Posts From May, 2011

ARRL Atlantic Division to Host Two D-STAR Webinars 

Posted by Admin Monday, May 23, 2011 11:11:00 PM Categories: D-STAR Presentations

Periodically, the ARRL’s Atlantic Division hosts a “webinar” -- an interactive Web-based seminar, designed to facilitate communication between a small number of presenters and a large remote audience using the Internet. Atlantic Division Director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, and the National Capital Region D-STAR Association will present a two-part webinar discussion on D-STAR technology and its application to emergency communications. Anyone can register for these informative, interactive Internet meetings; you do not need to reside in the Atlantic Division to join in.


Part 1 will be presented on Wednesday, May 25 at 9 PM (EDT). This 90 minute webinar -- entitled D-STAR Basics -- will provide a general introduction to the topic of D-STAR and compares the technology to existing Amateur Radio systems. Examples of D-STAR innovation will also be presented. Click here to sign up for Part 1.


On Wednesday, June 8 at 9 PM (EDT), join in for Part 2 -- D-STAR and EmComm. This 90 minute webinar will provide a discussion on how D-STAR technology can benefit Amateur Radio EmComm scenarios. Examples of D-STAR applications to EMCOMM will also be presented, as well as future growth ideas. Click here to sign up for Part 2.


From ARRL web site news.

Dayton 2011 D-STAR Forum Presentations Posted 

Posted by John Davis Monday, May 23, 2011 3:20:00 PM Categories: Presentations

The presentations from the D-STAR Forum at this year's Dayton Hamvention are posted under the Conferences tab for viewing or downloading.

Central Florida D-STAR Academy 

Posted by Admin Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:38:00 PM Categories: D-RATS D-STAR DVAP DVDongle Presentations

Central Florida D-STAR Group Offers 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.

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 . 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.


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

D-STAR at Dayton 

Posted by Admin Sunday, May 8, 2011 10:22:00 PM Categories: D-STAR Hamfests

Again this year, the Dayton Hamvention will be a hotbed of D-STAR Activity. There’s a number of events, forums, and exhibitors all scheduled to be there, and of course we can’t forget all of the vendor with the best prices on D-STAR equipment!

First on the list are the local D-STAR repeaters
Call Sign
Frequency C Module
Frequency B Module
145.2700 -0.6000
444.0875 5.0000
147.1050 +0.6000
The W8HEQ C module has decent coverage outside at the Hamvention, the W8HEQ B module has lesser coverage. At this time it is planned for the W8RTL repeater to be relocated to a local TV tower at 600ft and hopefully have better coverage of the site.
REF038C will be the Dayton Hamvention Reflector. All stations from outside the region are requested to connect to REF038C and not the local repeaters.
For additional repeaters along your route of travel, check out the repeater listings at and .

The first event will the Pre-Hamvention® D-STAR Meet Greet and Eyeball QSO
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday May 19th.
1320 N Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek OH
(937) 429-3393
GPS: 39:43.596N 084:03.392W (Degrees:Minutes.Decimal minutes)
  • From Dayton, go east on US 35 toward Xenia. Turn north at the N Fairfield Road exit. Marion’s Piazza is on the right one half mile immediately after Tim Horton’s. If you went to the traffic light at Dayton-Xenia Road, you have gone too far. Turn right at the light and turn right again after Pizza Hut. Go behind Pizza Hut and you will see Marion’s Piazza.  (Note that N Fairfield Road is approximately 8.5 miles east of the I-75 and U.S. 35 intersection.)
  • From I-675 exit 13, go east on US 35 toward Xenia for approximately 2 miles. Follow directions above.
  • From I-675 Exit 17, go south on N Fairfield Road 3.3 miles and turn left at the light onto Dayton-Xenia Road. Immediately get into right lane and turn right after Pizza Hut. Go behind Pizza Hut and you will see Marion’s Piazza.
Individuals may order from the menu and will be responsible for their own purchases.

On Friday, May 20th
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. D-Star Room 1
Moderator: Greg Sarratt, W4OZK
The Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio, or D-STAR forum will provide you an comprehensive overview of current and upcoming technology software, hardware and operating methods
  • · John Davis, WB4QDX; Georgia D-STAR Group
This presentation will cover D-STAR basics to more advanced functions for experienced users. Topics will include the basics to get on the air, linking repeaters and using D-STAR’s low and high speed data capabilities. Examples will be presented on how D-STAR is being used in Georgia and around the country including Emergency Communications.
  • · Robin Cutshaw, AA4RC
This presentation will introduce and demonstrate new software upgrades and improvements for the DV Access Point Dongle (DVAP), DV Dongle and D-PLUS.

D-STAR Across America
Friday, May 20, 7:00 – 9:00pm - Drury Inn (Ballroom) -6616 Miller Lane -Dayton, OH
The Georgia D-STAR group will again host a session of D-STAR information and presentations at the Drury Inn. Join other D-STAR enthusiasts to find out what’s going on across the country in D-STAR. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the people behind those D-STAR QSOs. . Light refreshments will be provided. More info is available at

There will be a number of D-STAR booths at the Hamvention
Booth #
-  Information about D-STAR
Internet Labs
-  DVDongle   and DVAP
-  Radios
HA0008 HA0009 HA0010
HA0033 HA0034 HA0035 HA0036   HA0037
Bird Technologies Group /   TX RX Systems
-  Filters
BA0413 BA0414
RT Systems
-  Programming Software
Sign Man of Baton Rouge
- D-STAR Badges
EH0568 EH0569
Amateur Radio / Video News
- D-STAR   Videos

For more information, see
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