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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:
AMBE 3000 dongles
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 DVstick30 and DVstick33 - Excellent AMBE3000 and AMBE3003 USB sticks
Most of the following products are supported by the G4KLX open source Multi-Mode programs. These are most easily installed and operated using the Pi-Star image, which I strongly recommend, even if you decide to enable only one DV mode, such as D-STAR.
DV Modems to interface to analog radios to create high-powered hotspots or repeaters
ZUM Radio MMDVM-Pi Board designed by KI6ZUM and the first authentic MMDVM board (D-STAR, DMR, C4FM, P25, NXDN)
Repeater Builder STM_DVM_PiHat another excellent MMDVM board
DV Hotspots - DV modems with on-board low power radio chips (often 10mw)
ZUM Radio makes the ZUMspot Duplex kit, one of several MMDVM hotspots which are sold at Ham Radio Outlet. The Duplex versions of this and the following board are useful if you eventually plan to use DMR, since the duplex versions support full DMR (note DMO) and both timeslots.
N5BOC makes the LoneStar MMDVM Duplex hotspot
DVMEGA also offers a multi-mode VHF/UHF Radio board
Here's the info about our former products:
Star*DV works with
BlueDV software in multiple modes (D-Star, DMR, C4FM/Fusion)
Click here for how to setup for BlueDV
Star*DV has an AMBE 3000 chip AND a built-in "sound card" codec for speaker/mikes
Star*DV Products that were sold
|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.
Products that were sold
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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