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272chirp-how to set sql and tone and how rptr handlesK4PMD2020-09-13COMPLETEAF4FA - use where many rptrs on near freq set tone-sql, no near rptrs, use tone is all that is needed
271Download api bmr mgr drop qsl,drop dyn, act reflector, how do determine what reflector to unlink, the api is on bmr site, dro[p qso vs drop dyanmicWD2B2020-09-13COMPLETEAF4FA - drop all act dynamic, see on far rt click all, try dropping qso, if tmt tg-4000 will unlink from where you are
269when scan channels no one on it seemsKO4FUM2020-09-06COMPLETEk4pmd: use tg-3100
n1qfh: not as busy, use tg-310
ko4djg: tg-3100 us more usable than tg-310
268best practices when connecting pistar to wifiN1QFH2020-09-06COMPLETEN2ELG
conn somethng else using ssid and pw
diff channel on wifi may help
267can DMR be running on pistar in parrell with DSTARN1QFH2020-08-30COMPLETEneed to set timers to respond to each mode, hang time to 20sec for response, at end will go into listen mode to listen for either mode, use TG4000 to disconnect in DMR to go to DSTAR, not sure if also tru for START how to disconnect
266How to turn on talker aliasKO4DJG2020-08-30OPENAF4FA - USES DMR ID INTO PKT SO ANY RADIO WHIO HAS IT ENABLES S/B ABLE TO SEE NAME AND ID EVEN IF NO CONTACTS, MOTOROLO DOES NOT HANDLE PROPERLY
265Different Color CodeNE1B2020-08-24FYIThis terminology was introduced by Anytone and then by Baofeng for programming code plugs.
Prior to that, the commercial radio suppliers (Motorola and Hytera), just called the Admit Criteria as "Color Code" or "Color Code Free".
Originally, the recommendation was to set all "channels" or talk groups with a specific color code for admittance or access to the repeater. So then the confusion began. Many code plugs were created with "Different Color Code" and the radios worked...mostly. Then, recent Firmware upgrades have changed the rules and now, the more logical "Same Color Code" tag is needed to minimize issues like "Unknown IPSC ..." displays on the Netwatch.
264hotspot required rcv/tmt freq, is there freq to use?KO4MDJ2020-08-23COMPLETEWith the advent of hotspots for digital modes such as the sharkrf OpenSpot and DVMega, finding an open frequency has become an issue. Many of the frequencies I've seen on the brandmeister network for hotspots are between 432-433MHz (the weak signal portion of the band) or between 435.0 and 438.0 MHz.
BRARA uses 434.300
263how are pi-stars used at repeater sitesN1QFH2020-08-23COMPLETEAF4FA - rather than use controller use dual radio modem, one as rcv and one txt acts as bridge, instead using ant, hardware carrier into pistar, acts as rptr controller, K4PMD-duplex setting 2m and 7cm separation is enuf to avoid duplexer, related to dynamic TG.
262how do i know if i have pi-0N1QFH2020-08-16COMPLETEaccess pi-star and it will show platform such as pi-zero w with fw version
261tried to conn pistar dir to router via mini to cat5, did not work, is there test to do in pistart that it will work this wayN1QFH2020-08-16OPEN
260how to delete all wifi in pistar if bad passwordN1QFH2020-08-16COMPLETEAF4FA: download pi-star.uk wifi builder, add country, ssid, pw, sub query, will create config file in download dir and copy to root of pistar
259I am trying to access the DMR network but I am not sure what settings I need to enable in my open spot threeN1QFH2020-08-14OPEN
258GPS TO APRSAF4FA2020-07-26COMPLETESENDS CODEPLUG WITH INFO
257PI-STAR UPDATE LYNX UPDTN2ELG2020-07-26COMPLETEEXPERT > ssh access > SUDO PISTAR-UPDATE
256SO FL DMR TG TGIF TG=5000561N1QFH2020-07-15FYIPART OF TGIF
255HOW DO I KNOW IF MY FIRMWARE IS UP TO DATEN1QFH2020-07-12COMPLETEexpert > ssh access to see kernal info
254NEW PI-STAR UPDATE 2020-7-06 fw 4.1.2N2ELG2020-07-12FYIsign into to pistar, access config > expert > ssh access > logon in again > in cmd prompt enter sudo pistar-update, after done enter sudo reboot
253conn to new router and pistarN2ELG2020-07-05COMPLETEneed to add new network and pw
252does dmr simplex QSO as 1 or 2 pts PH or DIG?N1QFH2020-06-28COMPLETEK8BW - arrl says it PH
251what happens when plug in hdmi monitor to pistar port?N1QFH2020-06-21COMPLETEW4BFL need graphs installed in os
250can pi-start handle multipe digital modes as same time?N1QFH2020-06-21COMPLETEaf4fa: yes adjust wait times, enable other modes,
249NEW ANYTONE FIRMWAREAF4FA2020-06-21FYIFor the 878 http://www.wouxun.us/category.php?category_id=93

for the 578 http://www.wouxun.us/category.php?category_id=94
2482020 FD DMR SPX 441.0000 TS-1 TG-99N1QFH2020-06-14FYI
247can aprs msgs be sent to dmr rpts like brara machne?KO4DJG2020-06-14OPENaf4fa: depends on codeplug, reach out to jeff.s and jerry.z, APRS.FI, cbridge have to define tg, most do not, bmr do allow it, al could get it wo work fine and metar
KK6YG: pgm radio need addtl channel bmr need sprecifc group to use, setup bmr account, add callsign-1 on aprs map
246What's up with these 4000 instrusions with hotspots? They show up randomly while using a hotspot, nullifying the signals from a talkgroup that you're talking withNewEng-TRBO2020-06-14OPENAF4FA: 4k disconn from pistar,
245present pi-star updatesAF4FA2020-06-07FYI
244explained DV switchKK4YG2020-06-07FYIlink - ea3ihi.es, ea5gvk-dmr.zigor.es
243PI-START CAN YOU EXPLAIN CPU LOAD VAR - 0.87 / 1.29 / 1.3N1QFH2020-06-07COMPLETE5 min averages
242CAN UPGRATE PI ZERO TO PI-4? AND HOW (Pi) Zero W Rev 1.1 (512MB), can a new pistrar be ordered with pi4, what are pro/conN1QFH2020-06-07COMPLETEcan solder to same pins, need lates 4.x.x. os, need 3amp board
241pistart temp: 45.5øC / 113.9øF, HOW TO COOL?N1QFH2020-06-07COMPLETEKO4DJG: CAN GO UP TO 80DEG C
240hotspot would not connect to any of the 3 US Brandmeister Servers. This problem occurred before the update, which he did thinking that might be the issue. Upon further probing, he also connects to Brandmeister via DV Switch, and the servers may be interpreting that as 2 connected hotspots etc. He will see what happens in 24 hours.KK4YG2020-05-31OPENonly pistar 3102 on, hs pw rejected, QWICK XIT BURSTS WILL LOCK OUT
239I've got a MMDVM Hotspot, and had it working fine through my Xfinity network and router. I am using an Ailuance HD-1. All of a sudden, it no longer works. It appears through the Pi-Star dashboard, that am connecting to sites, but I never get any audio back, from Parrot, or hear anyone else on any sites. I can see data bits going each way. I can connect to my Sprint phone as a hotspot, and everything works fine. I have tried completely turning off the Xfinity router firewall, and that doesn't help. I am using the latest 4.10 software. I'd appreciate any suggestions,WA7HOI2020-05-31OPEN
238given my pi-star uses a pi zero, can i upgrade / replace the zero with a pi 4b (50$)? HOW, ISSUES?N1QFH2020-05-31OPENAF4FA: all OS can run on it, may need to soldering word, modem board may be plug/plag,
237Public Wifi Access w//NO Mobile Phone
been living in a hotel
A quick short term fix was to use mobile hotspot mode in windows 10 to share the hotel wifi.
get around the captive portal this way with many smart devices.
Not the most ideal for those of us who try not to tie our machines up with a lot of mult tasks.
Shared Bandwidth through laptop then can become an issue as well, so beware what you put through it if you can,
put google smart assistants on networks this way as well because they too have issues with captive portals.
KF6NFW2020-05-23FYI
236Jumbospot based hotspot had been running continuously for weeks without problems
begun hanging most nights
trying out various configuration changes without success
logged in via SSH and got a "disk full" error message referring to "/var/log"
"auth.log" file had grown to fill the entire "/var/log" partition
hotspot was under continual attack from the internet bots
flooding it with login attempts
network is behind a commercial grade firewall
PIStar
Group
2020-05-19FYIhad enabled public SSH access
pi-star software sends uPNP requests to the network firewall to open up ports
turned off the public SSH access
tightened up the rules in the main firewall
run for several days
"/var/log" partition has plenty of free space
uPNP can be handy but big security vulnerability
235Why does pistart hold last TG'sN2HYD2020-05-17COMPLETEAF4FA - is setup static TG will keep it; W4JEW - undoc auto-static by default, no way to override, can remove it
234GA statewide DMR net wed 8pm TG-3113W4JEW2020-05-17FYI
233Just an FYI TG 3136 TS2 is available for hotspots now IPSC2-Can-Trbo.

This is New York Statewide and its connected to all the NY cBridges and BM.
N1QFH2020-05-16FYI
232is there TG for HF spottingN1QFH2020-05-10OPENDX LINK tg 31777
http://wiki.tgif.network/index.php?title=WORLD_WIDE_DX-LINK_SYSTEM
https://www.qsl.net/k2hze/

231BrandMeister Manager:N1QFH2020-05-10COMPLETEAF4FA ADJUSTED TG
230pi-star does not have details on screen instandby after update, pwr and temp increased after updateN2HYD2020-05-10COMPLETEmay be result of new firmware
229How to increase or decrease number of station seen in dsdhboardN1QFH2020-05-05FYIThis mod doesn't do everything you ask for, but it's a step in the right direction:
Log into SSH and run the following commands:
rpi-rw
sudo sed -i 's/($i <= 19)/($i <= 29)/g' /var/www/dashboard/mmdvmhost/lh.php
rpi-ro
Change the value "29" to whatever you like (but keep it within reason). It will increase the depth of your browser window as a result,
but hey, you can scroll the window up and down.
Keep in mind: this "fix" is temporary - a future system update/upgrade may unwind this patch, so you'll have to rerun the commands above.
MarkKN2TOD
228pi-star ho to upgrade regular releaseAF4FA2020-05-03fyiUpdating the Pi-Star system to the new system by creating a new SD card

First thing to do is to save your current configuration by logging into your pi-star and going to configuration and the backup/restore and click on download configuration. This will create a zip file needed later.
Bring up your web browser and go to www.pistar.uk
On the left side near the bottom hover over downloads
then click on Download Pi-star
then click on bottom one (Pi-Star_RP1_V4.1.0-26-Mar-2020.zip) and
download it (save the file)

If you need the SD CARD FORMATTER program
Bring up your web browser and enter in the search box sd card formatter
pick the first entry and download the zip file
unzip it and install the program

If you need the IMAGE INSTALLER program
Bring up your web browser and enter in the search box balenaetcher
pick the first entry and download the exe file
Install the program

If you would rather use a different IMAGE INSTALLER
Bring up your web browser and enter in the search box w32diskimager
pick the first entry and download the exe file
Install the program

After you have done all the above
Insert your sd card into a holder and insert it into the computer
Make sure you write down the drive letter assigned to it.
Click on the sd card formetter and enter the drive letter associated to the SD card and format it.
Unzip the pi-star file and save it to the desktop
now click on the IMAGER program you chose and again make sure the drive letter is correct. Select the .img file you unzipped and write it to the SD card.
After the write is complete copy your saved configuration zip file from your old pistar to the base directory of the sd card.
You are now ready to insert the SD card into your Pi-Star hotspot and turn it on to automatically expand the system files and reapply your configuration. This will take a couple of minutes to do and then you can log into the Pi-Star and do an update to get current by going to configuration then expert then SSH access.
Enter pi-star then the password(raspberry). Then enter sudo pistar-update and after that completes enter sudo-pistar-upgrade. After this is done type exit to leave the SSH. If you had changed the password you can now reset it by going to configuration and entering your own password.
227how to use freq to change offset (is it acceptable to adjust rcv and xmt to factor in tcxoN2HYD2020-05-03COMPLETEuse mdvm cal to adjust ber, done'd mess with if ber is low enough
226NYMETRO DMR TECT NETSN1QFH2020-05-03OPENNY4Z: TUE 8PM 31360 BMR
225what are pro con to upgrade pistar to 4.1.1KK4YG2020-05-03COMPLETEaf4fa try it if like, made corrections to features, such as adjust diff swap between modes, fix dashboard, updated lynx os,
224if update pistart to 4.1.1 can i use old backups to restore or will they damage the firmwareN1QFH2020-05-03COMPLETEs/b be able to use old backups
password is reset if custom set it
223mf9600 tool to unlock radio xmt 150-170N2ELG2020-05-03FYI
222Pistar 4.1.1 update processN2ELG2020-05-03COMPLETE1. IF VER 4.1.0 DASHBOARD > CONFIG > EXPETR > UPDATE UPGRADE, DONE
2. DOWN LOAD IMAGE AND BURN IMAGE URL PISTAR.UK > DOWNLOADS > IMAGES > MORE RECENT, UNZIP OR ETCHER TO NEW SD CARD, THEN DO STEP-1
221Anytone has firmware updatesAF4FA2020-05-03FYI
220VT DMR Tech net Tue 8pm TG-3150N1QFH2020-05-03FYI
219is there a way to make md9600 switch to use one band and back to two band like the anytone can doN1QFH2020-05-03OPENUSE ONE ZONE WITH ONE BAND, SUBMIT REQUEST TO ADDRESS TO PISTART.UK
218on pistar dashboard what is local rf traffic, explain how used, when to use it and when not. explain some other data items on the dahsboardN1QFH2020-05-03COMPLETEused for repeater connectivity and activity, why tcxo is 14m: oscellator freq on dv mega board, is crystal
217TG310/311 UNAVAIL DUE TO SERVER RECONFIGN1QFH2020-04-26FYI
216pi-start updatesAF4FA2020-04-27CLOSEDSEE AL4FA FOR DETAILS
215new contact mgr 2.66dAF4FA2020-04-26FYI
214pi-star not pwr up after conn to router usb mini, was working for pas 2 weeksN1QFH2020-04-26CLOSED
213On your Anytone radio, handheld or portable, hold the ?0? key down, you can enter in any talk group, pressing the ?#?key will toggle between Private and Group. Once you select the talk group key the radio to talk on that talk group. In the event the talk group does not hold, you may need to make changes to the code plug in the CPS, in Optional settings, Digital Func change the top four fields to IIfniteWD0HDR2020-04-19FYI
212how to hard wire pistart to modem via cat or usb miniN1QFH2020-04-19COMPLETE
211anytone has new firmware for 868AF4FA2020-04-19FYI
210Does the MD390 use the same software as the MD380? If so what is the best place to download?NO7RF2020-04-19COMPLETE
209I've noticed, especially with the small JumboSpot style hotspots, that the WiFi connection between the Raspberry Pi and the local WiFi router can be interfered with by a handheld radio's UHF RF. This is likely de-sense.GM8ARV2020-04-19FYI
208I'm looking for a reasonably easy way to explore talk groups that are not yet programmed into my radio. A digital equivalent of "tuning around the band." I'm particularly interested in international communication.KD7MW2020-04-19COMPLETEn2elg: TYTOOLS tg an be entered, promicious mode for Tg on repeater. AF4FA use brandmeister to watch TG's
207can multiple digital modes be simutanuous operated (dmr, fusion etc)N1QFH2020-04-12COMPLETEAL: via config can set other modes on, be careful pf various timers recommend 20 sec to hold
206best practice to push tyttoolsN1QFH2020-04-12COMPLETEkd4z has upgraded tools try it
205my pi-star took several retries to boot up, any idea why or how to gather diagnostics?N1QFH2020-04-12COMPLETEreset sc card, scan sc card if file corrupt by imm shutdown, reformat sc andredurn card and reinstall card, card may have so many writes allowed, make copy of card,
204I was running Pi-Star 3.4.17 and upgraded to 4.1.0. Several times when I transmit, Pi-Star seems to hang. By that I mean watching the dashboard, I see my radio but when I quit transmitting, my radio on the dashboard continues to show Red TX. This blocks the hotspot from receiving anything. Never had the issue with 3.4.17W8LIG2020-04-02COMPLETEAF4FA - CHANGED FROM 20 SEC TO 3 SEC TO UNKEY RAPIDLY
203JumboSpot MMDVM D-Star/DMR/C4FM/P25/NXDN Hotspot Pi-StarKJ4YZI2020-03-30FYIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBDqPFzDH5g&feature=youtu.be
202HS conn to modem but not to comcastN2HYD2020-03-29COMPLETEpw had uppercase and neded to adjust radio id on pistar
201anytone - how to enable dynamic TGsN1QFH2020-03-29OPENAF4FA: wip
200pi-star 4.1 general release per af4fa
1. logon to pi-star as admin
2. click on expert mode
3. click update
4. click upgrade
AF4FA2020-03-29FYIRELEASE CANDIDATE VERSION
199I had trouble with my jumbo spot. The ber was set on 0. I changed it to -4.75. When I keyed the mike before it was above 2.7 and breaking up. Now, after the change it was .3 to point 4. I could bring it down but I will leave it alone for now.WM3Q2020-03-26COMPLETEIMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BER (BIT ERROR RATE)
THE BIT ERROR ADJUSTMENT CAN VARY ON DIFFERENT HOT SPOT AND RADIO PAIRINGS. I HAVE SET YOUR BIT ERROR RATE TO A MIDDLE RANGE> YOU STILL MIGHT HAVE TO MAKE SOME MINOR TWEEKS TO GET A BER LOWER THAN 1%. (ON FUSION IT IS NORMAL TO HAVE A MUCH HIGHER BER) FIRST DETERMINE YOUR BER WITH THE RADIO YOU ARE USING.THERE IS REAL TIME BER RATE READING ON YOUR DISPLAY. IT IS NORMAL TO BOUNCE AROUND.YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE AVERAGE ON THE PI-STAR DASHBOARD.
IF YOUR BER IS ABOVE 1% FOLLOW THESE STEPS>>>>
1. OPEN UP PI-STAR DASHBOARD.
2. HIT CONFIGURATION TAB AT TOP OF DASHBOARD (USER IS pi-star PASSWORD IS raspberry).
3. HIT EXPERT TAB AT TOP OF DASHBOARD.
3. HIT MMDVMHost TAB AT TOP OF DASHBOARD.
4. GO DOWN TO THE 7th FIELD. IT IS CALLED Modem.
5. GO TO THE 6th SETTING. IT IS CALLED RX OFFSET. ( THE SETTING SHOWED IS WHAT I SET IT TO BE).
6. GO UP AND DOWN BY STEPS OF 100 SO IF I PUT -475 TRY -375 AND HIT APPLY CHANGES.
7. GO BACK AND KEY RADIO AND SEE WHAT THE BER IS. IF IT IS HIGHER GO THE OTHER WAY FROM -475 to -575.
8. REPEAT THIS PROCESS UNTILL YOU GET THE LOWEST BER RATE.
9. YOU CAN FINE TUNE BY LOWERING THE STEPS FROM 100 TO 50 TO 25.

NOTE: THIS CAN ALSO BE DONE FROM THE NEXTION SCREEN ON THE LINKS PAGE UNDER RX OFFSET. 73 ROBERT K4WZV
198When I switch to a different network, TGIF or Brandmeister, the network I switch to appears on my Pi_star Dashboard and my Hot Spot. However when I transmit my hot spot and Pi-Star show me transmitting but I am not actually connected to the network I switched to. To get connected I have to go back into configuration/DMR configuration and hit Apply Settings once again and then I am connected as expected. This started happening about a month ago on both of my hot spots. I did complete reinstalls of Pi-Star on both spots but the problem still exist. I know I am not the only one having this problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.N2MRH2020-03-24OPENUPDATE: The problem is being caused by the HOT SPOT SECURITY being turned on in selfcare in BM. I had everything setup with Hot Spot Security and password set in both selfcare and my hot spot. Well I turned off Hot Spot Security in BM selfcare and now everything works as expected. I switch to BM and hit apply setting and I connect as expected. Don't know if the problem with Hot Spot Security is with Pi-Star or BM.
197how do you use hs dynamic programming eg TG and TS?N1QFH2020-03-24OPEN
196anytone has 3 hi pitch beep / tone, when release ptt and someone else keys up, not all the time,K1MPI2020-02-22COMPLETEn2elg - adjust in general, tabs on tones
195how to connect with NE ECCOM group via DMR-MARC Canada/Can-Trbo want to join VT TG-3150.N1QFH2020-03-22COMPLETEUnder DMR+ Network Options, options line enter talkgroups TS1_1=302;TS2_1=3029;TS2_2=3181;TS2_3=3150
Check the IPSC2-CAN-TRBO web page: http://207.35.36.178/ and select the 'Service' tab on the left margin -
this should display your settings relative to others.
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwHMPmVqWFcHNgwDxbTdspmJBzp?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1
accesspi expeet and add ip to tell pi that that address exists
194Kenwood DMR NX-1000: any pro / conN1QFH2020-03-15OPEN
193What is a trunked radio systemN1QFH2020-03-15OPENA trunked radio system is a digital two-way radio system that uses a digital control channel to automatically assign frequency channels to groups of users. In a half-duplex land mobile radio system a group of users with portable two-way radios communicate over a single shared radio channel, with one user at a time talking.
FMI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trunked_radio_system
192DMR requires specialist test equipmentN1QFH2020-03-15FYINot entirely true, your existing analogue Communications Analyser can still be used to test MOTOTRBO radios. The radios have a built-in Test Mode, which allow you to perform all the necessary tests in analogue mode on predefined frequencies. For details about the radios? RF Test Mode, refer to the relevant Basic Service Manual. Similarly, your existing power/SWR meter can still be used to check antennas ? simply put the radio into Test Mode and check the forward and reflected power there. The power or SWR can also be checked while the radio is in digital mode, however some meters will only show half the true power because of the TDMA transmission. Some power meters will give erroneous readings (needle will jump around) and therefore the antenna should be checked in analogue mode.
191Setting up a MOTOTRBO system is complicatedN1QFH2020-03-15COMPLETENo, setting up a MOTOTRBO system is just as difficult as setting up an analogue system. There is the MOTOTRBO System Planner; Motorola Solutions training and (of course) this Blog and my YouTube channel.
190DMR is owned by MotorolaN1QFH2020-03-15COMPLETEDMR is a standard produced by ETSI. Motorola, along with a number of other companies (who also produce DMR equipment) were contributors to the standard but Motorola does not own the standard. MOTOTRBO is DMR but that is as far as it goes. The manufacturers of DMR equipment however, have agreed to use the ABME2+ vocoder algorithm from DVSI Inc. - ABME2+ is licensed by DVSI Inc.
189You can have multiple repeaters on the same frequency pair (just use different colour codes)N1QFH2020-03-15FYIDMR is not the magic bullet. The inability of operating two repeaters on the same frequency has nothing to do with DMR but is rather down to plain physics of RF. If two repeaters have overlapping coverage, they should use different frequencies. If there is a small amount of overlap, and the area where the overlap occurs is of little consequence (i.e. on a mountaintop where few/no users go), then the two sites can be segregated by colour code. Remember that in the area where the radio will either miss calls or produce garbled audio, if it receives two signals at the same time (a.k.a. doubling). At least one manufacturer produces DMR infrastructure, which apparently supports simulcast operation but this is beyond the scope of this Blog.
188Switching to DMR will eliminate or suppress interferenceN1QFH2020-03-15FYIDMR is not the magic bullet. If you are experiencing (or are perhaps causing) interference in analogue mode, you will still have interference (intermodulation) in digital mode. The only thing that will change is the symptom: interference in digital mode sounds different to interference in analogue mode.
187Switching to DMR will increase coverageN1QFH2020-03-15FYIAlthough the Forward Error Correction in MOTOTRBO radios, will increase the readability of received transmissions in weak signal conditions, there will be no improvement in coverage compared to analogue.
186Switching to DMR is difficult to implementN1QFH2020-03-15FYISince the MOTOTRBO radios and repeaters support dual mode (analogue and digital) operation, the process of migrating customers from a purely analogue system, to a purely MOTOTRBO system, is uncomplicated. The rollover to digital can be implemented in phases and can be completed with virtually no disruption to communications. Also, since MOTOTRBO uses existing PMR frequencies, no new spectrum licences are required (only a change to the ITU modulation code) and the existing RF infrastructure (i.e. filtering and antennas) can be reused.
185Myths about DMR (MOTOTRBO): DMR is not compatible with analogueN1QFH2020-03-15COMPLETESimply not true, Motorola has a number of solutions which allow analogue and MOTOTRBO radio to interoperate and, in some cases, use the same system. MOTOTRBO radios have the ability to scan an analogue and digital channel for activity ? this ensures the radio user does not miss any calls on either system. MOTOTRBO repeaters can be configured to operate in Dynamic Mixed Mode (DMM) which allows the repeater to switch between analogue and digital, depending on what signal has been received. A number of Motorola Application Partners have easy to use solutions which allow the interconnection of almost any communication system, to a MOTOTRBO system.
184Difference between DMR Tier 1, DMR Tier 2N1QFH2020-03-15OPENAnd it has 3 different DMR standards: DMR Tier 1, DMR Tier 2, DMR Tier 3. Today we are going to say the difference between DMR Tier 1 and Tier 2.
DMR Tier 1 features:
1.It uses 446 MHz frequency band in Europe and US,licence free band.
2. ETSI specification defines two time slots in 12.5 KHz channels as per TDMA structure.
3. The DMR Tier-1 devices transmit maximum power of 0.5Watt. It mean the power limit to 0.5W.
4. Works in Direct Mode (Radio-to-Radio).
5. Tier 1 DMR devices are best for individuals, recreation, small retail, or other situations that do not require wide area coverage.
DMR Tier 2 features:
1. It uses 66 to 960 MHz frequency band. License Need.
2. This licenced band is used for mobile phones and conventional radio systems.
3. DMR Tier-2 is direct replacement for analog conventional radio.
4. This mode can use repeater to extend the radio coverage.
5. This mode is used for high power transmission devices.
So Tier 1 and Tier 2 radios actually should be able to talk to each other fine if you put them on the same frequency but because tier 1 radios are only able to work on the pmr446 frequencies you have to program your tier 2 radios to work on the same frequencies to be cable to talk to a tier 1 radio.
183How can I check if the Australian Brandmeister DMR server is down?...Is there a URL I can check?....I am using a Jumbospot MMDVM from EbayN1QFH2020-03-15COMPLETEDavid GM8ARV: The IP address I have is 125.63.63.112. I can PING that, but on the Web I get an error page: http://125.63.63.112/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi
182how do you use PI-STAR REMOTEN1QFH2020-03-11COMPLETEsee above
181How do you find the IP address to access pistar remotelyN1QFH2020-03-11COMPLETEsee above
180Any way of accessing the pistar dashboard when im away from home?N1QFH2020-03-11COMPLETEW4NQR: chrome remote desktop access pc from remote, use chrome pw
KM4UJP: confirmed, WA4VNV: crt audio drivers? TeamViewer
RF access following: https://forum.pistar.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1346
179radiodity dmr cp ch metro could not hear them, rcv grp, did not, KM4UJP2020-03-08COMPLETE
178Tired of a 20mw hotspot that only working in the same room. Want to use your hotspot around town, this is the unit for you. This mmdvm hotspot will run conventional CLI mmdvm or Pi-Star. This mmdvm is presently configured running Pi-Star on a 25w Motorola M10 single channel UHF radio. The M10 is of the Motorola Radius GM300 family. No hacking in the radio as all necessary connections are on the accessory connector. The mmdvm hotspot is plug and play presently on 438.1125 at 20w output. If you are going to monitor very busy TG's you may want to put some air on the heatsink. I will provide a Clicks-On switch with the sale to control a fan. This mmdvm became surplus when I purchased a MTR2k mmdvm board for my MTR2000's and was in service until I swapped it out. Includes: Motorola M10 UHF Mobile Radio ZUM Radio mmdvm ver 1.01 with necessary cables and connectors Raspberry Pi 8GB SDcard - With Pi-Star installed Clicks-On switch $270 Shipped - CONUSK1IMD2020-03-08FYI
177Using Pi-Star 4.1.0-RC8 with MMDVM_HS on a Pi 3 Model B and an AnyTone UV878 Plus.

I have tweaked txoffset and rxoffset as well as txpower - however the best BER I seem to get on TX is 0.4%

Are there other settings I should be adjusting? I'd like to get to 0.0 BER if possible.
KD2NOM2020-03-08COMPLETEThe setting I gave you for the tx and rx offset were only to get you in range, take them up or down by 5 and watch the change, I have a Tytera MD 380 and Yaesu FT70 D that will only get my ber low by adjusting only the rx offset. The lowest ber I can get on the FT 70 D is .01 and the Tytera .02. Play with it and see if theres an improvement, if not change it by 10 either direction, get it to the lowest and adjust by 1 until you determine the lowest possible ber. No 2 radios are as like as you would expect them to be, the 130 was a starting point. Best of luck Rick N9UMJ, AF4FA: 0.4 IS VERY GOOD NOT WORY ABOUT IT, IS LIKE SWR OF 1.0 OR LESS THAN 1.0
176I often find myself stuck in a TG with a long conversation with no breaks between folks chatting. I try to sneak a Disconnect in but generally end up TX-ing in the same talk group.

Is there a setting in Pi-Star that decreases the time when the last signal is received and when I can issue a disconnect? I though that RF / Net Hangtime might be the answer but was not sure about changing those.
KD2NOM2020-03-08COMPLETEAF4FA: BM CONFIG NEAR TOP MMDVM CONFIG DMR MODE SET TO BEYND, RF HAND TIME AND NET HAND TIME CAN BE ADJUSTED, 20S EACH BECASE IF HAVE MULTIPLE MODES NEED HIGH ENOUGH SO SO NOT SWITCH MODES, IF ONLY IS DMR CHANGE RF HAND AND NET HAND TO LOWER LEVELS EG RF = 3S AND NET HANG TIME 4SEC, GOES TO LISTEN MODE AND GET N BEFORE OTHER PERSON PICKS UP. ALLOWS TO RESPONSE QUICKER
175how to keep current version of cps to match firmware and radioN1QFH2020-03-01COMPLETEAF4FA: HE USES SAVE CP NAME IT WITH MODEL,VER OF CPS, DATE,
174how to change mic level on tytAF4FA2020-03-01COMPLETEUSE CPS 1.41 for uhs tyt radio, on right is drop down with mic level setting
173If DMR is so great, why aren?t Kenwood, Yaesu, and Icom on board?N1QFH2020-03-01FYI"Yaesu has alluded to plans to enter the Amateur DMR market on their website and Kenwood has announced DMR models for Europe.

K8BQ - STD IN EU AND PROP RTS HAS LAWSUITS, HYTERA VS MOTO"
172Can you have a hotspot running at your home qth and have another one running at an away location. I just set up a second hotspot and can't seem to get it to communicate with the network. My hotspot at home is working fine.N1QFH2020-02-27COMPLETEI have multiple RF Shark openSPOT devices running at various locations (homes and auto). With hotspots one normally enters their personal DMR ID (e.g. 3125039). However, do NOT put the exact same DMR ID into multiple hotspots that are on the network simultaneously. To differentiate, add a two-digit suffix number to the ID to make them unique (e.g. 312503901, 312503902, etc.). This will avoid network issues with having the same ID on from multiple active hotspots. Hope this helps, Barry Baines, WD4ASW (Keller, TX) in pistar go to DMR ESSID: set dmrid and use drop down seq id
171tyt380/9600 - how to turn down tone volWA2VNV2020-02-23COMPLETEAF4FA - USE CPS TYT UHF 380 1.41
170in uv380 how to turn tones on/off unkey green lit there is no tone, how do you add toneAF4FA2020-02-23COMPLETEin cp access general and secton on tones and adjust to it fit your needs
1692 tg come up at same on repeaterWA2CLP2020-02-23COMPLETEFIFO, WAIT 5 SEC
168WA2VNV looking to borrow the CS-7xx programming cableWA2VNV2020-02-23COMPLETE
167on anytone ex d868 how do you mute the bottom vfo like the tyt-uv380 does?N1QFH2020-02-23COMPLETEP1-DEACTIVE VFO,
166FYI: AURSINC Vector Network Analyzer 50KHz -900MHz HF VHF UHF Antenna Analyzer Measuring S Parameters, Voltage Standing Wave Ratio, Phase, Delay, Smith ChartN1QFH2020-02-16FYIgood device on amazon
165if forget pi-start password how do you rediscover or reset?N1QFH2020-02-16COMPLETEAF4FA: reburn image
164tyt-2017 any suggestions on firmware and codeplug updates?N1QFH2020-02-16OPENbattery guy at hamcaton
https://batteriesamerica.com/
163is there a longer last battery pack for the TYT, Anytones, etc that could give over 3k mAhN1QFH2020-02-16OPEN
162pro/com of nagoya ant vs anytone mfg antN1QFH2020-02-09COMPLETENOT MUCH DIFF, WATCH OUT FOR KNOCK OFF NAGOYA, LONGER IS BETTER
161for anytone, the orange panic button, who's using it and howN1QFH2020-02-09COMPLETEaf4fa: man down button,pf3 key monitor, short and long press
160regardless of HH, always send tg-4000N1QFH2020-02-09COMPLETEwill free up by timeout, avoid hearing 2 TGs
159how to migrate tyt380 to anytone 868N1QFH2020-02-09OPENneed to keep script
158pi-star pw how discover/recoverN1QFH2020-02-09COMPLETE
157review how to get pi-star update to 4.0N1QFH2020-02-09OPEN
156hamcartion reviewN1QFH2020-02-09OPENpurchases, dmr related, learnings
155all differrent cps and addaptors, unque issuesN1QFH2020-01-26OPEN
154issue with anytone 878/578 using aprs and gps, not able to get it workingKK4YG2020-01-19OPEN
153TYT 9600 ISSUE, sent to USA locked, need file to unlock,KK4YG2020-01-19COMPLETE
152has anyone using a kenwood speaker mic had any issues with any of the common radios we use for DMR etc?N1QFH2020-01-19COMPLETEsuggestions? n2elf - icon jack has narrow fit, some non-branded, af4fa - suggest ck impedance for mic, some 600 low some 5k makes difference, 8ohm or 4ohm speaker, match to radio, when using parrot 9990 is private not group, and 31000,
151has anyone had an issue with TYT9600 freezing up and how resoved, what was root causeN2ELG2020-01-19OPENN2ELG had new cp and parm issue new firmware did not support, used old cp for anytone resolved it
150Does anyone use bluetooth to connect mic/headset and what kinds of issues arose if anyN1QFH2020-01-19OPENcan only bond one item to car, n2elg, kk4yk also uses bt, AF4FA 2 vwrsions had earlier versions
149user dropped AnyTone, hit floor on mic jack with mic in it, does not work, possible broken internal part, what is best next step to fix? N2ELG2020-01-19OPENno good solution
148explain Rob.A issue with AnyTine and possible solution with varicodeN2ELG2020-01-19WIPcould be locked, chip vocoder issues needs updates in special sequence, Al said FCC is cracking down on radios, out of band, can find freq limits by menu > settings > device info, scroll to band limits
147pro con conn pi-star via usb direct to wifiN1QFH2020-01-12OPENcould desens rf
146Scan Lists
Scan Lists are not required for radio operation but are nice for scanner like functionality across repeater time slots and frequencies. Channels have to be established first before it can be added. Scan Lists can contain analog channels too.
N1QFH2020-01-12OPEN
145what are pro and con for adding individuals dmr id vs user.db to contactsN1QFH2020-01-12OPENdesigned orig comm use, limit user list,
144in codeplug for a given dmr channel there is a setting called "in call criteria" with options of 1. always 2. follow admid criteria 3. tx interrupt
how is this used and what are problems it may cause
N1QFH2020-01-12OPENtx interrupt not sure how used

https://www.jeffreykopcak.com/2017/06/11/dmr-in-amateur-radio-programming-a-code-plug/
143what is difference between jumbo HS and regular pistarN1QFH2020-01-05COMPLETEAF4FA: refers to modem board which creates the system
142anytone 578 with codeplug triband 2m 220 440 do not update firmware by user, re: need code by fcc c/o dealer,AF4FA2020-01-05OPENRE: 220 IS BEING LIMITED BY FCC
141radios compared on websiteN1QFH2019-12-29OPENhttps://brara.org/documents/general/DMR/DMR-RadiosCompared.pdf
140on anytone, what is vocode, purpose, how to update and how usedN2ELG2019-12-29COMPLETE
139how to use contact manager, when and whyN1QFH2019-12-29OPEN
138ask wel 145.19 cc-2 dmr trustee if they could use 3102 serverN1QFH2019-12-29OPEN
137new openspot3N1QFH2019-12-22COMPLETEhttps://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot3/
136What tools and technoques to slim down user databaseN1QFH2019-12-22OPENuse excel, https://github.com/dmr-database
135CPS - who need assistanceN1QFH2019-12-22OPENif on our rptr use ts-2 tg-311037, all others use ts-1
134TyTools statusN1QFH2019-12-15COMPLETEunpredictable firmware on UHF radios only
1332-pistar, 3-md380, one radio does not rcv, pi did not work, W4HI2019-12-15OPENvalidate 1.freq, 2. wifi ip/pw 3. power sequence then send n1qfh backup of pi-star

https://confluence.brandmeister.network/display/BRAN/Voice+message+User+blocked
132with IP outage like what happened tonight, any way to discover root cause, how to get 3102 server statusN1QFH2019-12-15OPENhttp://74.91.114.19/status/status.htm

http://74.91.114.19/status/list.htm


131explain use of tactical tape measure antenna and use of coounterpoise wire aka tigertailN1QFH2019-12-15COMPLETEhttps://hackaday.com/2014/02/08/improve-your-ht-ham-radio-by-adding-a-counterpoise-antenna-wire/

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MLQRJR3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
130given qst article, what doing to harden repeater sites?N1QFH2019-12-08COMPLETE
129how to make pistar privateAF4FA2019-12-08COMPLETEadd to website
128given DMARC/cbridge machines, on the BRARA DMR brandmeister repeater does it matter what TS is used when on a shared TG? example differrenced between using TS-1 and TS-2 TG-311037 on GCARA brandmeister repeater N1QFH2019-12-08COMPLETELO-TS2 eg 311037 TS-1 everything else guideline
BMR: LO TS-2 suggest operators TS-311037 all others TS-1
127contacts talker alias anytone enabled get name and dmr idAF4FA2019-12-02COMPLETEhttps://wiki.brandmeister.network/index.php/Talker_Alias
on tyt380 ty tools only can it be set
126NY-metro now has TG311037 as TS1 BRARA bmr its TS2, explainAF4FA2019-12-01COMPLETE
125discuss speciality TG: TG-4000: disconnect, TG-5000 for pistar status `N1QFH2019-12-01OPENhttp://mrickey.com/2018/02/using-dmr-reflectors-on-brandmeister/

There are also two special id?s on either side of the reflector range that must be sent as private calls:

4000 ? Issuing a private call to 4000 will disconnect a reflector
5000 ? Issuing a private call to 5000 will tell you which reflector is connector (or none)
124can the pistar dsdhboard show the name associated withe the TGWD2B2019-11-24OPENsubmit to pi-start.uk; KN4YRM - built javascript plugin to chrome console, lynix,
123How do you change rooms on your radio when busy.. for example I'm connected to 91 and want to change to 235 everytime I ptt I cannot get in time to change before more traffic on 91?2019-11-24OPENGet a duplex hotspot, ensure everyoe waits 3-5 sec between PTT, turn radio off or remove antanna, shot down hs
122is there way to associate TG to nameKN4RYN2019-11-24OPENSEND REQ TO PISTAR DEVELOPERS
121pistar expeet mmdvm host, dmrnetwork, jitter, dflt 306, what is it? what happens when change it?WD2B2019-11-24COMPLETEconn radio and wifi, full capacity, recommend leave it as-is, how link connects, automted, noon change need by operator, google network jitter
120Pistar, mobile, near windsheild on car, using cell tmobile wifi, parrot not repeating, ssid and pw, no special char on ssid or pwWA3LSU2019-11-24OPENext antenna, ssid and pw, no special char on ssid or pw, check which devices connected, PING DEVICE, do speed test and use cable conn to pistar
119AnyTone 868 - any improved rubber duck to give better performance on vhf sideNY4Z2019-11-17OPENjay uses tactical antenna, bernie uses vhf due to hills, 868 and 878 vhf std rub dck, do not want to be sticking out,
118What is correct way to request a c-bridge owner to add a TG and what type of info needs to be provided? Is there a timeframe in which to expect such request to be completed or rejected?N1QFH2019-11-17OPENbernie: what type of cbridge, good process, tg, ts, group, ptt or fulltime, done in a few days, if does not carry, if need to get from bm rpts may take longer (few weeks)
117What are some best practices when going in lengthy trip with wifi connected to hotspot and radio connected to hotspot? what TG do you tend to use, why? have you had any power issues when on such a trip? has anyone built a codeplug just to be used for lengthy trips and what kinds of TG did you define for use?N1QFH2019-11-17OPEN
116PROMISICOUS,SCAN,REVERSEN1QFH2019-11-10OPEN
115ty weaver site is down, how can get dmr tg, flash toolWD2B2019-11-10OPENFROM W4AEQ - NO UPDATE,MAY BE TIMING,
114hs mmdvm hat on pi, build 2nd 2 ant duplex, why need this, KN4YRM2019-11-03COMPLETE
113new tg-3010 all modeWD2B2019-11-03COMPLETEall modes tg
112Shark open spot in effort to keep cost down from 200$ on one type and 300$ for another, can run just dmr with just mmdvm hat onlyWD2B2019-11-03OPENbuildig project and assemble, use ebay, amazon buy boards, careful of immitations, get the real thing not a clone of pi-star for example, have QA issues, may be better to invest a bit more $$ to ensure quality functioning hotspot, leave it on overnight to auto firmware updates, several updates are now pending, v 4.1.x to lynix os, latest is 20191112
111better way to pi config or ADMIN psudo optiWD2B2019-11-03COMPLETEAF4FA: UPD EXPEET MODE SSH - UPDATE PI BINARIES, IF PSUDO UPD BINARIES AND LYNIX OS BINARIES, LEAVE ON OVER NITE WILL AUTO UPDATE
110Is there anyone currenly using tytools application to download and push firmware to a tyt380 uhf radio?N1QFH2019-11-03COMPLETEjay has it
109if a HS pistar sc mini card becomes corrupt and makes the pistar not work properly, can it be recreated and fixed and how? can a properly working pi sc card be copied to another and how?N1QFH2019-11-03COMPLETEwin not like lynx, lowlvl copy, sec to sec, how to regen card, 1.8 rpi image, flash sd, down orig rpi image england, pistar website 600m zip file, unzip, 1.8g image 2 pgms 1.card formatter clean out emty pgm etcher or win32 img pgm, then disk imager, saved config copy zip to base folder of card, will expand card will unzip config file and reset all, dwn etcher for win or lynx both do same thing, then flash it, there r videos on this process, search for sd card formatter, use full format not qwk, will take upto 1 hr,
108How to set mic gain, set to 2 on anytoneWD2B2019-10-27COMPLETEkd4hgr - adjust in CP or hot mic
107tgif network - explain why only that server is used to hear tgif netN1QFH2019-10-27COMPLETEfeeds can be turned on and off, cut feed off to bm at that time,
106MD380 HS RASB LOT OF ISSUES-IS THERE ANITHER MMDVM HS?WD2B2019-10-27COMPLETERP0 TO ANOTHER: AF4FA, IF UPDT GO RP3A MODEL,5K MEM, IS COOLER RUNNING FOR PISTAR, IF MOD HAT PIN MATCH,W/NOT MATTER
105Can I listen on BM or another different DMR server serverKA8EOA2019-10-20COMPLETEyes, set it on HS and any server, tgif may not be bm server or they are using their gateway and may not be on bm or cbridge.
104Using HS, repeater ediquet, can connect to any TG? KA8EOA2019-10-20COMPLETE
103It seems like the protocol if one just wants to listen is to key up the channel. When people do this I see their ID and callsign on my pistar dashboard. Is that fine, or technically must one verbally announce their callsign? KN4YRM2019-10-06COMPLETE
102If I go to the published lists of brandmeister talk groups, I didn't see the net # listed. Are there such things as unlisted talk groups? Is there some authority where talk groups need to be registered?KN4YRM2019-10-06COMPLETEBernie said bm does assign TG, they are the authority, local rptr tg such as IDs may not be in that db, can use tg on any bm rptr and not listed. use another tg to test before officially use a number.
101I have the Anytone 878 & MMDVM hat on a raspberry pi. My understanding is I have to key up a channel and the hotspot just listens to that one channel. So is there anyway to scan?KN4YRM2019-10-06CLOSEDKA8EOA: Use scan list on repeater, add static TG use prommiscous to 2 TS, AF4FA: add Tg to pi-star on admin static list
100Has anyone updated AnyTone updated FW 878?KB3WBN2019-10-06OPENMay want not update and let it shake out
look at bridgecom website
99Not able to hear conversation on hose or on phoneKA8EOA2019-10-06OPENsame issue with iphone, should we let someone know aka NY folks
98why not hearing people when they do quick PTTKA8EOA2019-10-06COMPLETEw4aeq - if hs need to do disconnect, if in middle of conversation, tg will show up when it mapps through
97Not seeing user info on lastheardKA8EOA2019-10-06OPENconsider looking at settings of what to show for user info
96Jumbo HS: any reason to update version pistarKA8EOA2019-10-06OPENneed
95What is good way to convert TYT codeplug to AnyToneN1QFH2019-10-06OPENbridgecom on youtube
Link should be https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5JzbaXRst_EPZIH1UrXJew/videos
BY Harry KC1TN
need blank CP, import CSV and adjust
94What is proper editick to access TG on repeater, hotspot, etcKN4RYN2019-10-06OPEN
93From promicious mode on anytone, how to see TG of conversation when scanningKA8EOA2019-09-22COMPLETEAF4FA: prom does not do much for you, when scan will stop on chan looking for, if in certain rptr and TG it will stop
92When can TalkAround be used, how is it used, why, and why not use it?N1QFH2019-09-09OPENhttps://forums.radioreference.com/threads/dmr-repeater-talk-around.352432/
91Does anyone have a a hyteria HH, discuss how they handled the codeplug, and share anyother infoN1QFH2019-08-26OPEN
90How will users know when to use net new TGAF4FA2019-08-18OPENTG 311037 TS2
89can auto power down and startN1QFH2019-08-11COMPLETEauto not able to restart, in lynix use cron seq to power down and up
88on pistar what is tcxo of 14mhzN1QFH2019-08-11COMPLETEcrystal occloator, 12mhz osclator, 14 more stable, prefered over 12mhz, fw is firmware
87The only thing I know about that is on an Anytone 878 there is a setting in the CPS program under digital settings called talk alias where you can turn on the feature and select what to display.AF4FA2019-08-08COMPLETE
86Loc TG 2 or 9 in IP, TS1W4BFL2019-08-04COMPLETE
85K5PRY update - callsign updated, tyt TOOLS HAS old callsigns not updated as needed, Al advised these db owners to fix, no update from these db owners yetAF4FA2019-07-21COMPLETE
84Message: AMP?U25D

Connected to an AnyTone AT-D868UV.
5w input setting.
Dual-Band MFJ Yagi.

Supposed to support DMR.
Can listen, but when I try to transmit, there is a short attempt (light blinks), then no output.
If I continue to hold PTT, fast flashing light on AMP?U25D.
W4NQR2019-07-14WIP
83NY METRONY4Z2019-07-14COMPLETETG 31362 (Brandmeister) or TG 444
82Make HS conned via USB and lots of issues resolvedN1QFH2019-07-14COMPLETEdongle to micro usb rj 45 e
81Price differences on 50$ HS and 250$ open spot?WD2B2019-07-14COMPLETEJumbo Spot no issues, make diff modem board, chinese not as good board, need to id where to buy good jumbo spot, based on pi processor aka raspberry pi board gtio connn to ready in place to make it plug and play, be careful of screen placement, modem and pi go together make hs,
80Anyone use VOX tyt380 in codeplug?WD2B2019-07-14WIP
79User DB findings KB5PRY / K5PRYAF4FA2019-07-07COMPLETE
78How to get parts for anytone ant that brokeN2ELG2019-07-07WIP868 ANYTONE, pin in sma conn stick up broke, mike ele to resolve, send guts of radio, not able to use, took female ant sewing t pin to cut approx 1/16 loger than depth into slot, workes fine, bridgecom website
77How to get UDB for moto radio (NY4Z)NY4Z2019-07-07WIPRESEARCH
76Problem
After transmitting the master comes with the message "User blocked"

Solution
This happens due to the loop protector or due to manual blocking on the master

The blocks from the loop protection will lift one hour after it was added
N1QFH2019-06-39COMPLETE
75get error issues with git failing to update your pistarAF4FA2019-06-02OPEN
74Using DMR TYT radio, how to see reverse when going to repeaterN1QFH2019-05-26OPEN
73ON TRNSMIT SEE ID UNKNOWN, WHY, HOW FIXN1QFH2019-05-19OPEN
72Fix Hotspot Power Savings settingAF4FA2019-05-19OPEN
71Hotspot Offset Calibration (fixing BER)AF4FA2019-05-19OPEN
70BrandMeister Hotspot Security - explain why needed and how to implementAF4FA2019-05-19OPEN
69Can the mini sd card be cloned to use on another pi-starKO4DJG2019-05-12COMPLETEsector copy tool, cloneZilla with lynix,
Win32DiskImager create iso/idg file of entire card to clone
68DV2 MEGA LARGER HAT CAN ADD RESET BUTTONAF4FA2019-05-12OPEN
67Al reports that you need to update your PI-STAR if you are using the 3D Plus Board to version 4 Release candidate 4 also that there are Updates to the P25 Voices. He suggests a weekly running of the UPDATE from the browser to have the latest firmware.N2ELG2019-05-05COMPLETEdo weekly update, some do just before net, lynix kernel updates, may have to run multiple times,
66Does anyone know how to use FLASH TOOLS 1.08 with CSV database? It does not appear to reduce the size of the database, so the assumption is that you might have to manually prune the database before loading.N2ELG2019-05-05COMPLETEuse excel, sql tools, new england website has it trimmed,
65Can you enter Freq, Talk Group, Color Code from the radio console on the TYT 380

A: Yes thru the Flash Tools Program Radio and 9990 Code
N2ELG2019-05-05COMPLETE
64Set timeout to 5 10 from 20 to ensure keyup is enabled soonerAA4FA2019-04-21COMPLETEHS ONLY METHOD CONN USE IS DIGITAL ONE TYPE, TIME OUTS SET 20 RF 20 LISTEN, WAIT TO CLEAUP, NET SET TO 5 SEC OTHERS SET TO 20
63any limit to user in user db?WD2B2019-04-21COMPLETEANYTONE, FW INC 200K, LIBRAOFFICE,
neelg: need to ensure firmware is current which affects space userdb consumes,
62MD380 uhf new sw 1.05 to 1.08 what are differences, no info, file system is differentWD2B2019-04-21COMPLETEty weaver updated to 200k
61what are some of the nagging issues with programming DMR radios?N1QFH2019-04-21COMPLETEremember type, steps, relearn, be in front of radio, version match radio,
60what are good mobile dmr radios on market and why?N1QFH2019-04-21COMPLETE
59what mobile dmr radio would recommendN1QFH2019-04-21COMPLETETYT9600, MOTRO,CS800,ANYTONE,
58feasibility of placing pistar in radio eg tyt380N1QFH2019-04-21OPENnot done yet
57is there a way to boost the router, wifi signal to pistar to improve the connectionN1QFH2019-03-11COMPLETEget it closer, get hi-gain ant, reflector ant, 3rd firmware to manage power in router, wifi extenders, conn to 2.5 (pi-0) or 5.0 (pi-2 or 5), can set up 2 ssids
56generic tg such as tg310N1QFH2019-03-11COMPLETE
55green light out timerN1QFH2019-03-11COMPLETE
54on dashboard have noticed loss above 0% packets drop, how is this resolvedN1QFH2019-03-03COMPLETE
53request NCS to have checkins state their radio being usedN1QFH2019-03-03COMPLETE
52Does anyone have experience using DMR simplex and the line of sight range simplex experiences for DMR frequencies?N1QFH2019-03-03COMPLETE
51Some owners of Anytone have experienced screen failure, any comments?N1QFH2019-03-03COMPLETEno one had this occur
50What is best pistart server to useN1QFH2019-03-03COMPLETE3021-CAN
3101-NY BETTER
3102-TX
3108-GA xprmtl
49What is the best process to follow to see the coverage area for a mobile DMR station can reliably hear and recieve any other DMR station using a given DMR repeaterN1QFH2019-03-03COMPLETE
48For any digital channel such as DMR, what should the squelch be set and why?N1QFH2019-03-03COMPLETEzero
47On a TYT380 given just the analog channels, is there a way to scan just those analog channels and how might it be configured in the codeplug? How start the scan? will affect battery, how is it different than promisious?N1QFH2019-03-03COMPLETEon ch, id scan, add scan group, start: set to key assignment, promisious sits on dmr freq for activity
46On MD-9600 mobile rig, the default is to display the channel frequency. How is this changed to display the channel name?N1QFH2019-02-10COMPLETE
45For the GCARC DMR repeater are there any known blind spots to the repeater and where might it be located?N1QFH2019-01-13COMPLETEuse par31 to test coverage
44When operating DMR simplex, what is the best freq to use and what is the general coverage distance when using 5w HH?N1QFH2019-01-13COMPLETETG-99 CC-1
145.5100
145.7900
433.4500
441.0000
446.0750
446.5000
43Some users of the GCARC DMR repeater near delray have reported not being able to hit the dmr machine well. One day I traveled in a radious pattern north of the repeater using TG 31000 to echo back to me my voice report so as to confirm accuracy of this report. The users are correct there is a northern limit near Atlantic ave in Delray with pockets working well and others not so well. Any time I was able to transmit on a hight spot or on a railroad crossing it seems to work fine. The quesion is is there a better less time consuming way to confirm the coverage pattern?N1QFH2019-01-13COMPLETE
42Can someone explain in laymens terms how a pi-star is contructed and how it fits together, what the costs are, level of expertese to assembleN1QFH2019-01-13COMPLETE
41On TYT MD3xx when using a pistart why are both TS1 and TS2 involked but only TS2 is used? Are other radios able to configure this TS setting? What are advanatages and disadvanatages?N1QFH2018-12-02COMPLETEKI8A
40When a person is transmissing and another station hits the PTT, might the digital packet be interrupted and what are the side affects?N1QFH2018-12-02COMPLETEKI8A, ir rptr will not accept call
N2ELG - depends codeplug settings (force mode) AF4FA admit criteria determines this if on pistar, keep to always and server will deterine, if simplex use always else use channel free

Admit Criteria
This determines when you are allowed to transmit. The options are:
Color Code (preferred) - Allows you to transmit only when the time slot is available.
Channel Free - Allows you to transmit when the channel is clear, however there may be someone using the same time slot.
Always (impolite) - This allows you to transmit even if there is another QSO on a different time slot. This would interrupt the current QSO. The only time 'Always' should be used is if on a simplex channel or in the analog mode.
39When using pistar and a disconnect is performed from an active TG, when does it take affect and why?N1QFH2018-12-02COMPLETEwhen go to next tg and hit ptt it takes affect
38What is needed to have a pi-star configured using duplex such as 2 antennas, how far apart should these antenna be from each other, why and what are the advantages?N1QFH2018-12-02COMPLETEKI8A, no good answer
af4fa: dual bands,
https://www.amazon.com/Antenna-Duplex-Module-Hotspot-D-Star/dp/B07KPZVD7F
https://www.rogerclark.net/dmr-mmdvm-duplex-hotspot/
N2ELG - need 2 HATS for 2 freqs, KO4DJG - pro: disconn tg due to 2 freq
n2elg - may be 70cm and 2m, may need to be seperated by 6in, setup as repeater
af4fa - sep ant most of board are close, sep freq for in and out, use 2 radios with 2 diff TS, create repeater for local use
37When traveling in a car, where is the best place to place the hotspot and why?N1QFH2018-12-02COMPLETEKI8A
36When using a pistar can it be configured to connect to a 2m RF DMR radio? Why or why not?N1QFH2018-11-25COMPLETEthere are dual band board, have to check - af4fa
35When on the fringe of hitting a DMR repeater, the machie can be chachuncked with a valid DMR return tone. The problem is the voice packes are compromised. Without getting closer to the repeater is there a way to improve the voice packets to the repoeater cush as power or antenna height to help ensure the packets make it to the repeater?N1QFH2018-11-25COMPLETE
34When listening to a station via a hotspot/pistar for example, the volume is much louder than when another station is using RF to a repeater. Is there some way to reduce the audio for those hotspot station when listening without affecting the RF stations using the DMR repeaters?N1QFH2018-11-25COMPLETETY offers change to UHF 380/380
AF4FA: anytone, cps opt settings ctrol vol level min max, and mic gain
33if a pistar shows loss, when and what action should be taken?N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETEN2ELG-adjust settings, AF4FA - dashboard in loss column, station to rptr, rptr and IP, or station and pistar, latency issue, BER bit error rate station and hoysdpot too much of decrepancy of radio and pistar ssh > mmdvmcal (see BLOG) to figure correct offset to adjust freq to get BER down
32When should a pistar firmware be updated and when not?N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETEN2ELG does weekly, N1QFH when hears others update firmware, leaves it on 24-7, KO4DJG - update pi daily, upgrade pi os on demand, AF4FA - update binaries on demand lynx, update 1st and upgrade pi eg 4,1,2 to 4,1,3, if go from v4 to v5 need to reburn new sd card, depend on level of complexity
31How do you set talker alias to include your qth like is seen on a pistar group activity?N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETEThe only thing I know about that is on an Anytone 878 there is a setting in the CPS program under digital settings called talk alias where you can turn on the feature and select what to display. - af4fa al
30If a pistar does not power up properly, after how long should it be retried and what are some factors to consider if it does not power up properly?N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETEunplug, wait 30 sec, give caps time to drain, try reseet mini card, then take apart and reassumble due to oxidation, if not properly shutdown, can create sw in middle of update, could corrupt download, issue pistar shutdown command, setup remote access to add channel shutdown to that shutdown channel, it will logiocally shutdown, or on pi atar go to admin and shutdown, wait 30 sec before close
29Is there a limit as to how long a pistar should be powered up and why?N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETEupdates occur late at nite, lyniux and pi ic binaries, leave on once per week per nite,
28When should a person access the pistar settings and configurations and why and at what risk?N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETE
27How often should the pistar be backup and where should this backup be saved?N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETE
26On a pistar why is ts1 disabled and ts2 enabled and can it use any cc beside 1?N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETE
25How are modes linked together such as DMR, echolink, Dstar, fusion, and other modes such as use TG31010N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETEtg 31010
24If people are on a pistart / hotspot defined tg such as 3112529, why might they not be heard on a brandmeister RF repeater using the same tg?N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETE
23On a pi-star, why is it a good idea to disconnect after going to a different TG?N1QFH2018-11-18COMPLETE
22Looking at what Hyteria is proposing for new capabilities such as Full Duplex Call in RMO, Advanced Back-to-back Connection, Optimized Push-to-talk buffering, and maybe expanded TS from 2 to many, what might be some new cababilities for the amateur DMR radios coming in the next few years?N1QFH2018-11-04COMPLETE
21When will we be trying to use the text messaging capability of DMR? How might it be used? What are its limitations? What are some best practices for DMR text messaging?N1QFH2018-11-04COMPLETE
20Does anyone have expeience with the Kennwood TK-D240V/D340V VHF/UHF DMR radios?N1QFH2018-11-04COMPLETE
19What are some nice features of a DMR mobile radio that the handheld DMR radios do not have?N1QFH2018-11-04COMPLETEpower siurce, rf power, antenna,
18Is there a way to add the NOAA weather , maratine, fire rescue, PD, airport frequencies such as wx 162.55 to a TYT md380 UHF / or UV?N1QFH2018-11-04COMPLETE
17What is process to convert a TYT UV-MD380 to AnyTone AT-D868UV codeplug? What issues do you run into and how to resolve? is codeplug cross compatible?N1QFH2018-11-04COMPLETEread rtfm manual
16Can the TYT UV380 dynamically have a TG entered if it does not exist in the codeplugN1QFH2018-11-04COMPLETE
15MD390 not working properly to pi-star but works normaly when open repeater direct.N1QFH2018-10-28COMPLETE
14When using my pi-star / raspberry pi ,the usb is plugged into my splitter as a power source and the splitter is connected to my PC port. when doing this, the pi-star fails to fully start normally where the dmr display is showing. I have tried with success to conect hte usb power cable to a portable rechargable power device and the pi-star starts up normally and behaves normally. Any explaination why and how to have the PC power used?N1QFH2018-10-28COMPLETEUSE DEDICATED PWR
13When connected to a local DMR repeater, often the green light stays lit for 5 to 8 seconds and I cannot tranmist until the light is off. When using a hotspot, I do not have this long latency and i can transmit almost immdeiatly. Can you explain what needs to change to impeove this latency?N1QFH2018-10-28COMPLETERPTR SETTINGS
12When digital packets are lost in transmissions, what tools can be used to discover root cause and what can be done to help reduce packet loss?N1QFH2018-10-28COMPLETE
11Can you explain Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) aka Tine Slots (TS) and how it impacts transmisions and reception and delay in using PTT. How can i expect to get tac311 in repeater that has local priority?N1QFH2018-10-16COMPLETE30ms packets metadata alternate,4ms blurp to sync radios,
10When looking at handeld DMR radios AnyTone, TYT, ConnectSystems, etc, compare number of zones, channels per zone, ease of use, programming compatibality, quality, price, audio and rank these in order of best radio.N1QFH2018-10-16COMPLETE
9Discussed pistar, top-hat, best supplier, assemblyJeff W4AEQ2018-10-14COMPLETE
8Explain PTT on TG for RF vs hotspotGerald KG4FUR2018-10-14COMPLETE
7Given that I'm using our BRARA codeplug, how can i dynamically load a TG such as 3119999?N1QFH2018-10-14COMPLETEcrt ch with tg ## tg grn key ppt once
6If station A and B both are uisng TS-2 and TG TAC-311, can they have a QSO? And why? If most other codeplugs use TS-1 for TAC-311 will stations on TS2 be able to hear them? Please explain answer.N1QFH2018-10-14COMPLETE
5DMR repeater behaving differnet while mobile for TG to TG. Example: using my Favorites zone on TYT MD390 UHV as mobile, I was able to hit GCARC Pomp 443.35Mh on TG-310035 with normal results. My QTH at the time was Lake Ida and Congress in Delray Beach FL. When I changed to TG-3112529 on same machine, it was not able to hit the machine, I did not change my location, was in my car. When I go to my QTH where my antenna is 40 ft high, this did not occur, I had normal results on both. And when I was using my pi-star / hotspot, hitting TG310025 and 3112529 worked normally. Can you offer an explanation? N1QFH2018-10-14COMPLETE
4Explain pro con of c-bridge vs brandmeister, costs, tech support needed, stability, ease of use, future use and where the trend is movingN1QFH2018-10-11COMPLETEpanel discussion?
3Discuss how scan and promiscuous works, pro and con, affects on radioN1QFH2018-10-11COMPLETE
2Is it possible a DMR repeater would encrypt to avoid people monitoring? What are ramifications?N1QFH2018-10-11COMPLETEOFF BBOARD
1Discussion on using DMR outside the USKO4XL2018-10-11COMPLETE