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D-Star D-STAR* Features

D-STAR* is constantly developing and lends itself to continual improvement both in the ability to display information from over the Internet and in the control of the radios connected to the system. We have only scratched the surface with what has currently been provided. D-STAR* is capable of carrying both digital voice and data.

To find out more of the features of this exciting new protocol click the links below.

Provides digital voice communication

D-STAR gives users the ability to connect via digital voice as well as slow and high-speed data communications. Slow-speed digital voice and data are transported at 4800 bps, of which 3600 bps is used...

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Provides digital data (on 1.2GHz)

In order to send and receive greater volumes of data and large files, D-STAR has the "DD Mode" or Digital Data Mode. The DD mode is only supported on the 1.2 GHz amateur band and is capable of sending...

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Internet facilitated Global Connectivity

You can dial up your friend directly simply by putting in his/her callsign into your radio without knowing his or her current location or what D-STAR repeater they are currently using. Repeaters can a...

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Open System

D-STAR is capable of connecting repeater sites using the web to form a world-wide radio network. Voice is converted to a digital format using a bit of computer code referred to as a CODEC. The CODEC c...

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Good Quality Audio

The quality of the D-STAR voice signal is very similar to that of FM voice. There is no degradation in the signal quality that is found with traditional analogue voice modes and no squelch tail at th...

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Efficient Data usage

Many data communications needs don’t require high-speeds, particularly for emergency communications. D-STAR combines voice and low-speed data into a single channel simultaneously.

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Spectrum Efficient

If you've tried to use a repeater channel on 2-meters or 430-440 MHz in any city, you know how crowded the bands can be. The D-STAR voice and low-speed data signal offers a significant improvement in ...

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