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FWARC DSTAR Workshop

Annual Northwest D-Star Workshop November 20th

The annual Northwest D-Star workshop, sponsored by the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club and ICOM will be held on November 20th from 9:00 to 5:00 at the City of Federal Way Community Center.

The keynote speaker will be John Davis WB4QDX from Atlanta.

John, worked with Mark Fehlig WA6NGG, the former Director of Engineering for PBS, to purchase and install D-STAR equipment (2 meter, 70 cm and 1.2 GHz) including antennas and lines on all 9 TV towers in the state of Georgia. These systems blanket most of the state of Georgia with D-STAR coverage!

Sessions will be held on the following topics:

Getting started using D-STAR

Using advanced features

Gateways, reflectors & ratflectors

New developments in third party applications

Northwest D-STAR repeater update

Building a D-STAR repeater

The workshop will also feature hands on labs to help you learn how to operate your radio. Registrations will be limited to the first 100 to allow for better interactions with the presenters. For additional information please check www.fwarc.org and click on the D-Star logo. Photos from last years event are posted at http://www.fwarc.org/dstar/Workshop/2009_11/index.asp

See you at the workshop.

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