Our repeater was born as a necessary D-Star access point for the region mid Belgium. Because in the early D-Star years 2008 there was no repeater or hotspot in a radius of 70km. Before that time we do some test with the first Satoshi D-Star hotspots.
So the ON0DP UHF Icom D-Star repeater was starting in 2009 and linked to the D-Plus gateway, followed in the year 2010 by the 23cm Icom D-Star repeater.
In the recent years new reflectors were added so we have optimally configured our system so that users can be connected to all directions. Today all D-Star applications are active included DPlus, ircDDB , XLX Reflector linking (DCS/CCS) and GPS tracking .The ON0DP D-Star repeaters may any time be linked to each repeater,group,reflector of your choice. In the summer of 2013 we decided to replace the UHF D-Star repeater by a Hytera DMR repeater. So from that moment the (UHF) D-Star repeater was out of service. Due the need for D-Star access in our region we have decided to put a VHF Icom D-Star repeater on the air.
From January untill september 2014 ON0DP D-Star was active on VHF. Since the summer of 2014 Yaesu introduces C4FM-System Fusion with Wires-X connecting rooms so once more we have decided to go for a third digital amateur system. End September 2014 we replace the VHF D-Star repeater by a Yaesu VHF System Fusion repeater system with Wires-X. For our D-Star users we put our UHF repeater back on the air on the new frequency 438.462.5MHz. As of November 2023, due to abuse, both the DMR and C4FM repeater have been permanently replaced by an FM repeater.