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    Default Beginners Guide - Where to Call/Move to Etc?

    Have Fusion radio linked to DV4Mini but can't seem to find any info on how or where to call or move to when contact made.
    Have had an ear on FCS 01 - 55 as suggested by someone last night at the club, but apart from a couple of broken signals heard nothing in three hours!
    I'll keep looking but a list of what and where would be handy!
    Thanks for any info.
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    This is one mode I haven't tried yet, having had success with D-Star and DMR on the DV4Mini.

    Let us know if you manage to suss it out.

    Kind regards,



    Phil

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    Ah Phil, well volunteered DMR whats going on there then confused or what!!
    Can't get my head around that people call on UK235 on SC repeater and move to 80 or 81 (I think) I'm told I can't do that but it's on the code plug somewhere, but been told can't program that by changing say WW or Europe in my own group where all sorts of other things are stored?
    Then via the DV4mini people call each other and go off somewhere but I go there and get nothing?
    So a basic how/what to do list would be handy!!
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    I've programmed he Northern Cluster DMR repeaters into my DM-380, each of which have 16 channels starting with the usual TG1, Tg235, TG9 S1 Local, etc, all of which are on time slot 1. Channels 12 to 16 contain some standards, TG9 S2 Local, for example, and some specific to an area like the M62 corridor. These are on time slot 2.

    It seems etiquette to move to a time slot 2 if you intend to have a lengthy QSO.

    I've not used the DV4 to a great extent yet, so can't remember my settings, and I'll have to spark the laptop up to let you have my settings.

    My internet is also about to time out, so I'll send you some more info tomorrow.

    Kind regards,



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    Quote Originally Posted by pmh View Post
    I've programmed he Northern Cluster DMR repeaters into my DM-380, each of which have 16 channels starting with the usual TG1, Tg235, TG9 S1 Local, etc, all of which are on time slot 1. Channels 12 to 16 contain some standards, TG9 S2 Local, for example, and some specific to an area like the M62 corridor. These are on time slot 2.

    Phil
    Ah sounds a bit like mine but read South Coast for M62, nothing personal retired from lorry driving so don't go that way these days!!
    Don't really want to use World and Europe so was hoping to reprogram those two with 80/81 but had a suggestion that it can't be done, but no reason why and not seen or heard the guy lately that said that which is helpful - Not!!
    Have TG235 on local repeater so thought I would add other two to make life more interesting, don't want to just do it as it's me it's bound to meet Sod's Law along the way!!
    Is 80/81 accessible from DV4 do you know if so what is the corresponding numbers as that would be handy?
    Sorry but I'm a painting by numbers person can't be arsed to read pages of text for a simple answer which to me should just be there!!
    Thanks for you reply so far.
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    Alas, DMR isn't as simple as D-Star is on the DV4Mini.

    Firstly, there is the selection of DMR Master, then there is the interpretation of the 4xxx series numbers, for which the UK starts at 4400.

    At the moment, only TS2 is available, which applies even more limitation to the system. One of our members (M0NVQ) has been running DMR on the DV4Mini for some time now, so I'll send an e-mail to get a list of his settings and any notes he has made.

    Kind regards,



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    TNX Phil, just trying to get back into it after selling the last DMR hand held 18 months ago at least the TYT MD-390 does more than the CS700 used to do!
    And has other uses should DMR get kicked into touch again!!
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    Sorry for the delay in responding, had a few things to catch up on and Brandmeister has been down due to a DDOS attack. It's still a bit intermittent.

    My main DMR use is via the GB7MR repeater, which I cam easily hit in 1W, with the stock aerial, despite it being 10.2 miles away.

    For the DV4Mini, my settings are as follows:-

    DVControl Tab - DMR+
    Expert Settings Tab - Brandmeister, BR-MASTER-2342-GB
    DVControl Tab - UK starts at 4400, with the TG displayed at the top of the selectable list.

    A full list can be found at http://www.bm-DMR.uk/dashboard/refdB.pdf

    As you will notice, not all TG are available.

    Hope this helps.

    Kind regards,



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    Phil,
    DVControl Tab - DMR+ Yep OK
    Expert Settings Tab - Brandmeister, BR-MASTER-2342-GB Nope not listed!
    EA-GLOBAL-Master is what it connects to regardless of my choice from the drop down window!
    Seems to work well for quick exchange/report on 235 but need somewhere to go from there for a QSO??
    Repeater near here bit limited in more ways than one!!
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    Might be worth checking you have the latest Control Centre, and firmware version.

    I updated mine about a month ago.

    These can be found here:-

    http://wirelesshold.com/manuals.aspx

    The master isn't really that critical, as 4400, etc, is the same. They'll just get announced in different languages on connection.

    No reason to move TGs if there is no traffic. If there is you could find a nearby one that is free. I'll mention this to a more experienced user on Wednesday, see what he suggests.

    Kind regards,



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    Cheers Phil,
    None of my club members seem to be using it apart from monitoring so are not much help and trying to get an eyeball meeting with the serious users round here (who are not club members) is like waiting for a bus to the moon!!
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    Tweet from DMR-UK:-

    Dongle users
    TG801 has been moved to Ref 4491.
    TG80-84 on Ref 4401-4405

    Kind regards,



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    Thanks for the info Phil, if I didn't know better I would think my wife had a hand in that - let you just get use to it then move it!!
    Pete - 2EFVL
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