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HOTSPOT CODEPLUG HELP REQUIRED

PostPosted: 3rd June 2019, 10:27 am
by G3JPJ
hi all, i have been trying to write a codeplug for my tyt mdu/v 380 and an mmdvm hotspot, i have written the codeplug and the radio appears to communicate with the hotspot because i can see the information on the mmdvm screen and the pi-star dashboard the problem is i hear nothing on thre radio. e.g. if i tx on tg9990(echo) i do not hear the return audio. does anyone have any ideas/pointers to help me solve this very frustrating problem.
thanks
73
joe G3JPJ

Re: HOTSPOT CODEPLUG HELP REQUIRED

PostPosted: 3rd June 2019, 7:19 pm
by 2E0UCW
I presume the MMDVM hotspot runs on pi-star.

If you use the DMR+ ISPC2 Phoenix F server [to link to the Phoenix UK Network], then it's best to use reflectors which link to talk groups on the repeater server - a list of reflectors and linked talk group can be found here - http://www.dmr-uk.net/index.php/layout/.

If you use Brandmeister, then you have access to numerous talk groups as listed here - https://brandmeister.network/?page=talkgroups.

The echo server on Phoenix [TG9990] does not work via hotspots and I believe on Brandmeister is a private call [whereas a talk group is a group call].

Re: HOTSPOT CODEPLUG HELP REQUIRED

PostPosted: 3rd June 2019, 7:27 pm
by G3JPJ
HI, thanks very much for the info, yes the mmdvm is pi-star based band it is setup for phoenix, i haven't looked at brandmeister yet, phoenix is confusing enough, i have been told that i can manually dial up a reflector and i should hear a voice prompt saying connected. i don't hear anything.
thanks
73
joe G3JPJ

Re: HOTSPOT CODEPLUG HELP REQUIRED

PostPosted: 4th June 2019, 8:13 pm
by 2E0UCW
When doing a manual dial, hold the ptt for 3-4 seconds. There can be occasions when the voice does not work. I can see that you are linked to reflector 4400 [possibly by default] which links to TG235. You can also monitor the Phoenix server here - http://phoenix-f.opendmr.net/ipsc/

Overall it can be quiet simple as on Phoenix you only use TG9 for the hotspot and dial a reflector based on which talk group you wish to link to. On Brandmeister, there's just under 200 reflectors and near 1300 talk groups.

Now the background:

Brandmeister is a repeater and hotspot worldwide network [there are 3 times more hotspots connected than repeaters] where every reflector and talk group is available to all users via hotspots and repeaters.

Phoenix is a UK network which links to the rest of the world via DMR-MARC. The network is repeater based and talk groups are allocated based on country and are the same across all repeaters in the UK. Access to hotspots was added to allow UK operators access to UK talk groups [via reflectors] for those outside of repeater coverage, whilst travelling etc. Hotspots connect to the Phoenix F server and repeaters connect to the Phoenix E server and foreign traffic does not pass from the hotspot server to the repeater server to maintain the UK only access.

If there i interest, I may look at doing a talk on DMR however the last time I raised this on this site, I had one response.

Re: HOTSPOT CODEPLUG HELP REQUIRED

PostPosted: 5th June 2019, 10:16 am
by G3JPJ
hi chris, first of all, thank you very much for taking the time and for passing on your knowledge of dmr in reply to my post, very much appreciated.i understand tht the hotspot operates on tg9 and i set my hotspot zone on the 380 accordingly. i use phoenix because the guys i talk to on dmr use tg's 80, 81, 82 etc.my hotspot zone has tg's 235, 80, 81, 82, 83, 2351 and the rx group is set to tg9. i have a dv megacast, which is pi-star based and although i had a few issues setting that up, it works very well and is so simple to use. i applied some of what i had learned with that , into getting the hotspot going but i've obviously missed something somewhere.as for your talk on dmr i for one would like to hear that, unfortunately i am wheelchair/ house bound and unable to attend meetings/ gatherings etc.
thanks once again and best 73
joe G3JPJ

Re: HOTSPOT CODEPLUG HELP REQUIRED

PostPosted: 5th June 2019, 8:30 pm
by 2E0UCW
No worries Joe.

Send me your details on a PM and if I get time, maybe I can pop over and give some assistance or do a team viewer session should you need it.

Re: HOTSPOT CODEPLUG HELP REQUIRED

PostPosted: 9th June 2019, 9:39 am
by G3YXZ
Hi Chris
You are a fountain of knowledge on this most complex of subjects ! I suspect I was the one who suggested you came over to give us all a talk on the complexities of DMR.

Could you be kind enough to send me your email address (via my Mobile if you prefer for added security) and I'll ask our Programme Secretary to contact you.

We have two venues for talks and presentations now. Harrow Weald and Bushey. I guess Harrow Weald is more convenient for you.

Look forward to hearing from you.
73
Peter G3YXZ
Quartermaster/Education

Re: HOTSPOT CODEPLUG HELP REQUIRED

PostPosted: 9th June 2019, 8:05 pm
by 2E0UCW
Hi Peter,

I did get your text. My e-mail is cw-2e0ucw@outlook.com [it's shown on QRZ.com so not hidden from the amateur community].


Regards
Chris

Re: HOTSPOT CODEPLUG HELP REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2nd July 2019, 10:01 am
by G3JPJ
hi everyone, success ! i have everything up and running now. so I would like to say thank you to chris 2e0ucw for the help and information ( and taking the time to respond to my plea) your help has been very welcome, i certainly would still be struggling without it, so many thanks.
73
joe G3JPJ

Re: HOTSPOT CODEPLUG HELP REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2nd July 2019, 7:57 pm
by 2E0UCW
Glad to hear that you got up and running Joe.

I do plan to do YouTube videos - just need to source decent audio equipment.