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:
- Commercially available radios from Icom.
- Talk to the D-STAR network using a PC and the DVDongle.
- Modify many radios to talk D-STAR using the Icom D-STAR modules.
- Listen and decode D-STAR signals using a basic receiver.
- 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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