Tag: Digital Radio

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 …


NAVTEX for Emergency Communication

Many ham radio operators are interested in EMERCOM1. It can be useful to have a reliable source of weather information during an emergency. Some radios come with the NOAA2 frequencies already programmed in the memory. Hams have also programmed the following channels in their radios: NOAA weather channels …


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 …


DMR+ with Pi-Star

When it comes to DMR, especially in North America, people think of BrandMeister. There is another network of interconnected repeaters and talk-groups called DMR+. Pi-Star hotspot. DMR+ was the first network that developed tools to interconnect ETSI Tier 2 DMR repeaters. It started in Europe and has grown in popularity …


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 …


YSF to DMR Cross mode on Pi-Star

The Pi-Star has the capability of working across digital modes. This means you can use a C4FM (YSF) radio to talk on DMR and vice-versa. You can find the complete list of cross mode capabilities on your Pi-Star configuration page.


Going digital with the FT-70D

The FT-70D is a great little radio that I always recommend for new hams as well as for experienced hams who want to try digital voice. It is simple to use and well priced for the quality and performance you get.


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