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Thinking about Hytera

In the beginning A Hytera PD782G was my first DMR radio. It was nice, but everyone I new at the time was getting Motorola radios. I gave mine to my son. He hasn't been using it so I took it back.

When I heard about Talker Alias coming to BrandMeister I wanted to try it. But, it was only supported on Hytera radios and repeaters. So, I didn't get it more thought.

New Excitement Talker Alias is now supported on MMDVMHost-based repeaters and hotspots as well as the OpenSpot. Now, I'm more interested.

I updated the PD782G firmware and setup some channels for the hotspot.

End result, I'm now able to receive Talker Alias on the Hytera radio when it's connected to my hotspot. I'm very excited.

Discoveries Another interesting thing happened along the way. Even though the PD782G is very close to the same size as my XPR7550 I find the PD782G a lot easier to hold in my hand.

There are some other things I like as well. The tuning knob is more responsive, the display has mo…

DMR Nets on BrandMeister

The following list is a summary of nets available for DMR users on BrandMeister repeaters.
You should check with your local repeater operator for timeslot usage.

All times listed are for California unless otherwise noted.
MondayPAPA DMR Roundtable20:00California 3106TuesdayTexas Tech Net17:001Texas 3148Ventura County Digital Radio Club Net19:30VCDRC 31070SNARS DMR Net20:00SNARS 31328WednesdayOhio Statewide Net17:30Ohio 3139Texas Statewide Net17:301Texas 3148North America Tech Net17:00North America 93EU DMR net20:002Europe 92ThursdayKentucky Net17:00Kentucky 3121West Virginia DMR and Service net17:00West Virginia 3154NorCal19:00NorCal 31063Ventura County Digital Radio Club (VCDRC)19:00Ventura 310652Arkansas Net19:00Arkansas 3105Hytera USA19:30Hytera 31089FridayTennessee Statewide21:003Tennessee 3147SaturdayBM Worldwide Net14:002Worldwide 91SundayTAC-310 Net17:00TAC-310 310Iowa Statewide Net19:304Iowa 31191 Texas local time
3 Tennessee local time
4 Iowa local time

If you know of addit…

Find Out Which Talkgroups are Active on a Repeater

BrandMeister recently added a new feature. This feature allows you to send a text message and get a response.

Here are the details:

Start a messageThe body of the message should be "RPT".Send the message to 262994. This needs to be entered as a private call.

The server will send back a message that looks something like the following:

Hi Michael, WA6LIF PAPA has the following static TGs:


and the following dynamic TGs:

I have had some issues with this, it's not 100% yet. Sometimes it won't let me send the message, other times I get no response.