The WCS-D5100 Programmer is designed to give you the ease and convenience of programming the memories and set menu options of your radio from your PC.
Memory Channels Include:
Other Menu Item Categories Include:
The Radio Programmer Is for so Much More than Just Memory Management.
With the WCS-D5100 Programmer you can Begin a new factory fresh file into which frequencies and option settings are entered. Or, you can read from the radio, store these details on your computer and make changes. Then, with minimal button pushing, send the new configuration back to the radio.
Limit Memories (Scan Edges)Limit Memories are used by the radio for Program Scan. Program the same details for Limit Memories as for regular memory channels. Many of the Limit Memories are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can Be changed to another within the band, they cannot Be left blank. Just like in the radio, Operating Mode and Step are available if Lower and Upper frequencies are in the same band.
DR MemoriesThe DR Channels are special memories of the radio used for quick manual D-Star setup from the radio's face. D-Star channels do not have to Be programmed here Before Being saved to memory. Program D-STAR (DV) and FM repeater info to use with the near repeater feature of the radio when Latitude and Longitude are included for that repeater.
Call ChannelHome/Call channels are special memories accessed through one button recall on the radio. These channels are preprogrammed in the radio and while the frequency can Be changed to another within the band, they cannot Be left blank.
GPS MemoriesOnce stored in the radio during GPS operations, these channels are read from the radio with the other details.
Radio Menu Settings
Use these screens to customize other set menu features of the radio. Check boxes toggle features on or off, drop down menus list all selections and blank boxes for personalized entry add to the ease of setting up your radio exactly like you want it.
Display and Sounds
Use these settings to control the radioâ€™s display and sound functions.
DV and Speech
Customize options used during DV operations, for the radioâ€™s announcements the QSO recorder, and for transmission of a message recorded on the SD Card in the radio (Voice TX).
Configure GPS function settings.
DTMF and Bluetooth
Enter DTMF memory and Bluetooth details to customize options for these functions of the radio.
Bank Names and Linking
Enter a name for quickly referencing the Memory Channel, GPS Memory or DR Memory Banks. These names are used when making selection in bank mode. Any that are preprogrammed can Be changed or left blank.Set up A-Link and B-Link combinations for Bank scanning. All banks are included by default.
Memories and D-Star Columns:The ID-5100 handles D-STAR and FM memories in Memories. It is here in the Programmer that the D-STAR specifics for each channel are entered. The D-STAR columns Become active once Operating Mode is set to DV. Use the D-STAR Calculator in the program to set up channels with simple selections. Or, import a file from http://www.dstarinfo.com automatically.
Set "My Callsign" to your FCC issued callsign.
The list of Your Callsigns is just storage. The callsigns used during a transmission are programmed in the memory channel. This list is available to make a selection from; however, the callsign does not need to Be entered here first.
Tx messages, name/location/equipment details, etc., scroll on the radio receiving your call. Be sure to turn on the Tx-Message by selecting one.
New to the D-STAR programmers is the ability to cut, copy, paste, insert and delete in your Callsign list. The ID-5100 comes with this list empty. This new feature lets you copy your customized list from another RT Systems version 4.50 programmer into the new file for the ID-5100. With just a few mouse clicks your list is filled and ready to use with the DR Memories.
D-Star Calculator Advanced
Source and Destination:The D-STAR Calculator automatically sets up the Talk, Echo, Info and Unlink channels for your "Source" repeater. The "Source" is the repeater you access to Begin your adventures. Just like with analog repeaters, you must Be able to hit the "Source" repeater.
Talk - the CQ channel for talking with others.
Echo - a test function that repeats your transmission back to you. Good for letting you know that you are, or are not, hitting the repeater.
Info - The function that triggers a status response from the repeater (i.e. linked to where?.. not linked).
Unlink - Disconnects the current link of the repeater (where allowed). More widely used to disconnect a link you establish. Remember.. if you link, it's always polite to unlink (hang up the phone) when you're done unless someone has joined you locally. Then you might leave it to them to unlink.
The calculator sets up the same channels for a DVAP hotspot. You enter your frequency only once.
Route/Link to Repeaters:Now that you identified your "Source", let's set up your Destination. In D-STAR you can Link to Repeaters or Route to Repeaters. To set up channels that link or route, use the drop down at the top of the first tree to select your function, then select your repeaters by checking a country, region, state, city or individual repeater. A counter Below the list keeps track of how many you have selected.
Link to Reflectors:For even more fun, and a great way for a Beginner to get started, Link to Reflectors. D-STAR reflectors are a special type of Internet connected gateway that rebroadcasts each signal to all the other linked nodes or repeaters. Remember.. EVERYBODY is listening.. but that's what makes it fun. You have a whole world to talk to through your local repeater, "Source", when linked to a reflector. To set up a channel that links your repeater to a reflector, check the box for that reflector in the Link to Reflector tree.
Click Apply once to set up all these channels for the radio.
|The resulting channels are set up and ready to go.|
Your callsign, Rpt 1 Callsign and Rpt 2 Callsign are set automatically.. No wondering which suffix goes where, of if it is positioned correctly. That is all done for you.
Name can Be edited here to Better identify the station. Name is what you see on the radio. It is not part of the D-STAR commands for use of the system. It may Be all you have to identify the function of a channel. (Notice the frequency is the same for ALL these channels although they each do something different on the D-STAR network.) Make the Name something you understand.
Note: On the ID-5100, the name and frequency are displayed for a memory channel. There is no other option that must Be changed for name display.
To Use these Settings for D-STAR Fun:
D-STAR Calculator for DR Memories:D-STAR Calculator for DR Memories lists repeaters worldwide for you to update or customize the list in the radio. Easily customize this list for places you plan to travel or places you want to work using a DR memory as your RPT2 repeater.
All repeater nodes are listed. Those the radio can use to transmit will Be set automatically for Repeater Use.
Latitude and Longitude are included where that info is available from the source and the repeater is marked for use.
Click a country, region, state, city or individual repeater.
Use starting channel to replace or carefully add to your list.
No searching for data, it's all right in the RT Systems Programmer.
The D-STAR calculator is updated automatically with the program. Just Check for Updates periodically to Be sure you have the latest list.
Click here to learn more about using Preferences to customize your radio programming experience.