The weekly North Star Digital Net held every Tuesday evening at 9:00 PM Eastern on DMR talk group 31630 (STEM). Any amateur radio operator is welcome to attend.
Access via All-Star and Echolink is possible to through Hudson Valley Digital Network with details on that at stem.hvdn.org for those without a DMR radio or not able to use a radio at the time of the discussion.
Net control, Jim WA2UMP often turns over the floor to someone knowledgeable on a specific topic followed by a Q&A session.
This week featured Rick, W1RHS who shared information about the popular BlueDV application. BlueDV allows you to create a hotspot for digital ham radio modes under Windows, Linux, Android and iOS.
BlueDV allows you to create a digital communications platform under these operating systems using only a computer, tablet or phone and using the computer or devices speaker and mic.
The presentation covers the DVMega radio/modem board combined with the BlueStack board for USB or Bluetooth connectivity and the AMBE 3000 dongles with AMBE Server.
There is a comparison between BlueDV and PiStar and a review of the DVMega Cast network radio. Not covered in the presentation is "Peanut" which is one of many growing applications used to augment access into digital voice infrastructure today.
Download a copy below and be sure to check back next week if you have further questions.