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Amateur Radio Week in Michigan.

posted Jun 12, 2017, 6:02 AM by Robert Wilcox

We recently received a proclamation from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
declaring the week of June 19 – 25 to be Amateur Radio Week in

A PDF copy of this proclamation is available for download on the
Michigan ARRL website located at www.mi-arrl.org.

A copy of the Amateur Radio Week Proclamation is perfect for
distribution to the elected officials in your community, your EM, local
media outlets, and in printed form, for use at your Field Day
information table. I am sure there are many additional uses beyond what
is listed above.

Please take a few minutes to read the proclamation and by the fact that
the State of Michigan and Governor Snyder have issued this proclamation,
you will see the relationship that exists between the State of Michigan
and the amateur radio operators of Michigan. By and large this
relationship exists because of the thousands of hours that are expended
each year by the amateurs of Michigan on behalf of their fellow

Take pride in Amateur Radio Week in Michigan and be sure to publicize
this wherever and whenever you can. You deserve being in the spotlight!

Thanks go to each and every Michigan amateur who provides public service
to his or her fellow citizens.


Larry, WB8R


posted Mar 28, 2017, 4:17 AM by Robert Wilcox   [ updated Mar 28, 2017, 4:18 AM ]

Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:57 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Kent Hufford" kq4kk

The videos are now on our YouTube page. The video lags a bit compared to the audio. Nothing can be done to fix it at this point.



Announcing D-STAR Live! Your D-STAR Questions Answered

posted Feb 28, 2017, 4:42 AM by Robert Wilcox   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 1:53 PM ]

D-STAR Live will present some of the experts in D-STAR for a panel discussion on various aspects of the D-STAR ecosystem. We will be accepting questions from the audience, both in-person and from the Internet

A few of the areas that we plan to have discussions about are:

  • Setting up a brand-new radio
  • Updating / Programming your radio
  • Kenwood TH-D74 D-STAR Radio
  • New features of ID-51Plus2 and ID-4100
  • Icom G3 Software
  • D-STAR Comparison
  • D-STAR Devices
  • Questions from the You!

When: 11 March 2017   1200-1600 EST (UTC-5) 0900-1300 PST

FYI US DST starts the evening after the event

Where: Live Online and

Live in person at Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville GA


  • Ed Woodrick WA4YIH (DSTARInfo.com)
  • John Davis WB4QDX (Georgia D-STAR)
  • Ray Novak N9JA (Icom America)
  • Robin Cutshaw AA4RC (Internet Labs)


The event is FREE, we would appreciate it if you register at www.DSTARInfo.com.

For those attending in person, Icom has provided an ID-5100A as a door prize! You must be present to win.

We’ll post more information and the links to access the presentation at


 We'll post the link to access the broadcast HERE, as soon as we get it.

DVTool version 2.1 is now available for the DV3K Dongle.

posted May 23, 2015, 2:00 PM by Robert Wilcox   [ updated Jul 4, 2015, 4:24 AM ]

DVTool version 2.1 is now available for the DV3K Dongle.  You can go to http://www.dv3kdongle.com and click on the Installation tab for instructions for downloading/installing for Windows or Mac.  The Linux version should follow shortly.

This version will also work with the DV Dongle.  The only changes between 2.0 and 2.1 are for DV3K Dongle support so upgrading is not necessary for DV Dongle users.

The reflectors are running new code that supports the new DV3K Dongle.  Dplus with DV3K support for the gateways should be released this weekend and it will then be up to the gateway admins to install the new version which is required for DV3K support.




Dayton Ham Radio Roundtable

posted May 19, 2015, 3:25 AM by Robert Wilcox   [ updated May 19, 2015, 3:28 AM ]

This week: Recap of Dayton Hamvention

It's time for Amateur Radio Roundtable, a live weekly ham radio webcast and simulcasted shortwave program every Tuesday night at 8 PM CDT (0100 UTC Wednesday). The show can viewed at W5KUB.com or heard on shortwave radio station, WTWW on 5085 KHz. Ted Randall, WB8PUM, from QSO Radio Show will join Tom Medlin, W5KUB, as a co-host.

The show covers a wide range of topics for ham radio operators, electronic hobbyists, and shortwave listeners; including balloon launches, Satellite, go-kits, emergency communications, SDR, digital modes, DXing, home brewing, and more.

Dayton Hamvention was held last weekend but It's too early to determine the exact attendance. It typically draws about 20,000 - 25,000 amateur radio operators from around the world. Hamvention has thousands of vendor booths inside and flea market spaces outside Hara Arena in Dayton.

This week’s Amateur Radio Roundtable guest is ​Bill Cahill, AB8BC, from Hurst, TX who will share pictures and discuss his perspective of Dayton Hamvention. W5KUB will share highlights and show special interviews from the event.

To watch Amateur Radio Roundtable go to W5KUB.com, click on Live Events. To join the chat room, sign in with your existing User Name and Password. If you don’t have a user name and password, just enter your call or name, leave the password blank and click sign in. If you are listening on 5085 KHz, provide your location and signal report through our chat room.

Maryland D-Star Raspberry Pi Image

posted Apr 26, 2015, 6:49 AM by Robert Wilcox   [ updated Apr 26, 2015, 6:51 AM ]

The latest release of the Maryland D-Star image is available for download from the website. This release incorporates features incorporated in prior releases and full support for Dual Band GPIO boards including the DV Mega Dual Band. Additionally it incorporates support for usb Wi-Fi adapters, based on the 8188 and 8192 chipsets, including those manufactured by TP-Link and D-Link.

D-STAR Activities at Dayton

posted Apr 23, 2015, 1:28 PM by Bob Oms

Stop by the D-STAR booth (HA0008-HA0010) and say hello!


For the latest updates to the schedule, check out DSTARInfo.com

Thursday, May 14, 7-9 PM - Pre-Hamvention Meet, Greet, and Eyeball QSO 
Marion’s Piazza
1320 N Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek OH 45432

Friday, May 15, 8-11 AM – D-STAR InfoCon at Hamvention 2015
Drury Inn Ballroom
6616 Miller Lane
Dayton OH

Friday, May 15, 12:45-2:15 PM - D-STAR Forum 
Forum Room 1
Dayton Hamvention

Friday, May 15, 6:30-8:30 PM – D-STAR Update
Drury Inn Ballroom
6616 Miller Lane
Dayton OH
DSTARInfo.com for more information

Dayton D-STAR Repeaters









Dayton D-STAR Reflectors
The Dayton gateway will be linked to XRF038C
REF038C will also be available for the weekend

Dayton D-STAR Simplex
DARA suggests using 446.1000 Digital Code Squelch CSQL use #13 as a D-Star simplex frequency at Hamvention®

Don’t forget to update your repeater list at www.DSTARInfo.com before you start your journey!


D-STAR Affiliated Vendors at Dayton Hamvention
Icom – Booths HA0008-HA0010, HA0033-HA0037
Internet Labs – HA0028-HA0029
NW Digital Radio – EH0515 (with Special Guest, GUUS of DVMega  fame)
RT Systems – NH0247-NH0248

If there are any corrections or additions, please drop us a note at info@DSTARInfo.com



DVTool Version 6

posted Apr 3, 2015, 5:01 AM by Bob Oms   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 7:17 PM by Robert Wilcox ]

Version 2.0 final is a week away (finally!).  I've released 2.0beta6 to make sure the build still works before the final release.

15April2015 It appears that the final version has been released. 

Spreadsheets - editable

posted Mar 9, 2015, 5:43 PM by Bob Oms   [ updated Mar 9, 2015, 5:46 PM ]

The repeater info spreadsheet is HERE

Also the individual info spreadsheet is HERE

Dstar users - add your info

posted Aug 9, 2014, 4:53 AM by Robert Wilcox

See this spreadsheet

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