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10 Aug D-star | Comments

Attention: Local D-Star Users – New Equipment!

Attention: Local D-Star Users – New Equipment!

The VARC would like to inform local D-Star users that it has received the new D-Star VHF module and 1.2 GHz duplexer for the existing 1.2 GHz voice and data modules.  The VARC technical team is in the process of installing the new equipment at the clubs repeater site.  The equipment was provided via a […]

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05 Sep D-star | Comments

Icom announces new mobile radio – IC-7100!

Icom announces new mobile radio – IC-7100!

Since ICOM revealed the new IC-7100 transceiver there’s been much speculation on price. Given that it’s an updated replacement to the IC-7000, and that it includes D-STAR, we know that the street price in the US will exceed the $1300 price tag on the 7000. But the question remains, how much more? There are few clues. One […]

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24 Jun D-star | Comments

D-Star System Testing Update

D-Star System Testing Update

As many of you already know the D-Star project has been under way.  It was last month that the UHF D-Star (443.7125 MHz) repeater was placed on the air for testing.  It has been linked to systems all over the world and many contacts have been made by local stations who are D-Star capable. After […]

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Repeater Project Update – June 3

Repeater Project Update – June 3

Yesterday members of the technical team met to work on the repeater project.  Right now all work is focused on the repeater equipment itself.  The D-Star equipment was installed in the new 6 ft cabinet and placed in the new equipment room.  Both the VHF and UHF repeaters were removed from the short cabinets and […]

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21 Jan D-star | Comments

New D-Star / APRS / Repeater Equipment Room = Progress!

New D-Star / APRS / Repeater Equipment Room = Progress!

Again the technical team assembled early this Saturday morning in order to begin work on the new larger equipment room for both the analog and the new digital D-Star repeater systems.  They were able to install most of the AC power conduit, breakers, outlets etc. and other electrical equipment needed in order to operate the […]

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14 Jun D-star | Comments

D-Star System Progress Report

D-Star System Progress Report

On Thursday June 2 the technical team met with the EMA director during lunch to discuss various logistic issues related to the installation of the new D-Star repeater systems. Main topics covered were system housing and communications connectivity for the new system.  The technical team is continuing forward with the system installation.

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13 Jun D-star | Comments

New D-Star Repeater Antenna Installed

New D-Star Repeater Antenna Installed

The VARC technical team met on Saturday May 21st to brave the heat and to install the new antenna for the new D-Star repeater systems scheduled to come online later this year.  The view from the repeater site was fantastic!

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DStar Repeater

DStar Repeater

The city of Valdosta and surrounding counties will soon have a DStar coverage. Through a grant made by the Tift regional hospital, a 1.2ghz & 440 repeater will be installed at the Valdosta city water tower for licensed amateurs to use. On March 26, 2011, VARC technical team met together to assemble, configure, and test […]

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