# Can I send to a D-Star reflector other than the one a repeater is linked to?

I want to send some test data via a reflector, to be picked up by my OpenSpot hotspot linked to that data reflector. My local repeater is pretty much always linked to another reflector.

There's not much activity though (especially locally, though technically I don't know if there's someone listening to the reflector), so I wouldn't feel bad tying up the RX on the repeater for a few seconds during quiet times. It's more disruptive to re-link.

Can I, and if so how?

That is, can I set UR and RPT and stuff to have just this burst go to a particular reflector?

It doesn't seem to be an option on the calculator. That only says how to "source route" to a repeater, or how to TX to a callsign, not to a given reflector.

Maybe I can TX to a call sign (my entry level call sign is still valid)? Will that work with an OpenSpot, or does it have to be a real repeater for that to work?

Anyway, because reflectors are a hack not envisioned by the inventors of D-STAR, you can't do fancy things like using URCALL, RPT1, and RPT2 to route your transmission to a designated reflector. To answer your last question, if you route to a call sign, you're not really routing to that call sign; you're routing to the repeater that that D-STAR-registered call sign was last seen on.