======== Metcalf, GA ========
Color Code: 1
======= TLH Downtown ======
Color Code: 1
============= Greensboro Interstate-10 ========
Color Code: 1
########### TALK GROUPS ###############
The NX4DN Tallahassee DMR Repeaters have the following Talk Group configured. Only these TG and corresponding Time Slots (TS) are assessable from these repeaters. There is no Parrot Talk Group (public or private).
TS 1 TG 3 North Amer
TS 2 TG 3174 SE Regional
TS 2 TG 3112 Florida State wide
TS 2 TG 2 Local Network
TS 2 TG 9 Local Rptr
TS 2 TG 310
TS 2 TG 3172 NORTHEAST REG
TS 2 TG 31121 FIRST COAST
TS 1 TG 311307 KINGSLAND GA
SUGGESTIONS FOR GETTING STARTED ON NX4DN
Note: Tier 2 repeaters have two time slots: TS1 & TS2 (also referred as "Repeater Slots"). This in effect can make the DMR repeater act like two independent repeaters. Additionally, all above repeaters use Color Code (CC) 1. The Color Code acts like a Tone Squelch activating the DMR repeater for use. The example below uses the open source project OpenGD77. OpenGD77 provides a greatly, greatly, (emphasized greatly) improved firmware and programming CPS software (See https://opengd77.com for details). The OpenGD77 CPS program utilizes TG Lists and TG override TS settings. As illustrated below, this hugely simplifies creating a CodePlug. Many CPS CodePlug programs do not have these features, but a work around is provided below.
Enter DMR ID and Call Sign
Using the CPS programming software enter ones DMR ID and Call Sign
One can apply for a DMR ID at https://www.radioid.net
Create Digital Contacts: Using the CPS software, enter the above 9 TGs as Digital Contacts, and select the override TS = 1 for the two TGs configured for TS1 use.
All TGs can have assigned override time slots, but since TS2 is used by most TGs, setting the repeater default to TS2 will define the TS used unless a TG has an override TS.
Also note that one can abbreviate names, but it is strongly suggested to keep the TG number (i.e., "TG 3112 FL SWide").
If ones CPS program does not implement an override TS in each digital contact setting, then ignore.
Create Talk Group Lists: Add/create a Talk Group List named "NX4DN", select and add the 9 NX4DN TG contacts to the "NX4DN" TG List.
If ones CPS software does not implement Talk Groups Lists then a seperate channel will need to created for each repeater and TG combination (see step 4 note below).
Create Digital Channels:
Configure each repeater channel with the repeater's configurations (Name, RX Freq, TX Freq, CC, TS, & TG List). For the 3 NX4DX repeaters, you will only create 3 digital channels.
Mode:"Digital", Name:"TLH-NX4DN", RXFREQ:"443.1375", TXFREQ:"448.1375", TGLIST:"NX4DN", RepeaterSlot:"2"
Mode:"Digital", Name:"MET-NX4DN", RXFREQ:"444.1375", TXFREQ:"449.1375", TGLIST:"NX4DN", RepeaterSlot:"2"
Mode:"Digital", Name:"GRN-NX4DN", RXFREQ:"444.9875", TXFREQ:"449.9875", TGLIST:"NX4DN", RepeaterSlot:"2"
Note: without TG Lists, one would create a digital channel for each TG. For the NX4DN repeaters, this results in the need to create 9 TGs * 3 Repeaters = 27 digital channels rather than just the 3 channels utilizing TG Lists.
Add Analog Channels:
Mode:"Analog", Name:"TLH-03", BandWidth:"25", RXTone:"94.8, TXTone:"94.8"
Create Zones: Add/create the Zone "Analog" and another Zone "Digital".
Add the 3 NX4DN channels to the "Digital" Zone
Without TG Lists, one would typically create a zone for each repeater in order to provide some sense of organization of the plethora of channels needed without TG Lists.
Add all analog channels to the "Analog" Zone
Write CodePlug to Radio and give it a test. After writing the CodePlus to the radio, select the "Digital" zone and then a channel such as "TLH-2". Then scroll through the TG List selecting a talk group like "TG 3112 FL SWide" and call out for a radio check. You should now be on the DMR airways.
ADDING DMR PEER to PEER (AKA Simple Xchange)
DMR Community Recommended for Peer to Peer Frequencies
UHF: 441.000 MHz, 446.500 MHz, 446.075 MHz, 433.450 MHz
VHF: 145.790 MHz, 145.510 MHz
Use: TG99; CC1; TS1; Admit Criteria:Always; InCall Criteria:Always(or TX)
Create Peer to Peer Talk Group
Name:"Peer to Peer", TGID:99, CallType:"Group Call"
Add 6 P2P Digital Channels
Mode:Digital; Name:"P2P 441.000", TX:441.000, RX:441:000, CC:1, TS:1, TG:"Peer to Peer"
Mode:Digital; Name:"P2P 446.500", TX:446.500, RX:446:500, CC:1, TS:1, TG:"Peer to Peer"
Mode:Digital; Name:"P2P 145.510", TX:145.510, RX:145:510, CC:1, TS:1, TG:"Peer to Peer"
Create a new Zone Name:"Peer 2 Peer" and add the 6 P2P Digital Channels to the new Zone.
Save & Write CodePlug to Radio