Dstar systems can be built using both commercial and homebrew equipment and software. The first seven spaces are reserved for the repeater call sign and the eighth space always 1 gets the letter g for gateway. Many thanks for the generous donation by thorsten k5tcp of the repeaters, astron power. You can browse, send, and receive email, transfer files between stations, and. W6cx port c is a dstar repeater operated by the mount diablo amateur radio club. The yahoo group for the pcrepeatercontroller software is great, i d im also available to help hams learn. When d star repeaters are connected with the internet gateway, the d star system relays the received data over the internet. That is a simple relay of transmit and receive communication within or across the 2m, 70cm or 23cm bands. Jarl facilitated open rf protocol using ambe chips for codec only icom so far has produced radios k6lrg ian w6tcp, trustee, k6mdd, w6cx are some of the bay area dstar repeaters hams have begun to homebrew extensions to dstar, including hotspots. Shared with permission of ke3c 3 the way it works is very similar to a repeater, except it does not repeat. Ks1r d star repeater is growing with several mara members logged in and using it.
Maryland dstar amateur radio repeater database for ham repeaters in the us, canada, and mexico. The pcbased software is an integral part of the setup of your dstar repeater site. Not all icom dstar radios support the import function within the software. Software solutions for d prs to aprs d chat keyboard to keyboard communications via simplex, local repeater. Folks around the country have discovered ks1r and connecting with the various users here in maine. Dstar net list name description day local time timezone utc location dvpi raspberry pi net. California dmr amateur radio repeater database for ham repeaters in the us, canada, and mexico. The d star implementations of his project moved around many times. D star is an open protocol developed by the japanese government and by the j. There are other digital modes that have been adapted for use by amateurs, but dstar was the first that was designed specifically for. This is where you enter the repeater call sign if you wish to use the system gateway which will put you into the worldwide dstar network.
Icom dstar repeaters idrp2c idrp2d, idrp2v idrp4000v id. Many thanks for the generous donation by thorsten k5tcp of the repeaters, astron power supplies and amplifiers for the vhfuhf nodes. The radios that will allow you to import if you have the software and lead are. We are happy to host d star registrations for hams in the region. Result both voice and data communications routed to the. Idrp2c with the capability of handling up to four rf modules, idrp2c repeater controller is the cornerstone of the d star repeater. The d star repeater uses a sound card, the dvrptr repeater uses the dvrptr modem, the dvap node uses the dvap, the gmsk repeater uses a gmsk modem, and the dummy repeater uses the dvdongle but no radio interfacing hardware. Dstar programs category is a curation of 12 web resources on, peanut ham radio digital voice client, dstar tv, nj6ns dstar chat. Simple point and click programs channels without having to count spaces for extensions. In the next few weeks the d star repeater will by linked to the internet allowing connectivity to repeaters on the d star network world wide. Of the 3 modes we are going to discuss, d star is the oldest. Most successful digital voice mode so far jarl facilitated open rf protocol using ambe chips for codec only icom so far has produced radios k6lrg ian w6tcp, trustee, k6mdd, w6cx are some of the bay area dstar repeaters hams have begun to homebrew extensions to dstar, including hotspots.
Some restrictions may apply based on specific country regulations. Ic7100, ic80, ic9100, ic92, id31, id51, id880h and the ic5100 if you dont use the memory card method. Stay tuned for important updates in this interesting area of our hobby. In order for your dstar rf modules to function, this repeater controller is the first, primary piece of equipment needed in order to start your setup.
The d star repeater controller listens for packets from the gmsk board. It receives the signal from your d star radio as a digital stream much like a repeater would and it transmits that stream through the gateway to the reflector. Since this can be somewhat confusing and intimidating to do by hand, it is recommended that you use the programming software avaialble for your radio. G2 to g3 upgradeinstallation instructions dstar scripts. It is important to note that is was created for amateur radio.
D star radios can talk directly to each other without any intermediate equipment, or through a repeater using d star. Dstar gives amateurs the ability to contact a specific station without knowing what city or even country that station is currently in. Total 4 interface connectors for local repeater connections are available. Hardware dv dongle blue box the dv dongle is a small plastic blue box containing electronic components that allow a user via an internet connected windows, apple mac or linux based pclaptopnetbooks to access the dstar network repeaters. Be warned that registration can take a number of days to complete, and that there are. The built in dstar calculator gives you repeater and reflector information worldwide. D star stands for digital smart technologies for amateur radio. The rt systems programmers make it so easy to set up details for dstar operations with your icom radio.
Idrp2c with the capability of handling up to four rf modules, idrp2c repeater controller is the cornerstone of the d star repeater system. It was created by the japan amateur radio league jarl and is an open standard. We are happy to host dstar registrations for hams in the region. K6mdd d star repeater us listen to free internet radio, sports, music, news, talk and podcasts. Icom idrp2crsrp3 g3 repeaters dstar, idrp2crsrp3 g3. There are many ways to program your d star radio for easy and convenient use. Whether you are a repeater owner wanting to experiment in the digital world or a club who wants more from their repeater network, d star is definitely the future of amateur radio. And, of course, youll want your radios frequency to match that of the dvap. With simple repeater commands, you can direct your communications through any of the rf modules.
As the d star system is catching on and looks to generate a lot of interest, were giving it a page of its own. Icom was simply the first of the big 3 to implement it. Dstars features allow you to access and link to other repeaters, link and use reflectors, run echo tests, check the status of the repeater and simulcast on all local dstar repeaters. Im not familiar with there being a cost for the g2 software but ill take your word for it. Icom is currently the only company manufacturing d star compatible radios. D star is not hard to program, however, there is a new concept that you have to understand first and that is routing. The split repeater is also an oddity as it used to split the d star data between more than one transmitter and receiver. Arkansas d star amateur radio repeater database for ham repeaters in the us, canada, and mexico. Most successful digital voice mode so far jarl facilitated open rf protocol using ambe chips for codec only icom so far has produced radios k6lrg ian w6tcp, trustee, k6mdd, w6cx are some of the bay area dstar repeaters hams have begun to homebrew extensions to dstar. In a dstar system, the air link portion of the protocol applies to signals travelling between radios or between a radio and a repeater. This repeater, k6mdd, became the first of what is now cal dmr s 55repeater network. Dstar repeaters dstar infrastructure features icom. If your local d star system has more than one band unit, you can crossband repeat by setting rpt2 to the repeater s callsign and band id of the other band you want to use. The gateway controller the repeater and directs connections to and from the gateway and dstar network.
Holding the dr key held for one second results in setting the radio to a convenient digital voice dr mode. The week october 16th, with the aid if a little lift enhancement, d star users near salem, new hampshire were making direct contact to ks1rs d star repeater. Stream live events, live playbyplay nfl, mlb, nba, nhl, college football, ncaa basketball, and premier league matches. We need to program some information into our radios for them to work properly. After reading this document the reader should read other articles, books, and web pages to learn the finer points. The system was developed in the late 1990s by the japan amateur radio league and uses minimumshift keying in its packetbased standard. Nov 27, 2014 the d star repeater controller listens for packets from the gmsk board. The d star calc has information on repeaters from all over the world. 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. Terminal mode connect the id51a plus2 to the internet through a pc or android device, and send your voice andor data through the internet gateway to a destination. D star radios can talk directly to each other without any intermediate equipment, or through a repeater using d star voice or data transceivers. So your need to enter a dstar repeater or hotspot to your dr repeater list and you dont have a computer with your programming software. Independent radio club dstar radio configuration page. Here you can see a station coming through via reflector 30c the gateway interface k0rvg and the repeater is passing it on through the rf interface k0rvb.
This repeater, k6mdd, became the first of what is now cal dmrs 55repeater network. Dstar repeaters and information northern alberta radio club. With the assistance of some professional software, cal dmr boasts that more than 90% of californians can now hit a dmr repeater from their home. The d star calc in the programmer helps you by entering the details for a repeater in the correct format for d star.
Uk repeater list file for your rsms1a android app, including samples from other countries. Dv dongle software 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. By now you know that dstar is different from the repeaters we are used to. With d star you can talk to your local repeater, another repeater, a reflector which can have 10 or hundreds of repeaters connected to it or even an individual person. How to add a dstar repeater or hotspot on a kenwood d74. Pi star is digital voice software for personal, lowpower hotspots, as well as repeaters.
Heres what youll need if you want to build a dstar repeater. Stream live events, live playbyplay nfl, mlb, nba, nhl. Simplex operation works except that the callsign extension and message do not print on a d star icom id5100 radio i was talking toin repeater mode, my system will not bring up a d star repeater when i press ptt. Idrp2000v 2m this vhf digital voice repeater opens the way to use the dstar repeater system in the popular 2m band with the id800h, ic91ad and other dstar compatible radios. Remember to add spaces as nessesary to put the switch in the 8th. Running at 128 kbps and working with the d star repeater controller, these rackmounted digital repeaters function as a dd gateway to the internet. Most people relate icom with d star as they have been the primary manufacturer of d star equipment, however, they are just a manufacturer. Updates to this information are supplied through updates to the programmer. W6cx port c is a d star repeater operated by the mount diablo amateur radio club. Maryland d star amateur radio repeater database for ham repeaters in the us, canada, and mexico.
Icom idrp2d dstar dd mode rf repeater modules idrp2d. Rpt1 call is the local repeater we use to access the d star system, and rpt2 call designates where we want our traffic to go to. Arvn programimg d star radios pt 1 id2820 arvn programimg d star radios pt 2 ic9192 id800. Dstar radios can talk directly to each other without any intermediate equipment or. For your traffic to be heard by linked gateways or dv dongle users, please set rpt2 call to the callsign of the gateway you are using. Dstar radio programming software icom radio software. You may pair this controller with one or more rf modules to complete your specific dstar repeater stack. Memory downloads for a dvap with a dvap, you have to have your radio programmed to issue the link commands.
K6mdd dstar repeater us listen to free internet radio, sports, music, news, talk and podcasts. The d star repeater system is composed of a repeater controller, 1. The d star repeater call sign and ip address must be registered to the gateway server. But when i release ptt, the repeater transmits a short burst and the d star client prints a line with called station.
The new terminal mode and access point mode enable you to make d star calls through the internet, even from areas where no d star repeater is accessible. As well as first open source gmsk node adapter repeater hotspot software. Icom dstar repeaters idrp2c idrp2d, idrp2v idrp4000v. Star, and ysf, as well as p25, nxdn, pocsag, and multiple cross modes when used with a multimode digital voice modem that supports those modes andy taylor, mw0mwz, the main developer, says this on his pi star website. Dstar repeater problem simplex ok flexradio community. The purpose of d star is to allow amateur ham radio operators to speak further and clearer using digital voice while sending data from 1200 bps on up at the same time. It is located on the south peak of mount diablo in concord, california, about 30 miles northeast of san francisco. The easy way to communicate through the gateway in the indianapolis area, with the icom id31a and icom id51a, is to use the d star repeater dr button. The bcfmca is proud to be able to offer icoms latest and greatest technology to amateur radio, d star. So, the dvap memories sections allows just that, enter. While you can use a d star radio as a simplex device and also to use the local repeater for local, nongateway access much the same as a non d star repeater you cannot use the more advanced features of the d star network without being registered.
Our charlotte area d star repeaters and how you should program them into your radios ur, rpt1 and rpt2. The internet gateway sends your call to a remote d star repeater over the internet. The kenwood thd74a also does d star, as do several other devices, such as the dvdongle and the openspot. No d star national hurricane center skywarn nets echolink node 7203, irlp node 9129 k6mdd d star repeater listen to the 448. Frequently used d star commands can be stored in memories for quick and easy recall. So far, so good, but the real magic of d star is in gateways. I have installed the flex d star dongle on my flex6500. The d star repeater operates similar to existing analog repeater. As the dstar system is catching on and looks to generate a lot of interest, were giving it a page of its own. Due to the large number of repeaters, uk, italy and germany are listed as seperate regions. Our charlotte area dstar repeaters and how you should program them into your radios ur, rpt1 and rpt2.
The goal of this document is to give the reader just enough information to get started operating a d star capable icom radio on a local internetconnected d star repeater. When it gets a valid packet, it decodes the header and passes the audio data to the output ports. You also will need to be able to unlink and maybe use the echo test or check the dvap status. If you are setting up this memory for local use only, and dont wish to be heard on the network, leave r2. The d star gateway is a linux based computer that run the d star gateway, d star plus, and monlink software. Not bad for a network that started only 5 years ago. First, stating that d star is dead assumes perfect knowledge of the entire market and various manufacturers sales. The d star gateway connects to the d star repeater controller and to the internet.1367 519 1145 958 1384 1413 1290 653 182 1522 799 57 1089 758 538 1132 356 473 1093 222 436 156 1439 415 850 1256 1460 1546 192 350 1467 764 703 343 112 472 538 812 797 459 758 472 1186 136 365 354 1170