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Link Posted: 12/10/2020 10:10:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alembic:
Let's see if we can avoid going into the codeplug for now...can you make calls from the front of the radio?

If so, assuming you have hotspot set up as tgif_network as dmr master:

a group call to 556 for the TG

or a private call to 9990 (parrot)
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I don't know how to set the radio to transmit in DMR format without editing and downloading the plug. I do have several simplex frequencies programmed but they are in analog mode. The radio is Tytera MD380. Last time I used this radio was about 2 years ago. Honestly, I'm not a digital guy and had no clue what I was doing except that I heard someone talking on one of the pre-programmed DMR repeaters. I called him and he replied. Audio quality was terrible but we made a QSO. This is all I have done on DMR.
I only want to participate in the Arfcom DMR net. Nothing else interests me in digital VHF/UHF. HF DX-ing is my poison in this hobby.
The plug was put there by the local seller (BuyTwoWayRadios). They are here in town. Got the radio from them.
Link Posted: 12/10/2020 10:17:33 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/10/2020 10:39:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gyprat:



I'll need to find out what Group Call or Private Call mean.
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Private calls are from callsign to callsign and ties up the time slot and isn't a ham thing, it's a commercial carryover. Group calls everyone can hear and are used for talkgroup. Basically only the parrot talk group should be a private call.
Link Posted: 12/10/2020 11:21:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gyprat:
I decided to wipe out the files from the SD card and download the files image from HRO's website. Well, the .zip file they provide, appears to be corrupt. It can't be unzipped.
Also, I lost the original files that were loaded on the SD card when I did cut and paste. It cut the files from SD but never pasted them into my Backup folder. It's either my computer is all f*cked up or I'm totally loosing my mind.

When I extract the .zip file, it extracts to a single file called: 3.5" Nexion Image with .IMG extension. Do any of you guys know how to use this file to put this "image" to the SD card?
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@Gyprat

Download an image from pistar and re image your card. Add a Wi-Fi file and select the correct screen format.


Nevermind....looks like you got past rhat.
Link Posted: 12/10/2020 11:23:24 PM EDT
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Good to hear you all, we had 9 check-ins, 2 new stations (Jay in TN, montuckyman)



73
Link Posted: 12/10/2020 11:31:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alembic:
Good to hear you all, we had 9 check-ins, 2 new stations (Jay in TN, montuckyman)



73
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Great net tonight, Thanks for hosting!
Link Posted: 12/10/2020 11:38:42 PM EDT
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Good hearing everyone. I had trouble setting up my hotspot at first too. Stay with it once it works it’s pretty cool.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 12:29:57 AM EDT
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@Gyprat

Nice QSO. Was just about to shut down when I heard you in there. Take care, 73.
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 12:45:40 AM EDT
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Finally got it working.
I wish HRO would provide sufficient information on how to set up this unit. They didn't. It's like buying a new FTDX101 without a manual but with a link to a 2 page user instructions that tell you how to power it up. LOL. Even an experienced user won't know how to setup all the functions.

Anyway. I want to thank all of you guys, for your help!

73!
Link Posted: 12/11/2020 1:40:52 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alembic:
Good to hear you all, we had 9 check-ins, 2 new stations (Jay in TN, montuckyman)



73
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Thanks for hosting again, great job as Net Control!
Link Posted: 12/15/2020 9:29:30 AM EDT
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MMDVM ordered and arriving a day or two before Xmas. I’ll get it up and running and be checking in shortly.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 1:45:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bilymac:


Thanks for hosting again, great job as Net Control!
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Lately there seems to be an uptick of activity on TG 556. Good to hear several new folks.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 1:46:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rmil:
MMDVM ordered and arriving a day or two before Xmas. I’ll get it up and running and be checking in shortly.
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Good deal.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 6:14:03 PM EDT
[#14]
So, the net is cancelled?
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 6:25:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gyprat:
So, the net is cancelled?
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Originally Posted By Gyprat:
So, the net is cancelled?


Yes on TG 556, unfortunately...we will have a net at 9 PM on the ARFCOM FCS room, FCS00336

UPDATE 12/17/2020 - Tonight's DMR Net is cancelled.

The issue is the TGIF server is currently down, and being relocated to a different server. To use the the new server you have to register, and it's taking up to 24 hours for some folks (including me) to get your password to enter the new server.

To access FCS00336

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You can access the FCS00336 through DMR radios...DMR and DMR2YSF modes have to be enabled (possibly YSF modes disabled) . And of course with Yaesu System Fusion radios (disable DMR mode at the top).

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Link Posted: 12/17/2020 6:36:45 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/17/2020 6:45:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Keith1980:


Just came here to ask if anyone was having problems connecting to TGIF. Guess that answers that. I guess I’ll put this OpenSpot 3 to use.
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The OS3 is looking better every day, still on sale...dang it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 6:46:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Alembic] [#18]
Thanks to @Stretchman - he sent me a heads up on the issues and the available room.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 6:57:44 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/17/2020 7:07:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Keith1980:
I heard you Alembic. I guess you’re not hearing me. Need to figure out how to setup the radio I guess. Never done this before.
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@Keith1980

Use quick setup. Select your type of radio first, then select fcs, and then, select arfcomm 03-36 from the drop down menu.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 7:11:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Keith1980:
I heard you Alembic. I guess you’re not hearing me. Need to figure out how to setup the radio I guess. Never done this before.
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Good copy. I think we're good.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 7:34:30 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/17/2020 8:19:10 PM EDT
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oh well, no net for me tonight then.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 8:21:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FredTheLurker:
oh well, no net for me tonight then.
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Can you cross-mode in?

@FredTheLurker
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 8:29:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Alembic] [#25]
@gyprat
@FredTheLurker
@Keith1980
@S­tretchman

Just made contact on TG 556

Maybe it's back up....I'll be monitoring both but keep 556 as the primary.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 9:02:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alembic:


Yes on TG 556, unfortunately...we will have a net at 9 PM on the ARFCOM FCS room, FCS00336

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Thanks. Got it reconfigured and it works. I only left YSF selected. I assume, several modes can be selected at the same time and the 'majic box" will switch modes automatically, right?

Sad part is that my FT-70's battery was almost dead after sitting for a week (powered off). It drains the battery when switched off. It's charging now. Hopefully it'll charge enough for the net. FT-70 is a nice radio but the battery life is pitiful. It takes forever to recharge too.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 9:16:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gyprat:


Thanks. Got it reconfigured and it works. I only left YSF selected. I assume, several modes can be selected at the same time and the 'majic box" will switch modes automatically, right?

Sad part is that my FT-70's battery was almost dead after sitting for a week (powered off). It drains the battery when switched off. It's charging now. Hopefully it'll charge enough for the net. FT-70 is a nice radio but the battery life is pitiful. It takes forever to recharge too.
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Talk Group 556 is back up, we're going to use that as the primary and will be monitoring both.

My biggest complaint on the FT-70D, I went ahead and bought an extra battery and a charging cradle for mine. The Anytone 878 battery life is outstanding and so I tend to use it more.
Link Posted: 12/17/2020 11:45:03 PM EDT
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Thanks to all who put up with the issues while TGIF gets sorted. FCS00336 worked out nicely for those who could get in.

Tonight we had 8 check-ins with NCS.

Great to hear you on the net, gyprat.



73

Link Posted: 12/18/2020 5:24:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alembic:
Thanks to all who put up with the issues while TGIF gets sorted. FCS00336 worked out nicely for those who could get in.

Tonight we had 8 check-ins with NCS.

Great to hear you on the net, gyprat.



73

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Yea, good net last night. Glad I had a chance to use both DMR and Yaesu Digital radios. I'll just leave the hot spot set to both Arfcom channels. This was the reason I bought it.
Honestly, I have no interest to explore the internet based digital any further, except maybe adding a D-Star channel to take advantage of my ID-51 and ID-5100 radios.
Link Posted: 12/18/2020 6:27:40 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2020 6:29:25 PM EDT
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Here is what I got. It came with a touch screen from HRO.

Link Posted: 12/18/2020 6:40:42 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2020 6:42:33 PM EDT
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Attachment Attached File


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This is the Nextion image created by EA7KDO. It requires a TTL to USB to have bi-directional functionality, but it's by far the most versatile display hotspots.

EA7KDO Nextion image for a 3.5" display.

Link Posted: 12/24/2020 10:46:26 AM EDT
[#34]
Are we a go for tonight?
Link Posted: 12/24/2020 12:32:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/24/2020 7:33:33 PM EDT
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I’ll try to jump in tonight
Link Posted: 12/24/2020 9:20:28 PM EDT
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Wont be able to make it tonight. Have work early in the AM.

Happy holidays to all. 73.
Link Posted: 12/25/2020 12:24:41 AM EDT
[#38]
Thanks for the great net.



73 and Merry Christmas!








Link Posted: 12/25/2020 2:53:56 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/25/2020 8:27:59 AM EDT
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Thanks for the net last night! Great to talk to you guys again.
Merry Christmas !
Link Posted: 12/27/2020 12:48:22 PM EDT
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Merry Christmas everyone.
Link Posted: 12/31/2020 4:38:11 PM EDT
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Last net of the year tonight.
Link Posted: 12/31/2020 4:50:21 PM EDT
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Gonna try and make this one.  


Link Posted: 12/31/2020 7:53:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/31/2020 11:08:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By alemonkey:
Gonna try and make this one.
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Originally Posted By alemonkey:
Gonna try and make this one.


Originally Posted By Keith1980:
I should make it. Staying home with the family. It’s amateur night out there.


Awesome you made it  in and Fred and Aeuropa...

Stick a fork in 2020



73
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Link Posted: 1/5/2021 6:53:38 PM EDT
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Apparently, you don't need a radio to access the Talk Group or Net. Droid-Star App

Will update the OP



Link Posted: 1/7/2021 10:49:48 AM EDT
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@KD5TXX  - Good catching you yesterday!

Bump for net tonight. I work til 8-8:30 will be cutting it close, might have to start the net mobile.
Link Posted: 1/8/2021 12:14:55 AM EDT
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Good to hear you all, and welcome to KD5TXX, KRVW, and SmilingBandit.

10 Stations checked in tonight.

VY 73, All.

Link Posted: 1/8/2021 4:09:46 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/8/2021 4:55:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alembic:
Apparently, you don't need a radio to access the Talk Group or Net. Droid-Star App

Will update the OP



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What?  This is after I spent $180 on the "hot spot" gismo?
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