If you’ve got to grips with D-STAR over voice, then why not look at the data capabilities of your radio too?
D-RATS is a communications tool for D-STAR which has been around some time now. It works along side your voice transmisions sending data. A bit like MSN messenger but over D-STAR and better!!
Yes, you can talk and send data at the same time plus much more too in the latest version.
Discover how you can run your own “ratflector” and integrate with your own DV hotspot, plus locate stations via their GPS / APRS position too.
Checkout http://www.d-rats.com and discover your D-STAR radios data capabilities.