What is D-Star? D-Star is a open protocol standard published by JARL. It defines both an air link and a gateway protocol. The protocol provides for both digital voice and data transmissions. D-Star users on various systems across the world can talk to each other via gateway connections through the internet. For more in depth information on D-Star see the Icom Website.
What amateur transceivers are compatible with the KØMDG D-Star systems? The following amateur radios will work with the repeaters:
ICOM IC-2200H 2m mobile with optional UT-118 D-Star digital module ICOM IC-V82 (2m) and IC-U82 (70cm) handhelds with optional UT-118 D-Star digital module ICOM ID-800 Dual Band (2m & 70cm) analog and D-Star digital mobile ICOM IC-91AD Dual Band (2 m & 70 cm) analog and D-Star digital portable ICOM IC-92AD Dual Band (2 m & 70 cm) analog and D-Star digital portable ICOM ID-1 23cm analog and D-Star digital mobile ICOM IC-2820 Dual Band mobile with UT-123 D-Star digital module ICOM IC-80AD Dual Band (2 m & 70 cm) analog and D-Star digital portable ICOM IC-880 Dual Band (2 m & 70 cm) analog and D-Star mobile ICOM ID-31A UHF (70 cm) analog and D-Star digital portable ICOM ID-51A Dual Band (2 m & 70 cm) analog and D-Star digital portable ICOM ID-52A Dual Band (2 M & 70 cm) analog and D-Star digital portable ICOM IC-7100 HF, VHF and UHF analog and D-Star digital mobile/base ICOM IC-9100 HF, VHF, UHF and 23 cm analog and D-Star digital base ICOM IC-5100 VHF and UHF analog and D-Star digital mobile Kenwood TH-D74 Tri-band Portable
Do I have to register on your Gateway if I am registered on another Gateway? Once you are registered on a Gateway, your callsign is registered on all Gateways on the network. The registration information is shared among all gateways connected to the trust server in Texas. If you are registered on the KØMDG Gateway, you can travel to any other city in the world that is connected to the D-Star network and talk back to your fellow hams in St. Louis.
Why doesn't my IC-2200H display the caller's callsign? The IC-2200H design does not support receiving display information from the UT-118 D-Star module. This is a major drawback with the IC-2200H/UT-118 combination. Because of this and the lack of one-button reply and other issues, we do not recommend this radio.