ON0CPS D*Star Repeater is definitely QRT, not seen online since 25 Dec 2013.
I can’t blame Roger ON4BK, sysop for ON0CPS D*Star Repeater. I went through the statistical reports and the results are depressing. There are just 11 transits routed by IRCDDB in over 1 year. Read again, OVER 1 YEAR!
These cannot justify any repeater unless it is located in the middle of the desert and provided for safety purposes but this is not the case for ON0CPS. It is an AMATEUR radio repeater maintained by a normal person with his regular life.
The main problem for the D*Star is the scattered access, it is useless when you have so many “rooms-and-channels” and not enough people to use them. Example given: DCS011, the Belgian HUB, there are at the moment of writing this, 33 Repeaters connected, mostly Belgian (ON), a couple Swiss (HB) and some French (F).
Two of them are in the “World Wide” channel, 11 are in the Belgium General channel, 1 in the Flemish channel, 17 French channel and 2 in a chatroom.
During the last 2 days (50 hours) the French channel, the “most” populated from the was used just 40 times… The Flemish channel got 11 contacts in 11 days, an average of 1 user per day and most of the calls are from a German callsign.
What that means: The D*Star is useless like any other repeater in Belgium. Belgian are not really keen to chat via radio anymore, there are just few brave people which are still interested in this hobby but they will give up soon due to lack of correspondents.
Do you want to know the statistics for ON0MON? Well in almost a year of activity, including the test and the quality assurance calls, there were 3 users which tried to connect to ON0MON and myself.
I’m giving time till the end of 2014 to see if the traffic grows otherwise I will declare QRT as it is a waste of energy and resources.
ON0CPS Dashboard on CCS: http://ccs001.xreflector.net/server/index.php?call=ON0CPS
X-Net DCS011 Users: http://dcs011.xreflector.net/dcs_userstatus.htm
X-Net DCS011 Dashboard: http://dcs011.xreflector.net/dcs_rptstatus.htm
X-Net DCS011 Group Info: http://dcs011.xreflector.net/dcs_info.htm
DCS011 Live Monitor: http://xreflector.net/dcs/index.php?call=DCS011
IRCDDB Status (Belgium): http://status.ircddb.net/cgi-bin/ircddb-gw?BEL
IRCDDB ON0CPS Last Heard: http://status.ircddb.net/cgi-bin/ircddb-log?30%200%20ON0CPS