D-Star - QuadNet2 USA IRC Open Network,
A sector of the Digital Amateur Radio Project Association (DARPA)
Other Digital Modes such as DMR and C4FM will be intergrated into this Network  in the future

D-Star, Presents the QuadNet2 USA IRC Open Network, a Digital Smart Access System (DSAS)
Come join the building of a super network
Ham It Up!

News Flash! The USA DMR BrandMeister Network Master Server 3101 is now up and running. The BrandMeister master server 3101 is facilitated by the QuadNet Team, the master server is located in the state of New York and its use is continually growing. The team also manage the QuadNet2 USA IRC D-Star Network. The D-Star Network have a total of 5 IRC routing Servers located across the US with the main server located in Atlanta, GA. At the moment the experimental network host 700 plus users and their gateways. Most are Home brew repeaters, gateways and hotspots. There are also ICOM systems on the network too. The group is always interested in how far we can go in our experimentation to make an optimum network for Ham Radio Operators.

The QuadNet team joined the BrandMeister Network back in October 2015 as we seen a new frontier of the experimental group in DMR, and wanted to do the same as we have done in the D-Star Network. The DMR website is still under construction, but all contacts to the group can be made by sending an e-mail to admins@openquad.net. Or you can check out our D-Star website at www.openquad.net for more information and come join our irc network support channel for a cool Q&A chat session on DMR or D-Star. The QuadNet / BrandMeister team is ready to Ham it up! Come out and join us! 73 QuadNet / BrandMeister Admin Team. Any questions send emails to admins@openquad.net for more Info.
D-Star Central Server and X-Reflector 757C is located in Atlanta, GA
QuadNet StarNet Routing Server, QNET20 C is located in Miami, FL
Try the Route Server by loggin by QNET20C in the UR field or QNET20Z to log out.

What is the QuadNet IRCDDB Open Network?
We are a routing network that doesn't requires CLUB CALL signs nor registrations. Just point your gateway to one of the USA QuadNet IRC Network Servers listed on this page and go! You can find the servers located in the drop down box in the ircddbgateway software designed by Johnathan Naylor of the UK with help from Hans, DL5DI of Germany.

We contend that your FCC license or the country you are from that requires Amateur Radio licenses are enough to operate on the USA IRCDDB Open Network.

Routing is another part of your powerful gateway that is not used but can be a great asset to your gateway communications. There are several ways to route. Call Sign route is a one to one route, Zone route or repeater route is when one route to a specific repeater and talk to those on that repeater, and Group Routing is where one of many can route into a routing sever to talk to that group. This maybe understood for those who link to reflectors, Instead of linking you can route to log into a group where all can talk and listen like is done on a reflector. You can call this a routing reflector. With group routing you have what's called the follow me feature.  No DNS or Host files is needed. In other words you can route into module C repeater and pick up communication on module B repeater in that area or other areas that has the QuadNet Servers.  The group routing server that is now in use is called QNET20 C. To use this group routing server you must have your gateway logged into the QuadNet IRCDDB Open Network. Next you need to place "QNET20 C" in your UR field in your d-star radio. Press the PTT once and watch the display on your radio for the login text. If you can't watch for the login text listen for the transmission end beep. Once logged in you can now talk to the QNET20 GROUP SERVER.  Once you are finish with your transmissions you can log off by replacing "QNET20 C" with "QNET20 Z", the "Z" is use for LOG OFF.  The QNET group for now have 3 Routing Servers programed and they are: QNET20 C, QNET6M B and FLQNET A. There log off codes are Z for QNET20,  T for QNET6M B and T for FLQNET A. 

The USA QuadNet IRC Network Group also offer help with your gateway setup or help with troubleshooting when problems occurs. If you like, you can join in on our PBX-SIP Network for support. Once joined one will be issued a 3 digit exetension number(i.e 200).  You can use that extension line number and call in. (An extension Phone List with all hams numbers will be listed as a link below). The SIP-Phone network we built is for HAMs or Non-HAMs to learn about amateur radio communications, help hams fix their gateway problems and just asking questions.

We have two phone conferences where hams can call into to have virtual Ham Club call meetings. One conference is called The Ham Call Center and the other is called the Ham Shack Hotline, they are also trunked. What this means is while trunked you can call across to the other PBX network and talk to your hams buddies on the opposite PBX network.  One can call into these conferences and talk to a group or hold meetings and discuss network problems as well as gateway problems.

Team USA QuadNet IRCDDB Open Network Group is ready for action! If anyone have questions feel free to drop a line to myself W4WWM, Will. I'm also good in QRZ. 73

Guidelines on using and configuring the QuadNet IrcDDB Open Network Servers with the ircDDBgateway

There are five QuadNet servers configured and synchronized to work together as a powerful network. What is heard on one server is heard on the other  five servers. You the Dstar ham radio operator can log on to the servers without restriction or registration, no passwords are needed, provided the servers are up and running. The servers are located in different parts of the US. Please check the website for there locations at http://qnet.dyndns.org/ or http://quadnet.no-ip.org/status.html

The system was build for Amateur Radio Operators to operate their DSTAR systems such as Hot-Spots with club or non-club call signs or use your ICOM Stack systems. Basically all DSTAR systems including home brew systems can be ran without separation of call sign types as define on the USTRUST.

The QuadNet team ask that all ham radio operators help maintain the system network operations by configuring your gateway properly. Use your assigned FCC club call signs, personal issued FCC call signs and/or the country who issued your license call sign when configuring repeaters and gateways.  You must maintain this identification of call signs in your repeaters and gateways at all time while on the network.  Call signs that are not legal or authorize on the network will be BAN or BLOCK from the system until one can contact a QuadNet Administrator. At that time the BAN or BLOCK will be lifted and your call sign will be authorize for use on the network.

Analog bridging is authorize on a one to one basis to run on the QaudNet IRC Open Network. This includes bridging StarNet Digital system to reflectors that contains analog connections.  If you would like to run analog system please make sure you start with using the xreflector system. Bridging is allowed with other digital systems also such as C4FM, Hytera, Moto Turbo, NXDN, P25, Drats, etc.....  Please contact QuadNet Admin Group for additional details and authorization. TEAM USA QuadNet would like to  maintain and clean digital network for digital experimentations, a new frontier in Amateur radio operations.

For troubleshooting on the Network when a QuadNet server, gateway or a repeater goes down, the QuadNet Admins have the capability to communicate through the QuadNet SIP-Phone PBX Network to help get the gateway  or  network system up and running. This systems was built for all amateurs to help when troubleshooting is needed. If a ham radio operator needs help this is the quickest way to find out what's wrong and get them back on the air.  All one would have to do is to become a member of the QuadNet Group by subscribing to the QuadNet for a per year membership. The membership will support the upkeep of the both networks.

The USA QuadNet IRC Network Group can issue 3 digit extension numbers (i.e 500).  You can use that extension numbers and call in. At this time we will issues 1 number per operator, (An extension Phone List with all hams numbers will be listed at the web link above). The QuadNet SIP-Phone Network  we built is for HAMs or Non-HAMs to learn about amateur radio communications, help hams fix their gateway problems and just asking questions. There are 2 special phone conference on can call into. The first one is called The Ham Call Center and the second one is called the HamShack HotLine. These system are trunked, so you can called across the SIP-Phones PBX Network.

Use of the Network servers are permitted as long as they are not abused. There can be only one issued call sign per server, duplicate or same issued call sign are not authorize to be logged on all 6 servers at the same time. Example would be ( s1 = KJ4NYH, s2=KJ4NYH, s3=KJ4NYH....etc..). If you have a FCC issue call sign on server1 you can not place that same call sign on the other servers.  If you had a club call sign on server 1 and your FCC call sign on server 2 that would be ok. What happens when one place the same call sign on deferent server may create some type of loop and confuse the server when routing.

Don - W9DRR
IRC Open Network GW build
Build page for IrcDDB Gateway base on Debian 7
Copyright (C) 2013, Digital Amateur Radio Project Association (DARPA), QuadNet IRCDDB Open Network, a Digital Smart Access System (DSAS)
Gary - K7EK