GB7JL - LOWTON DMR REPEATER

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BRANDMEISTER INFORMATION

ADDING TG10 TO A TYT MD380 or Retevis RT3 (and clones)

Question:
The code plug on my TYT MD380 (Retevis RT3) does not have TG10 the question is how do I add TG 10 to the code plug? None of the repeaters in my code plug have TG 10


Answer:

The way I do it is to add a contact for TG10 just like that for TG9, obviously change the 9 to 10 in the name and the value fields.

I then create a new channel and copy an existing channel for a given repeater into it. Then rename it and change the selected contact to TG10 and make sure you have the time slot set correctly.

You can then add the new channel to an existing zone.

That's the basics anyway. You might also want to add the channel to a scan list and link it to the zone too.

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I came across the following text in a PDF document by MI0PYN, and have shared it here for everyone else’s information and guidance in making use of the BrandMeister Reflectors:

The BrandMeister DMR Network uses a series of reflectors to allow DMR repeaters to be dynamically connected to each other, as well the shared TalkGroups familiar to most.

These Reflectors work similarly to the reflectors in the D-Star Network, in that DV sent to the reflector will automatically be sent to all repeaters also connected to that reflector. For the UK, the common reflector that most repeaters will be routinely connected to is 4400, Scotland will use 4405.

The talkgroup used for these reflector connections is TG9 on Slot 2. You may be used to this TG/Slot combo being used for local traffic, on BM purely local traffic normally uses TG9 on Slot 1.
So how do you use the reflectors? That depends on your radio, but basically there are 2 ways.

The first is by using a radio equipped with a numeric keypad and the ability to make ad-hoc calls to private IDs. The Connect Systems 700 is an example of a radio which can do this.
In this case, you leave the channel set to S2 TG9 on your chosen repeater. You make a private call to the ID of the reflector you want to connect to, so if you wanted to connect to the 4404 reflector (Ireland Regional Reflector) You would send a Private call to 4404, for approximately 2 seconds. This will then connect the repeater to the selected reflector. To get the status of the reflector connected to, you send a private call to 5000, to disconnect from the reflector you send a private call to 4000.

If your radio does not have the ability to make ad-hoc private calls, or does not have a numeric keypad, you can still use and change reflectors. The difference is that you will need to program a channel with each reflector as the destination. For example if you have one channel with the normal S2/TG9 setup, you could have another channel set up as S2/Private call 4000, another with S2/Private call 4400, S2/Private call 4404 etc. To switch reflectors, you select the channel with the required reflector, key up for 2 seconds and then go back to the S2/TG9 channel for the QSO.

The reflector system takes a little getting used to by those used to only using TGs, but it allows great flexibility and allows you to connect any given repeater to a reflector in another country and contact hams there through your local repeater.



BRANDMEISTER REFLECTORS

4214

TG214 Spain

4232

TG232 Austria

4250

TG222 Italy

4251

TG2221 Italy - Zona 1

4252

TG2222 Italy - Zona 2

4253

TG2223 Italy - Zona 3

4254

TG2224 Italy - Zona 4

4255

TG2225 Italy - Zona 5

4256

TG2226 Italy - Zona 6

4257

TG2227 Italy - Zona 7

4258

TG2228 Italy - Zona 8

4259

TG2229 Italy - Zona 9

4260

TG2220 Italy - Zona 0

4262

TG262 Germany

4270

TG2300 Czech

4280

TG260080 Poland

4281

TG260081 Poland Tech

4290

TG284 Bulgaria

4300

TG208 France 0

4301

TG2081 France Mediterranee 1

4302

TG2082 France Alpes 2

4303

TG2083 France Midi Pyrenees 3

4304

TG2084 France Est 4

4305

TG2085 France Ouest

4306

TG2086 France Atlantique 6

4307

TG2087 France Nord 7

4308

TG2088 France Centre 8

4309

TG2809 France DOM-TOM 9

4310

TG2080 France Ile De France 10

4316

TG2080332 France/DCS033C 16

4317

TG2080673 France/XRF067C 17

4326

TG3026 Canada English

4327

TG3027 Canada Francais

4370

TG2140 Spain

4371

TG9108 Spain - Latin / XRF007-A

4400

TG2350 UK

4401

TG2351 Chat

4402

TG2352 Chat

4403

TG2353 Chat

4404

TG2354 Ireland

4405

TG2355 Scotland

4407

TG2357 Wales

4409

TG2359 Kernow

4410

TG23500 S.West

4411

TG23510 S.East

4412

TG23520 North West

4414

TG23540 Ireland Chat

4415

TG23550 Scotland Chat

4416

TG23560 North East

4417

TG23570 Wales Chat

4418

TG23580 W.Midlands

4420

TG23522

Wires X

4419

TG23590 E.Midlands

4426

TG23562 M62

4433

TG2625 Germany (Bridge to XRF433B)

4500

TG204 Nederland (204)

4501

TG2041 Nederland Noord

4502

TG2042 Nederland Midden

4503

TG2043 Nederland Zuid

4504

TG2044 Nederland Oost

4636

TG31261 Mi5 - State Wide 1

4637

TG31262 Mi5 - State Wide 2

4638

TG31263 Mi5 - Event

4639

TG3100 USA - Nationwide

4640

TG31090 USA - Area 0

4641

TG31091 USA - Area 1

4642

TG31092 USA - Area 2

4643

TG31093 USA - Area 3

4644

TG31094 USA - Area 4

4645

TG31095 USA - Area 5

4646

TG31096 USA - Area 6

4647

TG31097 USA - Area 7

4648

TG31098 USA - Area 8

4649

TG31099 USA - Area 9

4650

TG2400 Sweden SM0 Area

4651

TG2401 Sweden SM1 Area

4652

TG2402 Sweden SM2 Area

4653

TG2403 Sweden SM3 Area

4654

TG2404 Sweden SM4 Area

4655

TG2405 Sweden SM5 Area

4656

TG2406 Sweden SM6 Area

4657

TG2407 Sweden SM7 Area

4659

TG240 Sweden All SM Area

4700

TG238 Denmark All

4701

TG2381 Denmark Nordjylland

4702

TG2382 Denmark Midtjylland

4703

TG2383 Denmark Syddanmark

4704

TG2384 Denmark Copenhagen

4705

TG2385 Denmark Sjaelland

4710

TG4710 Portugal-1

4711

TG268911 Portugal-2

4712

TG268912 Portugal (D-STAR bridge)

4750

TG206 Belgium

4751

TG2061 Belgium Vlaams

4752

TG2062 Belgium Francais

4753

TG2063 Belgium Deutsch

4790

TG334 XE

4791

TG3341 XE 1

4792

TG3342 XE 2

4793

TG3343 XE 3

4799

XE Experimental

4805

TG505 Australia

4806

TG5055 VK5 XRF500D

4850

TG9850 Germany (Bridge to XRF850B)

4860

TG242 Norway

4990

Test reflector 1

4991

Test reflector 2

4992

Test reflector 3

4993

Test reflector 4

4999

Extended Routing

Slot 1, TG10 is local through GB7JL only. Call local

Slot 1, TG9  is local through GB7JL only. Call local (at present time)

Slot 1, TG23520 is link to GB7DJ Northwich and GB7PK in Portmouth 
Slot 2, TG9 is linked to the ‘UK Wide Reflector 4400 (click to listen)’ Call anyone

If you have a DV4mini or DMR hotspot you can connect to 4412 reflector to come out of GB7JL (Lowton) GB7DJ(Northwich) and GB7PK(Portsmouth) Time slot 1 Listen by clicking here



Acceptable use 4400 Reflector:-

“It is acceptable to have short QSO’s, please be considerate and polite and leave gaps
for others to join or make calls for people.

It is hoped users understand , it is not a “calling channel only” and we do not like to
hear people taking it upon themselves to prevent others enjoying brief QSO’s on 4400.

The reflector system brings flexibility and you can link elsewhere at busy times.

Please enjoy the system be considerate at all times to others.”


Brandmeister Slot 1 Link Talk Group 23520

GB7JL, GB7DJ and GB7PK are linked using reflector 4412 on Brandmeister
If using a DMR radio this would be TS1 TG23520

Click here to see who was last heard on GB7DJ (Northwich)

Click here to see who was last heard on GB7PK (Portsmouth)

Click here to see who was last heard on GB7JL (Lowton)

Or look up a user, change the call at the end, must be in CAPS…


The  UK Yaesu Wires-X to BrandMeister DMR Bridge


To access the bridge please use

Reflector 4420 on the BrandMeister Network

Room 27753 on the Yaesu Wires-X Network

Please note that there is a 3 minute timer on the Wires-X system


To access from DMR, use Reflector 4420, once connected you will be heard on DMR & Yaesu Wires-X room 27753.

To access from Yaesu Wires-X, you need to connect to Room 27753, once connected you will be heard on the Wires-X System & DMR BrandMeister reflector 4420.


BrandMeister reflector 4420 is also linked to UK_YSF_BM_UK the UK YSF Fusion reflector and as such forms a bridge between Wires-X - DMR - YSF




NORTH WEST LINK REPEATER COVERAGE MAPS

GB7JL LOWTON (Wigan)
GB7DJ NORTHWICH
GB7JC BOOTLE (Liverpool)
GB7WX TARVIN (Chester)
GB7PK PORTSMOUTH (Guest Repeater)