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 or REF reflector to which you are connecting, and does not allow routing or linking to other assets.

The radios that currently offer Terminal Mode, are: ID-52, IC-705, IC-9700, IC-4100, and ID-51Plus2. Please note that ID-52, ID-51Plus2, and IC-4100 require connection to a PC and additional software, to operate in terminal mode. The IC-705 and IC-9700 do not require any external PC for Terminal Mode.

Terminal Mode, can also be used to directly connect to REFXXX reflectors within the US Trust. This is what the original purpose of terminal services was designed to provide. Terminal mode also can be used to connect to XLX and URF (experimental) reflectors if the reflector has implemented G3 Terminal Services.

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 in the US Trust, you must 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 Reflector Address in your radio setup for terminal services.

XLX645 - XLX645.PennLinkGroup.com (module A is PA Cross Mode)
XLX545 - XLX545.PennLinkGroup.com (module B is PA Cross Mode)
XRF245 - XRF245.PennLinkGroup.com (module A is linked to URF045A)
URF145 - URF145.PennLinkGroup.com (module A is PA Cross Mode) experimental URF

Terminal Services are not yet established in these assets:
URF045 - URF045.PennLinkGroup.com (module A is PA Cross Mode; Module R is Remote DSTAR)

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.