Nifty E-Z Guide to D-STAR Operation, 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 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 using a computer through D-STAR repeaters and reflectors. Ideal for those without a local D-STAR repeater or for when you are travelling.
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 D-STARinfo.com's many features and repeater downloads Added many Notes and Tips to emphasize important points
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