Sunday, February 28, 2021

Help Needed: Are you interested in being a part of the staff?

The super limited and mainly Kalamazoo based staff of the MichiganONE DMR Net are always looking for operators who would like to help us out, as this is our statewide net. This includes assistance such as a regular NCS, backup NCS, net administrator, or social media manager. If you are interested in helping out in any of those areas, please contact us.

Regular NCS: This is a station who takes a specific, regular NCS slot. Right now N8YUI and N8RMA rotate but we'd love to add another station in there. This helps alleviate issues around vacations, travel for work, burn out, etc.

Backup NCS: This is a station that can take the net if no regular NCS are available. This requires a certification of at least 1 net a year, just to ensure they are able to do so. Beyond that, they act as a reserve NCS.

Ideally, I'd like to have an NCS ready station in every part of Michigan, which includes:
  • Metro Detroit / Southeast Michigan
  • Lansing / Central Michigan
  • Mid-Michigan / Upper LP
  • Kalamazoo / Southwest Michigan (covered)
  • Upper Peninsula 

Net Administrator: This is a person who posts net logs to the website, updates the statistics and adds new participants to our database. This person should be fairly handy with online systems, including Blogger and Google Sheets.

Social Media Manager: This is a person who will regularly post to various social media sources (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, QRZ, Discord, etc) in order to promote and attract new stations to join our net.


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Custom boot screens for Anytone 868 / 878 / 578

If anyone is interested in a custom startup / boot screen for an Anytone radio (868, 878, 578), N8RMA is happy to put something together for you. These are custom made images that are formatted to be uploaded to your Anytone radio to customize the experience!

If you are interested in one of these, please contact Dustin (N8RMA) with some of the following details:

  • Callsign, name and location
  • Desired background color (white or black)
  • Interests or a graphic you would like
  • Anything else that will help me design a boot screen

Installing a custom boot screen:

  1. Within the CPS software, select your COM port by clicking Set | Set COM
  2. Click Tool | Boot Image
  3. Click Open Image and select your file
  4. Click Write
You can reach Dustin (N8RMA) at n8rma@michiganonedmr.net or on the air.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Net Report for 22-FEB-2021

Adam N8APX has informed the group that a new DMR repeater is going on the air in the Petoskey area, and is currently in testing. The repeater will carry the call W8CCE and will be a multi-mode replacement (DMR, D-Star, Fusion) for the existing D-Star repeater. You can look for updates at their website.

Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
KD8KBHPHIL
N8YADBEN
N8HEEJEFF
KD8VJDALLAN
N4ALKALLAN
N8YUIRANDY
N8APXADAM
KE8FJWBRAD
KE8GRYERIC
WA3TUURichard

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Tutorial: How to Setup Your Brandmeister Hotspot Security Password

I've received several emails and calls regarding DVAP hotspots that stop working on DMR. If the users are not very familiar with DMR news, it's likely the issue is BrandMeister hotspot security. BM admins have recently required this (which is good general practice), so here is a walkthrough on how to enable this.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Net Report 15-FEB-2021

I am going to attempt to be more consistent at posting these updates. :-)

Call SignName
N8YUIRANDY
KD8KBHPHIL
WA8RSADAVID
W8EOEd
KB8GFFSTEVE
N8RMADUSTIN
WA3TUURichard
KD8VJDALLAN
N4ALKALLAN
AA8RKRalph
K8PDPAUL
KE8FJWBRAD
N8LNUReza

Monday, February 8, 2021

Net Report 08-FEB-2021

Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
KD8KBHPHIL
W8TVRGARY
WD6ZJHKEVIN
KD8GTXMIKE
KD8VJDAL
KA9FONMILT
KB8GFFSTEVE
WA6WVSergio
N4ALKALLAN
WA3TUURichard
N8LNUReza
KE8PCXJayda
W8MATMatthew
N8HEEJEFF
WA8RSADAVID
KE8FJWBRAD
N8YUIRANDY
N8RAWMIKE
WB8HSBRUCE

Monday, February 1, 2021

Net Report 01-FEB-2021

 

Call SignName
N8YUIRANDY
N8LNUReza
KG5SORDANA
KE8FJWBRAD
WA6WVSergio
KD8VJDALLAN
N4ALKALLAN
WA3TUURichard
KD8GTXMIKE
KB8UNXMark
WB8HSBRUCE

Monday, January 25, 2021

Net Report 25-JAN-2021

 

Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
WA8RSADAVID
AA8RKRALPH
K1HIGJIM
WD6ZJHKEVIN
N4ALKALLAN
WA6WVSergio
N8YUIRANDY
K1DJBDan
KX4ZUTim
VE3SBDavid
KE8FJWBRAD
KD8KBHPHIL

Monday, January 18, 2021

Net Report 18-JAN-2021

 

Call SignName
N8YUIRANDY
KD8KBHPHIL
N8HEEJEFF
N8LNUReza
WD6ZJHKEVIN
KD8VJDALLAN
N8RMADUSTIN
WA3TUURichard
K8PDPAUL
VE3SBDavid
N4ALKALLAN
KE8PXBDrake
W8EOEd
KX4ZUTim

Monday, January 11, 2021

Net Report 11-JAN-2021

 

Call SignName
N8RMADUSTIN
WB8HSBRUCE
WD6ZJHKEVIN
KO4MDCMIKE
WA8RSADAVID
WA6WVSergio
N4ALKALLAN
KE8LDTTIM
W8EOEd
N8VOXAnthony
WA3TUURichard
KD8KBHPHIL
VE3SBDavid
N8YUIRANDY

Monday, January 4, 2021

Net Report 4-JAN-2021

 

Call SignName
N8YUIRANDY
KD8KBHPHIL
W8MATMatthew
NC6FTIM
N8VOXAnthony
KA9FONMILT
KD8VJDALLAN
WA3TUURichard
VE3SBDavid
N8LNUReza
K8PDPAUL
WB8HSBRUCE
KB8GFFSTEVE
N4ALKALLAN
AD8DPDoug
KE8FJWBRAD
KE8PXBDrake
KD8PAGreg