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Dayton and D-STAR 

Posted by Admin Friday, May 15, 2009 5:03:00 PM

It was pretty hard to get around the Dayton Hamvention and not realize that D-STAR is here to stay. Icom has it's customary large booth in the arena with Connie KB0ZSG demonstrating the new radios. There was also a D-STAR specific booth in the Audio hallway as well as the D-STAR Users booth.
Other booths included a very impressive D-RATS booth in the main exhibit hall, the DVDongle booth, RT Systems, TXRX Systems all with D-STAR specific products!

D-STAR Info Newsletter Published 

Posted by Admin Friday, May 15, 2009 5:03:00 PM

At the Dayton Hamvention, the inaugural issue of the D-STAR Info Newsletter was distributed to thousands of Amateurs. In addition to the printed copy, the D-STAR Info Newsletter is also available at this site.

North Florida D-STAR Academy 

Posted by Admin Sunday, February 8, 2009 5:11:00 PM Categories: D-RATS D-STAR DVAP DVDongle Presentations

150 show up to learn about D-STAR Announcement and Slide Decks

GigaParts Repeater Giveaway 

Posted by Admin Sunday, August 17, 2008 5:02:00 PM

At the D-STAR forums in Huntsville, GigaParts announced the winners of their D-STAR Repeater Giveaway. Applicants for the repeater system had to create applications and justify the placement of the system, as well promise quick implementation.
The winner of the repeater was Georgia D-STAR who plans to place the system on a PBC tower in the Southeastern part of the state, covering Savannah and surrounding communities.

Huntsville Hamfest 

Posted by Admin Sunday, August 17, 2008 5:01:00 PM

Over the years, the Huntsville Hamfest has become a hotbed of D-STAR Activity. At last year's Hamfest, a number of people went through Icom's Gateway Administrator Course. As most folks know, the course is no longer offered, nor necessary.
Two sessions were offered this year, the first by Rick Seeders,KG4PNL (Alabama Asst SM) that offered users an in-depth look at D-STAR and routing. Rick discussed how to program radios, making sure that the right information is in the RPT1, RPT2, and UR fields.
The second session, by John Davis WB4QDX and Ed Woodrick WA4YIH provided demonstrations on linking, low speed data, high speed data, and the DVDongle. This session utilized the KJ4BDF repeater which was brought over by Ed and located in the convention center. Ed demonstrated linking the repeater to the local KI4PPF repeater as well as to REF001A.

Japan Connecting to World 

Posted by Admin Sunday, July 20, 2008 5:01:00 PM

The Japan D-STAR repeaters are now connecting to the US Trust Server. This will allow for permanent communications between Japan and the remainder of the world. First reported by VK4TUX and confirmed by JK1ZRW, the Japan Repeaters are now online. A list of connected repeaters is available at http://d-star.dyndns.org/misc/Japan_repeater.pdf
None of the advanced repeater linking or one-touch capabilities are currently available in this configuration. Contacts must be made with the /JP1YIUA type of call in the UR field. You MUST also announce what repeater and module that you are on, as One-Touch is not working. If you hear a Japan station, you will NOT be able to perform a One-Touch reply. You will have to enter the repeater and module callsign as above.
Remember that Tokyo is at UTC +9, so, for the US, they sleep when we are awake. Contacts made from US are best done in early morning to correspond to their late evening.

D-STAR Field Day 

Posted by Admin Tuesday, July 1, 2008 5:00:00 PM

DVDongle Beta Version 1.05beta4 

Posted by Admin Saturday, June 14, 2008 4:59:00 PM Categories: D-STAR DVDongle

Version 1.05beta4 of DVTool is on http://www.opendstar.org/tools for testing. The issue where you may hear more than one module on a reflector has been fixed. Also, a patch for slow speech has been included.

D-STAR Soon to be in Orbit! 

Posted by Admin Saturday, June 7, 2008 4:58:00 PM

After a thorough and exhaustive review of 22 proposals that were received from universities all over Europe, ESA officials have finally selected 9 CubeSats (plus two back-ups) that will be flown during the debut of Europe’s new Vega launch vehicle in late 2008 or early 2009.
See full Story at esa web site

D-STAR Video 

Posted by Admin Monday, June 2, 2008 4:58:00 PM

If you missed the D-STAR forums at Dayton this year, you can relive all four hours, squeezed onto one DVD! The DVD includes the two-hour Friday Forum, and the two-hour Friday Night Event at the Drury Inn. It also has a two-minute clip of the first US/Japan D-STAR contact, which took place on Saturday at the Hamvention. (Gary KN4AQ)

Check it out at: www.ARVideoNews.com.

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