D-STAR Applications

  • D-STAR Calculator  

    The D-STAR Calculator assists users with the information to program into their radios. It allows you to choose the source repeater, destination system and the function that you desire to use. It responds with the MyCall, RPT1, RPT2, and URCall fields.

  • D-RATS  

    D-RATS has been called the Swiss Army Knife of D-STAT data communications. D-RATS uses the low-speed data port (found on all D-STAR radios) to send and receive data from other systems on the network. D-RATS includes the ability to send free-form text and fixed-form text as well as the ability to receive APRS/DPRS type position reports.

  • D-STAR Users  

    DSTARUsers.org is the original D-STAR site. It provides the Last Heard list and also has a database of D-STAR repeaters.

  • StarGate D-STAR Compatible Repeater  

    D-STAR Repeater Software that is comaptible with the US Trust Server. Requires hardware to implement.

  • µSmartDigi™ D-Gate™ D-Star Gateway  
  • D*Chat  
  • D-PRS Interface  
  • D-STAR Decoder Software  
  • D-STAR TV  
  • D-StarComms  
  • D-Starlet  
  • DStarMonitor  
  • DStarQuery  
  • D-TERM Chat Software for D-STAR  
  • G4KLX ircDDB Gateway  

    This group is to support the G4KLX ircDDB Gateway package. This program when used with either an Icom ID-RP2C based repeater stack or one or more homebrew repeaters (sound card, GMSK modem, DV-RPTR modem, and DVAP), allows them to connect to the ircDDB system. This in turns allows users of those repeaters to connect to reflectors using both the DExtra and DPlus protocols, as well as callsign and repeater routing. In addition the official STARnet Digital server is distributed with the gateway package, either as a standalone program or as a part of the gateway.

    One of the things that distinguishes this software from other similar offerings is the ease of configuration. The program can be run as either a GUI or text based program, with the configuration being done in the GUI version. A basic system can be made operational by only filling in three configuration tabs.

    As well as allowing audio to be routed, the gateway also includes an APRS interface so that D-Star radios with GPS-A mode enabled, can have their location sent to the APRS network. The location of the repeater(s) is also sent to the APRS network. In addition it is possible to connect the D-RATS program to the gateway to allow users of D-RATS on their D-Star radios to access all of the features of D-RATS including chat and e-mail.

  • jFindu D-STAR Locators  
  • WY1U D-Star Query  

D-STAR Devices

  • DV Access Point (DVAP)  

    The DV Access Point Dongle connects to your PC or Intel based Mac via a USB port and provides a 2 meter Access Point for use with a D-STAR radio. Using an Internet connection, a user may connect to and communicate with D-STAR gateways and reflectors around the world. The DVAPTool application used with the DV Access Point Dongle may be installed and run on Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard, or many flavors of Linux.

  • DV Dongle  

    The DV Dongle connects to your PC or Apple Mac via a USB port and provides encoding and decoding of compressed audio using the DVSI AMBE2000 full duplex vocoder DSP chip. AMBE technology is used in all D-Star radios to provide efficient voice transmissions. It is also used in some HF digital protocols by vendors like AOR. The DVTool application used with the DV Dongle may be installed and run on Microsoft Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X Leopard, or many flavors of Linux

  • DV RPTR Open Source Modem  

    The DV-RPTR board is a DV Modem based on a powerful 32 Bit AVR microcontroller. All DV functions are implemented in software. The DV data from an FM transceiver is fed into the ADC input and then processed with a couple of digital signal processing routines. The connection to the PC is done via an USB interface. A driver is available for Windows (XP, Vista, Win7 or even the upcoming Windows-8). Under Linux the board is detected automatically and no driver is needed (tested with Ubuntu and Cent-OS).

  • Standalone D-STAR Node  

    Standalone operation, no PC needed
    Simplex (hotspot) or duplex (repeater) operation
    Analog or digital squelch operation
    Remote configuration & monitoring via web browser
    4 lines of 20 character large LCD screen
    5 status LED

  • Star Board GMSK Node Adapter  

    This GMSK Node Adapter can be used to create a D-Star Compatible Hotspot or even a low-cost full duplex D-Star compatible repeater. It's fun and easy. Let's say you have a D-Star radio, but you don't have perfect access to your closest D-Star repeater. A Hotspot at your QTH allows your D-Star radio to access connected repeaters and/or reflectors worldwide using any analog radio that has a high speed data/packet port, this GMSK Node Adapter, a PC and an internet connection.