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 grant administered by the Department of Health. The VARC has been asked to sponsor the equipment for local amateurs so they can use the equipment to provide communications during emergency situations. The club is providing the antenna and power systems for the new equipment. If you are interested in supporting the D-Star effort please use this website to join the club.