There are many DStar radios these days. It’s hard to decide on which one as a starter. If you don’t want to spend $500 or more on a handheld, then the Icom ID-51A PLUS could be an option. It has a sexy design and offers you the chance to choose the color of its case.
It’s full of features. Just to list a few:
Automatic Position Reply, FM Analog Voice or D-STAR DV, Built-In GPS Receiver
Rugged IPX7 Waterproof Construction, AM and FM broadcast Bands, Directional Keypad Navigation
Micro SD Card Slot, Faster Data transfer in DV mode
RS-MS1A Android™ Application (optional OPC-2350LU cable required), Additional Dplus reflector link commands
DV and FM repeater search functions, Enhanced D-PRS functions.