Nifty E-Z Guide to D-STAR Operation

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A Complete D-STAR Operating Guide

Using easy to understand explanations and illustrations, this book describes how the D-STAR system operates and provides guidance for setting up transceivers to be able to access D-STAR's many features and modes of operation. Special coverage is given to the extended capabilities available via Dplus equipped gateways.

Provides D-STAR users with the background information and radio programming procedures needed to route calls via remote repeaters and reflectors. The book also includes detailed how-to information for digital text messaging, file transfers and DV Dongle operation.

Detailed information for installing, configuring and operating the freeware d*Chat and DRATS digital messaging and file transfer programs. Especially useful when Internet access is not available or for supporting emergency communications.

A separate chapter is devoted to setting up and using the DV Dongle to make calls through D-STAR repeaters and reflectors using a computer. Ideal for those without a local D-STAR repeater or for when you are traveling.

A chapter is also devoted to the newly released DVAP (DV mode Access Point) dongle used for setting up a local RF hotspot so that mobile and HT D-STAR transceivers can link to stations on the D-STAR network when a repeater is not within range.

This is the first comprehensive reference to the world of D-STAR operation ever published. An ideal resource for discovering the full range of operating modes and opportunities available to D-STAR users. Experience the excitement of D-STAR!

  • Ideal reference for those getting into D-STAR
  • Straight forward and simple explanations
  • Written for both beginning & experienced D-STAR users
  • Routing calls using the D-STAR network
  • Local and remote repeater operation
  • Linking to D-STAR Reflectors
  • Using call sign memories to make calls
  • Programming radios for D-STAR operation
  • Making use of short text messaging
  • Text and data file transmissions
  • Using a computer and a DV dongle
  • Use a DVAP dongle when no repeater is available
  • Finding and accessing D-Star repeaters
  • Informative computer screen photos
  • Packed with useful information
  • Clear and easy to read
  • Paperback cover, printed on 24 lb paper
  • Size: 135, 5.5 x 8.5 inch pages
  • Indispensable

New to the Third Edition

  • Expanded content from 134 to 149 pages
  • Updated illustrations and text to be current with updates to referenced web pages
  • Added coverage of newly added Dplus linking features and D and E reflector modules
  • Updated D*RATS digital communication software section to latest changes
  • Added a new section covering Icom's DR mode operation on several recent radios
  • Described the revolutionary new features of the ID-31A and ID-51A transceivers
  • Expanded coverage of's many features and repeater downloads
  • Added many Notes and Tips to emphasize important points

Product Details

  • Part Number: ISBN-978-1442141988
  • Pages: 147


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