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This forum has been designed to provide users with an area to discuss and answer some of the issues about setting up and using D-STAR*radio.

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id51plus access point - 10/08/2017

HEllo I have no dstar repeaters or gateway near me.I am hoping to access dstar through the net.I have I think everything set ok. I am using the correct software.I am using rsms3a on my mobile and th[...]

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IC 7100 - 03/03/2016

I'm finding it a bit difficult to get going and there doesn't seem to be any tutorial videos on the Icom support site. Dave

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IC2820 Hotspot headache - 03/03/2016

My 2820 works perfectly using the local repeaters 2 off so thought I would invest in a RP and DVMega how silly of me, 'big problem'. Setting it up I see the data passing through it OK but HOW can I ge[...]

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9100 and D Star setup - 10/12/2015

Using CS-9100 with IC-9100 but seem unable to connect with my local repeater, had IC-5100 before worked great, but I am obviously missing something ?? Thanks Rob

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Dropped Receive Packets - 27/11/2015

I am consistently having packets dropped from received signals using D-Star reflectors. Transmitted signals are ok i.e. no dropped packets. Tried multiple reflectors. Switched from satellite Inter[...]

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Icom E2820 - 08/08/2015

Nightmare programming ,radio version issues ,but which version is my radio ?? No info in manual ,have CS2820 software ,and icf data files for radio ,but software refuses to program,would appreciate an[...]

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Not being heard - 14/05/2015

Using ID51-E Plus which worked fine when first used but now it seems only my digital signature is being heard as no-one seems to come back to any calls. I think I may have upset one of the settings bu[...]

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Icom FA-S270E Long Antenna. - 08/04/2015

Hi all, stupid question time. I have just bought the ID-51 Anniversary edition. The above antenna is described as giving a better receive, can it also be used for transmitting, i.e, normal dual band t[...]

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icom id-51E anniversary edition - 28/03/2015

Hi, Iam new to dstar and have the above radio and a dv mega and raspberry pi setup my problem is that I cannot get the radio to link to the dv mega , can any one tell me the correct sequence of key[...]

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Cq box - 22/03/2015

It appears the cq in the to box has been deleted I cannot write any data in the box any help would be nice ,I am 77years old and have ms and at times not to bright,73 to all g0ncs Tim plymouth

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ID51e plus icf files - 21/03/2015

Hi all, I have got your id51 plus icf file but I cannot get the radio to see it. I have loaded it onto an SD card, but when I try to load settings on the radio it just states no file found, any one [...]

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Icom 2820 software - 11/02/2015

Hi all wonder if anyone can help with my 2820. iv'e been trying to access the local hotspot {MB6IDF}, although i can receive the hotspot on a good signal, i cant seem to get through to anyone, so trie[...]

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using cigarette plug on veichle - 05/01/2015

hi guys another question I have a lease vehicle which prevents me from putting any hard install into the car I want to take my icomID5100E mobile using the cigarette plug as power source now I have be[...]

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Calling CQ on dstar - 04/01/2015

Hi everyone im a total newbie when it comes to dstar i have only been licenced nine months and havent operated on air as yet, i have just purchased an ID5100E due to geographical difficultys ect my qu[...]

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Icom IC-31E - 29/12/2014

Have set up my 31E witha babystar hotspot when i press tx get message "UNLINKED" any ideas please Thanks Dave

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Sending Emergency Data from my IC51 - 30/09/2014

I am a member of my local RAYNET group and I am interested in usig/Demonstratig my IC51e for transmitting data info when on Exercise or live Incidents. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated. [...]

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Ic7100 no sound - 08/04/2014

Hi all can someone pls point out what I doing wrong when I select DV on the 7100 the sound cuts out so any help with setting would be great as would like to try this mode cheers

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IC-2200H Programming Problem. - 08/03/2014

Can anyone help with a PC programming problem I have with a recently aquired IC-2200H radio. I am unable to get the computer to see the radio and keep getting an error message to check the connecting[...]

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icom ic2200h - 18/11/2013

Hi can any one help iam new to dstar and having great difficulty in settig up the ic2200. for dstar i think my nearist repeater is gb7ml i have had no luck in making a contact on this repeater. does [...]

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D-Star - 23/10/2013

hello iv an ic-7100 can you help me please i want to do a test (PING) to a repeater or repeater's to see what i can reach from my location my set-up UR: CQ CQ CQ R1: GB7WC B R2: NOT USED* [...]

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ID51 GPS Not working - 27/06/2013

Can anyone help regarding getting APRS to work on my 51? Set up was painful due to the confusing layout of the software (Or maybe it is just me). Is there anything I need to know regarding GPS Beacon[...]

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D star - 06/05/2013

Hello my name is mark strowger my call sign is m3gzj I am over in the states at the moment and been toying around with d star I have seen a couple of friends that have used d star over herein the US[...]

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Register on D-Star - 12/01/2013

Hi Having a little trouble trying to configure my dvap to my ic-92, when linked only allows me to listen. Back in February 2011 I register on the d-star network; unfortunately due to other commitme[...]

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E92d Connection to laptop - 03/09/2011

Hi, I am wondering what other people use to connect their e92d's to a laptop without a RS232c interface. Thanks for any replies Noel

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GPS and Mapping Software. - 13/11/2010

Does anyone know If I can display a recieving GPS station on any map software? I have an ICOM IC-2820 which when connected up to my PC and running Google earth or Microsoft Mappoint it shows my locat[...]

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E92D with HM175GPS Mic - 14/08/2010

Trying to set up GPS mic-have programmed what I thought was correct,but still NOT TX-ing Location. Can anyone offer a step-by-step way of getting this to work? Many Thanks

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Hi! Wow, ahem, see below... - 31/07/2010

Well I am sure I have been a complete twat and jumped in with both feet only to find out that things like batteries a radio call sign are not included. Ok so I have the Icom IC-E92D hand held and a ve[...]

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GPS setup - 18/06/2008

Going through the setup of my nice new IC-E92D, I am wondering what GPS Sentence Formatt is all about and what I should set it to? Also I see there is no GPS symbol for a pedestrian so I presume I nee[...]

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EMR function - 24/03/2008

I hope to be active on D-Star from mid-April using an IC-E92D. Reading through the features, the EMR function is stated as giving the facility to override callsign squelch and to raise the AF gain [...]

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D-Chat or Data via a PDA - 04/02/2008

hi all just wondering if i can use a pda to run d-chat ? if so can i take the data from the 2.5 data jack on the ic2820 and instead of using a serial port use a usb cable instead ? or some othe[...]

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Test signal Bewdley worcestershire - 21/01/2008

Hi all, I've setup an analogue test transmission on 439.9125MHz from the site that we intend to install GB7WF D-Star repeater. I should be at the site most days and evenings so the test transmissio[...]

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D-Star routing issues - 10/12/2007

Now that there are two repeaters in East Kent - welcome to all the Folkestone area chaps and chapettes - we've had the opportunity to test, first hand, the routing capabilities of D-Star. Results ha[...]

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d-star links - 02/12/2007

hi i know you can have a d-star repeater. can you also set up a d-star link ,a bit like echolink link stations. so i could have a d-star radio at home connected to the net then mobile stations could[...]

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D-STAR frequency allocations - 29/09/2007

Hi, All, Thanks, Icom, for this site and forums, I think it's going to prove very valuable in geeting D-STAR established in the UK. I've just ordered a 2820 + UT-123. Can anyone tell me what cha[...]

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Technical Advice and Help - 13/09/2007

If you need any advice or help or have any suggestions, please post your comments on this forum. Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager (M3INL), Icom UK.

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