D-STAR - Reno / Lake Tahoe / Carson City



D-STAR Repeaters

The W7TA - SNARS DStar Repeaters provides users with D-STAR capable radios. D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) is a digital voice and data protocol for Amateur Radio. The system was developed in the 1990's by the Japan Amateur Radio League and uses minimum-shift keying in its packet-based standard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-STAR). Current manufactures with radios supporting D-STAR are Icom, Kenwood and FlexRadio Systems. The system uses the G3 Icom Gateway Software.

Getting on D-STAR

Check out this Youtube Video on the Simple Guide to Using DStar or purchase the following book Working with world with D-Star - D-Star Radio Explained

D-STAR Repeaters

  City Site Frequency Offset Call Module Equipment
  Reno/Sparks/Carson City/Dayton Mt Davidson 145.175 -600Hz W7TA C Icom ID-RP2000V
  Reno/Sparks/Carson City/Dayton Mt Davidson 444.625 +5MHz W7TA B Icom ID-RP4000V
   Linked    Not Linked    Down    Unknown

Common Reflectors

The following Reflectors are known to be busy with users/nets. 
Reflector Name Active Modules  
REF001 D-STAR Mega Reflector C  
REF014 Western Coast Repeater Linking Reflector B  
REF030 Wide Area Link Reflector C  



The following Net are programmed to automatically connect 15 minutes before the scheduled time and listed module and will automatically disconnect at the top of the next hour.

Date Time Net Module
Wednesdays 6:00PM The Las Vegas Open DSTAR Net B


All Modules (B and C) are automatically disconnected daily at 11:59PM

Coverage Map