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D-STAR Special Event Station in UK 

Posted by John Davis Friday, March 11, 2011 9:56:00 AM

To correspond with National Science Week, St Cyres schools in Penarth and Dinas Powis in South Wales UK will be operating Special Event stations as part of the school curriculum science projects.

Barry Amateur Radio Society will be operating GB2SCP from Penarth and GB2SCD from Dinas Powis, under supervision we aim to get schoolchildren to communicate with Radio operators across the world on this event.

The event will operate for a short period of time, from approx 11:30 UTC until school close probably around 15:00 UTC on Wednesday 16th March 2011.

We will be using Reflector 36C for the event and are likely to link GB7CD in Cardiff and MB6BA simplex link in Barry for this event, we would welcome any contacts via Reflector 36C for the duration of the event.

As well as operating on D-Star the schools will also be operating on the HF Bands with both voice and PSK Modes being employed.

The school is being judged for a national award on this event and are currently third based on the work they have done leading to this event, with your help we would like to get them into first place and win this national award.

Please look out for us and call in on the day.

Thanks and 73


DSTARInfo.com Get a New Look! 

Posted by Admin Saturday, March 5, 2011 10:40:00 PM Categories: D-STAR

We've done a dramatic update to the D-STAR Information Web Site! We've moved it from a basic HTML type of web into a content management system that allows for much easier editing and additional features. We've tried to keep all of the content from the old site, let us know if there's anything that we are missing. Are anything else that you would like to see.

We're still fine-tuning some of the pieces and we'd love to hear your input.

Atlanta Radio Club purchases D-STAR radio for NWS 

Posted by John Davis Saturday, March 5, 2011 9:03:00 PM

The Atlanta Radio Club has purchased an Icom IC-2820H for use at the Amateur Radio station at the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City, Georgia.  The Peachtree City office serves most of Georgia.  The D-STAR radio will allow NWS to collect additional weather information via Amateur Radio.   Adding D-STAR to the Amateur Radio capabilities at the station will connect the office to other D-STAR repeaters across Georgia and allow storm spotting and weather reports from places not currently served by other linked FM repeater systems in the state.  In addition, Peachtree City office can receive information from neighboring states such as Alabama where thuderstorm and tornado activity frequently originates before passing into Georgia.  D-STAR also allows direct conectivity with other weather service offices in Alabama, Florida and South Carolina, the State Operations Center at Georgia Emergency Management and many county Emergency Operations Centers in Georgia.  The new radio should be installed and in operation soon to be ready for the Spring severe weather season.

ircDDB Privacy Update 

Posted by Admin Tuesday, March 1, 2011 8:02:00 PM Categories: D-STAR

The ircDDB software was developed to enable fast and reliable call sign routing. The "Live Log" and the "LastHeard" list are just a "by-product" of this functionality. After February 20th, 2011, every ham radio operator can choose whether his/her call sign will appear in the "Live Log" and the "LastHeard" list or not. So, this is just about visibility of your data on the Internet. Call sign routing works the same way as before. You don't have to enable Internet visibility for your call sign in order to use a repeater.

For more information visit ircDDB Live Log - visibility on the Internet

D-STAR one route for traffic into Christchurch, New Zealand 

Posted by Admin Sunday, February 27, 2011 11:31:00 PM Categories: D-STAR

by va3stl

Tonight, before heading home I dropped by the VA3CUA station at the University where I work. I used the Icom ID-1 to link the 1.2GHz module of VA3ODG to reflector REF003C, an Australian reflector. Linked also to the reflector was the repeater ZL1VHD in Auckland, New Zealand. After making a call out on the reflector I had a reply from Marlene, ZL1MYL. We had a nice but brief chat and she told me that there had been messages passed through the Auckland D-STAR repeater for people in the earthquake damaged city of Christchurch. Messages received were being relayed on via other modes on VHF to Christchurch, as that city does not have a D-STAR repeater. The chat with Marlene was short as she had to take a phone call, but I did then talk to her husband Laurence, ZL1ICU.

Later tonight I saw the message from the ARRL that confirms that 2m is being used to support the recovery efforts and currently not HF.

If you have traffic for someone in Christchurch then one possible route in is via the Auckland D-STAR repeater ZL1VHD.

SERA Newsletter 

Posted by Admin Sunday, February 27, 2011 11:15:00 PM Categories: D-STAR

The Southeastern Repeater Association has dedicated the February 2011 Repeater Journal to D-STAR. See if you can find an issue and take a read.

D-STAR Info Getting Refreshed 

Posted by Admin Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:30:00 PM Categories: D-STAR

We're in the process of updating D-STAR with a new Content Management System that will allow us to publish information much easier and allow for more community interaction.

Orlando Hamcation 2011 

Posted by Admin Sunday, February 13, 2011 6:36:00 PM Categories: D-RATS D-STAR DVAP DVDongle Hamfests Presentations

As has always seem the case, there were a lot more people wanting to hear the D-STAR forum at Hamcation than there were seats available.Regrettably a number of people turned away when they saw how full the room was. Hamcation officials are trying to find a better alternative for next year.

This year's presentation were as follows:

Gwinnett Techfest 

Posted by Admin Wednesday, January 12, 2011 6:42:00 PM Categories: D-STAR DVAP DVDongle Hamfests

This year's Techfest, as always was packed full of people coming to see about the different aspects of Amateur Radio. Robin Cutshaw AA4RC and Ed Woodrick WA4YIH were on-site helping people understand D-STAR

D-STAR Sees From the Air 

Posted by Admin Saturday, October 2, 2010 6:45:00 PM Categories: D-STAR

For a part of Gwinnett ARES participation in the ARRL nationwide Simulated Emergency Test, Gwinnett ARES flew an aircraft from Lawrenceville GA to Athens GA. The interesting part is that during this flight, Aerial photos were being taken and uploaded to the Internet for viewing during the flight.

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