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N3RWH
Sun 14th Feb 2016, 23:57
I'm looking for guidance on the usage of D-Star data modes (D-RATS, DPRS, Picture/File Transfer, etc) on a repeater linked to a reflector.

My curiosity comes from noticing that there are reflectors designated as D-RATS, or data only usage. Are those reflectors intended to be accessed via a gateway enabled repeater or just through dongle users?

It just seems to me that using these reflectors via a repeater would be problematic to any voice users, especially since there is no apparent audio when transmitting data only. I understand that voice traffic should be given priority, I'm just curious if there is a specific set of guidelines on this particular subject.