Page Last Updated: Apr 17, 2019 @ 8:08 pm PT

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


Read Icom’s Introduction to: D-STAR

ICOM ID-4100 Graphic
ICOMs new 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


Update DV Dongle Software – Version 2.0



Updated DVTool version 2.1 for DV3K (and DV Dongle)


Gateway Registration

Read all instructions (1-6) carefully before beginning the registration process:

  1. SOARA members in good standing may register to use the SOARA DSTAR gateway system. Registration enables our members to communicate through the gateway system to other systems around the world. You must also be registered if you wish to use a DV Dongle through the SOARA or other gateway system.
  2. Use the instructions here by Robin, AA4RC as a guide. DO NOT sign up with the Atlanta Georgia system as described in the instructions.
  3. Register your call sign with the K6SOA DSTAR system here.
  4. Once you submit your registration request, you must wait until your registration is approved. We do our best to approve registrations quickly.
  5. Once you have been approved, you MUST set up a “pcname” that your radio will be associated with. You may use your call sign followed by a dash followed by your type of radio, e.g. “nj6n-2820” or if you have multiple radios, simply entering your call sign in lower case letters is sufficient. The “pcname” entry MUST be in lower case letters.
  6. For programming help consult the DSTAR Web Calculator.

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