signals I need, the UC FR5000 dPMR/IDAS networking card slot on the back of the repeater.
A really awesome outcome would be a plug-in card that slides into this repeater with a Raspberry Pi and UDRC-II integrated, but that would be challenging to produce in small volume.
eg. Further explanation what I'm talking about.
UC FR5000 dPMR/IDAS Ethernet controller card.
On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 5:14 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote: