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DVAP, Digital Voice Access Point.

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A DVAP is a small Amateur Radio transceiver (2M VHF and 70cm UHF) with integrated USB connection for a computer.
If you have a DVAP then I don't need to tell you how useful they are to the DStar Amateur Radio enthusiast.
If you have a computer with access to the internet, you have access to the international World of Amateur Radio.
However the DVAPTools software that is available for the DVAP limits your access to the DPlus enabled Reflectors only.
Since the creation of this device the DStar Amateur Radio World has moved on, now we have xReflectors, DCS and CCS reflectors.
So how do you access these new Reflectors?

Here are a couple of tutorials that will walk you through making changes to your computer to enable use of these new Reflectors.

DVAP and Raspberry Pi Many thank to Graham G1RNZ

DVAP driver install and port configuration for Windows XP (works with other versions).

How to determine which USB port is assigned to the DVAP in Linux

DVAP with ircDDBGateway Windows. This will give you access to REF, XRF, DCS reflectors, and CCS Callsign Routing

DVAP with ircDDBGateway Linux. This will give you access to REF, XRF, DCS reflectors, and CCS Callsign Routing

DVAP working as a simplex gateway, you need an NOV for this.