Tag: D-Star

Digital Voice Presentation

Every Thursday, the Portland Amateur Radio Club (PARC) organizes a series of conferences called Beginning Ham Radio. These conferences aim to teach new hams all the aspects that ham radio has to offer. This week, the club invited me to talk about the latest and popular Digital Voice modes. The …


Using DUDE-Star for digital contacts

DUDE-Star is a software developed by Douglas McLain (AD8DP) that connects to D-STAR, Fusion, NXDN, P25, Allstar, and even to the new digital mode designed by and for ham radio operators: M17. DUDE-Star includes a software IMBE and AMBE vocoder for encoding and decoding, but it can also use any …


DMR D-Star cross-mode

In my last article, I wrote about working DMR+ using the DMRGateway module of your Pi-Star hotspot. In this article, I'm going to explain how to use the same DMRGateway module to talk to D-Star networks using your DMR radio. What is cross-mode? When you talk on digital radio, the …


D-Star with an Icom ID-4100

A couple of weeks ago I got a new D-Star mobile radio. The radio is an Icom ID-4100, VHF/UHV. According to Icom, this rig is a D-Star1 entry-level radio. The ID-4100 has the same features as the ID-5100, with a smaller screen and only one VFO. Clear display …


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