John's Meanderings

Category: Amateur Radio

Discussion of my long time hobby, Amateur or Ham Radio.

Is AMBE/D-STAR the only way?

Every few months, the various D-STAR forums have someone come on and say that AMBE was a bad choice for D-STAR and that it should be replaced by CODEC2 or some other open source…

A video for ircDDBGateway (pre-STARnet)


STARnet Digital Branding and Terms

    The name of the application is “STARnet Digital” (not StarNet, StarNet Digital, or other variations) Tools, webpages, etc. should follow this branding.  When shortened it is STARnet. Client stations are STARnet…

CommAcademy 2011 Talk

I was a presenter at the CommAcademy in Seattle yesterday.  Here are the slides for my talk. K7VE-CommAcademy-2011-Presentation

STARnet Digital News

There is a new Internet Only version of STARnet Digital Server

STARnet Digital

Press Release: 3 April 2011 Contact: STARnet Digital is a new application for use with D-STAR (Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio) that builds upon Smart Technology for Amateur Radio, creating dynamic…

NW7DR – A quick update

Last week a few changes and improvements were made to NW7DR B, my Kenwood TKR-820 modified for compatibility with D-STAR. With the assistance of my son, James – KC7OSO, the antenna was moved…

DCC Presentation

Here is a pdf file of the slides I used for the development presentation at DCC on Friday: D-STAR for the Technically Curious Several of the open source packages mentioned in the presentation…

Converting the Kenwood TKR-820 to use with D-STAR

Converting the Kenwood TKR-820 for use with D-STAR is almost trivial. Here is what you need to do this project. First you need a TKR-820 (or 720 for VHF) complete with duplexer, antenna,…

Authentication on RF D-STAR Protocol

There is nothing in the protocol to support authentication, it only provides identification.