D-STAR on your iPhone

In our very first iPhone article, Andrew Spaxman investigates how you can listen to D-STAR live on your Apple iPhone or iPod touch.

I love the iPhone. I’ve had one by my side now for a good 18 months. It gives me full control of my business on the move, organises my personal life and it also helps me in my radio hobby too. I really would be lost without it.

Over the next few months, I’m going to show you a few nifty tricks that you can do yourself with your iPhone that involve amateur radio.

Here’s the first trick – listening to D-STAR

Yep that’s right, simply go to the iPhone app store on your phone and search for Ustream.

Once you have found and installed the ustream viewer, launch the application and search for GB7YD. Your search results will find our live stream from the GB7YD D-STAR repeater for you to listen and watch from your apple iPhone.

Unfortunately you cannot talk back yet. SYRG is working on this one 🙁 We would like to hear from any iPhone application developers that could develop a D-STAR radio application with us.

Any problems or questions viewing the GB7YD stream on your iPhone, please let  (ED!) PLEASE let ANDY know!

More info about the iPhone ustream application can be found at : http://www.ustream.tv/mobile/viewer


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10 comments on “D-STAR on your iPhone
  1. M0YPZ says:

    Hi there.

    Your instructions don’t work. 🙁

    Searching for GB7YD yields no results.

    Are you using version 1.6 of the player? The reviews seem to indicate a retrograde step after 1.5.


  2. 2E0BLF says:

    Hi, looks like I have an older version so I have tried to upgrade to latest. It’s telling me that I need tp plug my iPhone into the pc to upgrade it. Will do this later today and let you know results.

    Can’t see why it won’t find our stream. Both old and new versions should be connecting to the same ustream feed.

  3. 2E0BLF says:

    Neil, my version is 1.1 so I have removed it and installed the latest version. You are right. No results listed.

    I’m talking with ustream now to get it included in the search.

  4. G8LZG says:

    Same hear couldn’t find the stream. Looking forward to see what happens.

    Best Regards

  5. 2E0RAX says:

    Still nothing from the GB7YD search. Looking forward to this being available………


  6. 2E1ICB says:

    Hi still nothing here, was looking forward to seeing this on my i phone

  7. 2E0BLF says:

    Looks like we are stuck on this one until the YD cam gets more busy. The latest Ustream Viewer app for the iphone only lists your stream on the list if you have quite a number of viewers on all at once.

    Still looking into ways to deliver it to an iphone. Maybe as a quicktime stream.

    Anyone any other suggestions?

  8. 2E0VYV says:

    Now call me daft but…..

    if everyone who is interested in having this rank on ustream (so that it can be viewed on iphone) why not all (on computers) open four tabs with the cam in?
    Pretty soon the numbers will rack up and we should be showing in the ustream listing? 2E0BLF informs me we need about 40+ viewers to rank…as I say daft..but it may just work?

  9. 2E0VYV says:


    we are now available via the ustream viewer iphone app.

    73 de 2E0VYV

  10. m6der says:

    sounds good to me…more exposure the better and the link you show today on the front page looks and sounds very good
    shame i dont have an iphone yet 🙁

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