INDEPENDENT RADIO CLUB D-STAR
The IRC operates four ICOM D-STAR digital repeaters on 3 bands. 3 repeaters support Digital Voice and low-speed Digital Data on the 2M, 70cm and 23cm bands. The fourth is a 23cm high-speed Digital Data repeater.
DIGITAL AMATEUR RADIO
The D-STAR system is similar to a conventional repeater with IRLP/Echolink capabilities. The difference is that D-STAR digitizes your audio in the radio, as opposed to in the computer as with IRLP/Echolink. D-STAR repeaters rebroadcast locally, in-band or cross-band, or to far and away, depending on how you have configured your radio. D-STAR also supports 1200 bps data on the digital voice channel, so you can send data from your D-STAR radio as well. Our 1.2 GHz high-speed data repeater provides a 128kb TCP/IP data connection, bringing all your favorite internet applications such as email and web browsing to your ID-1 and computer station.
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With the addition of D-STAR, the IRC repeater system provides digital and analog access on five amateur bands, 144, 222, 440, 902 MHz and 1.2 GHz. D-Star further extends system coverage literally worldwide.
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