The W5KA D-Star Repeater is a project of the Austin
Amateur Radio Club (AARC) in conjunction with the
Williamson County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) and operates
under the AARC's club license. The repeater is located
near the intersection of Ben White Blvd. (Hiway 71
/ 290W) and South 1st Street in the South Austin Medical
Center. The antenna is a tri-band Diamond X6000 ~100
ft. AGL, which gives us great coverage in most of
the metro Austin area.
repeater is connected to a cable modem to allow local
D-Star users to make contacts via the Gateway through
the Internet to any D-Star system in the US Trust
network. We also often connect to one or more "reflectors",
which allow for an exciting type of DX that at times
can be international.
use any D-Star repeater, including ours, users must
"register" with one repeater gateway. Only
one registration is necessary, and multiple registrations
can cause problems for the user. If you are not registered
and want to associate through the W5KA repeater, please
use the following link.
sure to complete the "terminal" tab, if
you want to traverse the gateway, because the "system"
uses that information to identify you by private IP
address. Please allow a few days for the volunteer
administrators to approve your registration.
send an email with subject "New D-STAR Registration"
you submit a registration request.
users that associate with the W5KA D-Star system are
encouraged to join the AARC or WCARC clubs to help
support the expenses of the 4-repeater-module D-Star
system, provide for additional repeaters in outlying
areas, and support emergency communications for the