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Series Three Episode Thirteen - Pratical D-Star

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Series Three Episode Thirteen of the ICQ Podcast has been released. The latest news, your feedback, upcoming events and Chris Howard (2E0CTH) talks about pratical D-STAR.

  • Slow Scan TV on 10 MHz
  • ACMA cancels Amateur Radio licence
  • VK licence figures show strength
  • New 80m SDR Receiver
  • Two-way contact achieved on 8.97 kHz
  • Feedback added to RSGB blog
  • Ham enthusiasts abuzz over traffic ticket
  • Feds scrambe in Wireless spectrum crunch
  • Amateur's spectacular Channel crossing
  • GB3LW back on the air
  • Intruders in Amateur Radio Bands
  • Croatia 5 MHz and 500 kHz
  • London to Brighton cycle ride
  • Google Exam Practice Test
  • Optimizing wire antennas online
  • Apple iPhone Apps

Pratical D-STAR

UK calling frequencies for Dstar are as follows :-

  • 2m 144.6125 MHz
  • 70cm: 438.6125 MHz
  • 23cm: 1298.6125 MHz

The free Chirp programming software can be found at http://chirp.danplanet.com, and the instructions I used for making my own programming cable (for the e91 and ic-2820 radios) can be found at http://highfields-arc.6te.net/constructors/other/opc1529r.htm

Other interesting links

Reflector 1C live audio stream - http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=1647
South Yorkshire repeater group dstar "shack cam" - http://www.southyorkshirerepeatergroup.co.uk/tv/gb7yd-tv
Bromley repeater group - http://www.gb3ok.com/gb7ok_homepage.html
Wikipedia article on Dstar - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-STAR
Ambe chip manual - http://www.dvsinc.com/manuals/AMBE-2020_manual.pdf
DStar UK Yahoo group - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dstar-uk
Article on GMSK modulation - http://www.scribd.com/mobile/documents/16190764/download?commit=Download+Now
DStar Tutorial - http://www.napasars.org/news/Mar09/Dstartutorial.htm
Icom dstar page -http://www.icomuk.co.uk/categoryRender.asp?categoryID=3786
DStar repeater directory -http://dstarusers.org/repeaters.php
GPS mapping site - http://aprs.fi/

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Colin Butler

Colin Butler is a podcaster, journalist, blogger and IT industry professional with over 15 years of IT experience.

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