Digital voice and data communications

D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) is a digital voice and data protocol used on VHF and UHF. Additionally, D-STAR radios can also be connected to the internet or other networks. More information on this topic can be found at the above link.

A D-STAR repeater is currently running in Darwin on the 2m, 70cm and 23 cm bands.

Band Rpt Rx Rpt Tx Purpose
2m - 146.700 146.100 (voice and data)
70cm - 438.75 433.750 (voice and data)
23cm - 1293.400 1273.400 (voice and data)

Darwin's D-STAR repeater consists of an Icom D-STAR repeater with 2m, 70cm and 23cm modules feeding into a Diamond X-7000 at approximately 15 metres above ground. The repeater is located in the Marrara area in the Northern suburbs of Darwin and although coverage has not been mapped out or rigourously compared to the current analogue systems, the repeater is able to be accessed from a mobile setup from most of Darwin.


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