D-Star page /w ICF files for IC-E92D & IC-E880

HAM Radio operators using the latest digital communication technology.

D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) is becoming more and more available for the HAM Radio community. The first repeaters are now operational in the Netherlands and across Europe a number of Gateways (to the internet) are available for D-Star equipped Radio Amateurs.

A good place to start exploring D-Star is www.d-star.cc. Here you can find most of the D-Star sites available right now.

Een goede pagina voor de nederlandse amateur is de site van Gerjan PA1GF. Hier een directe link naar de site www.d-star.nu. Op deze site kun je de actualiteit vinden omtrent de nederlandse D-Star repeaters en de ontwikkeling omtrent de 70 cm band.

There are some fora on Yahoo and especially Radio Amateurs located in Australia, the USA and Germany have generated a lot of info on the net including application programs using DD, the D-Star digital data mode.

I have also bought now a Icom ID-E880 transceiver. This receiver is much better to operate in the car. The display is bigger and you have also some more rf output power to put in the antenna! The transceiver is very suitable for D-Star but you can also use it for Analog activiteis and to listen to utility stations and airtraffic.

The software to program all the memory channels with the pc is free available and the cable can be made very easy.

ID-E880 data cable and icf file


Click on the picture to enlarge. Here you can download my E880 ICF file.

Repeater list

Surf to www.dstarusers.org/repeaters.php for the most actual status on repeaters including reflectors and stations heard.

My ICF file and the RS-92 software

I could get hold of the RS-92 software and RS232 interface cable. It’s RS-92 version 1.0 and looks like this.


Click on the picture to enlarge.

It is basically a memory management piece of software, but you can also control the rig using the above left shown userinterface. The memory management module works very smart, with delete and insert functions and it’s very easy to add channels and to maintain all the relevant data such as name tags, repeater offset frequencies, tone squelch and specific DStar information like Repeater and Gateway names. There is also a simple message module build in and you can start a terminal (telnet type) session.

Here you can download my ICF file with frequencies used in the Netherlands, especially around Zwolle and some D-Star repeaters in Germany.

Conclusion

So far so good. It’s an interesting mode and due to this new mode my ‘mobile’ radio activity has gone up again. I had a very good experience while driving in Germany towards the Hamradio event and working for almost an hour or so while driving 160 Km/h and making solid copy qso’s with various German HAM operators. The repeater used was DB0HRF on mount Taunus near Frankfurt. I must admit, the Icom E-92D is a joy to use and the menu structure is workable in the car as well. (You need to know some functions out of the top of your head)
Also, as ‘out of the band’ receiver, the E-92D does do it’s job and having shortwave reception in the car of RNW is an absolut valuable asset.

Jan 12th, 2009
  1. Oct 31st, 2010 at 14:03 | #1

    Ik heb net ook de software geinstalleerd op de laptop maar helaas op de laptop geen rs232 poort en dat kabeltje zit wel bij de portofoon ic-e92d.

    Maar weer ingepakt helaas.

  2. Oct 31st, 2010 at 14:04 | #2
  3. Adriano Pd0rr
    Dec 20th, 2010 at 19:24 | #3

    werkt super de software maar heb nog niet de icf file van de nl rpt dstar
    waar vind ik die ?
    werk met id 880e en waar kan ik opstappen ?db0ler en dboemd kan ik bereiken maar hoe verder??

    grt Adriano uit emmen pd0rr@veron.nl

  4. Johan, PA3ANG
    Dec 21st, 2010 at 20:52 | #4

    Hier op het forum kun je de icf files vinden. Wel inloggen (of
    registreren)
    http://dstarforum.nl/index.php?board=9.0

  5. pd0rr
    Oct 6th, 2012 at 12:07 | #5

    hoi johan vraagje ik kom niet meer over pi1kdn ?
    is er wat veranderd en wie regeld daar de boel kan niks vinden
    grt Adriano pd0rr

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  7. aime
    Jul 21st, 2014 at 19:39 | #7

    Beste Johan
    op welke site kan je nu nog inloggen om een dstar registratie te controleren
    Groeten Aime ON4AIM

  8. pa3ang
    Jul 21st, 2014 at 21:57 | #8

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