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What Is D-Star
D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) is an FDMA and GMSK digital voice and data protocol specification developed in the late 1990s as the result of research by the Japan Amateur Radio League to investigate digital technologies for amateur radio.
In Florida we have set up two reflectors (thanks to Ralph, W4ORL); REF037C for routine and humanitarian traffic, and REF046C for emergency traffic during events, like hurricanes. W4ORL has also set up two “ratflectors” for D-Rats at cfl.ratflector.net for routine and humanitarian traffic,and nfl.ratflector.net for emergency traffic during events, like hurricanes.
At 1000 Eastern time Monday thru Saturday, there is a “rag chew” net on REF037C.
At 0900 Wednesday Eastern time there is an ARRL ARES net on REF046C and the nfl.ratflector.net Ratflector.
At 2100 Thursday Eastern time there is a training net on REF046C and the nfl.ratflector.net Ratflector.
There are, of course, many other nets on the D-Star system world-wide. For a list of D-Star Nets, go to http://www.dstarinfo.com/nets.aspx.