Whilst at Yaesu having the transmitter repaired, the DR-1Xe repeater had its firmware upgraded. That has enabled us to use the North West Digital Radio's Universal Digital Radio Controller, that was purchased a couple of years ago, to bring D-Star to GB3HS making it a triple mode repeater.
The controller is a HAT that sits on a Raspberry Pi 2B running a version of Debian Linux called Compass. The software has a web interface and its status page can be seen at http://188.8.131.52:8080 Note that the address may change in the near future.
The D-Star repeater and ircDDB Gateway software used is the Linux version of the G4KLX programs used on GB7HU, so the full range of features on GB7HU are now available on GB3HS including reflectors.
To promote the use of the UK reflectors both GB7HU and GB3HS will default link to DCS005B.