amateur radio digital voice and data communication technologies

The Colorado D-STAR Association was formed by ARES Organizations, established amateur radio clubs, and individual members, to promote the use of digital voice and data communication technologiesD-STARin Colorado.

The Colorado D-STAR Association repeater is ON THE AIR

D-Star NetJoin us at 2000 hours on Tuesday evening for the D-Star Net Port B on the W0CDS repeater (446.9625). See more D-STAR nets here (courtesy Georgia D-STAR) and Denver area nets here.

An open digital voice and data protocol specification, D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) was born in Japan as a result of trying to find a new way of bringing digital technology to amateur radio. The project was overseen by the Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) and funded by the Japanese government.

Although D-STAR is an open protocol, Icom is the only vendor to offer RF products to date.

Getting Started in D-STAR

After you read an overview of D-STAR written by Bob Witte, K0NR, download the practical guide Inside D-STAR Digital Radio presentation in PDF format, written by Barry Wilson, KA0BBQ.


Colorado D-STAR Association acknowledges and thanks its sponsors: Colorado Council of Amateur Radio Clubs (CCARC) and Ham Radio Outlet (HRO)