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...

Help Us Build Our Codeplug Database

Hey everyone! We are looking for your help. We have tested the software for the codeplug database and we are ready to start collecting codeplugs to share with all hams. All you have to do is visit the Codeplug Submission page and upload your codeplug(s) with a few...

Anytone AT-D868UV Digital DMR Dual-band Handheld Review

It’s HERE! The Anytone AT-D868UV has arrived and here is what we think about it. 9 out of 10! This is a great HT (for the most part). Having played with this for about a week, there are many good things over some of the other budget DMR radios on the market and...

Traveling With Your DMR Radio

One of the greatest benefits of DMR is the ease of keeping in touch with your local and regional repeater groups through the use of dynamic talkgroups. As you travel throughout the country (or world) you’ll come across many DMR repeaters. As there are no hard and fast...

Be Choosy With Your RX Groups

Receive Groups (RX Groups) are certainly an enigma in many ways. What the heck do I want to listen to on this “channel”?? Well, don’t feel bad. I still stress about this and DMR is a passion of mine. Basically, there is no good answer to the...

Updating The Firmware On Your DMR Radio

DMR radios from China are hitting the market on a monthly basis.  Most of them are based on the same basic foundation and software. What are the differences, you ask? Well, mostly visible regarding case design and ergonomics. For the most part, the software and...