The DroidStar app is available at your app store, for android, it here:

For Apple / iPhone / Mac you need TestFlight available here:

I don't know or have anything Apple so you're on your own about that.

For DudeStar for Windows 64 bit this is the link.

DroidStar project on git hub go here.

Excellent additional information on the DroidStar vocoder including this YouTube video [] from KE0ZVD is available here:

To start the process of using DroidStar you have to have an amateur radio license and register at! to obtain a DMR ID.

After that is finished and you obtain your DMR identification number from, go to and register.
Then go back to! and use the "BM Integration" button to send information to Brandmeister Network.  I cannot redo this to verify because I already have done it, so if you receive instructions from Brandmeister, follow those instead.

Go to and register as well.

The thing that fouls most people up on DroidStar is that the TGIF Pass setting isn't the site password, it is the "hotspot security key" that you have to use, even if your not using a hotspot.  You can find this by going to and logging in with your call sign (not your email address) and your site password, then at the top right hand side you will see your call sign, click on that callsign, and select "user security", then you will see a screen with your DMR ID and your Hotspot Security Key (If you don't see a Hotspot Security Key, click the GREEN button with the clockwise pointing arrows), copy the Hotspot Security Key using the BLUE button, then return to Droid Star, and under Settings tab, go to TGIF Pass  (I know it's the wrong name, but that's the way the software was written) and paste your Hotspot Security Key into the TGIF password field.  

While your on open up your page, and under the Detail tab, find your latitude and longitude, in the Western Hemisphere north of the equator, the latitude is a positive number and the longitude is a negative number.  Enter that information along with your location into the Droid Star Settings tab.

Once you enter the TGIF Hotspot Security Key into the TGIF pass field, it might disappear but it will be written into your settings on DroidStar.

If you are looking for the DroidStar program for Android, and Iphone the DudeStar program for Windows and the various DudeStar and DroidStar Vocoder URL that you need for DroidStar Settings tab, "Vocoder URL", you can find them here:

DROIDSTAR for Android, IOS, Darwin, Linux
If you want to bypass Google Play and obtain the DroidStar program (apk) from the author directly, you can download it here:

The DroidStar vocoders are in this folder:
Android 64 bit is here: This is the MOST common vocoder needed, so copy this link and paste it in the SETTINGS tab where it says "Vocoder URL".

DUDESTAR for Windows
DudeStar programs for Windows: 64 bit Windows and 32 bit Windows
Windows Vocoders for 32 bit DudeStar for 64 bit DudeStar

The other vocoders had been deleted for unknown reasons, but they have been restored here the following is an emergency backup in case that link doesn't work.

Backup location, using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:
Again copy the URL and enter into the DroidStar Settings Tab "Vocoder URL" - you might have to try several times because can be slow.











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