What is D-STAR reflector?

A D-STAR reflector is a computer connected to the internet that runs special software. The nice thing about reflectors is that lots of repeaters can be connected to one reflector.

What is D-STAR in ham radio?

D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) is a digital voice and data protocol specification for amateur radio. The system was developed in the late 1990s by the Japan Amateur Radio League and uses minimum-shift keying in its packet-based standard.

How do I access D-STAR?

We can access D-STAR through the following methods:

  1. Commercially available radios from Icom.
  2. Talk to the D-STAR network using a PC and the DVDongle.
  3. Modify many radios to talk D-STAR using the Icom D-STAR modules.
  4. Listen and decode D-STAR signals using a basic receiver.
  5. Interface with the gateway software.

How do I reset my ICOM radio?

IC-481H – Full reset: Hold [SET] & [SPCH] buttons and turn the radio on. Partial reset: hold [SPCH] button and turn the radio on. IC-706 – Hold [UP] & [DOWN] buttons and turn the radio on.

What is D-STAR mode?

What is a D-STAR Gateway?

D-STAR Gateways enable users to connect from a local D-STAR repeater, equipped with a D-STAR Gateway, to any other Gateway equipped D-STAR repeater. Once an Amateur is registered with a repeater gateway, it can connect to D-STAR users beyond the local repeaters.

How do I unlock my Icom handheld radio?

➥ Hold down for 2 seconds to lock. “ ” is displayed. To unlock the keys: ➥ Hold down for 2 seconds again to unlock.

Do I have to register to use D-STAR?

No registration required. You DO have to be registered to request a repeater to link to other locations and you have to be registered to access D-STAR from the Internet (using devices such as the DVAP, DVMega or one of the many other hotspot type devices).

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