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D-STAR Gateway Version 3 (“G3”) Software Now Available to Repeater Keepers in the UK - 24/04/2017

The RS-RP3C gateway software which is being rolled out across the globe is now available from Icom UK. The new software has significant improvements over its previous version and will enable D-STAR users to operate ...

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D-STAR Gateway Version 3 (“G3”) Software Now Available to Repeater Keepers in the UK

Missed the D-STAR LIVE stream? Watch the recordings! - 29/03/2017

If you were unfortunate to miss the recent ‘D-STAR LIVE' event, the organisers have added the following recordings to view.

They can be watched by clicking on the following links:

D-STAR LIVE Part 1:

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Missed the D-STAR LIVE stream? Watch the recordings!

D-STAR LIVE, Your D-STAR Questions Answered! - 09/03/2017

Your D-STAR questions will be hopefully answered at D-STAR Live, a live/web based event broadcasting from George Gwinnett College in the US on the 11th March 2017 1200-1600 EST (UTC-5) 0900-1300 PST. The event will fea...

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D-STAR LIVE, Your D-STAR Questions Answered!

Icom Inc. Launch Details of ID-4100E D-STAR VHF/UHF Mobile Radio - 21/02/2017

Icom Inc has issued preliminary details of a new D-STAR mobile radio called the ID-4100E. The radio will come with the new terminal and access point modes that will be incorporated into its other new D-STAR handportable...

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Icom Inc. Launch Details of ID-4100E D-STAR VHF/UHF Mobile Radio

D-STAR Infocon 2016 videos - 15/11/2016

Three videos from the recent D-STAR InfoCon held at Dayton 2016 have been published on YouTube.

In the videos, John Davis WB4QDX of Georgia D-STAR gives an introduction to D-STAR for the new users as well as more a...

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D-STAR Infocon 2016 videos

STOP PRESS: ID-51 PLUS2 Samples on Show at Newark Hamfest - 29/09/2016

We are pleased to announce that we have just received two samples of the forthcoming ID-51 PLUS2 D-STAR digital transceiver and we intend to show them off at the Newark Hamfest.

Recently launched at the Tokyo Ha...

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STOP PRESS: ID-51 PLUS2 Samples on Show at Newark Hamfest

Do you have an interesting D-STAR Story? Let’s share it with the world! - 22/08/2016

We are continually hearing some great stories about D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) and the way the network is expanding across the UK as well the whole globe.

We appreciate that a large amo...

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Do you have an interesting D-STAR Story?  Let’s share it with the world!

D-STAR QSO Party 2016 - 21/08/2016

We are pleased to inform you that Icom Inc. will be holding once again a D-STAR (Digital Amateur Radio) QSO party this year. The global event will take place between September 23rd at 0.00 and September 25th at 24.00 (U...

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D-STAR QSO Party 2016

Temporary Tokyo Hamfair D-STAR Repeater Site Information - 20/08/2016

As well as the amazing launches being made by Icom Inc. at the Tokyo Hamfair, there is a temporary D-STAR repeater site operating for two days from August 20th-21st 2016.

Details are as follows:

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Temporary Tokyo Hamfair D-STAR Repeater Site Information

‘D-STAR on a Budget’ Article in June edition of Practical Wireless - 26/05/2016

There is a nice little article by Chris Lorek G4HCL in the June edition of Practical Wireless that gives an outline of potential second hand purchases of D-STAR radio equipment. The piece goes through the current and pr...

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‘D-STAR on a Budget’ Article in June edition of Practical Wireless

New D-STAR Repeater for South Hampshire - 03/05/2016

A newly licensed GB7IV D-STAR repeater for South Hampshire has been announced. Based at Chandlers Ford, mid-way between Southampton and Winchester, the new repeater offers blanket coverage of Southampton and Winchester...

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New D-STAR Repeater for South Hampshire

Tenby Radio Repeater Group and GB7PD-C - 27/04/2016

On receiving an offer from ICOM UK of a D-Star repeater and control box, the members of Tenby Radio Repeater Group were thrown into a bit of a dilemma, as we did not at the time have a site where we could locate the repe...

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Tenby Radio Repeater Group and GB7PD-C

Short Article on D-STAR Etiquette - 27/04/2016

The UK FM Group (Western) website has posted a short article about suggested D-STAR Etiquette which may be useful to users.

To view this guidance, visit http://w...

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D-STAR satellite to launch from Kourou - 08/04/2016

The ESA Education Office Fly Your Satellite! (FYS) programme is designed to train the next generation of aerospace professionals.

Three chosen student teams have each developed 1U CubeSats carrying amateur radio ...

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New Icom UK website Dedicated to Everything in Two-Way Radio - 01/03/2016

If you are a returning visitor to the Icom UK website, you will have noticed a radical change. The website http://www.icomuk.co.uk, has been given a new, modern, responsive design to help you navigate the vast wealth of...

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New Icom UK website Dedicated to Everything in Two-Way Radio
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