Central Florida D-STAR Academy

The Central Florida D-STAR Group will hold a one day D-STAR Academy on July 30, 2011 at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora Florida.

Ted Luebbers K1AYZ
Central Florida D-STAR Group
5739 Bounty Circle
Tavares FL.32778
352 343 8344

This D-STARter educational experience is designed for beginners as well as more experienced D-STAR users. The goals and objectives are to present D-STAR definitions, equipment, DVAPs, Dongles, linking, high and low speed data, the ID-1, D-Rats and comprehensive training for programming the radios. There will also be presentations and demonstrations on advancements in D-STAR high speed data communications and other emergency communications techniques using D-STAR equipment. There will be time for “hands on” instructions how to program D-STAR radios without a computer.
Instruction will be provided by experts in the D-STAR field such as Ray Novak, National Amateur Marketing Manager for Icom America, Robin Cutshaw, AA4RC who has developed the Dongle and DVAP. Paul Eakin, North Florida Section Manager and others will present high speed data and other advancements in communication using D-STAR systems. The target audience for this session is emergency management, hospital administrators and the more advanced D-STAR users.
No matter what your D-STAR experience, if any, there will be a wealth of information provided so that the beginner can go home and put his/her equipment on the air and the more advanced operator can explore the new data transfer methods which will have Emergency Management application.
The cost for the D-STAR Academy will be $ 35.00 per person and that will include lunch and refreshments all during the day.
You may register for this course at our web site www.cfldsg.org . More detailed information about class schedule and instructors is also available at this site.
We encourage amateur radio clubs to make this information available to their members and include it in their news letters.