Sorry to all for the delays today. What with the windows update changing things and a few other issues I haven’t been able to get back to this.
The local repeater that is listed as being in the brandmeister network is active often on Time Slot 1 but it shows as being connected to the DMR+ Germany Talk Group! Now either this is a DMR+ connected repeater or something strange is going on.
If anyone wants to access the SOTA TG this evening, that’s fine as I’ll at least be able to see it via the Hoseline website. https://hose.brandmeister.network/973/ I’m trying to find an alternative Brandmeister network repeater that I can access and can get to the SOTA TG 973 through. If I find one, I then have to reprogram the codeplug for such a link (I think), it’ll take me a while to get there.
Andy - I’m still at the stage of trying to get the unit working here, which is no small feat without someone who knows DMR alongside you - a lot of what I am doing is based on (possibly outdated, incorrect or for the wrong system), information from the Internet plus trial and error.
I have no idea how well the unit might or might not work near to large transmitters or in extreeme conditions of any kind. If you’re looking for that kind of an HT - you probably should be looking at a Motorola rig.
I bought the one I have as a way to get into DMR, to play with and see if I like the mode. By the way, the price dropped just after I bought mine to around EUROs 70.
I have started a page under the equipment tab on my website at DD5LP.COM or VK2JI.COM - it’s by far not complete, very much a work-in-progress, but everyone is welcome to take a look!
Here’s the direct URL: https://vk2ji.com/equipment/baofeng-rd-5r-dmr-ht/