What is Dstar ham radio?
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.
What is a DV dongle?
DV Dongle. DV Dongle. The DV Dongle connects to your PC or Apple Mac via a USB port and provides encoding and decoding of compressed audio using the DVSI AMBE2000 full duplex vocoder DSP chip. AMBE technology is used in all D-Star radios to provide efficient voice transmissions.
What is blue DV?
BlueDV for windows is free DMR /DSTAR/Fusion hotspot software for your PC.
What can I do with D-STAR?
D-STAR gives users the ability to connect via digital voice as well as slow and high-speed data communications. Slowspeed digital voice and data are transported at 4800 bps, of which 3600 bps is used for voice transmission, the remaining 1200 bps used for synchronisation and general use.
What is the difference between D-STAR and DMR?
Both D-star and System Fusion have radios that work on both VHF and UHF. However, DMR does not. So if you live in an area where you have both VHF and UHF repeaters you need to buy 2 different radios if you want to work both bands.
What is an Ambe server?
0.3 – Quick Start Guide. The ZUM AMBE3000 server is a standalone board gives USB, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity to do DSTAR/DMR/FUSION/P25/NXDN audio compression/decompression. It is supported by a number of apps and programs such as BlueDV, DummyRepeater, Buster and Peanut.
What is Mmdvm hotspot?
However, as a reminder the MMDVM devices are digital radio hotspots, with a transmitter power of around 10mW. They act as personal repeaters, so that you can connect to a variety of digital radio networks (D-STAR, DMR, C4FM, P25, NXDN) using a digital handheld.
Can D-STAR talk to DMR?
XLX reflectors can speak REF, XRF, DCS, which are specific to D-Star, and used to interconnect reflectors together. XLX reflectors can be reached via DMR, Fusion, and P25 with full audio transcoding. Interconnecting all these modes helps fragmented communities with members using various digital modes to stay in touch.
How do you talk on D-STAR?
To transmit in D-STAR and have other people hear you, you’ll need to set four parameters: MYCALL, URCALL, RPT1, and RPT2. Of course you’ll also need to set the mode (“DV”) and frequency, and if you’re trying to talk through a repeater, the offset. At least there are no PL tones to worry about.
Is DMR compatible with Dstar?
What is ThumbDV D-STAR DV USB?
ThumbDV D-STAR DV USB is a USB device with the AMBE codec built in. Amateurs can use this with a personal computer’s audio system to communicate over the D-STAR network. This is an option for using D-STAR if there is not a local D-STAR repeater with a gateway. Open Source hardware and firmware. Can be used for simplex node or repeater.
Where can I find pictures and diagrams of the D-STAR radio?
The first presumed D-STAR radio including pictures and diagrams can be found at Moetronix.com’s Digital Voice Transceiver Project. This page includes the schematic, source, and whitepaper. Another project is Satoshi Yasuda’s (7M3TJZ/AD6GZ) experiments with a UT-118 DV adapter.
What kind of GPS receiver does the D-STAR module include?
The D-STAR module includes a built-in GPS receiver with accompanying antenna. Icom ID-31 and ID-31A: 70 cm digital voice hand held transceiver (5W).
What is the difference between D-STAR reception and DSD?
Reception done by a Software Defined Radio and decoding of the D-Star header information done by the program dstar.exe. Reception done by a Software Defined Radio and speech decoding done by the program DSD 1.7 (Digital Speech Decoder).