W4HPT has established VHF and UHF D-STAR repeaters in Hampton, VA. We welcome all licensed amateur radio operators to use the W4HPT D-STAR System whether you’re a local user, passing through the area, or linking to us through the Internet. The information that follows will help you set up various radios to use this exciting service and capability. You will also find many links that lead to information you should become familiar with while using D-STAR.

W4HPT B UHF and C VHF Repeaters:

Our frequencies are:

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Getting started with D-STAR:

Note that the W4HPT repeater and gateway are shared resources and that registered gateway users agree to give priority to emergency communications per FCC Part 97.101(e), and to observe a 15 minute limit per QSO contact.

Gateway users should be mindful of:

Operational Aids:

These sites list real-time information about D-STAR activity, plus other helpful sites:

Video Aids:

These are some of the many YouTube Videos that may prove helpful:

D-STAR Reflectors and Links:

Reflectors are like phone conference bridges. They allow more than one DSTAR repeaters to link together and allow all linked repeaters to hear the person talking.

You can also link two D-STAR repeaters together and disconnect them at your leisure. When you link the repeaters and make a call with UR=CQCQCQ, RPT1=W4HPT B and RPT2=W4HPT G, persons on both repeaters can hear your conversation.

Gateway Voice Status Messages:

Here is a list of D-STAR Gateway Voice Status messages.

ID-52A and ID-50A/E radio information:

ID-31, ID-51A and older radio information:

ID-31, ID-51A and older radio Repeater List Update:

The ID-31A, 51A, or older radios may contain an internal repeater directory feature. Occassionally, it will need to be updated. For information about doing this please follow the link below.


How to set up the ID-51A or ID-51A settings to enable DPRS position reporting.