DSTAR G3 Terminal Services

PennLink Group XLX servers have been upgraded to include pseudo G3 Terminal services. This allows connection using select ICOM radios which offer Terminal Mode. The software on our reflectors uses the ICOM Terminal Services protocol to allow these DSTAR radios to directly connect over IP, to any module on the connected XLX reflector. The scope of operation is only the XLX reflector to which you are connecting, and does not allow connection to standard US Trust assets (see below).

The radios that currently offer Terminal Mode, are: IC-705, IC-9700, IC-4100, and ID-51Plus2. The newest handheld radio, ID-52, will offer terminal mode when it is released for sale. Please note that ID-51Plus2, and IC-4100 require connection to a PC and additional software, to operate in terminal mode.

Of course, Terminal Mode, can also be used to connect to G3 Repeaters which offer terminal services, to directly connect to REFXXX reflectors within the US Trust. This is what the original purpose of terminal services was designed to provide.

If you are using G3 Terminal Services for XLX access, you need not register in the US Trust. If you are using G3 Terminal Services to access REF reflectors or repeaters in the US Trust, you need to register your terminal ID using the Gateway that you used originally to register for DSTAR Gateway Access. See https://www.va6mo.ca/reflector/xlx-terminal-mode/ for more info.

For PennLink XLX servers, you must use the following IP Addresses as the Gateway Repeater Address in your radio setup for terminal services.

XLX645 -
XLX545 - (currently not available)
XLX045 - (currently not available)
XRF245 - (currently not available)

We suggest that you use XLX645A, to access the PA Cross Mode TG 31425 from DSTAR via Terminal Services.

Please also note that if your radio is behind an IP Router, you will have to open port 40000, and route it to your radio's IP Address (see menu /set/network). For more information, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKeWgQwrHTo.