DCS014 was originally setup as the Australian Regional D-STAR Reflector back in July 2012 using the original DCS Reflector software and was part of the XReflector system, until being upgraded to xlxd in 2018 to lay the foundations required to support digital modes outside D-STAR such as DMR or Yaesu Fusion.
DCS014 is hosted in Sydney Australia, it operates using the xlxd reflector software running on a Linux Virtual Machine in public cloud.
The Reflector is Transcode Enabled, enabling cross mode QSO’s and has enough capacity for a single transcode session at this time which may be expanded in the future with support for the following Digital Modes:
- Yaesu Fusion
DCS014 provides a web based Dashboard which is available at https://dcs014.xreflector.net, providing access to see last heard information and who is currently connected to the reflector.
Connecting to DCS014:
It is recommended to connect to DCS014 using its DNS Name dcs014.xreflector.net, which points to its current IPv4 address of 184.108.40.206 .
Currently DCS014 supports the Following Digital Modes and Associated Protocols:
|D-STAR||Icom Terminal Mode||12345 – 12346 (UDP)|
Note: While the IP Address of DCS014 / XLX014 has not changed for many years, it is recommended to use the DNS name because there have been issues with incorrect IP address entries such as for DCS014 appearing in ircddbgateway hosts files over the last couple of years.
Reflector Modules / Ports:
The Reflector provides several different ports / modules, with each acting as an individual “room” or conference bridge – DCS014’s configured ports / rooms and suggested usage are shown below: