The ic80ad and id880h have the dstar repeater dr mode operation and dstar repeater list allowing you to use dstar repeaters easier. There will always be something new that generates interest in our hobby. Low cost low complexity interoperable between vendors. The thd74ae aprs dstar handheld transceiver is the latest in the long series of kenwood aprs radios and it brings the whole new dimension of digital voice d star that not only allows the internal global data and messaging by callsign aprs but now global voice by callsign through dstar networks. I would prefer one that is reliable and, if possible, rugged. Application 1 application 2 application 3 application 4 application 5 the internet gateway allows linking of dstar repeater sites over the internet. Five examples of having fun with dstar gps satellite repeater a repeater b repeater c repeater d repeater e what does dstar stand for. This video introduces dstar digital smart technology for amateur radio, its features and the models available. If you want to write a dvdongle for dummies, or one of the other dvmodes or even a dd mode book, we can put the current version up here, but youre the one who will be writing it. I decided to write it as i would sit down and teach a person how to get up to speed and running with his new ham rig.
I originally started zd star for dummies as simply put, so i didnt have to play tech support, every time i went on air. Imagine a packet radio data signal, lots of 0s and 1s being sent via radio waves. I am going to start venturing into the dstar gateways and reflectors very soon. Dstar for dummies is geared toward new users and their rigs, not for dvdongle, not for dvap, not for dvadaptor, but the rigs themselves.
Soldering iron, preferably with both 20 and 40 w settings solder use thicker solder for the linevoltage wires and thin. Nov 30, 2015 on this page you can read or download dstar for dummies 4 0 download in pdf format. The evolution of this document is quite interesting. The way to connect to a network or talk via reflectors, talkgroups or rooms is different for each mode.
Thats only 1200 baud, maybe 9600 baud if you are lucky. These are some of those shortcuts that i was talking about when we were programming the radio with the icf file that we. This site is dedicated to helping dstar users world wide. Voice id and ask if the repeater is in use before doing any linking andor unlinking. Mmdvm hotspot is an easy, convenient and ready to use multimode hotspot that supports c4fm ysf nxdn dstar p25 dmr. The components you will need to order to set up your raspberry pi dstar access point are listed below with links to. Dstar for dummies wa6jfk shared this with me a few months ago and i found it infinitely helpful. Even of those hams that did read the manual, they left even more confused than was needed. All other parts of dstar are open which has allowed u. So when i publish them here, there going to be in pdf format, because mostly its universal. Its got some specific references to the auburn ca club but its a great 10,000ft level look.
Icom is initial amateur radio manufacturer of mobiles, hts, repeaters and controllers. The codec that dstar users is the only proprietary portion of the dstar design. The 880h seems to be the most popular dstar mobile rig these days. Dstar setup for dummies, part 5 in this post i am going to talk about modules and reflectors but only in a basic way, there is far too much about them that could be said but most of it is far more that any of you or me are ever likely to need or want to know. Your ham radio license is really a license to study. To try and get the commercial amateur radio manufacturers to use it, they made it an open standard icom did help fund. Dstar, p25, dmr, nxdn, kit building, and elmering, just to name a few. February 20 initial setup enabling the internal gps for the nearest repeater function to work, the internal gps must be enabled. You can uplink to your local repeater and downlink from a. Pistar is digital voice software for hotspots and repeaters. Charles johnston iii w8kwa columbus, ohio usa charles. Dstar gateways and reflectors american radio relay league. Star for dummies as simply put, so i didn t have to play tech support, every time i went on air. If you would like to find more about this new facet to amateur radio, please go to.
The main category is dmr digital mobile radio that is about digital mobile radio. Dstar radio main settings below is an overview of the dstar main settings, all fields can contain up to 8 characters. Dci and tac1 talk group on our system some dmr repeaters. Dstar user guide for beginners resource detail the. Using dstar on the zumspot is easier than some of the other things. With more than 11 million copies in print, his books have been translated into 32 languages.
None of this is necessary if you simply want to use a dstar radio, dvap or dongle. Dstar for beginners amateur radio for beginners schell, brian on. Here is a great guide on dstar, it is called dstar for dummies. Always go back to vk1rwn g to talk on the vk1 dstar gateway network. When i wrote it, it was from the id800h, probably the trickiest rig to do it on, and the one with the most quarks. It is an open standard digital communication protocol established by jarl. This link is listed in our web site directory since wednesday jun 24 2015, and till today dstar user guide for beginners has been followed for a total of 270 times.
Dstar digital at the source audio quality is consistent with any repeaterhotspot configuration dstar is not a. To make a long story short, i read the nifty ez guide to dstar and thought it was anything. Dmr for dummies is an online resource to help you learn about digital mobile radio, the motorola mototrbo technology and all the portable and mobile radios that support it. Masters got to be masters by starting as raw recruits just like you and then making one improvement at a time, day in. A pool of frequencies are used to carry the tdma transmissions. Amateur radio guide to digital mobile radio dmr by john s. Recent titles include pcs for dummies, windows 7 edition and laptops for dummies. Take advantage of every learning opportunity, including learning from your mistakes. Where to learn about using zumspot for dstar for beginner. Its got some specific references to the auburn ca club but its a great 10,000ft level look at how dstar.
As posted above, i am just wondering what some of the better amateur radio hotspots are that are currently available. It starts with some basic uses of the dstar network and builds up to more advanced configurations. About dstar user guide for beginners the resource is currently listed in in a single category. There have been a lot of changes since the first revision went out. Dmr for dummies all you need to know to get started. Dstar setup for dummies, part 4 this will be a fairly short post, but it will contain some of the more important dstar commands available to you. Dstar is a powerful system for linking the worlds of amateur radio and the internet. Setting up a raspberry pi for dstar by ken kc nicely ke3c. From basic information on what dstar is to detailed technical information, this site can hopefully solve any of your cravings. Pdf format copies of this document is granted to the. Not only does it occupy half of the required spectrum, but it has the ability to transmit. In dstar terminology, we no longer refer to a repeater anymore. Icom id31 and id51 out of the box programming instructions. The following charts can help you compare the entire dstar product line based on features and specifications.
Modify your wifi namessidto gary and password to 537701008need the 2. If you dont see any interesting for you, use our search form on bottom v. Some confusion, flame wars, and quite a few questions have popped up since the first revision, and some things have changed and some things. Dstar uses the ambe 2000 vocoder chip under license from. After you have gathered all the materials youll need to build a color organ, youre ready to assemble the project. All amateur radiorelated projects, tips, tricks, and tools. From basic information on what dstar is to detailed technical information, this site. Icom id31 and id51 out of the box programming instructions provided by. Dmr for dummies all you need to know to get started using. Feb 27, 2018 i originally did this video as part of a monthly presentation for my local ham radio club. It is up there, 100 pages of goodness, download pass around, print it out if you want. It is very important to know that world wide repeaters and hotspots are connected to the same network as the dvmega cast is connected to. This link is listed in our web site directory since monday apr 23 2018, and till today dmr for dummies has been followed for a total of 447 times.
The main category is dstar resources that is about digital smart technologies for amateur radio. Beginners quick guide the basics of dmr digital mobile. I have read the free publication dstar for dummies and i have watched several videos on the subject. Dstar uses reflectors, dmr talkgroups and fusion rooms. National capital region dstar association local dstar repeater groups joining together to promote dstar technology working together to provide dstar coverage in the national capital region come visit us on reflectors 025b and 025c. Jul 31, 2018 just take two way radio digital voice systems for example. What are some of the better amateur radio hotspots.
On most dstar repeaters an ordinary user can link to another repeater, or to a reflector that has many other repeaters linked to it already. 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. Digital mobile radio is an european telecommunications. So far i have only been talking on my local dstar repeater, 22 miles from my house, with a rubber duck antenna. Challenges to fusions adoption like dstar, there is only one vendor supplying c4fm fusion radios today yaesu unless others start making compatible and competitive radios, the technology can only go so far unclear if a similar homebrew community similar to what dstar will happen like satoshi. The suffix g is for gateway, it allows you to route your voice and data via the internet to other remote dstar infrastructures. This is effectively a trunked radio system on top of tier 2. History dstar was created by the jarl japanese amateur radio league in 2001 after three years of research. Basic introduction to dmr roger mull, kd4jqj scetv engineering columbia amateur radio club april 4, 2016.
Search this database for your own or any other callsign to see if it is registered for access to the icom us trust network ref reflectors and g2 network access. The quality of the dstar voice signal is very similar to that of fm voice. The dstar stands for digital smart technologies for amateur radio. On this page you can read or download dstar for dummies 4 0 download in pdf format. All amateur radio dmr systems are tier 2, as are many business commercial radio dmr systems. Hardly anyone truly understood what dstar was about, and how to make it all work. First thing you need to do is get registered for dstar and get put in to the trust system. If you want to write a dvdongle for dummies, or one of the other dvmodes or even a dd mode book, we can put the current version up here. In the beginning, there was the odd dstar person and one repeater. Participating groups w4hfh alexandria n4usi bull run w4ovh manassas k4dca reagan national. Dmr for dummies all you need to know to get started using dmr in amateur radio. I tried the shark rf openspot 2 and i must have received a defective one because it will not stay connected. Spectrum efficiency time slots where the bandwidth of an analog fm signal is 25.
I originally started d star for dummies as simply put, so i didnt have to play tech support, every time i went on air. Dstar amateur radio systems, your source for dstar digital amateur radio. The goal of this document is to give the reader just enough information to get started operating a dstarcapable icom radio on a local internetconnected dstar repeater. Amateur radio call signs are up to 7 characters long such as vk3aa, vk3mmm or. Tmra dstar information toledo mobile radio association. Dstar repeaters can be allocated between existing fm repeate.
The components you will need to order to set up your raspberry pi dstar access point are listed below with links to where i ordered the items. Therefore in the book you will see things from my w8kwa point of view. Includes real word scenarios, handy tips, and some step by. Note this manual pdf version is the addition of drawings and images to the contents of the booklet distributed at dayton hamvention 2017. Tmra dstar information need information or help with using dstar.
When i wrote it, it was from the id 800h, probably the trickiest rig to do it on, and the one with the most quarks. About dmr for dummies the resource is currently listed in in a single category. My father, w8jne, chuck to most, bought an id800h, and the one repeater. You may choose to order from your favorite retailers. Really simplifies things and makes it easy to understand. Select menu rxmenu select dpad rxcs c d dr c s uprxcs or cs c d dr c s downdr until you get to gps then press. If you have a dstar repeater than it should have a gateway program that allows you to access information about the gateway as well as a registration link. You can link your handheld radio to repeaters, individuals, or reflectors located anywhere in the world, quickly and easily.632 934 734 1402 1393 90 788 777 581 1059 1199 42 226 182 876 1426 204 131 22 686 613 803 362 238 58 461 1048 1091 904 877 417 155 352 1324 1470 1003 1056 369 83 1406 79 1476 541 1204 1156 645