New here and new HAM. Hello. Looking forward to Friday to try and check-in via DMR. Think I have the talk group programmed correctly!
SOTA is probably more QRP backpack type operation, POTA isn't as much though it can be if you want. With POTA people often operate from their vehicle as they just need to be within the boundary of the park.Is this a QRP-type discussion? Fully self-contained (backpack-sized) set-ups? I'd love to learn more about that.
I am very new to DMR. I am setting up the Anytone handheld that a lot of people have. Neither of these talkgroup numbers came up on the Brandmeister Talkgroup List (Talkgroups | BrandMeister)Brandmeister DMR Bridge 3124829
Brandmeister DMR Bridge 3148905
I tried both last Friday evening, and I didn't hear anything on either. I showed up on the Last Heard list for both, but I ended up going to Echolink on my iPad to hear the net.I am very new to DMR. I am setting up the Anytone handheld that a lot of people have. Neither of these talkgroup numbers came up on the Brandmeister Talkgroup List (Talkgroups | BrandMeister)
I am just curious if I am missing something or they are not supposed to be on the Talkgroup list.
For SOTA I’m using a couple of kit built radios... for POTA I’m using my IC-7100 with either a Shortened EFHW antenna or ham sticks depending on the park.Is this a QRP-type discussion? Fully self-contained (backpack-sized) set-ups? I'd love to learn more about that.
|KJ7OKE||DON||AZ||x||Bicycle mobile. Early check in. I/O|
|VA2EV||Donald||QUEBEC||BEEN LOOKING AT SOTA. RECENTLY CANADIAN NAT PARKS ON AIR JOINED US POTA. HAVE AN IDEA; SUMMIT WITHIN A PARK. CAN ACTIVATE BOTH. HAVE SESSION COMING UP WITH SEARCH RESCUE TO INTRODUCE SOTA. TO TEACH MAPS, GPS, PLANNING, ETC. THINK ABOUT GEAR TO BRING, BE AWARE OF WX PATTERNS, BRING SURVIVAL GEAR. NOTE-FAIR GAME TO SPOT YOURSELF SO CHASERS CAN FIND YOU. ALSO NOTE ABOUT RESPECTING PROPERTY. Another suggestion. SOTA and POTA rally points in the OB forums?|
|KI5BEE||CALVIN||ONTARIO||NO EXP WITH POTA. WORKED FROM SUMMITS FOR RADIO FUN BUT NOT OFFICIAL SOTA. iNTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE. WISH PARKS HAD MORE VISIBILITY TO ACTIVITY. LOOKING AT WEBSITE, SEE NOW A LOT OF PROV PARKS ARE INCLUDED.|
|KJ6DHG||RENAY||SAN DIEGO CA||NEW RADIO FOR JEEP ON THE WAY. IC-2730A. INTERESTED AS WELL IN SOTA/POTA|
|K7XPO||BRIEN||AZ||MOBILE. USED TO BE ACTIVE IN SOTA. HAVE DONE 5/6 ACTIVATION'S AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF CHASING. NO HF IN SHOP SO DIFFICULT NOW. SOME SUMMITS ARE CLOSE TO DRIVE UP. HOUSE LISTED ON HISTORIC REGISTER. NOT ON POTA LIST. MAYBE SPECIAL EVENT STATION?|
|VK7VWK||RANDALL||HOBART TASMANIA||WORKING ON FRIDGE SYSTEM IN VAN. SOTA IS QUITE A BIG THING HERE. QRP/HF ON SUMMITS. HAVE NOT MADE AN ACTIVATION YET.|
|KC2MJB||DOUG||NY||LOOKING FORWARD TO ACTIVATING PARKS. HAVE FT-891 ON ORDER AND JUST RCVD ANTENNA FOR PARKS. WOLF RIVER COIL ANT. LIGHT AND SIMPLE, QUICK SETUP. ALSO BRING ENDFED WIRE. COULD BE A RENEWAL OF HAM RADIO.(?)|
|KO4NGA||RIED||NC||NEW TECHNICIAN THIS MONTH. LONG TIME HIKER, PLAN TO DO SOTA/POTA. SKIP NEXT ROUND. hAPPY TO BE HERE. STARTED WITH HAM RADIO AS SAFETY COMMS IN CAR. NOW GETTING INTERESTED IN OTHER ASPECTS.|
|WX5SKY||JON||OK||HAM RADIO FEE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN APPROVED. $35 TO LICENSE. DON'T HAVE MANY SUMMITS BUT MANY PARKS IN OK.|
I tried tonight... But I'm missing something with the DMR access. Is there anything special for programming the BM bridge# instead of a regular talkgroup# ? Other TGs seem to be working tonight, but these two bridges I have nothing.I will be Net control for Friday April Second. This is the first Friday of the month so it’s open discussion night.
Overland Bound Ham Radio Net
Topic: New Ham Night, Open Discussion
Net Control: Shane K5TIN, Prairieville, LA
When: 17:30 PST, 20:30 EST, 00:30 UTC
Where: Our net is graciously hosted by the Starlink White Mountain Repeater System group. Below is the current list of of nodes, hubs, repeaters, and links which get us on the air each Friday. For more information please visit their website at White Mountain Repeater Association .
DMR Reflector XLX830 Module (C) K4CEG
DMR Reflector XLX830 Module (D) AB5JK
Brandmeister DMR Bridge 3124829
Brandmeister DMR Bridge 3148905
73 de KJ7MFV
Hey Mike. I'm sorry that didn't work tonight. I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to DMR and talk groups. We may have to work with the Starlink folks to troubleshoot.I tried tonight... But I'm missing something with the DMR access. Is there anything special for programming the BM bridge# instead of a regular talkgroup# ? Other TGs seem to be working tonight, but these two bridges I have nothing.
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|kj6dhg||Renay||San Diego CA||installed IC-2730A in jeep by myself. Setup and running. Made first successful QSO yesterday. Been participating in 1 net per week. Committed to taking general exam in April (2 weeks). Learning how to control radio from face of radio. Pro tip: have to program repeater in memory for radio to remember tone settings. Working on awning for JK jeep. How to connect with no basket: how to connect to top - DIY project. VK7VWK - is there a roof rail system? No rail, nothing on top. Composite material.|
|nb9d||Neil||Paris ME||Pro tip: you find a repeater freq and trying to figure out tone. Put in tone squelch to decipher what tone is being used.|
|K5HLH||Harry||NM||Download free app called repeater book. Must have internet on phone. App also shows how far from the repeater. Clear node hotspot used for this net. Controls with cell phone.|
|KM4PJN||Jimmy||VA||Mike KO4BDT, friend of his and Terry. Firefighter caught in roof collapse, 3rd deg burns. Keep in thoughts and prayers. Working on 96 land rover getting ready for trail. Nothing with radios.|
|VK7VWK||Randall||Hobart TASMANIA||Working on aux batteries and electrics in back of van. Question for the net: looking at coax, which to use for mobile? KJ6DHG - running cable from comet. CD5(?) KM4PJN - mesh for covering cable recommended. (Alex Tech). Another question - C4FM transcievers? Anyone use them? NB9D - running Yeasu ftm-7250D with C4FM. Works great, runs on low power. KM4PJN - members of club run, seems to be workingwell, people happy with it. K5HLH - DMR, DStar, Fusion, have all 3 here. Must have nearby repeater or hotspot. Recomend check local digital repeaters prior to jumping in.|
|N7PHY||Ed (NCS)||Edmonds WA||Activated first park for POTA.|
|KI7WPG||Lora||WA||x||No mic. Text check in.|
|vk2dy||Robert||Sydney Australia||Weather nice. Most common dig mode in Sydney is DMR but repeater coverage is sparse. Hotspot almost mandatory.|
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|KM6ZNG||Drew||CA||Mobile. Avid outdoors man, at work now. Recent trip south to baja Mexico camping. Drive 2016 KIA soul with roof and bike racks.|
|VK7VWK||Randall||Hobart Tasmania||Put off installing snorkel on van, wx forecast was bad. Drive a VW multi-van, 4 wheel drive with high clearance. Looking at lift kit soon. T6 - Snorkel question: To avoid moisture intake in diesel engines; new vehicles have filters mounted load, less dust intake.|
|K7XPO||Brien||AZ||Working in shop tonight. Working on expedition fuel tank coming in tomorrow. Last week had coffee meet greet in phoenix then camp in mountains. Jeep pilot. 2016 jku rubicon hard rock edition. Snorkels useful for dusty environments and pull cooler air.|
|K7BWH||Barry||WA||Replacing toy 4runner. Looking for more room inside. Looking at Merc Sprinter. Question: why install a snorkel? Is there a ram air effect?|
|N7BMH||Brian||ID||Lifted 96 jeep Cherokee. Working on tower project, rohn 25 up 60', 72' at tip of antenna. Jeep has snorkel for cold air intake side. Filter outside at top of snorkel. Fine mesh filter keeps out stuff.|
|KI5BEE||Calvin||Ont CANADA||Driving a toy tundra @ 100k miles. Got to get out last weekend, new shutdown.|
|kj6dhg||Renay||CA||Drive jeep since 2004. 2014 jk unlimited 4 door. 100k miles already, 300 week commute. Had a friend who ran snorkel on LJ jeep. Not sure there is a snorkel. Have to drill another hole in jeep.|
|km4pjn||Jimmie||va||2003 suburban. also 96 discovery 1 rebuilding. Snorkel: dust is really bad in july/august. Going through air cleaner per month. Going to put one on land rover. Question: Where is Will.|
|ac9yq||Jason||IN||2015 toy Tacoma with 83k miles. Great vehicle. New ham on echolink, went to extra quickly and got cool call sign. Just learning in radio and overlanding.|
|vk2dy||Robert||Australia||Droid Star for IOS. Checking into DMR nets. Works well.|
|2e0ewm||Ellis||UK London||Just checking in in listening to the net.|