The revolutionary Internet Labs DV Dongle allowed you to get directly on the D-Star gateway simply using your PC with broadband connection. No radio needed! But what if you have a 2 meter D-Star radio and want to get directly on the D-Star gateway (without going through a D-Star repeater)? Enter the new Internet Labs DVAP DV Access Point Dongle! This device allows amateur radio operators to operate on the D-Star gateway with transmit/receive D-Star voice and data using their own two meter D-Star radio (not supplied). It is almost like having a D-Star repeater at your home! The DVAP has its own SMA antenna and power is only 10 milliwatts, but this will provide a range of up to 100 yards.
Please note that the DVAP does not have the DV Dongle functionality. In summary; a D-Star radio is required to communicate with the DVAP which requires a USB port on your PC, and a broadband Internet connection is required to communicate with the D-Star network.
You will need to download the DVAPTool from http://www.opendstar.org/tools. You can program a 2 meter simplex frequency that is not in use. The DVAP requires a USB 2.0 port, 1 GB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/7 or Linux (or an Intel based Mac running Mac OS X). Includes USB cable.
The DVAP 144 operates on the 2 meter band, and DVAP 440 operates on the 70cm band.