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Introduction to D-STAR Operations in WPA



D-STAR stands for Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio.  It is a digital voice and digital data protocol which was developed by the Japan Amateur Radio League for the amateur radio service. 


Numerous web sites dive deeply into the theory behind the D-STAR technology, so we do not feel the need to reiterate material you can find elsewhere.  The D-STAR pages on this site are intended to give the reader a brief overview, providing enough information to get them started.


2015 WPA Section D-STAR Contest Details

The D-STAR Repeater Operators of Western Pennsylvania are giving you a chance to win a new Icom ID-880H mobile dual-band rig! The contest runs from Monday 2 March 2015 through Monday 24 August 2015. To enter the contest all you need to do is 1) reside within the ARRL's Western Pennsylvania Section and 2) check into the Monday night WPA Section D-STAR Net. Each week you check into the net counts as an additional entry into the contest. Complete details and rules can be found by clicking the link below:


Link to 2015 WPA Section D-STAR Contest Rules



Harry W3YJ, WPA Section Emergency Coordinator

John N3SPW, WPA Section Technical Specialist for D-STAR

Al N3FKE, WPA D-STAR Net Primary Net Control Station


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