[amsat-dc] ICOM D-Star Presentation Wednesday evening

Daniel Schultz n8fgv at usa.net
Mon Sep 18 23:04:30 PDT 2006

I was asked to pass this to the Amsat-dc list by a non-subscriber. I'm not
sure if it has anything to do with satellites but here it is anyway....

Dan Schultz N8FGV

> ICOM D-Star Presentation - "For the 2nd Century of 
> Amateur Radio"
> Local Amateur Radio Club members and guests are
> invited to a presentation on ICOM's D-Star technology.
> Steve Gilmore, W4SHG, will give a presentation on
> D-Star at the Montgomery Amateur Radio Club (MARC)
> September 20 meeting. 
> Steve will discuss the inception, open architecture,
> and development of ICOM's D-Star. He will also 
> introduce equipment that currently supports D-Star, 
> and D-Star's unique characteristics concerning
> bandwidth usage and band plan spacing.
> Steve will also explain the D-Star gateway and how it
> uses digital technology to make a call to another
> DStar user, also using the D-Star system to find the
> user even if they are in another country. To accomplish
> this D-Star uses VOIP with callsign routing contained
> in D-Star tables to direct the VOIP packet to the
> proper repeater location. How? Let's find out
> at the meeting!
> The Presentation will be held at:
> 7:30 p.m. September 20, 2006
> Stella B. Warner Office Building - Cafeteria
> 100 Maryland Ave 
> Rockville, Md 20850
> Free parking is available on the ground level in the
> parking garage. Anyone interested in learning more 
> about this technology are encouraged to mark your
> calendars and attend.
> More information available at: 
> www.marcclub.org or contact Mona NY7P at
> NY7P at comcast.net See you there!

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