WANSARC members currently operating on D-Star are:

Call Name Location D-Star Operating Frequencies
VK3HDX Don Melbourne 2mx  70cm
VK3VO Robert Melbourne 70cm
VK3FAB Rod Maribyrnong 2mx

If you decide to purchase a D-Star radio please let Rod, VK3FAB, know so we can add you to the list... vk3fab@wia.org.au

Australian D-Star information: http://www.dstar.org.au/
For a full round-up of everything D-Star in Australia.


What is D-STAR?

D-STAR is a ham radio system which offers digital voice and data communication. It connects repeater sites over microwave links and the Internet and forms a wide area ham radio network. The D-STAR system provides a new capability and functionality to the ham radio world and increases the efficiency of emergency communications.

What can the D-STAR system do?

128kbps digital data and 4.8kbps digital voice communication The D-STAR system provides not only digital voice (DV mode) communication but also digital data transmission (DD mode). It can exchange various data files such as images and text, at 128kbps.

Your voice and data can reach further than ever.

Multiple repeater links by radio and the Internet provide long distance communication to virtually anywhere.

Internet application available.

The D-STAR system uses the TCP/IP protocol, so when connected with a PC, web, e-mail and other Internet applications are available.

Wireless Internet Access.

No matter where you travel within the DSTAR network, you can access the web, e-mail, text messages and multimedia messages.

Independent network.

In DD mode, ID-1 can transfer data directly with another ID-1 without the use of a repeater. This is useful for establishing a simple network where a D-STAR repeater does not exist or D-STAR services are not required.

Increase efficiency of emergency communications Out in the field, fast emergency information is the key. Send pictures and weather charts to or from a remote location with the ID-1. “A picture is worth a thousand words”, and efficient send/receive opens up your repeater for other emergency communications.

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