Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
BCM
Durkin Tactical Franklin Armory
User Panel

Site Notices
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 11
Posted: 10/7/2020 10:15:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Alembic]
The Arfcom DMR net is official .

TGIF Network- Talk Group 556. Back-up: System Fusion Arfcom Room FCS00336.

There's also a new app to access the net on an Android or iOS device: Droid-Star Thread

I can perform net control to start, think it would be good to rotate NC stations to gain net control experience, or just whoever would like to be NC on a given net.

***IM/ email or @ me in this thread if you like to take a turn at Net Control***

DMR Talk Group for Arfcom Hams

DMR ID Database



Link Posted: 10/7/2020 10:45:21 PM EDT
[#1]
I'm down for a DMR net. I like the proposed time (or later even), I get in the dog house with the yl if I'm busy too many nights around 2030est when the kids are supposed to be going to bed.

DMR nets are easier than fm nets as the callsigns pop up on the dashboard.

Nice qso earlier btw.
Link Posted: 10/7/2020 11:05:56 PM EDT
[#2]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
I'm down for a DMR net. I like the proposed time (or later even), I get in the dog house with the yl if I'm busy too many nights around 2030est when the kids are supposed to be going to bed.

DMR nets are easier than fm nets as the callsigns pop up on the dashboard.

Nice qso earlier btw.
View Quote


I hadn't considered that, it does make it easier

Appreciate the qso
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 12:50:26 AM EDT
[#3]
I’d be down for this also.  Time would be good for me here on the West Coast.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 11:42:13 AM EDT
[#4]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Bilymac:
I’d be down for this also.  Time would be good for me here on the West Coast.
View Quote


OK, If nothing else, we can have a Sked tonight at 2100 EST/ 0100Z.

Link Posted: 10/8/2020 3:53:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Alembic] [#5]
We can try a test run/ discussion, and keep this thread as as a back-up.

@Nmbmxer can you be back up net control in case of technical issues?
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 4:11:40 PM EDT
[#6]
Guess I better get the dmr radio. I have looking into this for awhile.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 5:03:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Nmbmxer] [#7]
I should be around tonight for a net.

@swampfoxoutdoors
@MACH
@FredTh­eLurker
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 5:53:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Alembic] [#8]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
I should be around tonight for a net.

@swampfoxoutdoors
@MACH
@FredTh­eLurker
View Quote


Sounds good.

Without going @ crazy,

@SCWolverine
@Derek45
@Je­ster_MP
@SmilingBandit

Link Posted: 10/8/2020 5:54:13 PM EDT
[#9]
I think you can only do like four or five @'s in a single message.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 5:57:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Alembic] [#10]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
I think you can only do like four or five @'s in a single message.
View Quote


Thx, I forgot

@K9-Bob
@Otar
@urbanredneck
@planemaker<­br>
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 6:00:03 PM EDT
[#11]
@Cheepjeep85
@TinLeg
@Bluedog1971
@f­iremed13
@Keith1980
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 6:03:20 PM EDT
[#12]
If I am still up I will turn the radio on, but more than likely I will be fighting with my cpap machine
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 6:06:00 PM EDT
[#13]
Radio is on. Not sure what the night holds so I may only bless y’all with my presence via quick key. lol

Link Posted: 10/8/2020 6:24:30 PM EDT
[#14]
Thanks for the tag.  I probably won't join in on this one but i'll def keep it in mind for the future.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 6:33:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: FredTheLurker] [#15]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
I should be around tonight for a net.

@swampfoxoutdoors
@MACH
@FredTh­eLurker
View Quote


I will be there. I could probably be up for NC duties once in a while.
A standard script might help. I have done only a few emcomm nets, with a script.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 6:35:22 PM EDT
[#16]
I got 6 DMR Handis, 4 Fusion Rigs, 1 Dstar Rig..........and no hotspot
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 7:46:59 PM EDT
[#17]
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 8:32:12 PM EDT
[#18]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Alembic:


Thx, I forgot

@K9-Bob
@Otar
@urbanredneck
@planemaker<­br>
View Quote


Thanks for the thought, but our local repeater doesn't have talk group 556
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 9:15:06 PM EDT
[#19]
Won’t be there tonight, but interested.  Hopefully next week!
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 9:30:08 PM EDT
[#20]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Alembic:


Sounds good.

Without going @ crazy,

@SCWolverine
@Derek45
@Je­ster_MP
@SmilingBandit

View Quote



thanks for the invite

I just got home from a long day at work

I haven't used my hotspot or FT70 in months

...maybe next week.

73

.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 9:30:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Nmbmxer] [#21]
Thanks for the net Alembic, good job.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 9:34:00 PM EDT
[#22]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
Thanks for the net Alemblic, good job.
View Quote

X2


And the kid is meeting with the interested parties now, so hopefully they won’t kill each other. Lol damn dumbest thing I have ever seen.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 9:37:09 PM EDT
[#23]
Thanks for the Net!

Need to get my headset issues figured out for next week.

73
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 9:38:18 PM EDT
[#24]
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 9:41:16 PM EDT
[#25]
Great net tonight, Thanks Alembic!
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 9:56:10 PM EDT
[#26]
Net closed at 2126 EDT.

There were 9 check-ins.

Thanks to the Arfhams who checked-in!

Link Posted: 10/8/2020 9:57:15 PM EDT
[#27]
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 10:10:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Nmbmxer] [#28]
Since I was asked to be alt-ncs I took a list of names, I don't recognize all the posters so if there is a spelling error let me know.

Nmbmxer
FredTheLurker
SwampfoxO­utdoors
Lonebugle
Bilymac
SisuAR15
Keith1980
K9-Bob

Link Posted: 10/8/2020 10:16:27 PM EDT
[#29]
You guys are gonna make me try to figure out this whole DMR thing, aren't you. I've got two DMR handhelds and a MVDMM hotspot all of which are still in their respective boxes.

Sometimes I hate this place.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 10:46:16 PM EDT
[#30]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
Since I was asked to be alt-ncs I took a list of names, I don't recognize all the posters so if there is a spelling error let me know.

Nmbmxer
FredTheLurker
SwampfoxO­utdoors
Lonebugle
Bilymac
SisuAR15
Keith1980
K9-Bob

View Quote


Awesome, I was going to ask for a couple of fills on the SNs.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 10:47:29 PM EDT
[#31]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By planemaker:
You guys are gonna make me try to figure out this whole DMR thing, aren't you. I've got two DMR handhelds and a MVDMM hotspot all of which are still in their respective boxes.

Sometimes I hate this place.
View Quote


Why, yes. Yes we are.
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 11:02:24 PM EDT
[#32]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Alembic:


Why, yes. Yes we are.
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Alembic:
Originally Posted By planemaker:
You guys are gonna make me try to figure out this whole DMR thing, aren't you. I've got two DMR handhelds and a MVDMM hotspot all of which are still in their respective boxes.

Sometimes I hate this place.


Why, yes. Yes we are.
There's a reason I stay out of the night vision forum...
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 11:15:06 PM EDT
[#33]
Link Posted: 10/8/2020 11:19:44 PM EDT
[#34]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By planemaker:
You guys are gonna make me try to figure out this whole DMR thing, aren't you. I've got two DMR handhelds and a MVDMM hotspot all of which are still in their respective boxes.

Sometimes I hate this place.
View Quote


Open up those boxes, and watch some YouTube videos......you'll be on the air in no time!
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 8:49:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: FredTheLurker] [#35]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By planemaker:
You guys are gonna make me try to figure out this whole DMR thing, aren't you. I've got two DMR handhelds and a MVDMM hotspot all of which are still in their respective boxes.

Sometimes I hate this place.
View Quote


Build your own digital hotspot step by step!

https://m6ceb.com/hotspot-edit/

You can skip the screen part and use a browser to see the dashboard if you want.
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 9:02:00 AM EDT
[#36]
If I could do the hotspot thing again I would have spent the same money and gotten a GD-77 and updated the firmware to OpenGD77 and used it just for a hotspot.
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 9:19:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: K9-Bob] [#37]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
If I could do the hotspot thing again I would have spent the same money and gotten a GD-77 and updated the firmware to OpenGD77 and used it just for a hotspot.
View Quote
I have one of the GD-77's that I run OpenGD77 firmare and it work very well.

I bought my GD-77 last year for $65.00 with an extra battery from Radioditty's Black Friday sale. With OpenGD77 firmware installed it does a great job at a bargain price.
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 11:00:03 AM EDT
[#38]
For everyone who may not know what they're talking about, so you don't have to dig:

https://github.com/rogerclarkmelbourne/OpenGD77/blob/master/docs/OpenGD77_User_Guide.md#hotspot-mode
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 11:17:36 AM EDT
[#39]
And if I understand correctly you can use pi-star on a pi or bluedv on a windows computer.
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 8:21:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: RED_5] [#40]
Link Posted: 10/9/2020 9:21:23 PM EDT
[#41]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By RED_5:
I'm an FNG for DMR

am working on setting up my AT-D878UV Plus which I received today

I'd be interested once I got it all figured out...


eta:
I have worked with moto codeplugs before, but it's been a long time (Jedi series using a RIB or smartRIB, if you're familiar)
but looking at this, it will be a slight challenge.
View Quote


I'd put the AT 878 as easier than the older Moto gear, no DOSbox, serial adapters, RIBs, or ancient RSS to deal with.

I built up the 878 codeplug from scratch as thinking the analog side needed a lot more channels than digital, might have done that a bit differently.

And referenced this page more than a few times.http://members.optuszoo.com.au/jason.reilly1/868mods.htm




Link Posted: 10/10/2020 8:21:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Mach] [#42]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Nmbmxer:
If I could do the hotspot thing again I would have spent the same money and gotten a GD-77 and updated the firmware to OpenGD77 and used it just for a hotspot.
View Quote


I am running one of those, however, you must be aware that the duty cycle is not rated for a repeater which is essentially how it is used as it transmits whenever anyone talks. I have mine set for 1 watt and then run it into a small amp and get 30 watts out of it and have a range of 12 miles (with an antenna at 30 feet or so) depending on terrain which varies around my QTH

ETA: I checked, it runs at 1/2 watt
Link Posted: 10/15/2020 3:01:12 PM EDT
[#43]
I do have an MD-380 DMR radio but haven't touched it in several years. It was used several times to talk to someone on a Breadmaker (or something similar) repeater. Obviously almost any answer can be found on the internet but I don't feel like spending several hours searching. Can anyone answer several dumb questions? I'm not a VHF/UHF digital guy.
Can I check into this net with my smartphone, like on Echolink?
How do I check into this net with my MD-380, without a hotspot?
Link Posted: 10/15/2020 3:26:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: TinLeg] [#44]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Gyprat:

How do I check into this net with my MD-380, without a hotspot?
View Quote



A repeater within range that is on the TGIF DMR network, with at least dynamic talkgroups allowing the ARFCOMM TG.


The popular networks are cbridge and brandmeister, with some regional ones as well.  I've not run across a repeater in the wild that uses TGIF - but i haven't looked in a while either.
Link Posted: 10/15/2020 7:35:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Alembic] [#45]
TinLeg nailed it, @Gyprat a Pi-based hotspot is the "inexpensive" ticket to the net.

There is a TGIF-linked repeater locally but haven't been able to access the talk group through it (yet).

Negative on the Echolink.

If you go the hotspot route, good reference here: https://www.ar15.com/forums/outdoors/DMR-Talk-Group-for-Arfcom-Hams/22-694377/

Get that 380 fired up.
Link Posted: 10/15/2020 8:46:16 PM EDT
[#46]
Link Posted: 10/15/2020 9:05:34 PM EDT
[#47]
In---first timer
Link Posted: 10/15/2020 10:20:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Alembic] [#48]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By offctr:
In---first timer
View Quote



Keith1980
Stretchman
offctr    
K9-Bob
Allen F...
urbanredneck

Alembic (NC)

6 Check Ins

Net closed 2129 ET

73
Link Posted: 10/15/2020 10:26:19 PM EDT
[#49]
Link Posted: 10/15/2020 10:42:08 PM EDT
[#50]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Keith1980:

Thanks for doing NC duties. Good talking to you!
View Quote


Yes sir, same here, Keith.





Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 11
Close Join Our Mail List to Stay Up To Date! Win a FREE Membership!

Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!

You will receive an email every Friday morning featuring the latest chatter from the hottest topics, breaking news surrounding legislation, as well as exclusive deals only available to ARFCOM email subscribers.


By signing up you agree to our User Agreement. *Must have a registered ARFCOM account to win.
Top Top