few questions on internet speed/local rf not being seen

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Re: few questions on internet speed/local rf

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thank's, i will try anything at this point, I have known him for 35 years, a good guy but he drives me crazy sometimes :D
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Re: few questions on internet speed/local rf

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Check the config;

My wild guess is he has the hotspot set in Private mode, that means the callsign on the Hotspot has to match the callsign in the radio or it wont work (this would be why yours didn't work). - So also have him check what is in his radio too :)
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Re: few questions on internet speed/local rf

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W1WKW wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:07 am update: i have read other posts on this forum about non transmiting issues, one poster said this
the callsign set in the radio must match the way the call sign is set in pistar


is this correct ? I will tell him to check this.
Callsign and/or DMR ID must match IF the hotspot is set "Private"

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Re: few questions on internet speed/local rf

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i think that is what the issue is, heading back up to his qth now, i will report back, thanks again to all.
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Re: few questions on internet speed/local rf

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ok, here is what happened today:

went to his qth, i think this was trip 3.....

he had his call entered in his yaesu 400 as his call/his name in the pistar config it was only his call

So, i said, "Theres the problem :) "

changed it to reflect the same on both radio and pistar config, applied changes, pistar set to america link, heard all the lovely people no issue on RX, went to transmit when it was quiet and nothing, no local rf displayed... changed room to Parrot and again, No TX at all.

the radio is transmitting fine, it is brand new, i talk to him on repeaters and simplex no problem , the zumspot simply does not RX his transmission and I am at a standstill loss as to why.

I brought his zumspot home with me and guess what, it works fine here at my QTH :) soooooooooooooo now it HAS to be his radio right , what else could it be, is their anyways it could be something like a firewall issue with his computer?? But it does RX no problem, would something with his PC be blocking the zumspot from seeing his rf ?? I highly doubt it right ?

With all this said and the fact it works at my house with my radio without issue i can only come to the conclusion its something with his radio . Tomorrow is trip 4 :(

I will be bringing his zumspot back with all my setting on it, bringing MY ft70, and if it does not work at his qth I'm going drinking.

as always, any suggestions, im wore out :(
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Re: few questions on internet speed/local rf

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W1WKW wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:56 am With all this said and the fact it works at my house with my radio without issue i can only come to the conclusion its something with his radio . Tomorrow is trip 4 :(
Are you sure the radio is configured to transmit on the correct freq? I don't think you've said if you have it simplex or duplex (at least I didn't catch it), but if its simplex, and you are transmitting on duplex it won't work, and if its duplex and you are transmitting on simplex again it won't work.

Bring along an old analog radio and make sure when you key the radio up you hear the digital noise of the frequency you are supposed to be transmitting on.
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Re: few questions on internet speed/local rf

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yes his ftm400 is using simplex mode, not using any encoders/no offsets, tx and rx on same simplex frequency in DN mode, the zumspot pistar config is also set for simplex, his zumspot works fine at my house using my radios "ftm300 and ft70". I did test his ftm400 against his analog dual band rig, and yes you can see it transmitting and hear the digital noise on the near bye analog rig, I thought of that too.

I think I have exhausted all possibilities at this point. I mean can you think of anything that i have not tried ? If when i go back there today it works with my ft70 but does not work on his 400, I will take his ftm400 and do a factory reset and try that, if it does NOT work on my ft70 after working at my house it has to be his pc ???? I am out of options.
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Re: few questions on internet speed/local rf

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W1WKW wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:21 am frequency in DN mode
Use MMDVMCal to test.

These instuctions are for DMR, but just select the DStar option instead.

http://www.kh7ms.com/mmdvm/

It could be his radio transmitting something different, I've seen many people post that certain radios don't work, and the developer can't easily test them without buying each and every model released.
W1WKW wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:21 am if it does NOT work on my ft70 after working at my house it has to be his pc ????
How does his PC have anything to do with things? Its doing nothing but accessing a web page.
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Re: few questions on internet speed/local rf not being seen

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this is fusion not dstar but i will have a look at that link , thanks.

as far as his radio, its a brand new ftm400xd, many people out there reporting it woks just fine with the zumspot pistar.

since i have exhausted all other causes, his pc is the only thing we have not looked at, if it simply just displays the dashboard then i guess thats out too.

I am heading back to his qth for the 4th and sadly LAST time on this issue, i can not waste my life doing this.

I will report back.

again his zumspot works great here, im taking it to his house, hooking it up to his pc and his wifi and keeping my info on it going to use my ft70, it all works here.... if it dont work there, his house is built on a burial ground.
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Re: few questions on internet speed/local rf not being seen

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W1WKW wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:39 pm this is fusion not dstar but i will have a look at that link , thanks.
Oh, DStar has a DN mode too so I thought you were using DStar.
W1WKW wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:39 pm as far as his radio, its a brand new ftm400xd, many people out there reporting it woks just fine with the zumspot pistar.
People also report that certain brand new Yaesu radios don't work with MMDVM_HS hats too.

https://github.com/juribeparada/MMDVM_HS/issues/127
W1WKW wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:39 pm hooking it up to his pc
Why are you hooking it up to a PC? You should be hooking it up to a dedicated power supply. Maybe you have a crappy USB cable that isn't delivering the needed power.

My guess is it the MMDVM_HS firmware in the hat not liking something that Yaesu is doing differently on new radios, but without access to that radio model I cannot test it thoroughly. But that is just my personal speculation, it may or may not be true, just a hunch.
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