This is from Bill Anderson of the Rogue Valley Manor Amateur Radio Club (RVMARC):
“The Rogue Valley Manor has installed a new DSTAR repeater system, KG7FOJ operating on mode “B”, on 444.650 Mhz (no PL). This repeater is operational and open for use by the local hams. It is not yet connected to the internet gateway but will be during the first quarter of 2014. This installation will include a “full stack” of equipment from ICOM with both voice and data (on 1.2Ghz) capabilities. We’ve installed the 1.2Ghz, 70cm and 2 meter modules but have only activated the 70 cm unit. Antennas have yet to be installed on the “A” and “C” mode frequencies. ORRC is coordinating the frequencies being used. B station only on 443.775 Mhz with a Gateway connection. This is the second repeater in the Rogue Valley. KE7MVI operates a node.”
The Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club (RVARC) will have a presentation on D-Star technology at one of its regular forthcoming meetings: first Thursday of each month, 7:00-9:00, at the Red Cross Building on Hawthorn Street in Medford. In the meantime, you can click on the image above for more information.