Welcome to the D-STAR World Wikia
D-STAR, Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio, is a trademark owned by Icom, Inc, and is used for an amateur radio technology developed by the Japan Amateur Radio League that links local radio users with others world-wide over the internet.
There are lots of pieces and parts to D-STAR and not all of them are easy to track down. There are some pages that try to be one-stop shops, but none of them seem to have all the pieces. This page aims to add to the problem! The main difference with this one is that it is a Mediawiki-based wiki meaning that it's not just one interested person maintaining the body of knowledge, it's maintained by anyone that registers. And that means you.
It's a header containing the routing information and a checksum and then a stream of bits that contains a 3:1 alternation of AMBE voice and data.
- Original JARL doc (may be missing fonts)
- Translation of JARL doc
- Commentary/explanation of above - AE5PL
- Old JAIA doc about D-STAR (mentions use of G.723.1 vocoder and QPSK in place of AMBE/GMSK)
- Charlotte (NC) Digital Radio Group (much content of general interest especially this)
- D-STAR 101
- D-Star Info
- Overview of D-STAR gateways - K7VE
The Icom software in charge of interconnecting the radio to reflectors or other repeaters is called a gateway. Latest RS-RP2C version as of 2008-12-16 is v2.2. As of early 2017, G3 is the current version supporting the hotspot and dongle modes of the latest Icom radios (ID-51A+2, ID-4100).
Various 3rd party plugins have been created to augment the system.
Author: G4KLX Open replacement for Icom gateway software.
Software added to Icom gateways to improve callsign routing using ircDDB Gateway infrastructure.
3rd Party Scripts
Authors: NJ6N, G7LWT
Scripts that can be executed via commands using DPlus
Runs on gateway, translates Icom-formatted GPS position reports for display on the APRS network.
DPRS Interface - Java program that allows operator to run a mapping program locally and watch activity on a local frequency:
- Icom D-STAR site
- Internet Labs
- NW Digital Radio
- Universal Digital Radio (UDRX) - just what it says; being re-engineered around Raspberry Pi
- ThumbDV - AMBE+2 vocoder w/USB interface; existing support for D-STAR and can potentially also support YSF, DMR, P25.
- PiDV - AMBE+2 vocoder that works with a Raspberry Pi computer or NWDR's UDRX; existing support for D-STAR and can potentially also support YSF, DMR, P25.
- Companion guide to AmateurLogic 75: DV3000 Raspberry Hot Spot - Setting up your NW Digital Radio DV3000 board
- DVRPTR_V1 - "D-STAR hotspot or repeater? Both!"
- A Comparison of Amateur Radio Digital Voice Systems - W9HPX (2015-07-25)
- Background and Update on DSTAR with A Comparison of Amateur Radio Digital Voice Systems - KQ4KK (2015-04-21)
- Trust Server Database Direct Inquiry - NJ6N, G7LWT - supposedly the canonical site for USTrust DB lookups.
- DStar-Gateway Registration Check - WB1GOF
- D-STAR World-Wide Activity - jfindu
- D*STAR Information Query - KI4SWY/KE5BMS
- AOR ARD300 multiprotocol DEcoder
- D-STAR Channel Spacing Recommendation - Utah VHF Society
- ITU Emission Designators
- AMPR.org - Net 44
- ↑ https://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/firm/RS-RP2C/2_2/usa_index.html icom page with RS-RP2C v2.2