Today I’ve bought a second hand Icom IC-92D handheld tranceiver to discover the D-Star protocol. The local hamshop, RYS, had a trade. This set is very complete, with Icom software, bag, GPS speakermike, interface cable with the original boxes supplied. Good to see the previous owner was carefully and neatly with his equipment!
The Amsterdam D-Star repeter, PI1RYS, had good coverage for portable use in my house in Alkmaar, which is about 20 miles above Amsterdam. I work in the centre in Amsterdam ans in the office on the channel in the centre of Amsterdam – behind the Dam Square – there is good coverage too.
Now find some time to find our more about D-Star.