Category: DMR

BrandMeister Active Talkgroups

A new resource has been added to the resources section of the site. BrandMeister Active Talkgroups is an experimental list of active BrandMeister talkgroups for North America, World-wide, and All Regions.

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Brandmeister Hotspot Security

An odd thing happened the other day while I was monitoring DMR nets. For some reason, I was getting no audio. Radio silence… I was perplexed as only a few short hours before, I was listening to all of the chatter on my Anytone D878UV. Keying up the radio showed activity on the Pi-Star, but […]

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ICS Calendar File – BM DMR Nets

A new file has been uploaded to the File Downloads section. This is an ICS calendar file that contains all of the Brandmeister DMR Nets. You can use this file to import into Google Calendar, Outlook, etc. If you are importing to Google Calendar, I suggest that you create a new calendar, then import the […]

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DMR Talkgroups, Channels, and Zones

If you are a new DMR user, you may find that the transition from analog to digital is a bit confusing. Especially when programming talkgroups, channels, and zones. Hopefully, this post will help clear some of this up. In the analog world, we would simply program frequencies to a channel and that was the end […]

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Custom Anytone D878UV Boot Screen

If you want to customize the boot screen on the 878, it’s quite simple to do with your favorite image editor. Create an image that is 160×128 pixels Save/Export it as a bitmap (.bmp) file Within the CPS software, select your COM port by clicking Set | Set COM Click Tool | Boot Image Click […]

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MMDVM Pi-Star iPhone WiFi Hotspot Connection

Many people seem to be having issues connecting their MMDVM Hotspot directly to their iPhone WiFi Hotspot for network access. I fell into the same category. There are a few things that I had to do for it to work: First, the iPhone’s SSID (WiFi Network Name) should not have any special characters or spaces […]

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Anytone D878UV – TX Allow

A problem that we all have encountered from time-to-time in the analog world is that we double with other stations. While on a statewide DMR net, I encountered the same problem. This prompted me to look at my TX Permit settings on the 878. It turned out that I had it set to ‘Always.’ A […]

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DMR Simplex Frequencies

If you are traveling or the local DMR repeater goes down, it would be an excellent idea to have simplex channels programmed into your radio. There is a large misconception with DMR that if the repeater is inoperative or there is no connection to the internet, that DMR in itself is useless. That can not […]

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