Monday, August 12, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 8/12/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 20
Net Closed: 9:12 PM

The net today saw 20 stations checking in, on this "our lawns need the rain" edition of the net. We had 2 new stations join us this evening; WD8CRQ and KZ4FOX. Welcome to the net everyone, we hope to hear you back soon and often.

Net regular Paul K8PD mentioned there was a recent update to the Anytone D868UV firmware, which had some bug fixes plus expands the digital contact list to 200k contacts. With the DMR database growing every day, this is a welcome update so that these radios can accommodate the whole list - at least for now. Thanks for the tip Paul, we appreciate it!

Great net this evening, lots of stations checking in and great conversation. Thank you to everyone who did check in - it's YOU who makes this net a worthwhile Monday evening activity.


Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
W8TVRGARY
K8PDPAUL
WA8RSADAVID
KE8MALMARK
KE8GRYERIC
KD8KBHPHIL
KN4SWFALLAN
KE8FJWBRAD
AC8JWJOHN
WD8CRQARMIN
N8YUIRANDY
K8SRHLARRY
KA9FONMILT
KB8GFFSTEVE
KD8GTXMIKE
WA8MCDGARY
KE8CIOJACK
N8HLYTOM
KZ4FOXMARK

Announcements
  • My wife is having major surgery tomorrow, so for the next few weeks we may have some guest net control stations. 
  • Next week Randy N8YUI will be running the net, as I will be attending to my wife in her recovery.
  • Starting in September, Randy N8YUI will be taking the net every 2nd Monday.
  • If anyone else is interested in being NCS for a week, let me know!
  • Three new DMR repeaters in Michigan within the last week:
    • Iron River (Ski Brule Mountain) 145.170
    • Iron River 145.230
    • Sault Ste Marie 444.1375
  • There is a new firmware update coming for the Anytone 878, it's version 1.14
    • Update to the BT-PPT function
    • Fixes an issue with sporadic DMR reception outages
    • More colors for channel and call names
    • Improved CTCSS decoding time

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 8/5/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 12
Net Closed: 8:57 PM

The net today saw 12 stations checking in, on this "first net of August" edition of the net. We had 2 new stations join us for the net this evening; KE8FJW and KU8L. Welcome to the net everyone, we hope to hear you back soon and often.

BrandMeister was really struggling this evening, with many stations experiencing packet loss and the inability to communicate. The Iowa net has also reported issues over the last few weeks during their statewide nets, so it sounds like BrandMeister has some work to do in shoring up their network.


Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
KE8FJWBRAD
KB8GFFSTEVE
KE8CIOJACK
N8HLYTOM
KE8KOYANDIE
KN4SWFALLAN
N8HEEJEFF
KU8LCURT
NC6FTIM
KD8GTXMIKE
N8YUIRANDY

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 7/29/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 17
Net Closed: 9:04 PM

The net today saw 17 stations checking in, on this "end of July" edition of the net. We had 3 new stations join us for the net this evening; NC6F, K8TMI, and KE8GOV. Welcome to the net everyone, we hope to hear you back soon and often.

Big thanks to Randy N8YUI for taking the net this evening and giving Dustin N8RMA a week of NCS duties. If anyone else is interested in being a net control station, please let N8RMA know.


Call SignName
N8YUIRANDY
W8TVRGARY
N8SBEDAVE
K8SRHLARRY
KD8KBHPHIL
NC6FTIM
KB8GFFSTEVE
KE8JVOJOHN
KD8MKEJOHN
N8RMADUSTIN
KN4SWFALLAN
AD8CVMIKE
N8HEEJEFF
KE8CIOJACK
KD8THXJEFF
K8TMITOM
KE8GOVBRIAN

Announcements
  • No announcements for the net this week.

Monday, July 22, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 7/22/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 24
Net Closed: 9:21 PM

The net today saw 24 stations checking in, on this "break in the weather" edition of the net, setting a new record. We had 4 new stations join us for the net this evening; N8GTX, KE8JVO, KE8KGL, and N8EMA. Welcome to the net everyone, we hope to hear you back soon and often!

The network seemed to hold up well during the net and most stations had little to no packet loss. Jay WB8TKL outlined some of the fantastic repeater maintenance work done by a crew of amateurs over in the Ann Arbor area, including some improvements to the DMR repeater serving Ann Arbor and surrounding area. Fine work Jay and Team, thank you for your time and efforts in DMR and the hobby at large - it's appreciated.


Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
KD8KBHPHIL
KB8GFFSTEVE
N8GTXBRIAN
W8TVRGARY
KD8MKEJOHN
N4IYLULYSSES
WB8TKLJAY
KA9FONMILT
KE8JVOJOHN
AD8CVMIKE
KN4SWFALLAN
K8DETMIKE
N8SBEDAVE
N8HLYTOM
KE8CIOJACK
N8HEEJEFF
WA8RSADAVID
KE8KGLTONY
K8PDPAUL
N8EMAJEFF
KE8KOYANDIE
N8YUIRANDY
KE8ETIJIM

Announcements
  • No announcements this week, enjoy the cooler weather (while we can)!

Monday, July 15, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 7/15/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 13
Net Closed: 8:48 PM

The net today saw 13 stations checking in, on this "Amazon Prime Day" edition of the net. We had 2 net stations join the net this evening; KD8GOB and AD8CV. Welcome to the net and we hope to hear you back soon and often.

BrandMeister seemed to be having some issues this evening, the hoseline and dashboards were unavailable. While we had an average amount of stations checking in, those issues might have caused some stations to be unable to check in.


Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
W8TVRGARY
N8HEEJEFF
KD8GOBCODY
WA8MCDGARY
AC8NRTERRY
KN4SWFALLAN
KE8KOYANDIE
WA8RSADAVID
AD8CVMIKE
KE8CIOJACK
KA9FONMILT
KD8GTXMIKE

Announcements
  • No announcements this week, just try and keep cool out there - it's a hot one.

Monday, July 8, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 7/8/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 18
Net Closed: 9:11 PM

The net today had a better than average showing, with 18 stations checking in on this "Firework Haze" edition of the net. The net today had no new stations checking in, which was a change from the last few week - and a good sign the word is getting out.

Stations reported better network performance this week, and that is welcomed - especially at net time. If you experienced better performance, let us know on the Network Quality Report or just leave a comment below. Knowing this information can really help pin down where issues are and help guide others when experiencing similar issues. It's why we're here.


Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
AC8JWJOHN
W8GMDGARRY
WA8RSADAVID
KA9FONMILT
KE8CIOJACK
KE8GRYERIC
WA8MCDGARY
KD8KBHPHIL
KN4SWFALLAN
N8HLYTOM
K8SRHLARRY
KE8IPSLANCE
KD8GTXMIKE
N8YUIRANDY
KE8KOYANDIE
K8PDPAUL
KB6NUDAN

Announcements
  • I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday.
  • BrandMeister USA has reinstated TAC310 as of this morning. Please remember this is not a calling TG and parking yourself on there will earn you a 24 hour ban from the network.
  • HAMRADIO 2.0 is doing a live DMR Q&A this Wednesday on his YouTube Channel. If you have questions about DMR, it's probably a good place to get a answer.
  • KM8CC repeater in Kalamazoo has changed frequencies to 443.400 / 448.400 - it's also moved to a slightly higher tower south of downtown.

Monday, July 1, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 7/1/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 21
Net Closed: 9:11 PM

The net today had another record-setting evening, with 21 stations checking in, on this "Canada Day / Pre-July 4th" edition of the net. We had 5 new stations join us for the net this evening; KE8GRY, K8DET, KE8IPS, KE8ICM, and N8MCZ, who wants us to know, it's her radio! Welcome to the net everyone, we hope to hear you back soon and often.

Many stations reported packet loss and artifacting this evening, and at the suggestion of net regular Andie KE8KOY, we determined it could be stations using different masters. N8RMA / NCS was using US3108 and others on that master reported solid quality from net control. Next week NCS might try US3102 for the net to see if that has any bearing on quality. Big thank you to Andie for the observation - it's why we do what we do.

This is a decent plug for our Net Quality Report, which is open to anyone who checked in (or who tried to check in) to our net. Feel free to submit a quality report as often as you'd like.


Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
KD8KBHPHIL
KE8CIOJACK
KE8GRYERIC
KN4SWFALLAN
K8DETMIKE
W8GMDGARRY
KA9FONMILT
W6AQTJAMES
N8UEJOE
WS8UMATT
N8YUIRANDY
KD8GTXMIKE
K8SRHLARRY
N8HEEJEFF
N8HLYTOM
AB8XLPAUL
KE8KOYANDIE
KE8IPSLANCE
KE8ICMALEX
N8MCZLINDA

Announcements
  • Happy Canada Day to our friends to the north!
  • TAC310, 311 and 312 are no longer able to be made static on repeaters and hotspots per BrandMeister administration. This went into place June 29th.
  • The 443.700 repeater in Lansing is apparently mixed mode now - it has DMR (CC8) but it not networked.
  • Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable 4th of July!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Michigan Codeplugs Now Available!

The MichiganONE DMR Net website now offers downloadable codeplugs and digital contact lists for many popular radio models. These codeplugs are basic - they are programmed mainly with Michigan DMR repeaters, including the Mi5 System, along with basic configurations for other repeaters. The Anytone D868UV codeplug also contains Michigan UHF/VHF repeaters.

The information in the codeplugs was obtained from Repeaterbook.com and the Mi5 website. These codeplugs with periodically be updated and matured when I have the time to do so. The digital contact lists will also be updated at least once a month.

You can find these by clicking on the codeplugs tab at the top of this page.


Included Models

TYT

  • MD380
  • MD390
  • UV380
  • UV390
  • MD2017
  • MD9600

Baofeng

  • DM-1701

Anytone

  • D868UV
  • D878UV

Connect Systems

  • CS580

Monday, June 24, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 6/24/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 20
Net Closed: 9:12 PM

The net today saw a record 20 stations checking in, on this "Field Day" edition of the net. We had 7 new stations join the net this evening; KA9FON, WA8EFK (ARRL Director - Great Lakes Division), K8SRH, KA3BQE, KE8CIO, K8JML, and KN4SWF. Welcome to the net and we hope to hear you back soon and often.

Field day seemed to be an all around success this year, with FT8 and the heat being mentioned more than a few times on the net this evening. It also sounds like it was a great field day for showing off the hobby to new potential radio amateurs - if you shared our hobby with someone new during field day, pat yourself on the ole back!


Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
KD8KBHPHIL
KA9FONMILT
WA8RSADAVID
W6AQTJAMES
WA8EFKDALE
K8SRHLARRY
WA8MCDGARY
KA3BQEALEX
KD8MKEJOHN
AC8JWJOHN
KD8GTXMIKE
KE8KOYANDIE
KB8GFFSTEVE
KE8CIOJACK
K8JMLJACOB
KE8KMMSHAWN
KD8THXJEFF
K8PDPAUL
KN4SWFALLEN

Announcements
  • Hope everyone had a fun and fruitful Field Day.
  • The MichiganONE DMR Net website has been updated with codeplugs for a smattering of radios (TYT, Anytone, Connect Systems, and Baofeng) so if you need a good codeplug or something to seed from, check it out.
  • There is a twitter account @BMMasterStatus which alerts on BrandMeister master up / down times, it's a good bit of information to have so check that out.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

BrandMeister Master Server Status Alerts

For those who use BrandMeister - there is a twitter account that automatically checks and publishes notifications when master servers go down / come back up. This can be extremely helpful in knowing if the master you are connected to is having issues, or if BrandMeister as a whole is experience degradation in service.

You can even subscribe to this account and be notified when servers are down or come back up. Check it out today!

@BMMasterStatus


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 6/17/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 11
Net Closed: 9:00 PM

The net today saw 11 stations checking in, on this "pre-Field Day" edition of the net. No new stations checked in this week, which marks a first for the net. Hopefully that means people are getting the word out and that stations are checking back in.

Randy N8YUI took the net this week, as Dustin N8RMA was traveling. Rumor has it he tried to check in, but the crappy hotel WiFi just wouldn't cut it and the Cincinnati DMR repeater was not connected to BrandMeister. Great job Randy taking the net!


Call SignName
N8YUIRANDY
kd8kbhPHIL
k8pdPAUL
kd8mkeJOHN
kd8gtxMIKE
ke8koyANDIE
n8heeJEFF
wa8mcdGARY
n8hlyTOM
kd8thxJEFF
n8apxADAM

Announcements
  • Field day is next weekend, be safe and have fun.
  • No changes to Michigan DMR repeaters (as reported by Repeaterbook.com)

Monday, June 10, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 6/10/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 16
Net Closed: 9:06 PM

The net today saw 16 stations checking in, on this "where is summer" edition of the net. We welcomed 7 new stations to the net this evening, KE8ETI, KE8KOY, WA8MCD, KC8CIO, KV8G, KE8KMM, and KE8NAN - welcome everyone and hope you stop back by and often.

Net control held the net from the newly commissioned Kalamazoo DMR repeater, KM8CC, currently in testing at an interim location. The net next week will be handled by Randy N8YUI, so make sure to come on back by and show him some love.


Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
KB8GFFSTEVE
KD8KBHPHIL
KE8ETIJIM
KD8THXJEFF
KE8KOYANDIE
WA8MCDGARY
N8YUIRANDY
N8HEEJEFF
KC8CIOJACK
AC8TODON
KV8GSTEVE
KD8GTXMIKE
KE8KMMSHAUN
KE8NANTHOMAS
KD8MKEJOHN

Announcements
  • Field day is 2 weekends from now on the 22nd - hopefully everyone has something fun planned for it. Remember that DMR and other internet-assisted modes don't count for points but are great to demonstrate for visitors. 
  • Next week Randy N8YUI will be the NCS as I will be traveling over the next week, thank you Randy. If anyone else is interested in becoming an NCS, please let me know!
  • The Kalamazoo area sorta has a DMR repeater - the KM8CC repeater is online in a testing state. It doesn't have much range at this moment but will hopefully soon be in a better location.
  • K7ABD has created a codeplug builder for Anytone radios - you can add CSV files for analog and digital repeaters, and talkgroups, set some options and it will build the codeplug for you. Check it out at K7ABD.net.

Monday, June 3, 2019

MichiganONE DMR Net for 6/3/2019

Net Summary

Stations Checked In: 10
Net Closed: 9:07 PM

The net today saw 10 stations checking in, including 3 new stations, on this "home" edition of the net. We welcomed 3 new stations to the net - W8TVR, KE8HEP, and KD8THX. Hopefully everyone had a chance to enjoy the pockets of decent weather this past weekend and avoided any of the many storms that rolled through Michigan.

As mentioned, Monday at 8:30 PM is now the new home for the net (barring any serious reasons to change that) so set your calendars and spread the word. A huge thanks to everyone who helped by checking in during the month of May, helping give us the needed data to make this call.

One more thing to note - one our regular visitors to the net, Dan KB6NU, posted on his blog yesterday that his father had passed away. Please keep Dan and his family in your thoughts and prayers during what I assume is a difficult time.


Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
KD8KBHPHIL
W8TVRGARY
KE8HEPSTEVEN
KD8MKEJOHN
K8PDPAUL
KD8THXJEFF
N8HLYTOM
N8YUIRANDY
N8HEEJEFF

Announcements
  • Net schedule has now been fixed for Monday's at 8:30 PM.
  • If you would like to be an NCS for the net, we'd love to have you so please let me know via email n8rma@michiganonedmr.net or on the air!
  • Twitter account @BMMasterStatus has automated alerts for BrandMeister up and down times, so check that out.
  • The Kalamazoo DMR Repeater (KM8CC) is on the air in test mode! We have a Motorola XPR8300 on the way for build V2 so DMR is coming to southwest Michigan.