Modifying the Yaesu DR1 Repeater for use on Allstar

Modifying the Yaesu DR1 Repeater for use on Allstar

The Yaesu Fusion DR1 repeater was released in the spring of 2014 and was offered to amateur radio clubs and organizations for free. Since then an updated DR1X repeater has been released and Yaesu offered DR1 owners an upgrade to it for a nominal fee. The DR1 was considered a beta product and many mostly minor deficiencies were corrected in the newer product. I have no idea how many of these are out there but Yaesu was practically giving them away like candy so it is likely that you might already have one or have an opportunity to acquire one in the future.

Without getting into a long diatribe on VHF/UHF digital modes let me just say that in my opinion none of them are acceptable. Dstar is old technology and has about the worst audio, Fusion has a lot of features and somewhat better audio, and DMR has about the same audio with the ability to put two channels in the space that the other repeaters put one. But the bottom line is the audio sucks worse then using GSM on Allstar and who would do that! I am somewhat of an audio aficionado and digital audio even the audio on some of the SiriusXM channels drives me nuts. It is kind of a dumbing down of what we strive for, good clean quality audio. Also Weak signals don't have a clean cutoff but rather a conglomerate of loud and obnoxious noises coming from the speaker that no one can understand that drives me and my dog crazy. Makes you yearn for some good old "picket fencing"! I am certainly biased but I would say good analog FM repeaters linked or controlled by Allstar make a perfect match and will continue to do so into the future. Why we need all these rooms and groups contrived by some manufacturer is beyond me. The same thing can be achieved very nicely with Allstar and the way YOU want it.

Interfacing the Yaesu DR‐1X

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Feb 9, 2016 ... The Yaesu DR‐1X is a 50‐watt (50% duty), dual‐band (2 meter and 70 cm bands ) FM and C4FM repeater, capable of operating in mixed‐mode configuration. It includes an internal controller that provides basic repeat functions, remote kill/ resurrect (using a Yaesu‐proprietary sub‐audible paging format) ...
www.masterscommunications.com/products/.../DR1X-7330v3.pdf
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As many of you are probably aware (and the reason for you reading this) the DR‐ 1X was designed to use its internal controller to handle all of the repeat functions. There was initially no thought put into making the repeater compatible with any repeater controller outside of simple enable/disable repeat functions that need to  ...
www.repeater-builder.com/yvs/pdfs/yaesu-dr1x-7330v2.pdf

DMR | Dstar | Fusion Hotspot/Repeater setup

DMR/Dstar/Fusion Hotspot/Repeater setup

Video of a repeater build with Raspberry Pi, Arduino Mega board, MMDVM board and a repeater radio

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Quad Core 1.2GHz 64bit CPU 1GB RAM WiFi & Bluetooth 4.1
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DSTAR Or DMR On a System Fusion Repeater

DSTAR Or DMR On a System Fusion Repeater


I used a ZUM Radio board. From http://mmdvm.blogspot.com/ .. These guys are great. I ordered a kit board got my parts and bang, I had a DSTAR repeater!

connect Yaesu DR1 with MMDVM cabling

I want to connect DR1 with MMDVM. Just wondering about the connection because I have seen already three of them. For example this one:  I'd like to be sure for 100% before cabling. Can I go ahead with your cabling version?


Modifying the Yaesu DR1 Repeaterfor use on Allstar

Modifying the Yaesu DR1 Repeaterfor use on Allstar
Introduction

The Yaesu Fusion DR1 repeater was released in the spring of 2014 and was offered to amateur radio clubs and organizations for free. Since then an updated DR1X repeater has been released and Yaesu offered DR1 owners an upgrade to it for a nominal fee. The DR1 was considered a beta product and many mostly minor deficiencies were corrected in the newer product. I have no idea how many of these are out there but Yaesu was practically giving them away like candy so it is likely that you might already have one or have an opportunity to acquire one in the future.

Yaesu Fusion Repeater on D-STAR

Yaesu Fusion Repeater on D-STAR
Instructions

Important: Use only Compass Linux images and dstarrepeater packages. They contain support specific to the UDRC™. Source is available for review on GitHub.

During initial startup do not modify the basic Raspberry Pi setup. For example, do not overclock the Raspberry Pi, it is not needed as performance is more than adequate, and doing so can change clocking values on busses used by the UDRC™ causing it to either not function or be unstable. If you make any changes not listed in these instructions, and your UDRC™ does not function, return to the original settings.

MMDVM DMR DSTAR Repeater Maker

MMDVM DMR DSTAR Repeater Maker


This is a board that you can use to make a Home Brew DMR or Dstar Repeater! Open Source Multi-Mode Digital Voice Modem