Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Third Edition (Oct 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: .50 pounds
Using easy to understand explanations and illustrations, this book describes how the D-STAR system operates and provides guidance for setting up transceivers to be able to access D-STAR's many features and modes of operation. Special coverage is given to the extended capabilities available via Dplus equipped gateways.
Provides D-STAR users with the background information and radio programming procedures needed to route calls via remote repeaters and reflectors. The book also includes detailed how-to information for digital text messaging, file transfers and DV Dongle operation.
Detailed information for installing, configuring and operating the freeware d*Chat and DRATS digital messaging and file transfer programs. Especially useful when Internet access is not available or for supporting emergency communications.
A separate chapter is devoted to setting up and using the DV Dongle to make calls through D-STAR repeaters and reflectors using a computer. Ideal for those without a local D-STAR repeater or for when you are traveling.
A chapter is also devoted to the newly released DVAP (DV mode Access Point) dongle used for setting up a local RF hotspot so that mobile and HT D-STAR transceivers can link to stations on the D-STAR network when a repeater is not within range.
This is the first comprehensive reference to the world of D-STAR operation ever published. An ideal resource for discovering the full range of operating modes and opportunities available to D-STAR users. Experience the excitement of D-STAR!
Ideal reference for those getting into D-STAR
Straight forward and simple explanations
Written for both beginning & experienced D-STAR users
Routing calls using the D-STAR network
Local and remote repeater operation
Linking to D-STAR Reflectors
Using call sign memories to make calls
Programming radios for D-STAR operation
Making use of short text messaging
Text and data file transmissions
Using a computer and a DV dongle
Use a DVAP dongle when no repeater is available
Finding and accessing D-Star repeaters
Informative computer screen photos
Packed with useful information
Clear and easy to read
Paperback cover, printed on 24 lb paper
Size: 135, 5.5 x 8.5 inch pages
New to the Third Edition
Expanded content from 134 to 149 pages
Updated illustrations and text to be current with updates to referenced web pages
Added coverage of newly added Dplus linking features and D and E reflector modules
Updated D*RATS digital communication software section to latest changes
Added a new section covering Icom's DR mode operation on several recent radios
Described the revolutionary new features of the ID-31A and ID-51A transceivers
Expanded coverage of D-STARinfo.com's many features and repeater downloads
Added many Notes and Tips to emphasize important points