Welcome to the DUTCH*Star project !

This website is about D-STAR, and, really, about making your own equipment for the D-STAR communications system for Amateur Radio operators, ranging from simple GMSK node adapters ("modems") to complete transceivers, repeaters and so on.



DUTCH*STAR has moved from The Netherlands to the USA. 

Accounts created after May-5th have been lost, those will have to be re-created, sorry.

All orders after DEC-14 will be DELAYED until our stock arrives !


    WinDV version 1.5.8 BETA-3 has been released, you can find it here !!
    Version 1.5.8 of WinDV is about to be released !

It is currently being tested by a group of testers and people who have donated to the project, and includes support for the NWDR ThumbDV AMBE dongle.  It also has been tested to work properly on the newer generation of Windows-based WinBook tablets !

ALSO, owners of the (North-American version of) the DVRPTR (V.1) boards are now fully supported without having to buy an additional license for that feature.  A license is still required for V.2-based boards.

Hopefully, crashes on (bad) GPS data are now gone, and it *should* behave better with DVAP devices now.  Some of the changes in the serial driver didn't quite work out :(

    Support for the NWRadio ThumbDV USB device is being added to WinDV !

It works fine, but we want to do some internal cleanups before it can be sent out.  Beta copies are available; if you want one, let us know and clearly state your OS version ("Windows 7 Home, 64bit" for example) so we know who's testing what... :)



  Its here!

A very small hotspot application for Windows, Linux and Android, running in Console (text) mode !

Can run in the foreground as a standard "desktop" application, but it can also run in the background as a daemon (or, under Windows, as a service.)  Either way, it can be told to show interesting information on an attached LCD if the system supports it.  On our own LCD board, we even added a receiver for an Infrared Remote Control so you can use that to 'control' your hotspot!

More information about ConDV can be found here !


The ConsoleCape board for the BeagleBoneBlack system boards, featuring a 16x2 LCD, 5 user buttons, a battery-backed RTC chip, a temperature sensor and an InfraRed receiver for remote control.  Click here for more info!



A new supply of both UHF and VHF models of the Friendcom FC-301/D data transceivers was received today, hurray!  They go fast, so get one soon!!

You can read about them here !


Raspberry Pi GMSK Add-On Board

A Mini-Hotspot board which you can just click onto your RPi system and have a no-cables, no-hassles D-STAR node !

Click here for more information !

  [MHS-C image]   **** The Mini-Hotspot Rev.C ****

The new kits are IN STOCK, and they can be ordered through the Shop! More information is available here.






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