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Welcome to DMR For Dummies! Don’t feel bad. Our name is NOT intended to be derogatory in anyway, but it’s a reality for all of us when we first pick up a DMR radio. The transition from an analog state-of-mind for all hams is kind of a stretch. It sure was for us. So we decided to do something about it. At D4D, you’ll find many tips and tricks to help you get started.

Radio Reviews

Want a no-nonsense review of DMR radios? We do our best to show you just want you’ll be getting and how to use it.



Learn about what a Radio ID is and where you get one for FREE.

DMR Talkgroups

Everything you wanted to know about talkgroups and how to use them.

DMR Radios

We provide you lots of great information on the DMR portables and mobiles being used for ham radio.

DMR Repeaters

We cover the details of the most common manufacturers who produce DMR repeaters.

Brandmeister Network

The defacto DMR network for PTT talkgroup activation. Learn all the ins and outs of how Brandmeister works.

DMR-MARC Network

Learn about the c-Bridge Network, DMR-MARC, DMR Plus and the repeaters that are using it.


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 Hotspot...

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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 between...

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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...

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