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Welcome to the former home of MoenComm, which from 2011 until the end of 2016 sold the Star*DV AMBE 3000 device as well as the Star*Board GMSK modem. The website has been merged into my personal website, k6jm.com, but the contents will remain on the web as a resource for those who purchased these products.
For those looking for advice about what to purchase today, I offer these recommendations:
ThumbDV(tm) from Northwest Digital - This is a good product and I have used it. It comes in a very convenient USB stick form-factor.
DVMEGA AMBE3000 - This board contains a codec for a speaker/mike or headset. It is a shield that fits on an Arduino MEGA that connects via USB to a Pi or PC.
Modems and similar devices to create D-Star Hotspots
DVMEGA GMSK Modem - http://www.dvmega.auria.nl/GMSK_shield.html - This board fits on an Arduino Uno or Mega, forming a compact unit that plugs into your PC or Pi. The Arduino is loaded with DVMEGA's excellent firmware - https://www.amazon.com/Arduino-cc-Arduino-UNO-Rev3/dp/B01LZSK32W.
DVMEGA also offers a radio board to create a small low-powered access point and supports several DV modes.
MMDVM multi-mode DV modem - http://mmdvm.blogspot.ca/ - Works great for D-Star only, but also supports other major DV modes, including DMR, C4FM/Fusion, and P25. Perfect for people who like Do It Yourself projects.
MMDVM also makes the ZUMspot, a low-powered radio board. Plugged into a Pi or PiZeroW, this is a powerful multi-mode access point.
NW Digital Radio's UDRC-II - https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/UDRC%E2%84%A2-For-Simplex-Hotspots-and-Converted-Analog-Repeaters - this is not a modem, but functions like a sound card in conjunction with software like G4KLX's DStarRepeater.
Here's the info about our former products:
Star*DV has an AMBE 3000 chip AND a built-in "sound card" codec for speaker/mikes
|D-Star compatible QSOs without a D-Star radio|
|Use a PC with internet, plug into the USB port|
|Codec and connector for speaker/mike|
|Also available now: the new SDV app for Windows, Desktop Linux
and the Raspberry Pi
|Available in White or Black|
|Order the USB cable in your choice of different lengths and colors (does not come with Star*DV)|
|Inexpensive speaker/mikes available|
|LCDs for the Pi (built, not a kit), monochrome and not expensive|
Extend the D-Star network to your neighborhood! Start with a D-Star radio, then using this board with an analog radio and a PC with internet, you can connect to repeaters and reflectors around the world. Learn more and see a diagram here.
If you have any questions, we'll work with you to be sure you'll be successful in setting up your Hotspot. Note: the analog transceiver in a Hotspot ideally will support 9600 baud packet data. Often Hams have a spare analog radio available, or they pick one up at a hamfest or club auction. Again, if you have any questions, email them to the address below.
We also encourage you to
gmsk_dv_node on Yahoo Groups -- the most popular email list about GMSK node
MoenComm LLC was owned and operated by
* D-Star® is a registered trademark used for communication equipment (repeaters and transceivers) for amateur radio communications, and owned by Icom Incorporated.
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