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I was first licensed in December 1997.

My interests include HF, CW, RTTY, PSK31, JT65 and UHF / VHF digital and analog.  I have been involved with QRP radio opertions and kit building.


These are the links related to using the NW Digital Radio's ThumbDV (DV3000U) and the BlueDV for Windows software written by PA7LIM.  

The ThumbDV has been around for serveral years and used on D-Star. Check out the website and the message board at: 

Website for the ThumbDV: http://nwdigitalradio.com

Messsage board for ThumbDV: https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/ambe


The BlueDv for Windows software was originally written for use with the DVMega board. Now you can also use it with the NW Digital Radio ThumbDV on the DMR and D-Star modes. Neither version allows you to the ThumbDV on Fusion at this time. It is still a work in progress and I have not found a user's manual. So, it is time to experiment by clicking on the various buttons. I have used the 9422 beta and and 9439 pre-beta versions successfully. Good luck!. I was able to figure out how to use it, and I am sure you can figure it out also.  

Website for BlueDV for Windows: http://www.pa7lim.nl/bluedv-windows/


I started my VHF / UHF D-STAR experience with a DV-Dongle and still enjoy it, particularly as a receiver.  I now own an ID-51A and a 2 meter DVAP.  I started using an old Thinkpad T-22 ( 900MHz chip and 512 meg ram with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ) and the G4KLX DVAPNODE and IRCDDBGATEWAY software as it gives me access to the DCS and XRF reflectors.  I migrated to a RaspberryPi using the W6KD DStar Commander software.  My CCS7 ID # is 3117477. 


I also have a Raspberry Pi B that I use W6KD's DStar Commander image, the best on out there.  If you use a DVAP or DVMEGA with your Raspberry Pi, check his image at http://w6kd.boards.net/ for your particulate piece of software.  Use the "interactive mode" to install the image on the  SD card.


Check out several good D-STAR webpages that are useful to D-STAR users at:


Check out the " Conferences " tab of http://dstarinfo.com to find a number of good videos from the Dayton Hamvention weekends and other hamfests.  Some videos may not have a hyperlink to view them, so go to Youtube.com and search for the 2013 or 2016  Dstar Infocon presentations.  There are 3 segments each year and they run around 50 minutes long.  The presentation is based on current Icom Dstar radios, ie. 2015 more relevant to the 5100 / 51's; and the earlier ones more relevant to the 2820 and 91/92 series.





The Thursday evening ( 8pm Pacific / 11pm Eastern ) D-Star Round Table on XRF002A is an informational and technical net.  It is not a check-in type net, so you can sit back and listen, or talk about a D-STAR topic.  Here is the link for the podcasts of the Thursday evening starting at  8pm Pacific.  Beginning on March 2, 2017, this Roundtable begins one hour earlier on Thursday night at 7pm Pacific.  D-Star Round Table:



The following link is for the companion D-STAR Round Table Forum.  The shoutbox at the bottom is used as an alternate means of communicating information to Net Control.  Previous weeks' shoutcasts are archived under the "General Round Table Discussion" in a tab called "Shoutbox History".  You may find some useful internet links here.  No signup is needed to use the Shoutbox.  The standard convention is to use your callsign in the "Shout as:" text box for identification purposes.  





Please QSL to above address with a SASE, and I am good in the ARRL buro and Logbook of the World!   No eQSLs please. 



There is an interest Youtube video about using radios along with the Zello app.  Setup reminds me of the new Icom Plus 2 radios, without the expensive cabling.  Check out the video at https://youtu.be/LXvhvV57UtM



Check out these Youtube videos:

Yaesu radio into the DMR system: The crossmode portion starts at 20 minutes into the video.

SharkRF openSPOT Dstar_DMR_Fusion hotspot setup and test



DMR radio into the System Fusion system: 

Openspot cross mode part 2.





Check out my website at: http://sites.google.com/site/n9koamateurradio/


REMEMBER ==>  Success remains after you exhaust all of your failures!


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