Top 50 DMR Radio ID’s in the last 50 days

Anyone ever wonder who’s doing all the yacking on Minnesota Statewide. Brandmeister can provide some beautiful statistics and I thought I’d share the top50 ID’s from the past 2 months. I see all 3 of my radio ID’s made it into the top 20. Yikes.

ID Call Name Last TX TX Count
3127202 N0NKI Eric J 2017-03-06T13:41:52.846Z 2474
3127087 WA0CQG Carl 2017-03-07T14:03:04.770Z 2390
3127027 KA0KMJ John 2017-03-07T06:23:14.221Z 2106
3127007 KA0KMJ John 2017-03-06T21:43:34.989Z 2062
3127053 KC0CAP Dan 2017-03-07T12:15:53.865Z 1722
3127008 N0BVE Donald A 2017-03-05T20:54:12.834Z 1641
3127036 KC0BBK Galen L 2017-03-07T10:25:53.742Z 1492
3127035 KC0DGY Kent 2017-03-06T20:33:27.600Z 1491
3127235 KQ0RS Dwight 2017-03-07T00:24:25.056Z 1464
3127147 N0BVE Donald A 2017-03-07T03:10:12.264Z 1330
3127099 KE0EXC Johnwayne Erickson 2017-03-07T06:26:32.650Z 1325
3127048 WA0CQG Carl 2017-03-06T20:00:31.500Z 1313
3127265 N0SBU George D 2017-03-06T20:29:41.499Z 1247
3127004 N0YNT Matt 2017-03-04T22:07:04.107Z 1232
3127106 N0NKI Eric J 2017-02-14T03:42:22.307Z 1221
3127033 KQ0RS Dwight 2017-03-07T13:09:08.516Z 1003
3127104 KC0BBK Galen L 2017-03-07T08:20:08.255Z 993
3127050 KD0BEV Robert 2017-03-06T18:57:42.475Z 735
3104410 N0NKI Eric J 2017-01-12T01:19:13.226Z 721
3127021 KD0TLS Todd 2017-03-07T00:11:53.290Z 718
3127360 WB0POQ Robert S 2017-03-07T05:04:58.874Z 673
3127010 KC0VRV Matt 2017-03-07T00:31:13.261Z 584
3105035 KD5DLJ Denny 2017-03-06T15:52:24.486Z 579
3127009 N0VZC Mike 2017-03-03T13:46:58.561Z 497
3127146 N0GOI Terry B 2017-03-04T23:31:25.605Z 478
3127160 N0DZQ John P 2017-03-07T00:39:20.665Z 473
3127253 KD0DWV Brandon E 2017-03-07T01:12:31.144Z 355
3127337 KE0N Eliot A 2017-03-06T14:55:48.240Z 329
3127135 K0FCC Daniel D 2017-02-26T04:51:09.257Z 293
3127220 KD0IWA Max 2017-02-20T21:42:05.773Z 283
3127150 KE0EMB Lee 2017-02-26T21:31:16.322Z 226
3127072 KD0YRF William 2017-02-04T23:42:29.562Z 209
3127276 K0BEN Benjamin 2017-03-03T18:55:51.812Z 209
3155059 N9OIG Drissel 2017-02-26T18:30:29.886Z 198
3144010 N1JBC Jed 2017-03-05T18:15:19.085Z 193
3127280 KB0SVW Terrance R 2017-03-06T00:10:27.085Z 189
3127017 NK0M Brandon M 2017-02-28T22:56:01.453Z 182
3155022 N9OIG Drissel 2017-02-27T01:11:43.783Z 175
3127212 KD0TTG Wesley F 2017-01-31T09:30:14.858Z 157
3127219 KC0VCT David L 2017-03-01T03:29:16.371Z 157
3127370 KC0QNA Don 2017-03-05T02:34:55.157Z 144
3127049 KC0HCP Brad 2017-03-05T05:32:02.638Z 118
3127040 W0JPJ Jarod 2017-03-05T01:24:36.591Z 111
3127215 N0TNL Matt 2017-03-04T18:52:59.726Z 111
3127153 KC0RKH Andrew 2017-03-03T21:47:05.102Z 105
3155155 N9UPC John J 2017-03-04T16:45:18.228Z 103
3113011 W2XAB John 2017-02-25T04:06:08.451Z 100
3127172 K0BBC Matthew T 2017-02-23T23:26:34.244Z 93
3127094 KD0PNQ Trygve N 2017-02-11T13:24:03.004Z 92
3127307 KC0BHS Steven J 2017-02-17T16:58:03.706Z 86

Updated a few radios tonight

If you are interested in the Travis GoodSpeed “Hacked” or Patched firmware for your TYT or Tytera MD-380 or MD-390 radio, Let me know on the MinnesotaDMR mailing list. This evening at the Bloomington Communications Group monthly meeting, I had the opportunity to update a couple radios and I would be happy to lend a hand updating yours.

73, NØNKI – Eric Osterberg

Visual of Network Connections

I have attempted to graphically depict the state of the MNDMR network as I understand it. I am also including Minnesota Statewide for comparison.


You may notice that the MNDMR connection is still in place between all the original repeaters and it’s still connected with Brandmeister and appears as TG31127 on Brandmeister. Officially, the world of networks sees K4USD as the master system hosting this TG number. In the case of the Nagi/James network, they consider themselves the master. As far as I know, there are no external connections to their network for this Talk Group.



Here’s the statewide talk group.


Generally, all repeaters support all talkgroups on their radio side, but will not forward to a network unless configured to do so. So for example, if you attempt to use Minnesota Statewide on a Nagi/James MNDMR cBridge connected repeater, it does appear to work locally, but isn’t going out any other repeaters.

St Cloud Hamfest Saturday Feb/18/2017

Today was a fantastic day for a Hamfest in St Joseph Minnesota, just West of St Cloud. Both the MNDMR group and the MinnesotaDMR group made their appearances and shared knowledge with the Amateur community. Trygve filled a room upstairs at 10:15 with his excellent presentation about DMR and the available resources online. The presentation is attached to this posting.

We had plenty of visitors and updated the firmware of quite a good number of radios. The MD380-Tools updates were installed and new users walked through the many capabilities of these devices and the new features available after patching (hacking). The MMDVM and DVMega Hotspots were demo’ed and nationwide QSO demos made to Florida and New York on low power.

Over at the MNDMR table, Nagi was selling the MD380 radio at his cost. I understand he sold 18 radios today, so I’m looking forward to hearing all the new hams joining us on DMR.

I really enjoyed catching up with people and having those full duplex eyeball QSO sessions. Radios are fun, catching up in person tops all that technology.


DMR Radio 1702 <– Presentation from Trygve <–

Credit and Thanks to John, KAØKMJ for sharing this candid photo!

Newest Repeaters in Town

The 3 newest repeaters are all Brandmeister network connected.

The locations are:  Minnetonka @ 443.300+5 CC1, and Bloomington @ 443.100+5 CC1 and Chaska @ 443.950+5 CC1

Some things to note when designing your codeplug is that several TalkGroup ID numbers are slightly different. For the most part, 3 and 4 digit talk groups like 3127 (Minnesota), 3169 (Midwest), 310 (TAC310), these are all the same with no changes. However TG1 and TG3 become TG91 and TG93. You can find a list of supported talk groups here:

73 – NØNKI – Eric Osterberg