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What does DStar stand for?

What does DStar stand for?

Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio
D-STAR, which stands for ‘Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio’ is an open digital Amateur radio standard that offers users a number of ways to connect with other users globally via a worldwide network of digital amateur radio repeaters.

What is DStar mode?

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.

Do I have to register to use DStar?

Before you can get started on D-Star, you should first register your callsign. Actually you can talk through the repeater without registering your callsign, but once registered your callsign is automatically propagated around the D-Star network allowing you to access all the gateways and repeaters worldwide.

What is D-STAR repeater?

D-STAR Features Imagine a world where you can get a VHF and UHF repeater pair. Or where VHF and UHF DX does not require a band opening. Or even a plug and play repeater system that gives you functionality and capabilities that no other radio service in the world can offer!.

How long is D-STAR registration?

Your registration request has been submitted for approval. The gateway administrator must now log into the system to approve your request. The approval may happen quickly or it may take a day or two depending on how often the adminstrator logs into the system.

How do I check my Dstar registration?

You should try to log in periodically to check on the status of your registration. Use the same URL listed in step 1, and use your callsign (IN UPPER CASE) and the password you entered during registration.

What is a hotspot on D-STAR?

A personal, low-power hotspot is a combination of hardware, firmware, and software that enables an amateur radio enthusiast with internet connectivity to link directly to digital voice (DV) systems around the world. Hotspots can link to DMR, P25, and NXDN talkgroups; D-STAR reflectors; YSF rooms; and so on.

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.

Can Fusion talk to D-STAR?

It is like a push pull model. In D-Star and Fusion, you tell the repeater or other device you are connected to what you want to connect to and it goes and does that. Both of these modes can connect to anywhere and anything. You find a new repeater was put in timbuctu and you can connect to it.

What is the best thing about D-STAR?

D-STAR is a lot of fun. In my opinion, the best thing about D-STAR is how easily a D-STAR repeater can be linked to other repeaters over the internet. On most D-STAR repeaters an ordinary user can link to another repeater, or to a “reflector” that has many other repeaters linked to it already.

How much does a D-STAR radio cost?

Most D-STAR radios use a hardware codec chip that is said to cost about $20 or less. Therefore about $20 or so of the extra price of a D-STAR radio over an FM radio can be explained by hardware.

What is Dr mode on a D-STAR?

D-STAR radios include a DR mode, which seems to be another way to set up the radio to use various D-STAR repeaters saved in a special memory bank. I get the impression that it’s most useful to people who talk to dozens and dozens of D-STAR repeaters. I’ve never used it, and I don’t plan to.

What is a D-STAR hotspot and how does it work?

A D-STAR Hotspot is like a homemade DVAP made using an FM radio with a data port, a GMSK adapter board, and a computer. The idea is that a hotspot costs less than a DVAP, yet has better range. It’s even possible to upgrade the hotspot to a full-duplex non-Icom D-STAR repeater.