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As I've said before I'm thinking of getting into dstar soon with handie, dvap and ultimately an ic-7100

I have been told I have to pre registr to access the dstar system?

Do I do this with a national organiser or a local dstar node/ repeater?

Also, can I run a VHF dvap into an external antenna to give me wider coverage, what are the regs?

Any info appreciated as I've not done anything yet

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Hi Ricky, Ive been on Dstar for quite a while now and love it, i had a Dvap and not really sure on the ex ant with it but i guess theres alot of info on the net that will put you right, Just run a test call to john M0CSN its sounding good.

Any way hope to maybe work you soon on Dstar....

B.T.W Running a icom 9100 with Dstar here

http://www.dstargateway.org/D-Star_Registration.html
http://www.mm0dun.co.uk/gb7dd/registration.htm


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Hi Ricky
You need to register with a local repeater, i registered with GB7WC and that in turn covers you for the full Dstar network.
I use a Dvap and you can connect it to your external antenna to get extra range, tho the dvap still only tx's 10 mw but still adequate for local use.
I have gone further and got a NOV for a simplex gateway which gives me a fair bit more range :)

Here im using an icom ic 2820 Dstar for base or mobile but i have also just got an icom id51e Handheld which i run in conjunction with a dvap so i can potter around the house and still have full access to the system and sit talking on the reflectors on minute power :)

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Hi Steve,

Ta fer the info, I have registered now and see what I get back from them, cheers

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All sounds Dutch x2 to me.
Does that mean I won't get to hear your dulcet tones on the analogue airwaves anymore John?

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Hi Guys
Been using d-star now for a few months useing a ID51 with a dvap they really work very well together and are very easy to use from the preprogrammed menu options.

I travel around Europe quite a lot In the past with out a radio, however now i am able to take the ID51 & the dvap with me & with the aid of wifi connection i can conect to all the world wide repeaters and reflectors from the ID 51 via rf to the dvap with out the need to connect to or try and find a rf d-star repeaters, also when in the uk I can tether the dvap to my mobile and do the same :)

I have since purchased an icom 2820 for the mobile and that works really well on both repeaters and dvap dongle however it is a little more complex to program that the ID51 as this comes with preprogramed with all the d-star reaperers and reflectors.

Cheers Brian


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Also on Dstar, using an icom id51, i had been sitting on touchline for some months now, realy awaiting more users, and more nodes/ gateways. Any road up, mr csn was heard on the band so i decided to sneak off to lam's They had the best offer on the id51e, the handheld i decided to purchase. No it aint cheep as chips, but if you want the world on a plate , and want it portable, its a good place to start. The radio has all the current repeaters in the uk, both Dstar and fm, and you can alter the settings for any country, or continent, to view the world on dstar or fm gateways.
Now i am lucky, i can access the semi local dstar gateway from home, sitting in the lounge, and running 100mw to the. Duck antenna on the radio! Not bad the repeater is 28 miles or so away, I am 560ft asl looking over cheshire to the repeater in warrington. Once accessed, you can go sit in any of the reflecters you so desire, or just nosey on the local repeater traffic, there is a whole bunch of diversity on the reflectors, from uk stations to aussie stations , and every state in the us, or regions eg west coast, eastern sea board etc, if your particular thing isnt covered, open your own room!
Anyway i'm not telling you any more, the world is your lobster! Go seek out the future, and boldly go where no one on fm has been before!
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Hi Guys
have a look at the link below, the video on the Icom 2820 shows just how you can call other repeaters without linking a repeater to repeater, and find other hams on the d-star network, as well as information on programming the 2820.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-_MK_TKMfg


Cheers Brian


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I am also on D-star using an IC-92
Its certainly interesting to play around with

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