FCC Bans Chinese DMR Radios.. Sort of

Well… times are getting tough for DMR… if you’re a Cheap’O. Recently the FCC issued a FCC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY which, in summary, bans MANY Chinese made DMR radios from being bought, sold, advertised and USED in the USA. This came about largely...

DMR Net Listings

We have just added several websites that list daily and weekly DMR nets. Please visit the Online Resources section of the website to check them out and see if any of the nets interest you. We can’t validate that all nets you find are still active, but many of...

Hurricane Net on TG 3199

Interested in listening to Hurricane traffic? The Brandmeister network Hurricane Net is on TG 3199. At present (9/12/18), there is not an active net for Hurricane Florence, however they are linking to the VoIP Hurricane Net and are updating the TG with the latest...

Miklor’s DMR Basic Tutorial is AWESOME!

Looking for a GREAT basic explanation of DMR, what it is, how it works and why it is so beneficial? Check out the Miklor DMR Basic Tutorial. It is by far one of the best descriptions of DMR that we have ever seen! Nice job...

WWV & WWVH Shutdown Pending?? What about WWVB?

This might not be news to some of you. This information was released a few weeks ago.  However it appears that NIST is suggesting significant budget cuts, which include the SHUTDOWN of WWV and WWVH transmitters.. a savings of over $6M per year in government spending....

Guest Authors Needed!!

Hey Everyone! We are in need of guest authors to cover a few topics. DMR is growing quickly and there are many topics that we could cover in more depth, but just don’t have all the expertise to be sure that we properly cover more complex topics. Especially ones...

N0GSG Updates Contact Manager Within 24 Hours

Within a DAY, N0GSG updated Contact Manager version 2.5 to utilize the nightly static data dump from DMR-MARC. Thanks so much for your quick response Tom! At the end of the day, although inconvenient, the change made by DMR-MARC to disable the real-time data dump...

DMR-MARC Smashes N0GSG Contact Manager

This is a total bummer. DMR-MARC has shut down realtime data-dumps. Effectively, making the N0GSG Contact Manager Tool worthless for easily updating your codeplugs automagically. Recently there have been some philosophical discussions about how Radio IDs should be...

How To Set Your DMR Radio Audio Level Using Hoseline

Have a new radio and curious about how your audio sounds? Is it loud enough? Or is it too hot? There is a VERY easy way to figure this out using Brandmeister’s Hoseline! (Of course this whole process will only work if you are using a Brandmeister Repeater or a...

DMR Rag Chewing and Hotspot Etiquette

Lately, it seems there has been a new effort by DMR Master Server Admins to complain about long winded QSOs on common “static” talkgroups. Just check out the DMR Facebook pages to read some of them. Many of the examples being used are situations occurring...