How to register your D-STAR radios & devices

These directions are intended only for Technician Class amateur radio operators living in the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and South Carolina.

NOTE: You do not have to be registered to use D-STAR.  However, if you want to be able to use D-STAR commands such as, among others, linking to and unlinking from reflectors, you must register with a D-STAR gateway registrar.  This page will help you complete that registration.

 Gateway registration for D-STAR is a 3 step process.  Basically, this is how it works, but detailed directions w/pictures are farther below.

  1. Step #1
    Make sure you register on Kent Hufford’s D-STAR Gateway Registration Page (instructions start below).
    REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORD:  You will need it for step #3 and to be able to log in in the future and make changes to your registration.
  2. Step #2
    Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, MUST APPROVE YOU.  Email him at to let him know that you registered on his D-STAR Gateway Registration page.  He will approve your registration as soon as possible so that you may complete step 3.
  3. Step #3
    You are now ready to go back and fill out the actual gateway registration form.


After you finish step #3, your registration info will need up to 48 hours to propagate throughout the entire network.


Call Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, if you have questions — 803-392-7339 — but definitely before you make any mistakes!
IMPORTANT:  If for any reason you are not 100% sure of what you’re doing, call Kent before you bung up your registration!  803-392-7339

Instructions to register with the KR4AIK
D-STAR Gateway Registration System

IMPORTANT:  Register using Kent’s gateway registration page:  

Click here to register:


DO NOT REGISTER USING the W4DOC gateway registration page, but follow the directions on this web page:
(This link uses examples from the W4DOC registration page.  Again, be sure to use the registration page, not W4DOC’s registration page.)

Here is what Kent’s registration page looks like: