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MB6AM - UK's first G2 connected simplex D-Star node - 24/11/2009

After several weeks in testing, MB6AM went live on Friday 20/11/09, sharing the same mast as the 70cm GB3TU repeater.

MB6AM is located in Tring, North West of London and is well appointe...

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Georgia gets funding for statewide D-STAR network - 02/11/2009

John Davis WB4QDX reports that $165,000 in Federal funding has been secured by Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) to complete the statewide Georgia D-STAR network.

This is a project...

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GB7OK D-Star gateway is now live - 02/11/2009

The long awaited D-Star gateway for GB7OK is now live. I would like to thank all who have assisted me with this project - Darren Storer G7LWT from the UK D-Star Interconnect Team for installing G2 Sof...

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New 23cm D-STAR Group - 27/10/2009

A new group, D-STAR_23cm has been created to discuss the use of D-STAR Digital Voice (DV) and High-Speed Data (DD) on the 23cm (1.2 GHz) band using the Icom ID-1 mobile, IC-9100 transceiver, RP-1V and...

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Icom UK on the move to New Premises!

Icom UK on the move to New Premises! - 20/10/2009

Icom UK are pleased to announce our move to new premises this coming weekend. After 24 happy years at our current location in Sea Street we are due to be fully in place at our new home by 9th November...

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D-Star represented on the RSGB Emerging Technology Co-ordination Committee (ETCC) - 12/10/2009

We have recently been alerted to an article on the GB2RS NEWS service (Sunday 11th October 2009) that highlighted an important step for D-Star in the UK. The agreement to incorporate the UK Interconne...

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GB1AO - A Capital Advertisement for Amateur Radio

GB1AO - A Capital Advertisement for Amateur Radio - 07/10/2009

Between 4-5pm on Friday 25th September, Music Publisher and Amateur radio enthusiast, Martin Maynard took his place on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. In front of an audience in the square and...

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High-speed D-STAR replaces AX.25 Packet - 07/10/2009

It is reported that the Amateur Radio team supporting the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon has officially retired AX.25 packet in favour of High Speed D-Star DD Mode

The Amateur Team have use...

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School DSTAR linkup UK to USA

School DSTAR linkup UK to USA - 07/10/2009

On the 5th October pupils at St Marys Catholic School in Deal, Kent had a contact via D-STAR with St Marys Catholic School in Temple, Texas.

The children prepared questions to ask each oth...

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Worthing connects with amateur radio enthusiasts worldwide

Worthing connects with amateur radio enthusiasts worldwide - 01/10/2009

Worthing Borough Council has announced itself as the first Local Authority to host, in conjunction with Worthing & District Amateur Radio Club, a D-Star repeater which allows communication through ama...

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Promoting Amateur Radio World-wide from the "Fourth Plinth"

Promoting Amateur Radio World-wide from the "Fourth Plinth" - 11/09/2009

Music Publisher and Amateur radio enthusiast, Martin Maynard has been selected for the 'Fourth Plinth.' His intention whilst on the plinth is to promote the hobby of Amateur radio and raise awareness...

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D-Star in Space!

D-Star in Space! - 02/09/2009

The first D-Star nano-satellite is scheduled to launch into low orbit aboard the Vega rocket in October 2010! Check out Chris Matthieu N7ICE's latest HamBrief TV on 73s.org for more details or visit t...

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Icom D-STAR contest winners announced!

Icom D-STAR contest winners announced! - 25/08/2009

The Icom D-STAR contest is now closed and the results of the recent contest can now be downloaded from the D-STAR contest page on the Icom Inc. website.

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The Rig Register - Amateur Radio stolen equipment database

The Rig Register - Amateur Radio stolen equipment database - 11/08/2009

Hugh Golding (G7UOD) has created a national database for stolen amateur radio equipment.

The Rig Register is a simple site that allows users to store their details and serial numbers of v...

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Icom UK offers to link up online on www.icomuk.co.uk! - 29/07/2009

Icom UK are offering clubs and associations the opportunity to promote their own website from special pages on Icom UK's website.

Each link will give an organisation the opportunity to put ...

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