Both local and international communications are possible through diverse operations including simplex communications, single repeater relay communications, and interrepeater gateway communications. Drats is a small multi platform application designed to provide digital data communication using the dstar protocol. The dstar repeater call sign and ip address must be registered to the gateway server. Go to first new post icom id51a plus2 software being installed. This fellow n3fjp is the one who wrote the logging software that w5ac uses for contesting. Heres an awesome getting started with d rats by john, wb4qdx one of our webmasters. Once you try it, drats will become the most used tool in your emcomm. It will be displayed in other parts of the program. Getting started with drats a quick start guide drats is a free, easy to use, multiplatform program for data communications with dstar devices or through the internet.
Because my writeup about setting up this radio for d star is somewhat lengthy, i moved it to its own page. Drats a multiplatform software tool for dstar va3stls weblog. Drats is a piece of software that works on dstar, packet or directly on the internet to provide chat, file transfer including photos and forms, mapping and winlink compatible email functionality. Drats also provides for transferring of files and forwarding of messages from one user to another, automatically. Windowsdchat is a windows based keyboard to keyboard communication application that uses the dstar dv data capability. I recently installed d rats on my shack computer for use with my dstar ready ic2200h. If you like drats, please consider contributing a small donation to help support the costs of development and hardware. I would suggest this radio to my friends only if they want 222 mhz, aprs, d star, and a true dual band receiver. Dstar secondary electrical design software seds enables design of operationally efficient secondary distribution systems. We do not require a special club or repeater call sign for use on the network.
A go box for the dvap with raspberry pi for dstar posted on march 18, 20 by bill the dstar dvap raspberry pi rpi combo that i wrote about in my previous post is super portable and just works when power is applied to the rpi. If you have a icom id5100 radio you can import the csv file from the memory card. The openg2 gateway software that has been submitted for approval by us k5tit trust. Listed under the software d star category that is about d star software. Special thanks to don arnold w6gps for taking the time to share with us his experience with the brand new kenwood thd74 d star radio. All i can find on the internet are talk groups from 20 and now that the gtk package for python is no longer available, it cant be run anymore with python3.
Jun 01, 20 even without a dstars system in place it has a lot of capability. Compatible with d star, the amateur radio communications network that has voice mode and data mode. Some restrictions may apply based on specific country regulations. When you do get that dstar radio or your eoc implements it you will already be familiar with the functionality and operation. The 64 bit version is 30k big while the 32 bit version is 29k. It supports text chatting, file transfers, position reporting and mapping, and much more. Getting started with drats and installation software.
D star is a realtime image capture and thermal analysis software for the sofradir ec ire line of high performance infrared cameras. In each case, when i go to start the program or to save the configuration values, it crashes. D star programs category is a curation of 12 web resources on, peanut ham radio digital voice client, dstar tv, nj6ns d star chat. You do not need a dstar radio to learn how to use drats.
Dstarinfo has implemented a consolidated naming structure for d rats reflectors to make it easier to enter and remember reflectors. We started in a basement in 2009 as a side project for all three founders. A go box for the dvap with raspberry pi for dstar ab4bj. This is known as d star repeater dr mode or duplex mode. Simple point and click programs channels without having to count spaces for extensions. Dmr and d star technical information maintained by robert meister wa1mik if anyone has newer or more current information, please pass it along to the page maintainer.
You do not need a d star radio to learn how to use d rats. D rats is a free, easy to use, multiplatform program for data communications with d star devices or through the internet. Aug 29, 2016 posted on august 29, 2016 posted in ham radio software 3 comments ive been asked by some friends about latest windows drats program, since main web site, looks like is offline or not responding. Dvar hotspot for windows software before installing d star hot spot you must first install the usb drivers for the node adapter. Debaian jessie image now has dv4mini software installed and is working with dvmega and dv4mini setups we cannot predict the direction future changes may take, all we can do is chase them when they come.
D star features a highly intuitive user interface and a library of powerful tools that enable the sophisticated analysis of thermal behaviour for a wide range of objects and materials. This video was capture from the pc, theres a little bit of echo, sorry about that. Remember, that when you enter in a reflector, you should. The system was developed in the late 1990s by the japan amateur radio league and uses minimumshift keying in its packetbased standard. Drats is a program that allows dstar users to more fully utilize the data. D star xrf reflectors a whole new dstar experience k6uda radio duration. We have a passion for card games and we love making great apps. Today i was looking at the id5100a, and it mentioned that with the optional bluetooth adapter, it can be paired with android using the the rsms1a software. October 2016 brazos county amateur radio emergency. The internet gateway sends your call to a remote dstar repeater over the internet. Feb 01, 2017 ab4mm walks you through how to link and unlink repeaters to reflectors on the icom id880h, as well as showing how to configure your radio settings to use d rats over rf 03. Dvap software the dv access point dongle connects to your pc or intel based mac via a usb port and provides a 2 meter access point for use with a dstar radio.
Configuring the drats software for the use with the wa7dre ratflector and. Feb 08, 2008 i recently installed drats on my shack computer for use with my dstar ready ic2200h. More details about the d star calculator and suggestions for your d star file are included in this document. Once you try it, d rats will become the most used tool in your emcomm tool box. The washington digital radio enthusiasts maintains a drats reflector, also known as, a ratflector. The d star stands for digital smart technologies for amateur radio.
This project is a proposed enhancement to tocs to allow the user to import 8760 hour load and weather data from a library of typical commercial load types and regional locations, desired transformer life, and let the program calculate the required kva size and transformer design needed. The built in d star calculator gives you repeater and reflector information worldwide. It is a great addition to your ham shack or togo kit. The drats download is for a 32 bit windows operating system. D star digital smart technologies for amateur radio is a digital voice and data protocol specification for amateur radio. Dstar programs category is a curation of 12 web resources on, peanut ham radio digital voice client, dstar tv, nj6ns dstar chat. Drats a multiplatform software tool for dstar va3stls. The nice feature is that it is written in python and uses a couple of libraries so that it can. Sure you know what dstar is, but did you know there are other methods of digital data besides talking over a reflector with. Look in the database for available d rats repeaters ratflectors. Ccs, commands, dplus, dstar, dcs, link, 1 attachments sticky thread go to first new post. Ive been asked by some friends about latest windows drats program, since. This link is listed in our web site directory since sunday feb 24 2008, and till today d rats has been followed for a total of 6788 times.
Drats is a program that allows dstar users to more fully utilize the data portion of a dstar transmission. I learned a lot listening to this net and im going to miss the discussions. It supports text chatting, file transfers, position. Euchre 3d is the premier free euchre card game for smart phones and tablets and is now available on android. Its the combination of everything this radio does is what makes it unique and justifies the price to me. Drats supports text chatting, filetransfer, gps reporting and mapping well, here you can download the latest version of drats. Once you try it, drats will become the most used tool in your emcomm tool box. Development of drats is done in my spare time and is offered as opensource. Ab4mm walks you through how to link and unlink repeaters to reflectors on the icom id880h, as well as showing how to configure your radio settings to use d. D rats also provides for transferring of files and forwarding of messages from one user to another, automatically.
Ive gotten d rats to run on windows and raspbian but i want to get it to run on my macbook running macos catalina. While i was able to use the icom software to program the radio right away, the nifty guide helped me to easily understand how to properly program the radio. Firstly, we installed the relevant cabling and software in the yrarc trailer, which already had a pc and a d star radio icom id880h. Dratsdstar, ratflectors, tutorial, ares emcomm youtube. Posted on august 29, 2016 posted in ham radio software 3 comments. Euchre 3d has been in development for years by a dedicated team and has seen countless new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Use the address host address below as the host address.
Though the supplied one will last especially on low power settings. I was hoping that a higher capacity battery would be available by now. One of the best guides to providing an overview of d star, how to program radios, using the repeaters, linking to reflectors, using the dv dongle, overview of thirdparty software programs to use with d star such as d rats rats is star spelled backwards and d chat, and how the d prs capability of d star integrates into the aprs network, can. Uz7ho soundmodem in drats use agwpe as your port and select.
Winlink express formerly rms express is the preferred winlink radio email client because it supports all new system features, and it is the only client supporting the winlink hybrid network for email delivery with or without the internet. The main category is d star software that is about d star programs. The nice feature is that it is written in python and uses a. Drats is a communications tool that allows stations to communicate via d star radios using low speed data. The d star is nice, but complex in setting up your local repeater.
Challenges to fusions adoption like d star, there is only one vendor supplying c4fm fusion radios today yaesu unless others start making compatible and competitive radios, the technology can only go so far unclear if a similar homebrew community similar to what d star will happen like satoshi. Initially developed for the washington county aresraces group in oregon, drats quickly evolved into a full blown multiplatform emcomm software suite for data communications using dstar radios. Drats drats is a small application designed to provide data. In addition, he has developed a set of settings that seem to get different rigs configured properly to work with his software. Resources listed under dstar category belongs to software main collection, and get. The goal of this document is to give the reader just enough information to get started operating a d star capable icom radio on a local internetconnected d star repeater. Winlink express is designed to be easily used by single users with a single call sign but it may also be used to simultaneously send and receive. About d rats the resource is currently listed in in 2 categories. As soon as i ordered the radio, i decided to purchase a copy of the nifty ez guide to dstar operation. Contribute to maurizioandreotti d rats development by creating an account on github. Dstar drats marion county emergency operations center. In 2015, flexradio systems added dstar support to their line of hf transceivers and receivers via a software.
Information and discussion about using d rats software with d star radios, tncs and networks. Sure you know what d star is, but did you know there are other methods of digital data besides talking over a reflector with your gps coordinates. D star digital smart technologies for amateur radio is a radio system which offers digital voice and data communication. Yes, kenwood had a hardcopy version of this manual at dayton. We are an open ircddb routing network that doesnt require registration. The usbrts05 cable programs the id880 through the 2. Once your usb drivers are installed and the node adapter works well with the echo test program, you are ready to install d star hot spot. Basic, noninternet dependent software helps in emergency communications. Raspberry pi v3 image added to download page now with support for pa7lim bluedv. Drats is a free, easy to use, multiplatform program for data communications with dstar devices or through the internet. This appears to be a nice piece of software that allows keyboard to keyboard chatting as well as file transfer. Drats supports text chatting, filetransfer, gps reporting and mapping well, here you can download the latest version of drats for ms windows v 0.
Help for drats communications tool for amateur radio users. Repeater sites are predominantly connected over the internet and form a wide area amateur radio network as a result that can span states, countries, continents or the entire world. Does the kenwood thd74 support access point and terminal mode for d star like the icom id51 plus2. Development of drats is done in my spare time and is offered as opensource software, free of charge. Distribution systems testing application and research. Distribution systems testing, application and research. The following charts can help you compare the entire d star product line based on features and specifications. Software brazos county amateur radio emergency services ares. It is possible for a radio somewhere in the coverage area to provide internet access by running drats to provide email service. D rats is a communications tool that allows stations to communicate via d star radios using low speed data dv data mode, packet radio and the internet. Apparently some got pdfs emailed to them by kenwood after dayton.
John davis wb4qdx ec gwinnett county, ga dec georgia section ares georgia d star. Dstar radio programming software icom radio software. Getting started with drats a quick start guide dstar info. We contend that valid amateur radio license is enough to operate on the quadnet2 usa irc network. Drats is a communications tool that allows stations to communicate via dstar radios using low speed data dv data mode, packet radio and the internet. It also works for some other icom d star radios handhelds and mobiles for programming and data. The software can be run on windows, macos and linuxunix computers. Check the files section for the latest instruction manual and other useful information. The d rats download is for a 32 bit windows operating system.1291 834 1437 1079 533 294 1137 821 1564 107 481 940 1620 66 380 174 885 600 333 1600 1657 1011 1431 204 236 932 957 110 154 616 1350 217 1402 1029 180 319 742 846 1323 1181 840 1039 353 1374 682