DMR Repeater

The ARROW DMR repeater is up and running for testing purposes from the Red Cross on Packard Road. We will be on the BrandMeister (BM) network. This gives us the ability to be very flexible with our talkgroups and most of the repeater owners are switching from DMR-MARC and DCI to BM. BM also has a hose line which gives you the ability to listen to a live audio feed of the talk group and also listen to their archive.

Before you begin programming please obtain a DMR ID by registering as a user here: https://www.dmr-marc.net/cgi-bin/trbo-database/register.cgi

Below are the details to program your radio. But in the links sections there is a codeplug for Tytera MD-380/390 and for Motorola. If you have any other kind of radio, please open the MD380 codeplug with a CPS program and look at the info and program your radio.

Callsign: W8RP
Frequency: 443.500 (+5 Mhz)
Color Code (CC): 1

Talkgroups (TG):
Timeslot 1 (TS 1)
TG# 93 = North America = W8RP.NA
TG# 3100 = USA Nationwide = W8RP.US
TG# 31098 = USA Call Area 8 = W8RP.US8
TG# 31262 = Mi5 Statewide 2 = W8RP.Mi5-SW2 (Mi5 CMEN Statewide 2. This is a dynamic TG)

Timeslot 2 (TS 2)
TG# 2 = Local Repeater = W8RP.Local
TG# 3126 = Michigan Statewide = W8RP.MI

On MD-380/390 to get a listing of all the W8RP talk groups, go to Menu > Zone and select W8RP and then use the rotary dial to switch channels.

Dynamic Talkgroups:
BM gives you the ability to key up any talkgroup on any timeslot using PTT. Just program the TG of your choice and use the PTT to activate a TG. The TG will then be active for 15 minutes after the last PTT. Although you can use any TS, we suggest that you use TS1 for dynamic talkgroups so that TS2 is free for local repeater communications.

For example, if you wanted to bring up say “Florida Statewide, TG# 3112” just program a channel for Timeslot 1 with TG# 3112 and key up for one second and wait to see if there is ongoing traffic and then key up again and throw your call out. You will remain connected as long as there is local activity on your end, otherwise it will timeout after 15 minutes of no activity from your end on that talkgroup.

For a list of all the talkgroups available see the links section below.

Links:
Brandmeister: https://brandmeister.us
Brandmeister Dashboard: https://brandmeister.network
Repeater Details: https://brandmeister.network/?page=repeater&id=312654
Hose line (Live audio): http://hose.brandmeister.network
BM Talkgroups: http://www.dmr-utah.net/talkgroups.php
BM User guide: https://brandmeister.us/files/US_BM_User_Guide.pdf
Tytera MD-380/390 codeplug: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e4njgffu3rdox54/W8RP_MD380_BM_Codeplug_v2.rdt?dl=0
Motorola Codeplug: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wxt906m8juw47jw/20161115%2012.1%20XPR6550%20w8rp%20v1.0.ctb?dl=0

The above codeplug is a generic one for the US for MD-380/390 but it is modified to include the entries for the W8RP repeater. Any entry in the Channels Information with the W8RP prefix is set to be used for our repeater. If you already have other repeaters programmed into your radio, please open this codeplug and add the corresponding W8RP info to yours else use the TG info that is above. Also, please make sure that you update your General Settings and add your Radio Name (Callsign) and Radio ID (DMR ID) in the codeplug.

Last Updated: January 12, 2016 at 2318 EST