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The D-STAR (Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio) protocol was developed by the Japanese Radio League and utilizes digital radio transmission for voice and data. D-STAR generally operates on VHF and UHF frequencies and allows repeaters to link with each other over the Internet. Check out the YouTube Video for more information.

D-Star on RepeaterBook

Repeaters can be noted on RepeaterBook as a D-Star repeater. Links to and dstar-users with additional information on the repeater are available on the repeater's details page.


D-STAR: Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio DD: Digital Data DV: Digital Voice

Repeater List Downloads:

  • US, Canada, and Mexico FM Repeater Data is compliments of
  • United Kingdom FM Repeaters Courtesy of the RSGB at UKRepeaters
  • D-STAR Data is from


How do I get on the air?

No pre-registration is required to utilize a DMR repeater. However, you will need to program your call sign into the radio. Consult the manual for instructions.

There is a good guide on

d-star.txt · Last modified: 2021/02/27 14:11 (external edit)