Free admission for buyers. Sellers pay $5.00 which will be donated to the Church. Please bring your own table and chairs. Talk in on 145.170. 100.0 tone or DMR MNStatewide(3127) – Give a holler for K0GOI or 444.050 PL 114.8Hz
See you there. You may have a chance to play with the new TYT MD-2017 dual-band DMR radio. Terry plans to have one on display.
So recently heard on the air was a discussion about working DMR systems from an airplane; During that talk, there was a claim the repeater was able to be worked with a full bi-directional conversation from a couple hundred miles away.
I was really surprised. I’m fairly sure reception is possible over tremendous distances, but you would be unable to hold the proper time-slot with a TDMA network like Tera and DMR.
Here’s a discussion I found online: http://forum.motorola-radio-support.co.uk/index.php?topic=1035.0 And here’s an FAQ from Tait: http://blog.taitradio.com/2013/09/26/dmr-digital-mobile-radio-frequently-asked-questions/ and: http://owenduffy.net/blog/?p=9133 and: http://www.va3xpr.net/search-range-limit-dmr/
I thought I’d toss this out there to see what others may know or think about this?
I wondered if maybe its possible but you risk stomping on the other time-slot had there been two time-slots in use towards the repeater?
I’m quite certain that with DMO mode aka a Simplex radio connection where there is no need for syncing or precise timing, there would be no problem. This impacts only repeater operation where both time-slots are in use.
For anyone wanting to claim D-Star and Fusion are better than DMR, this might be one example of where they may be. But I’m happy with DMR and it’s ability to carry two conversations from one pair and it’s lower power consumption. The world is full of trade offs.
I’ve uploaded a video to show you how easy managing talk-groups is for repeater owners/operators.
You can make changes in mere seconds and any hour of the day or night without bothering anyone with your request.
I do hope other repeater owners in Minnesota will consider moving over someday. If you as a user prefer Brandmeister connected repeaters, please mention that to the repeater owners you talk to. Check out this video.
In an effort to make the repeater network available to all users, many of the repeaters in town are moving Talk-Group 3127 (Minnesota Statewide) over to Time-slot 1 and thereby opening up Time-slot 2 for Push-To-Talk (PTT) activity. This clears the way for QSO’s to move to TAC channels or Local9/Local2 without conflict from MN Statewide. The Brandmeister network supports thousands of other talk-groups too. Anything can be brought up on either Time-slot PTT.
The following repeaters have Minnesota Statewide on Time-Slot 1 Full time…
BLM(Bloomington), (CSK)Chaska, MTK(Minnetonka), CTV(Centerville), STP(StPaul)
For the next 10 days or so… CSK and MTK also still have 3127 on TS2 full time… Yes 3127 is full time on both time-slots. This was done to support users of roaming and those who have not yet updated their code-plugs.
All of the above repeaters also support PTT for 3127 on TS2, again, so if you have not yet updated your code-plug, you still have Talk-Group access. Galen has already released code-plugs for the TYT radios and he expects to have the other radios done tonight too.
Dave will be releasing updates for the Motorola repeaters shortly.
Thank you to all the site providers, repeater owners, code-plug and cbridge/network maintainers.
There are a few other repeaters also likely moving, so I’m expecting a couple code-plug changes in the near future.
73 – NØNKI – Eric Osterberg
Yesterday July 1st was another fantastic day and another fantastic breakfast at Fat Nats. We meet every other Saturday at 8am but often folks are arriving at 7:30 or even earlier. I hope you can make it. Details can be found searching the https://MinnesotaDMR.com website.
Next breakfast will be July 15th 2017. See you then.