We have set up an Experimental DStar reflector. It should be available on all hotspots just redownload your host list and look for XLXSCO or XRFSCO. The reflector itself is an experimental setup itself so may not be available 24/7. This is the first time I have done something like this so any problems please report it to the email address on the bottom of the dashboard.
To view the dashboard visit http://xlxsco.radioscouting.uk
XLXSCO is now linked with XLX005 J our dedicated Scouting Module. This will allow for more contacts and to cross link with other modes. This also means that XLXSCO is linked with TG907 on the FreeDMR Network. All three are available 24/7 and can be used by anyone. You do not need to ask permission just make sure that you follow your local amateur radio guidlines.
How is XLXSCO Powered?
XLXSCO is currently an experiemental reflector and is currently being ran using a raspberry pi 4 with 4gb of Ram. This allows us to have plenty of user connected simultainously.
The Raspberry Pi 4 is one of the most powerful microcomputers released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It is able to decode 4k video and is boasting two USB 3.0 sockets allowing faster file transfer rates. It also allows 1gb Ethernet transfer rate. The Raspberry Pi 4 is also the first one to feature a USB C charging port. It is estimated that the raspberry pi uses around 7.6W when under maximum load and around 3.4W when it is sat idle. This means it is a cheap system for those on a budget or wanting to experiment like us with out XLX Reflector. There are also many other uses for a Raspberry Pi 4 such as running RetroPie which allows users to run classic console games from consoles such as the PS1, N64, SNES and NES.
The Raspberry Pi 4 can also run Windows 10 IoT Core which is a cutdown and limited version of the Windows operating system. It is more common for them to run Linux operating systems such as Ubuntu, Debian or their own custom built OS Raspbian.