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.
- Step #1
Make sure you register on Kent Hufford’s D-STAR Gateway Registration Page (instructions are 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.
- 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.
- 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: https://kr4aik.dstargateway.org/Dstar.do
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 https://kr4aik.dstargateway.org/Dstar.do registration page, not W4DOC’s registration page.)
Here is what Kent’s registration page looks like: