D-STAR radio to DMR TG?

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D-STAR radio to DMR TG?

Post by SM6UNC » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:37 pm

I have MMDVM_HS_Hat with Pi-Star. My radio is Kenwood TH-D74E and it works like a sharm on D-STAR with the Hotspot.

Is it possible for me to get in to all DMR talk groups with my radio having a QSO through my Hotspot with Pi-Star so it acts like a DMR radio?
Andreas
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Re: D-STAR radio to DMR TG?

Post by KE0FHS » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:39 pm

Is it possible for me to get in to all DMR talk groups with my radio
At this time there's no cross-mode capability between D-STAR and other modes like there is in Pi-Star for YSF, DMR, P25 and NXDN (those last four modes share technical similarities that aren't shared with D-STAR.

However, there is one way to participate in nets and QSOs between D-STAR and other modes, which is to use the Constellation Reflectors run by the Kings of Digital group. For more info, see:
https://groups.io/g/KingsOfDigital
http://xrefl.net/
73, Toshen, KE0FHS
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Re: D-STAR radio to DMR TG?

Post by SM6UNC » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:58 pm

Thank you for your reply and info. That was a good explanation. Appreciate that you took the time.

Regards,
Andreas
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Re: D-STAR radio to DMR TG?

Post by G4AON » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:30 am

Some D-Star Reflectors are linked to DMR talkgroups, for example several of the D-Star DCS005 Reflectors are linked. While '005 is a UK Reflector, anyone can use it.

You can see the activity via: http://www.dcs005.xreflector.net

DCS005F appears to be quite active with DMR traffic.

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Re: D-STAR radio to DMR TG?

Post by VE6DV » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:33 pm

Another very popular cross mode reflector would be the Quadnet Array. This is one of the most active systems outside of REF001C and REF030C.

On the D-STAR side you can access the Array by going to

D-STAR Reflectors:

XRF757A in Atlanta
XLX735A in New York
XLX307D in Wyoming
XLX049D in Northern Ireland

QuadNet Smart Groups

DSTAR1 located in New York
DSTAR2 located in San Francisco
DSTAR3 located in Ohio
DSTAR4 located in Alabama

On DMR you can use Brandmeister TG 31012. Alternatively you can access the transcoder directly by using XLX307 as your DMR master and then use talkgroup 6.
73 - Jeff VE6DV

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Re: D-STAR radio to DMR TG?

Post by KE0FHS » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:38 pm

This is very good info. Thanks, Jeff!
73, Toshen, KE0FHS
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