D-Star Repeater Systems
In August 2007 the club installed 440 MHz and 1.2 GHz D-Star voice repeaters and a 1.2 GHz D-Star data repeater at our Chicago site. The frequency for the 440 voice repeater is 442.09375 with a +5 MHz offset. The high speed data repeater frequency is 1242.200 simplex. The 1.2 GHz voice repeater frequency is 1292.200 with a -20 MHz offset. The coverage of this system is primarily northern Cook and southern Lake counties.
The repeater and gateway are open to all, but you must be registered with the D-Star network before the gateway will accept your call.
If you are a member of the North Shore Radio Club you may register your call through the link on this page.
If you are registered elsewhere and visiting Chicago (or if you are a registered club member traveling elsewhere) you have access to just about every D-Star gateway out there, including ours!
D-Star System Status and Training Information
Please use the links below to check system status, registered callsigns, and view information about how D-Star works plus how to program your radio.
Dplus Reflectors (REF)
Link: REF###XL (REF051CL)
DCS and XRF Reflectors
Link: XRF###XO or DCS###XO (XRF005BO or DCS001AO)
D-Star Gateway Registration
Thank you for your interest in registering for gateway access on the NS9RC D-STAR system!
The D-Star system, including the gateway, is open to all amateur radio operators with D-Star capabilities.
If you are a member of the North Shore Radio Club you may register your call by clicking here. After registering, send an e-mail to our administrators to alert them that you’ve registered. If you changed callsigns, please indicate your old and new callsign.
If you are registered elsewhere and visiting Chicago (or if you are a registered NS9RC club member traveling elsewhere) you have access to just about every D-Star gateway out there, including ours!
Not a club member? Not registered on another system? Join us! Click here to download a membership application.
Please contact our administrators at dstar.admin -at- ns9rc.org .