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:
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