Long story short, I have an Icom ID51a Plus2 and have been trying to figure out D-Star using the HT and a discone on my roof. I am at the point where I can hit three of the local repeaters and get an acknowledgement consisting of their call signs and frequency (B/C). But that's it. Other commands that I try produce only the same response, including selecting a reflector. Echo doesn't work. My call sign doesn't show up on dstarusers.org, but none of the three repeaters I hit show any significant number of other call signs either. Two of them show no call signs at all and IIRC the third shows two stations in the past 2 weeks. So, am I hitting three zombies? (W0ANA, KD0JOU, W0YC) It seems unlikely. Any suggestions? Anyone?