Q: What is D-STAR?
A: D-STAR is a mode used by Amateur Radio Operators Worldwide. The D-STAR protocol was developed by the Japaneese Radio League and utilizes digital radio transmission for voice and data. D-STAR generally operates on VHF and UHF frequencies and allows repeaters to link with each other over the Internet.
Q: What does D-STAR stand for?
A: Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio
Q: What is DV?
A: DV stands for Digital Voice. In Digital Voice mode, D-STAR supports voice as well as slow speed data transmissions.
Q: What is DD
A: DD stands for Digital Data. At this time, only the Icom ID-1 supports the DD mode. DD provides an Ethernet connection between devices at 128 Kbps.
Q: I'm thinking about building a repeater, what do I need to do?
A: Follow the information at Repeater Builder