D-STAR

Page Last Updated: Sep 25, 2019 @ 8:52 pm PT

The SOARA Laguna Beach D-STAR Repeater System

SOARA operates a “full stack” ICOM D-STAR repeater system for digital voice (DV) on 2m, 440, and 1.2 GHz.   We also operate a digital data (DD) repeater on 1.2 GHz.  Our system is interconnected with a world-wide network of D-STAR repeaters using the “REF” (aka “dplus” or “drefd”) reflector network.

Gateway Registration

Instructions for registration are here: http://regist.dstargateway.org/instructions/

Who is using SOARA D-STAR Right now? – Visit the Live Usage Monitor

The K6SOA D-STAR DPLUS Dashboard is HERE

Read Icom’s Introduction to: D-STAR

Icom has some new radios recently released and soon to be released that support D-STAR

The ICOM IC-705 Portable Transceiver

 

 

 

 

ICOM IC-9700 2m/440/1.2GHz Transceiver w/D-STAR
ICOM ID-4100 Graphic
ICOMs ID-4100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICOM has a dual band (single band at a time) D-STAR mobile, the ID-4100 that supports “Terminal” and “Access Point” modes.   Terminal mode allows you to use the radio through a next generation ICOM G3 gateway to make contact with others around the world.  Access Point mode allows you to provide a local “hotspot” to enable another radio to access the ICOM D-STAR network through the ID-4100.    More information is available on the ICOM Web Site

Kenwood’s TH-D74 2m, 220, 440 handie-talkie, supporting multiple modes including FM, D-STAR, and APRS.  More information is available on the: Kenwood Web Site See photo and brochure below:

Kenwood D-STAR HT Kenwood Tri-band DSTAR HT Brochure

KG6GI w/SOARA D-STAR Stack

Update DV Dongle Software – Version 2.0

[Macintosh]

dv3k-dongle

Updated DVTool version 2.1 for DV3K (and DV Dongle)

[Mac/Windows/Linux]

SOARA DSTAR Frequencies

Temple Hill, Laguna Beach, CA

Mode Call Sign Frequency
DV K6SOA..A 1282.600 -12MHz
DV K6SOA..B 445.705 -5MHz
DV K6SOA..C 146.115 +600KHz
DD K6SOA..A 1299.900 RPS