HOW-TO: Easily configure your radio to our D-STAR system

 

New D-STAR users often find it difficult to get the radio settings correctly.  This is due to two main reasons: the strictness of the settings and the fact that there are four fields to configure before you can talk to anyone.

There's a nifty tool called the D-STAR Web Calculator to help you with this.

To access the KC0DS repeater, program your radio with the following information:

Frequency: 145.3875
Offset: -600 kHz (standard minus offset)
UR: CQCQCQ
RPT 1: KC0DS++C
RPT 2: KC0DS++G
OR
RPT 2: Not Use*
MY: [Your callsign]/[Your modifier]

Frequency: 446.8625
Offset: -5.00 MHz (standard minus offset)
UR: CQCQCQ
RPT 1: KC0DS++B
RPT 2: KC0DS++G
OR
RPT 2: Not Use*
MY: [Your callsign]/[Your modifier]

Please note, in the above example:

  • "+" means to enter a BLANK SPACE into your radio. The "C", "B" or "G" must be the EIGHTH character counting from the left.
  • [Your callsign] should be your callsign (e.g. NV0N)
  • [Your modifier] is where people put ‘M’ for mobile or which radio they are using. (e.g. NV0N/92AD, NV0N/880, NV0N/H, NV0N/P, NV0N/M). 

To use D-PRS, set your "Unproto Address" to "APInnn,DSTAR*" (where nnn is the first 3 digits of the radio model number)

  • IC-80: "API80,DSTAR*"
  • IC-92: "API92,DSTAR*"
  • IC-2820: "API282,DSTAR*"
  • IC-800: "API800,DSTAR*"
  • IC-880: "API880,DSTAR*"

For more information, please have a look at this page.