New users can talk on
our D-Star repeater without registering their callsign, but they can only talk
to other local RF users on our repeater. To talk to people over the
D-Star network, for example people coming through an REF-type reflector, you
need to register your callsign and create at least one "terminal."
Once you register on one
D-Star Gateway, such as MDARC's Gateway, your registration information will be
available worldwide, and you can use any other repeater/gateway.
Important! You should only register on one
repeater/gateway. Multiple registrations cause D-Star network problems.
Registration is a 2-step
Step 1 - Request an account on our gateway by
going to our Registration page. Fill in your callsign in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, your first and
last name, and your email address. Enter a password that you will later
use to log on, then click OK.
- Your request to register
will be sent to our Gateway Administrator. Every attempt is made to
process these requests promptly, but sometimes there are delays. Please
- The Admin will verify
that your callsign is active, the name matches. Normally, we encourage
only people who are relatively close to our repeater to register on our
gateway, but certain exceptions may be made if you are unable to get your own
nearby gateway to register you.
- Upon approval, you will
receive an email that you were approved, and some brief info about Step 2
Step 2 - Set up at least
- Go to our Registration page again and log on with
your callsign IN CAPITAL LETTERS and your password from Step 1.
- Details are found at http://www.mdarc.org/activities/repeaters/dstar/d-star-registration-info,
but basically just click on the “Personal Information” link on the top right,
click the 1st box, enter a space in the “Initial” box. Leave the
AccessPoint box alone (unless you have a IC-51A Plus2 and want to use
Terminal/AccessPoint). If you chose to look at the detailed instructions, please note they may refer to the previous version software. Ignore references to the field "pcname."
- Click the Update button.
- Your callsign information will be propagated out to the D-Star network. It may take just a few minutes, or in some cases, several hours.
- You can check your callsign at a D-STAR lookup site.
You should now be able to talk to people on REF reflectors, world wide. Enjoy!