RX ON PI-STAR NO CALLSIGN OR

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MW6KDA
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RX ON PI-STAR NO CALLSIGN OR

Post by MW6KDA » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:17 pm

my m8 lives on his own and asked me if you can listen to dmr on pistar hot spot .....but he has no callsign. can this be done just for him to listen to dmr and if so can someone tell me how thanks.

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Re: RX ON PI-STAR NO CALLSIGN OR

Post by AF6VN » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:36 pm

Suspect not...

One needs a DMR (CCS7?) ID to register the hotspot with most of the DMR servers.
One needs an Amateur callsign in order to register for a DMR ID.

From the server point of view, a hotspot and a repeater isn't greatly different, and require verifiable callsigns before going live.

Hmmm, one also needs a DMR ID to be programmed into one's DMR radio.

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Re: RX ON PI-STAR NO CALLSIGN OR

Post by KE7FNS » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:46 pm

MW6KDA wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:17 pm
my m8 lives on his own and asked me if you can listen to dmr on pistar hot spot .....but he has no callsign. can this be done just for him to listen to dmr and if so can someone tell me how thanks.
Its possible, but its generally a really bad idea to put a transmitter in the hands of an unlicensed individual, so him having access to a hotspot is out of the question, and I'll avoid that topic.

Maybe you can convince your buddy to just take the exam.

My thoughts on how it is possible is pretty complicated, but basically you'd have to have a SDR and run some software on a computer near your hotspot to decode and capture the audio and then stream it to him using some streaming software. Something similar to what users on broadcastify do for police and fire here in the US. No hotspot or license needed to just listen.
If someones previous actions are any indication of their future actions, then I predict the deletion and removal of access will happen at any moment. 7-11-2020.

"07/13/20 This Website Has Been Taken Down" ... again :lol:

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Re: RX ON PI-STAR NO CALLSIGN OR

Post by M1DNS » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:01 am

Given every hotspot transmits using the hams callsign setup in the config, and he doesnt have a callsign to add. No.

Theres nothing stopping him however from listening to ur hotspot transmission, providing hes in range of it.

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Re: RX ON PI-STAR NO CALLSIGN OR

Post by MW6KDA » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:50 pm

thanks for the replies .....so how do i set this up for him on jumbo spot using p-star software .

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