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Operating as usual

KE5PFA Dstar Emergency Communications Response Team

KE5PFA Dstar Emergency Communications Response Team

Replacing Antenna Again....

Replacing Antenna Again....


Module B is back running .. module C is going to take some work. module B is
FREQ: 442.050+
rpt1 KE5PFA B
rpt2 KE5PFA G

ICOM ID-5100 DSTAR Radio - Coming soon!
ID-5100A Digital Transceiver - Features - Icom America

ICOM ID-5100 DSTAR Radio - Coming soon!

The intuitive touch screen interface provides quick and smooth operation for setting and editing various functions and memories. The 5.5 inch display (320 × 128 pixel) shows a large easy-to-see software keypad (Qwerty keyboard), and allows you to input alphanumeric characters quickly.

look what just walked in the door .. a DHAP!!!

look what just walked in the door .. a DHAP!!!


Thank You Gayle Liliedahl, WA5KCT, for moving the internet line at the repeater site .. Terry W5TMP


The Leesville KE5PFA D-STAR Repeater is now back on the air... look out REF48B... WE'RE BACK!!

Repeater Site - Antenna Swap

Repeater Site - Antenna Swap

the old antenna

the old antenna


Putting the new antenna on the repeater site .. getting the old DB24 was a little hairy there for a minute ... but the Lord looked over us and we wrangled it to the ground ..

W5TMP Raspberry Pi D*Star mobile kit

W5TMP Raspberry Pi D*Star mobile kit


The KE5PFA REPEATER is temp off the air due to antenna issues. Please use the Many repeater until this issue is resolved. You should have no issues Hitting the repeater mobile or from the house. Thanks 73 W5TMP

For those that missed the DSTAR broadcast. Here ya go!
Ham radio broadcast

For those that missed the DSTAR broadcast. Here ya go!

Ham radio broadcast:Ham radio broadcast recorded on USTREAM. Radio



Icom UK Official Fan Page IC-7100 HF/VHF/UHF Amateur Radio Transceiver #hamradio #hamr #icom #arrl
com Inc. have shown a new sample of a revolutionary HF/VHF/UHF Amateur Radio Mobile Transceiver with touch screen control called the IC-7100 at the Tokyo Ham Fair 2012.

The IC-7100 is a HF+6m+VHF+UHF all mode compact radio with an innovative slanted touch-screen LCD controller. A first for an Icom transceiver, the IC-7100 is designed to the 70MHz band in European versions where 70MHz is open to Amateur radio enthusiasts. To maintain its commitment to D-STAR, all versions of the IC-7100 will come with standard D-STAR DV mode.

Since the launch of the original IC-706 in 1995, Icom has been leading the market of HF/VHF/UHF multi-band mobile radios. The popularity of vehicular mounted amateur radios may not be as high as the times of the IC-706 series, but the IC-7100 has been carefully designed to reignite Amateurs’ interest in mobile communications and brings digital communication opportunity to a wider range of radio Amateurs.

Planned Features include
• Slanted front separated controller with large touch screen dot matrix LCD (controller cannot be attached to body front)
• Speaker is self contained inside the controller
• Full mode (SSB, CW, AM, FM, RTTY decode) and D-STAR DV
• HF (100W) / 50MHz (100W) / 70MHz (50W) / 144MHz (50W) / 430MHz (35W) (Note: Power may be different according to version. The 70MHz band is available for some versions only)
• Lower current consumption / cooler operation (compared with the IC-7000)
• SWR meter function also works for VHF and UHF bands
• Remote power on / off
• IF DSP for filtering / interference removal / noise reduction
• SD memory card slot, voice recording
• USB Audio In / Out, remote control
• +/- 0.5ppm frequency stability
• 505ch memory channels

Further details about its features and options have been made available on a Pre-release product information sheet. The IC-7100 Pre-release information can be downloaded on this page.

A high resolution picture of the IC-7100 can be downloaded from our image bank. Click here to enter our image bank.

At the moment we do not have any information about release date or price but please stay tuned to for more official details.

Icom Marketing: [email protected]



D-STAR QSO Party Details #hamradio

Date & time
September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2012.
Friday 0:00 ~ Sunday 24:00 (UTC)
QSO Party organizers

Icom America and Icom Europe
Who can take part in the QSO party?

All licensed Ham radio operators.
Participation bands and modes

DV mode
28MHz / 50MHz / 145MHz / 430MHz / 1200MHz
(Simplex operation on 28MHz and 50MHz)
Making a call


The other stations RST and then the year when you first operated D-STAR.
Things to remember

Abide by all Amateur radio laws in your country.
Party organizers are not responsible for any direct or indirect damage/trouble associated with this D-STAR QSO party.
When you use the repeaters, be considerate of other users who are not taking part in this QSO party.

How to submit a log

There are two log formats accepted.

Please make an electronic log in the Cabrillo format and submit it to the e-mail address listed below. Please make the name of the file your call sign. For example: JA3YUA.log.
We can accept any type of Cabrillo formats that are V2 or V3, but please include the items as shown in the log below. Also, do not forget to write down your claimed score.
QSO: Band Mode Date
(UTC) Time
(UTC) MY Call RST Exch Their Call RST Exch
QSO: 144760 DV 2012-09-21 2101 N9JA 59 2005 JA3YUA 59 2006

You can download a summary sheet and log sheet from "Log Reporting" page listed below and submit the completed sheets by e-mail or FAX. In addition to that, you can prepare your own log in an Excel spreadsheet.

"Log Reporting" page
Due date for submission (must arrive by this date)

October 20th 2012 24:00(UTC)
Where to send

E-mail : [email protected]

FAX : +1 (425) 449 4951 (send to Icom America)
Double check the following before submitting.

Please fill in your name and call sign, in the comment column.
Please fill in the model name of the radio, or radios you used for this QSO party.
Please fill in your comments regarding the QSO party after participation, and share your ideas.
Please understand that winning call signs will be published when the winners are announced.


Icom Incorporated

Details of the prizes will be announced later. (Around August 27th)

Participants who do not obey the relevant Amateur radio laws of their country.
Participants who do not obey the QSO party rules.
Participants who submit false logs
Participants who submit insufficient documents or send logs by normal mail at short paid.
Participants who are disqualified by the QSO party organizers for any other valid reason.

Announcement of results

Results will be announced on November 20, 2012 on the Icom America, Icom Europe and Icom Incorporated websites.
Comments or inquiries

Comments or inquiries will be accepted by e-mail between August 20, 2012 and December 25, 2012.
[email protected]

The two e-mail addresses below, for correspondence regarding this D-STAR QSO party, will become invalid on December 25, 2012.
E-mail address to submit logs : [email protected]
E-mail address for comments/inquiries : [email protected]

KE5PFA Dstar Emergency Communications Response Team's cover photo

KE5PFA Dstar Emergency Communications Response Team's cover photo


KE5PFA repeater will be linked to the new Louisiana 048-B reflector. Of course, you can disconnect and connect to any other of your choosing, but please return it back to 048-B


Enjoyed the Leesville Hamfest

KE5PFA repeater antenna is the one on the top

KE5PFA repeater antenna is the one on the top

The "Cans"

The "Cans"

Repeater back view

Repeater back view

KE5PFA 147.345+ Repeater

KE5PFA 147.345+ Repeater


The gateway is now trusted. We are getting close


The KE5PFA repeater is now up and running. Have fun and help us test it out. 147.345+ rpt1 set to KE5PFA C


1107 S 5th St
Leesville, LA


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