A Full Day of D-STAR Training and Information

Presented by Georgia D-STAR and DSTARinfo.com

Saturday, April 23, 2011
8:45am - 5:00pm (check-in begins at 8:00am)

Georgia Gwinnett College
1000 University Center Lane
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(25 miles NE of Atlanta)


This one-day workshop will provide information and training on all levels of D-STAR, the Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio.  Classes will be organized to allow participants on all levels from new users to repeater system administrators gain knowledge about D-STAR’s digital voice and data technology.  The program provides three class tracks for those new to D-STAR, more experienced users and system administrators for repeaters.

D-STAR InfoCon will be held at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia, just 30 minutes northeast of downtown Atlanta. Participants can choose from informative, hands-on classes to get you started for the new D-STAR user to more advanced topics for experienced users.  Classes for repeater system administrators will provide valuable information on topics from repeater basics to complete setup and ongoing administration.

Topics for New D-STAR Users

Topics for Intermediate and Experienced Users

Topics for Repeater System Administrators

  • Basics of D-STAR
  • D-STAR Registration
  • Basic operation
  • Radio programming
  • Memory setup
  • Callsign routing
  • Linking functions
  • Reflectors
  • DV Dongle
  • DV Access Point (DVAP)
  • Hotspots
  • D-STAR low speed data
  • D-RATS
  • 1.2 GHz high speed data


  • Repeater basics
  • Repeater setup and programming
  • Gateway setup
  • Trust Server registration
  • User registration
  • Repeater operation and maintenance
  • Repeater administration
  • Gateway utilities and add-ons

Classes for D-STAR InfoCon are limited and advance registration and payment is required. The cost for attending D-STAR InfoCon is $25 per person payable with your advance registration.  Payment is accepted via PayPal.  A buffet lunch in the campus Dining Hall is included in your registration fee. To register, follow the instructions at the top of the page on the left side.  Payment must be made with your advance registration.

Directions to D-STAR InfoCon at Georgia Gwinnett College
1000 University Center Lane
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
GPS:  33-58-48 (33.979898), 84-00-11 (-84.003117)

From downtown Atlanta, I-75/I-85 and I-285:
Take I-85 north to Exit 106, GA316 (Lawrenceville/Athens).  Follow GA316 for 6.6 miles to Collins Hill Road, turn left.  Go 0.5 miles to University Center Lane, turn left.

From I-85 North of Atlanta and South Carolina:
Take I-85 south to Exit 115, GA20 (Buford/Lawrenceville),  and follow signs toward Lawrenceville.  Go 5.7 miles to University Parkway/GA316 west and turn right. Go 0.8 miles to University Center Lane, turn right.

Area Hotel Accommodations

For those attending from outside of the Metro Atlanta area who wish to stay overnight in the Lawrenceville area near campus, several hotels are conveniently located nearby.

Regency Inn and Suites (adjacent to campus)
215 Collins Industrial Way
Lawrenceville, GA 30043   770-237-5992

Holiday Inn Express (1.0 miles from campus)
520 John B Wilson Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA, 30045  866-539-0036

Hampton Inn (2.0 miles from campus)
1135 Lakes Pkwy
Lawrenceville, GA, 30043   866-539-0036

Comfort Suites (2.0 miles from campus)
2225 Riverside Pkwy
Lawrenceville, GA, 30043   866-539-0036

Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043


Registration Steps

Step 1) Fill Out Registration form and Pay for Course using PayPal

Step 2) Sign up for Conference Notifications


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