Here’s the list of key topics covered during the session:
- D-STAR 101
- Setting Up, Programming, and Updating D-STAR Radios
- New Features of the ID-51 Plus 2
- Kenwood TH-D74A D-STAR Radio
- D-STAR Devices
- Icom G3 Gateway Software
- Question and Answer Session
They start with the basics of D-STAR and work their way into ever more increasing detail. With this approach, beginners can start at the beginning, while more experienced ops can move directly into the more detailed sessions.
The entire workshop was fantastic. I particularly liked Robin’s review of the D-STAR Gateway software development from G1 up to the latest G3 software that is currently being installed on repeaters.
How Can I Get Started on D-STAR?
Icom currently has five rigs that work D-STAR. That includes our ID-51A Plus, ID-51A Plus2, ID-5100A, and the IC-7100. Plus, you can add D-STAR to the IC-9100. But don’t overlook used equipment. There are a number of excellent D-STAR rigs out there. Also look into the D-STAR devices such as the DV Dongle. This is a very cost-effective way to get into D-STAR.
What About a Repeater for My Club?
We’ve just announced our Buy-Direct D-STAR Infrastructure Program. You can buy your repeater direct from Icom America or Icom Canada at a discount. And, if you purchase a full DV stack, you receive the ID-RP2D at no cost. It’s a great way to get your club started on D-STAR.
D-STAR Live Recordings:
The FCC has again used a consent decree to resolve an enforcement matter. The FCC Enforcement Bureau recently concluded a radio interference investiga... Read more
What was the first telegraph message? Sent by inventor Samuel F.B. Morse on May 24, 1844, over an experimental line from Washington, D.C., to Baltimor... Read more
The FCC has issued a Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NUO) to a Texas man for causing interference to a VHF public safety communications system in Dall... Read more
By Dana SmithXENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – An amateur radio convention is expected to pump millions into the Greene County economy. The event – known as Hamven... Read more
The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (GSBARC) will commemorate Armed Forces Day with special event station W2GSB/APM, operating May 20-21 from the A... Read more
The Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) recently served as a critical communication link after the sport fishing vessel Free Spirit put out a “mayd... Read more
ARRL has revised and updated its “US Amateur Radio Bands” charts, and these now are available for download. These are PDF documents, available in colo... Read more
ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, talks about FirstNet, a broadband network for first responders, and a potential role for Amateur Radio operators.... Read more