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Put a UPS on your ZUMspot

The Raspberry Pi is a great board for many projects. But, do you want to use yours disconnected, while on the move? This has always presented a challenge, not a big challenge because portable USB batteries are easy to come by. But, creating a small package that is easy to manage is a little harder. […]

Yuma or Bust!

Are you heading to Yuma for the weekend? Maybe for the Hamfest? Here is a list of other things you can do in Yuma while you are there. You know, to keep the family happy… Eight Historic Attractions in and Around Yuma

Using DMR Reflectors on BrandMeister

Update 2018-10-09: Reflector functionality has been removed from US Masters. In the early days of DMR, mostly in Europe, DMR repeaters used the DMR+ network. This network is reflector based, much like how D-STAR works. Before getting very far into the discussion, it is important to know there are talkgroups associated with each of the […]

Talker Alias on BrandMeister

Talker Alias allows a radio to receive contact information from the transmitting radio. Much like D-STAR and Fusion, this removes the need to have a large contact list. Additionally, BrandMeister helps the process by creating a Talker Alias string if the transmitting radio doesn’t send one. Talker Alias was added to the DMR ETSI spec […]

DV4Mini Update

I purchased a DV4Mini when they first came out and offered BrandMeister support. In the time since, the company has been slow with support and not interested in supporting BrandMeister. As BrandMeister is my platform of choice I can no longer recommend this product. If you need a hotspot, look at the ZUMspot or the OpenSpot. […]

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