Category Archives: DStar Information

A Gathering of information about using DStar

ICOM 880 Low Speed Data

Hook up an ICOM 880H for Data

(We Hope this works, but don’t have local confirmation yet…!)

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I believe the RTS Programming AND Data cable will also work…


Here is a link to DRats, which is the program needed to manage the communications over the data port.  It handles chat, files and ratflectors too…gota check that out, might be useful for EMMCOMM

DStar Information

This Post area is intended to bring interesting DStar information to the attention of the users of the site…Here is the first post…

by Brian Roode, NJ6N
Platform: Windowsd*Chat is a Windows based keyboard to keyboard communication application that uses the D-STAR “DV” data capability. d*Chat is used to enable text-based communication between multiple stations on a simplex frequency or through a repeater.   Check out this free and very useful IM chat tool for the Icom D-STAR system. Basic, non-internet dependent software helps in emergency communications. See it here in action