With a DV3K Dongle connected to a PC or Mac and used with DVTool software, an amateur radio operator can connect to the international D-Star gateway network and receive/transmit just like a D-Star radio user.
The DV3K Dongle connects to your PC or Apple Mac via a USB port and provides encoding and decoding of compressed audio using the DVSI AMBE3000 full duplex vocoder DSP chip. AMBE technology is used in all D-Star radios to provide efficient voice transmissions. It is also used in some HF digital protocols by vendors like AOR. The DVTool application used with the DV3K Dongle may be installed and run on Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS X, or many flavors of Linux.
-Getting started info
-PC or Mac with 2+GHz CPU
-Mac OS X, or Linux
-USB 2 full speed port
-Microphone and speaker(s)
-High speed internet (DSL, Cable, 3G, 4G)