It would only be a matter of time before hams came up with a way to do D-Star without a radio, and here it is. I'm forwarding this information from Mark Thompson on MIDSTAR's D-Star users group. The device is a dongle that plugs into your computer USB port and allows you to access D-Star gateways over a broadband connection. Ham Radio Outlet sells them and they are around $200.00.
Watch the YouTube video, nice demonstration on how it all works......... Neat tekkie stuff !!!!
Subject: [MIDSTAR] DV Dongle Video & Information