Welcome to D-STAR Reflector 77.
This is the information website for D-STAR Reflector 077 located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
News & Update
D-STAR Reflector 77 is Now Cloud-Based.
For sometime, there had been plans to migrate Reflector 77 to a Cloud environment. The recent East Brainerd Tornado (April 12, 2020) was the genesis of moving forward with those plans. The data center which hosted the Reflector 77 server was damaged by the tornado and was without power and Internet access for three days.
Through the technical skills of Robin Cutshaw, AA4RC, and Gary Ownsby, AK4ZX, as of Friday, April 24, 2020, Reflector 77 is now operating in The Cloud. It might also be noted that Gary is also funding the operations expense for placement of Reflector 77 into its new cloud environment.
What Does This Mean to Users?
As a virtualized reflector, Reflector 77 no longer resides in only one physical place but rather is spread across multiple cloud computing centers. As such it is almost completely impervious to storms, power outages, and most technical faults which could (and did) happen to a server located in a single location.
Power & Speed to Serve the D-STAR Community.
Reflector 77 is configured identically to Atlanta’s Reflector 30 so it has the capacity and speed to serve as a major communications hub and as an alternate hub for nets.
Available for Use.
Reflector 77 is available for a variety of uses including nets and special events. Just get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support your needs.
Contact Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflector 77 is proud to support the following:
- Home of the Tennessee Digital Amateur Radio Group’s Friday Night D-STAR Net.
The net begins at 00:00 UTC and lasts until 01:00 UTC. Reflector Module C is used for the net. D-STAR users may connect directly to Reflector 77C via hotspot-type devices or through various D-STAR repeaters that connect to it. See the Dashboard for a list of repeaters.
Hub for the Arkansas D-STAR Network on Module A (24×7).
- Hot Standby for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for use as a statewide communications hub during emergency events and drills. Module B
Linking Schedule & Designated Usage
Modules A, B, & D are designated for special use. Module C is designated for general use unless otherwise scheduled. See Linking Schedule below:
Reflector 77 Linking Schedule
|D-STAR Repeater||Module Linked||Location||Note/Comment|
|Arkansas D-STAR Network||Module A||Arkansas||Linked 24×7|
|TEMA||Module B||Tennessee Statewide||Used as needed for emergencies & drills.|
|KK4BXE C||Module C||Cleveland, TN||Linked 24×7|
|KM4JXA C||Module C||Knoxville, TN||Linked 24×7|
|KM4MCN C||Module C||Benton, TN||Linked 24×7|
|W4PL C||Module C||Chattanooga, TN||4 AM – 8:30 PM Daily|
|W4LET||Memphis, TN||During Friday Night D-STAR Net|
|WD4WDW||Module C||Disney World||9 AM – 3 PM Daily
Disney D.E.A.R.S. Module B is linked to Reflector 77 C.
Reflector Type: dPlus
Modules Available: A, B, C, & D via 10 GB (up/down) redundant, fiber Internet connection and backup power systems.
Credits & Acknowledgements
- Thanks to Robin Cutshaw, AA4RC, for developing and maintaining the dPlus Software.
- System Administrator/Owner: Gary Ownsby, AK4ZX