Sunday, May 02, 2010

The DVAP in action - video

I noticed that the blog posts about the DVAP had created a fair amount of interest, so I hope you'll like this little video I've put together of the DVAP in action.

To recap, the DVAP is a USB connected device that incorporates a very low power 2m D-STAR transceiver allowing you to connect to the D-STAR network using your handheld from around the house.

In the video, you can see the DVAP itself, the DVAP Tool software that runs on the PC and how to link repeaters and reflectors from your D-STAR radio. Usual caveat that the camera work isn't great - holding the camera in one hand and operating the HT in another makes life a little interesting!


Steve GW7AAV said...

Could be all the battered wive looking for the Domestic Violence Accommodation Project. Surely no one is still doing D-Star that is so 2009.

Just kidding;0)


Tim said...


Anonymous said...

Hey Tim, those two blokes chatting away on your video are myself Nik VK3BA and Ken VK3MJF. Crikey!!
Great stuff, keep up the good work :-)

Tim said...

Wow! That's cool! Thanks for being there and providing a nice demo QSO, Nik!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you could answer a question for me with regards to the new DV-AP Dongle. Are you able to use it just like the Blue DV dongle to use a MIC in your PC to go out or is it just for a D-Star Radio only

Tim said...

Sorry for the slow reply. But no, you can't use the DVAP like a 'blue' dongle. You need to use it in conjunction with a D-STAR radio.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tim, I'm 2 yrs behind. Just got myself an IC-E2820 & the DVAP 2 mtrs dongle. Just started out on Dstar & having some fun.Finding it usefull when not much rf around. Anyway thanks for uploading the vid. Great stuff for those so called beginers.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering is the any issue reguarding licencing conditions running the dvap. I know it's only 100mW and the stock antenna is tiny, so it signal won't travel too far.

But was wondering if with a very small amp it could be used as a licenced node in the UK dont know if it's got a good low pass filter or if it has one at all.


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