D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) is a digital voice and data protocol specification for Amateur Radio. The system was developed in the late 1990s and uses minimum-shift keying in its packet-based standard. D-STAR was the first digital mode that was designed specifically for Amateur Radio.
D-STAR compatible radios are available for HF, VHF, UHF, and microwave amateur radio bands. D-STAR also provides specifications for network connectivity, enabling D-STAR radios to be connected to the Internet or other networks, allowing streams of voice or packet data to be routed via amateur radio.
CARBBN will be looking at how to integrate D-Star into the Mesh project so we can expand the D-Star network in the local area.