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ID-5100E Firmware Update Release E3 and CS-5100 Cloning Software Update Ver. 1.20 - 22/05/2015

Icom have published a significant firmware upgrade for the ID-5100 Dual band D-STAR transceiver and cloning/programming software upgrade for the CS-5100.

Each update includes numerous enhancemen...

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ID-5100E Firmware Update Release E3 and CS-5100 Cloning Software Update Ver. 1.20

D-STAR Class returns to Dayton Hamvention 2015 - 28/04/2015

The ultimate D-STAR training class, D-STAR InfoCon 2015, returns to Dayton Hamvention for the fourth year to provide an introduction to D-STAR for the many new users getting on the air and more adv...

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GB7GC D-STAR Repeater in Grimsby, Now on Air! - 24/04/2015

A new D-STAR repeater GB7GC located on the outskirts of Grimsby is now up and running. The gateway defaults to reflector DCS005M but, of course, is user selectable.

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New Video, D-STAR and the Icom RS-MS1A Android App - 23/04/2015

Icom UK together with TX Films have produced a video providing an introduction to D-STAR and the Icom RS-MS1A Android D-STAR application software.

The video, introduced by Bob McCreadie (G0FGX) ...

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New Video, D-STAR and the Icom RS-MS1A Android App

Registering with the D-STAR Network - 15/04/2015

We regularly get enquiries from customers and other D-STAR users who are having problems getting registered onto the D-STAR network.

Where best way we encourage users to register with their...

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Registering with the D-STAR Network

GB7KH Kelvedon Hatch D-STAR Repeater, Now on Air! - 15/04/2015

GB7KH Kelvedon Hatch D-STAR repeater, most notable for being housed in a nuclear bunker, is now on air and should now be providing a big signal across the North East sector of the M25 and as far in a...

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D-STAR repeaters Now on Air in the Midlands! - 15/04/2015

We have details of two new D-STAR repeaters in the Midlands.

G7DDN Wythall D-STAR repeater is now on air and should now be providing a big signal across the Birmingham.

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GB7SO Solihull D-STAR Repeater, Now on Air - 02/04/2015

GB7SO Solihull D-STAR repeater is now on air and should now be providing a big signal across the Birmingham area.

For more details visit

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ID-51E PLUS D-STAR Digital Amateur Radio Handportable launches in the UK - 12/03/2015

The latest generation of D-STAR handportable has now arrived in the UK and will be shortly available from Icom UK dealers. Called the ID-51E PLUS, the new model is an evolution of the popular ID-51E ...

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ID-51E PLUS D-STAR Digital Amateur Radio Handportable launches in the UK

D-STAR at Secret Nuclear Bunker - 25/02/2015

A new D-STAR digital voice repeater GB7KH is going to be set up in one of the most unusual settings, thanks to George Smart M1GEO. The repeater will be located at the Keveldon Hatch Secret Nuclear B...

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RAYNET Pembrokeshire Purchase D-STAR radio equipment with lottery grant - 25/02/2015

RAYNET Pembrokeshire recently received a lottery grant which will allow the group to update its ageing equipment and to extend its member training program. RAYNET is a voluntary communications serv...

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RAYNET Pembrokeshire Purchase D-STAR radio equipment with lottery grant

New D-STAR Support Section on www.d-staruk.co.uk - 08/01/2015

Icom UK has recently redeveloped its D-STAR dedicated microsite. Among the recent changes is a new support section which includes links to data files of UK D-STAR repeaters and reflectors for Icom mo...

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New D-STAR Support Section on www.d-staruk.co.uk

GB7YD Full stack - 22/12/2014

Ofcom have issued the final 23cms NOV for GB7YD/DV.

2meters, 70cms, and 23cms DD are now operational.

The 23 cms Digital voice will be operational as soon as the cavities are manufactu...

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GB7MA North Manchester D-STAR Repeater - 03/12/2014

Last weekend GB7MA was taken from the test site up to the repeater site at 750 feet ASL. Coverage across Manchester, Cheshire and as far south as Stoke has been confirmed by users across the North W...

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D-STAR QSO PARTY 2014 Results and ID-51A/E winners Announced - 21/11/2014

Icom Inc. has announced the 10 lucky winners of the recent D-STAR QSO Party on their website. Each winner will receive an ID-51A/E VHF/UHF Dual Band Digital D-STAR transceiver.

Full details can...

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D-STAR QSO PARTY 2014 Results and ID-51A/E winners Announced
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