For those that want to have fun with HF D-Star here is a fun award you can work on for 2017 !
Good News!! After a long wait the W5FC D-STAR repeater stack was successfully reconnected to the Internet today July 17, 2016. We ran into some issues with the VHF repeater and while that repeater will link and unlink the RF output power is very weak – further troubleshooting will be required at a later time but the UHF and 1.2GHz repeaters should be just fine – please let us know if you have any issues or questions just drop us a note here.
Exciting Times!!! Keep your eye on the W5FC.ORG site for an exciting update regarding DSTAR – progress was made today July 16, 2016 with Internet access to the repeater site. Next will be installation of the server which will re-link the W5FC DSTAR stack to the internet.