Date   

Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/18/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KD6OKR
North Check-Ins - W7SJK
South Check-Ins - K6REW

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/18/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KD6OKR
North Check-Ins - W7SJK
South Check-Ins - K6REW

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


County Emergency Alert Test

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/11/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Patrick
 

Email check in for Patrick and Mae


From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io> on behalf of main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 14:00
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/11/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - W6GDK
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/11/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - W6GDK
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/11/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - KG6RGI
North Check-Ins - W6GDK
South Check-Ins - KJ6HOV

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Tuesday Night DMR

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Many thanks to Bob for his vision to work with the PAPA system for our Radio communications tool box.

I agree with Jerry AK6QJ comments. And definitely need to run ideas and processes through Bob. 

Here are some input regarding PAPA system:

·         The PAPA DMR and Analog repeaters map (click on the icons to see details) à http://papasys.com/dmr/repeaters/

·         Per Bob (June 1, 2019 meeting), please feel comfortable to test out the various PAPA system repeaters and determine which ones are best for your use (suggest you test the PAPA system repeaters with your HTs and rubber ducky as this probably is the most common denominator form of Transceiver with < 5-6 watts of Tx power – inside your house).  For San Diego Repeaters à PAPA 8, 9, 10, 11 and PAPA 7 for El Centro.  Report your findings to Bob.

o    PAPA 07 446.380 Toro Peak 156.7
PAPA 08 445.140 Mt Wilson 127.3
PAPA 09 446.580 San Marcos 156.7
PAPA 10 447.560 Palomar 127.3/127.3
PAPA 11 446.720 Otay 100.0
PAPA 12 224.400 Otay 100.0

·         Analog Tuesday night 8:00 pm Net slot is still available but we need to move fast and request the time slot for our potential RCCT weekly check-in.  So please test the PAPA system and send the information in to Bob.

·         If you can reach these peaks reasonably well with Analog, you’ll likely be able to communicate with DMR or DSTAR through the same locations.  Here are some DMR repeaters (plus several others) that are already pre-programmed into your AT 878 radios.  Click on the links highlighted in blue below to see the simulated coverage area.

o    OTY 447.260- CC3 Otay Mt
PAL 445.860- CC1 Palomar Mtn
SMP 445.880- CC3 San Marcos Pk
TOR 447.260- CC5 Toro Pk
WUD 445.960- CC1 Mt Woodson

·         You do not need to be a PAPA member to use the PAPA system repeaters.

·         With that said, Per PAPA System: Visitors are welcome - please register on this website http://papasys.com/register.php?do=signup - once you are registered, (Guests page) you can download our Guest Guide (link on page) and additional web pages free for 90 days.

 

73’ Nat S. N6BRV

PAPA system liaison

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jer Kostro - Red Cross
Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2019 10:53 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Tuesday Night DMR

 

Hi, All -

The following comments and opinions are mine only - I have not run them through Bob. He may have other thoughts.

I've heard through the grapevine that some folks are advertising our Tuesday night get-together on our RC-PRI talk group to other groups. IMHO a few things to keep in mind before we get too expansive too soon:

  • The Tuesday night "get together" is not officially a  "net". We are using PAPA facilities - just like with PARC, ACS/RACES etc. we need PAPA's permission to establish an official net. A small point, perhaps, given their enthusiastic support to date but as guests on their system we should respect their process.
  • Before we ask PAPA to establish a net we'll have to come up several dates/times that will work for us (and hopefully PAPA) and a draft net script. In addition, we'll have to train several net controls - these will be required to be dues-paying PAPA members. We are waiting for PAPA to release their new system control web page - once we get the go-ahead we'll start training the first group.
  • Currently Bob RGI is graciously hosting the Tuesday night get-together. Having seen number of folks that check into the popular Monday night DMR Roundtable on 3106 from all over the world I think we should respect Bob's time and not try not to wear him out before we have an official net time/date approved, a net script in place and additional net controls on line.

Personally I'd like to see the limited resources we currently have used to get our own team up to speed first. Thanks to Bob and the PAPA folks we have a number of new radios in team members' hands. As we are finding out, there is a learning curve that has to be climbed. Fire season is coming (if not already here).

The above being said (or written) I'm excited about the potential of DMR and am all for inviting people from far and wide to join us, but like getting ready for a party I suggest getting our house in order before inviting the guests. This shouldn't take long when all the pieces are in place.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ

 


Tuesday Night DMR

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Hi, All -

The following comments and opinions are mine only - I have not run them through Bob. He may have other thoughts.

I've heard through the grapevine that some folks are advertising our Tuesday night get-together on our RC-PRI talk group to other groups. IMHO a few things to keep in mind before we get too expansive too soon:

  • The Tuesday night "get together" is not officially a  "net". We are using PAPA facilities - just like with PARC, ACS/RACES etc. we need PAPA's permission to establish an official net. A small point, perhaps, given their enthusiastic support to date but as guests on their system we should respect their process.
  • Before we ask PAPA to establish a net we'll have to come up several dates/times that will work for us (and hopefully PAPA) and a draft net script. In addition, we'll have to train several net controls - these will be required to be dues-paying PAPA members. We are waiting for PAPA to release their new system control web page - once we get the go-ahead we'll start training the first group.
  • Currently Bob RGI is graciously hosting the Tuesday night get-together. Having seen number of folks that check into the popular Monday night DMR Roundtable on 3106 from all over the world I think we should respect Bob's time and not try not to wear him out before we have an official net time/date approved, a net script in place and additional net controls on line.
Personally I'd like to see the limited resources we currently have used to get our own team up to speed first. Thanks to Bob and the PAPA folks we have a number of new radios in team members' hands. As we are finding out, there is a learning curve that has to be climbed. Fire season is coming (if not already here).

The above being said (or written) I'm excited about the potential of DMR and am all for inviting people from far and wide to join us, but like getting ready for a party I suggest getting our house in order before inviting the guests. This shouldn't take long when all the pieces are in place.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ



FW: PAPA Sys Picnic live

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

In case anyone is interested…  PAPA System Picnic in Woodley Park, Van Nuys live broad cast à https://www.youtube.com/user/ke6bxt/live  

 

From: Nat Suwarnasarn PhD MBA [mailto:njsarn9@...]
Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2019 12:13 PM
To: 'Jer Kostro'; 'kg6rgi'; 'stevew7sjk@...'
Subject: PAPA Sys Picnic live

 

PAPA Picnic Live broad cast on you tube now à https://www.youtube.com/user/ke6bxt/live 

 

73’ Nat S. N6BRV


Re: DMR - Anytone 878 Radios

Greg Hidley
 

If you want an alternate dual tone "OK to transmit" tone, you can set that as follows ...

Customizations:Under Optional Setting, alert tones, and set "Call Tone":

 

Call tones:  

1560/40

1040/40

1560/40

1310/40

0/0



Original Call Tone was 2525 - 150 


On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 6:23 PM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> wrote:

Good idea -

Select OPTIONAL SETTING - GPS/RANGING from the left hand box and you can turn off the GPS

Selecting TOOLS - OPTIONS from the top line menus and checking the APRS box adds an APRS section to the left hand box. You can play with the APRS settings there.

Jer

On 6/2/2019 5:45 PM, Steve wrote:
I can't find it now but somewhere I read that yes turn off GPS and APRS functions so it doesn't transmit during CPS write.

On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 5:35 PM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> wrote:
Hi, All -

A number of you have the Anytone 878s now. Besides the instructions for
those of you so inclined some interesting info can be found here:

http://members.optuszoo.com.au/jason.reilly1/868mods.htm

Some recommendations based on my experience the the 868/878 as well as
what I learned from the Internet:

(1) If you look at the back of your radio you'll notice the metal
charging tabs are relatively exposed. You really don't want these to
short out. You might want to invest in a radio pouch or holster (5.11
makes a nice one that fits the radio well  for around $15 when on sale
https://www.511tactical.com/radio-pouch.html ) or, in a pinch a piece of
blue painter's tape will work. Just take the tape off when you are ready
to charge the radio, or else the process it will take a LONG time. Ask
me how I know...:-)

(2) There have been reported problems with the 868 version of this radio
being damaged when transmitting while in the charger or with the USB
programming cable attached. This may hold true for the 878 - best to
avoid pushing the PTT in these circumstances. Personally when I charge
my radios I turn them off as recommended.

(3) For the best battery life suggest you review section 2 "Battery
Information" in your operating manual. These radios don't seem to have
very sophisticated Li-ion battery protection circuits. TL-DR fully
charge/discharge a couple of time for best capacity; take the radio out
of the charger when the light turns green; leave the radio off when
charging.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ








Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/04/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Copy - got you covered.

73,

Jer

On 6/4/2019 8:40 PM, Nat Suwarnasarn via Groups.Io wrote:

Please allow email check-in.  Unable to call in.

 

Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 2:00 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/04/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - AE6O
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/04/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

Nat 2733E N6BRV
 

Please allow email check-in.  Unable to call in.

 

Nat S.

 

From: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io [mailto:main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io]
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 2:00 PM
To: main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io
Subject: [ARC2-SDICC] Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/04/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - AE6O
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/04/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - AE6O
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 06/04/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net

When: Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 8:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:RACES/ACS Repeater; 147.195 MHz, "+" offset, PL 114.8

View Event

Description: Net Control - AE6O
North Check-Ins - AK6QJ
South Check-Ins - KJ6MVB

This is a voted repeater system. Please allow approximately 1 second between pushing the PTT button on you mic and talking to allow the system to work its magic. Repeater times out after 2 minutes. If this repeater is unavailable please migrate to the PARC 130 machine (147.130 MHz, "+" offset, PL 107.2).


New file uploaded to main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io

main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io Notification <main+notification@...>
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the main@ARC2-SDICC.groups.io group.

File: RCCT WEEKLY NET ROSTER 2019_06_03.pdf

Uploaded By: Jer Kostro - Red Cross

Description:
Latest Net Roster/Net Control Assignments as of 06/03/2019. Net Controls please use.

You can access this file at the URL:
https://ARC2-SDICC.groups.io/g/main/files/Weekly%20Nets/RCCT%20WEEKLY%20NET%20ROSTER%202019_06_03.pdf

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


Net Check-in

Paul Stein <paul.stein@...>
 

I am in Anniston, AL taking training at Center for Domestic Preparedness as an invited instructor.  Can I get a check in for Tues net?

Paul Stein

KG6PRF


Re: DMR - Anytone 878 Radios

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Good idea -

Select OPTIONAL SETTING - GPS/RANGING from the left hand box and you can turn off the GPS

Selecting TOOLS - OPTIONS from the top line menus and checking the APRS box adds an APRS section to the left hand box. You can play with the APRS settings there.

Jer

On 6/2/2019 5:45 PM, Steve wrote:
I can't find it now but somewhere I read that yes turn off GPS and APRS functions so it doesn't transmit during CPS write.

On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 5:35 PM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> wrote:
Hi, All -

A number of you have the Anytone 878s now. Besides the instructions for
those of you so inclined some interesting info can be found here:

http://members.optuszoo.com.au/jason.reilly1/868mods.htm

Some recommendations based on my experience the the 868/878 as well as
what I learned from the Internet:

(1) If you look at the back of your radio you'll notice the metal
charging tabs are relatively exposed. You really don't want these to
short out. You might want to invest in a radio pouch or holster (5.11
makes a nice one that fits the radio well  for around $15 when on sale
https://www.511tactical.com/radio-pouch.html ) or, in a pinch a piece of
blue painter's tape will work. Just take the tape off when you are ready
to charge the radio, or else the process it will take a LONG time. Ask
me how I know...:-)

(2) There have been reported problems with the 868 version of this radio
being damaged when transmitting while in the charger or with the USB
programming cable attached. This may hold true for the 878 - best to
avoid pushing the PTT in these circumstances. Personally when I charge
my radios I turn them off as recommended.

(3) For the best battery life suggest you review section 2 "Battery
Information" in your operating manual. These radios don't seem to have
very sophisticated Li-ion battery protection circuits. TL-DR fully
charge/discharge a couple of time for best capacity; take the radio out
of the charger when the light turns green; leave the radio off when
charging.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ








Re: DMR - Anytone 878 Radios

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

Beat me to it. :-)

On 6/2/2019 5:48 PM, Greg Hidley wrote:
And a few urls from the meeting:

https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310980  Monitor traffic on Red Cross Primary (RC-SDG PRI)
https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310991  Monitor traffic on Red Cross TAC (RC-SDG TAC)

(replace the talk group ID;'s above to any you wish to monitor)

https://brandmeister.network/?page=lh  General "last heard" page of DMR traffic
 
greg


On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 5:35 PM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> wrote:
Hi, All -

A number of you have the Anytone 878s now. Besides the instructions for
those of you so inclined some interesting info can be found here:

http://members.optuszoo.com.au/jason.reilly1/868mods.htm

Some recommendations based on my experience the the 868/878 as well as
what I learned from the Internet:

(1) If you look at the back of your radio you'll notice the metal
charging tabs are relatively exposed. You really don't want these to
short out. You might want to invest in a radio pouch or holster (5.11
makes a nice one that fits the radio well  for around $15 when on sale
https://www.511tactical.com/radio-pouch.html ) or, in a pinch a piece of
blue painter's tape will work. Just take the tape off when you are ready
to charge the radio, or else the process it will take a LONG time. Ask
me how I know...:-)

(2) There have been reported problems with the 868 version of this radio
being damaged when transmitting while in the charger or with the USB
programming cable attached. This may hold true for the 878 - best to
avoid pushing the PTT in these circumstances. Personally when I charge
my radios I turn them off as recommended.

(3) For the best battery life suggest you review section 2 "Battery
Information" in your operating manual. These radios don't seem to have
very sophisticated Li-ion battery protection circuits. TL-DR fully
charge/discharge a couple of time for best capacity; take the radio out
of the charger when the light turns green; leave the radio off when
charging.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ








DMR - Notes From Yesterday's Meeting

Jer Kostro - Red Cross
 

HI (Again) -

For those of you at yesterday's meeting (and those of you that weren't) I've documented some of the topics we talked about:

Radio IDs - https://www.radioid.net/#! Most of you who have DMR radios have been to this site already and have registered. IIRC new assignee's can have up to two Radio IDs. You can probably get a few more but you have to convince the administrators to give them to you. If you don't have a Radio ID you'll need to upload an "official" copy of your FCC license to the site. Instructions here http://www.arrl.org/obtain-license-copy . "Reference" copies DO NOT WORK - has to be marked "Official".

Note: you don't need a separate Radio ID for a hotspot (like a ZumSpot). Use the ID of the radio you will be using the hotspot with.

Updating the contact list - go to this website https://kf5iw.com/contactdb.php and download the zip file. Unzip, open your CPS software and import the CSV file (TOOL - IMPORT - select the CSV file in the DIGITAL CONTACT LIST box). The worldwide list is large - it will take four or five minutes to load.

DO NOT IMPORT the file INTO THE RADIO ID box! (You have been warned!)

The file seems to be  updated weekly on Tuesdays. You can take the CSV file, import it into a spreadsheet program, and modify as necessary. Eventually this will be necessary as the contact list will outgrow the capacity of the 878. (Current list is ~133,000 IDs - IIRC the 878 can handle up to 160,000). Personally, updating once a month works for me.

Brandmeister System - https://brandmeister.network/

Hoseline is the online service you can use to monitor talk groups. Selected links follow:

https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310980/ (our Red Cross primary talk group)

https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310991/ (our Red Cross tactical TG)

https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/3100/# (Nationwide calling - always something going on here)

https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/3106/# (California - The DMR Net is on this TG 2000 hours Monday evenings)

If you register on the system you can avail yourself of additional services. Especially useful if you are running a hotspot.

PAPA System - highly recommend you consider joining if you are not already a member - IMHO a very good value for what you get. http://papasys.com/ You can register as a guest and check them out for free.

Lots of useful information can be found here: http://papasys.com/dmr/DMR101/

More later when/if I think of it. Please let me know if I missed anything.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ


Re: DMR - Anytone 878 Radios

Greg Hidley
 

And a few urls from the meeting:

https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310980  Monitor traffic on Red Cross Primary (RC-SDG PRI)
https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/310991  Monitor traffic on Red Cross TAC (RC-SDG TAC)

(replace the talk group ID;'s above to any you wish to monitor)

https://brandmeister.network/?page=lh  General "last heard" page of DMR traffic
 
greg


On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 5:35 PM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> wrote:
Hi, All -

A number of you have the Anytone 878s now. Besides the instructions for
those of you so inclined some interesting info can be found here:

http://members.optuszoo.com.au/jason.reilly1/868mods.htm

Some recommendations based on my experience the the 868/878 as well as
what I learned from the Internet:

(1) If you look at the back of your radio you'll notice the metal
charging tabs are relatively exposed. You really don't want these to
short out. You might want to invest in a radio pouch or holster (5.11
makes a nice one that fits the radio well  for around $15 when on sale
https://www.511tactical.com/radio-pouch.html ) or, in a pinch a piece of
blue painter's tape will work. Just take the tape off when you are ready
to charge the radio, or else the process it will take a LONG time. Ask
me how I know...:-)

(2) There have been reported problems with the 868 version of this radio
being damaged when transmitting while in the charger or with the USB
programming cable attached. This may hold true for the 878 - best to
avoid pushing the PTT in these circumstances. Personally when I charge
my radios I turn them off as recommended.

(3) For the best battery life suggest you review section 2 "Battery
Information" in your operating manual. These radios don't seem to have
very sophisticated Li-ion battery protection circuits. TL-DR fully
charge/discharge a couple of time for best capacity; take the radio out
of the charger when the light turns green; leave the radio off when
charging.

73,

Jer aka AK6QJ







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