International DSTAR HF Testing Net
Use your ICOM 9100/7100, STAR Boarded non DSTAR HF, or the DSTAR box from NC.
We routinely have two way communications coast to coast and North to South, South to Canada. We have had two way contacts to Europe and Japan. And have been heard in South Africa.
We are on each band only for 5 min. or so as to spend less time, if the band is dead we move on earlier. You can go back to a good freq after the net. MONITOR REF030C to coordinate. WE may need to move early or if the freq is busy. We also use a web page to keep track of who and where we are at - http://hf.dstar-relay.net/
You also can check-in to this web site anytime 24/7 to find a DSTAR HF Ham to talk to.
DSTAR HF VOICE SCHEDULE (winter)
Saturday 7:00PM ET (2400Z)
Sunday 10:00AM ET (1500Z)
Sunday 7:00PM ET (2400Z)
Tuesday 8:30pm ET (01:30Z Wednesday)
Thursday 8:30pm ET (01:30Z Friday)
Wednesday evening afterHAM NATION (twit.tv), about 1015pm ET (0315Z Thursday)
Check USB/LSB on freq to make sure the freq is clear.
h:00 - h:05 6 mtrs 51.180 DV for 5 mins
h:05 - h:10 10 mtrs 29.480 DV for 5 mins
h:10 - h:15 12 mtrs 24.938 DV for 5 mins
h:15 - h:20 15 mtrs 21.380 DV for 5 mins
h:20 - h:25 17 mtrs 18.148 DV for 5 mins
h:25 - h:30 20 mtrs 14.280 DV for 5 mins
h:30 - h:35 40 mtrs 7.285(or another open freq) DV for 5 mins THIS ALSO APPEARS TO BE AN AM FREQ
h:35 - h:40 75 mtrs 3.880 DV for 5 mins THIS ALSO APPEARS TO BE AN AM FREQ
See how to do DSTAR HF with an ICOM at- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGF-qkdoid4
For more information, contact Kent, KQ4KK