Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by W5WN, Mar 15, 2017.
Thanks, John. I'm up and making contacts. I am still learning!
Doug, does that give you complete caller ID? I haven't loaded any contacts to my MD-380 yet.
Something worth noting is that some repeaters in DFW may not have all of the same talk groups as other repeaters in the area -- although some of the lists of repeaters / talk groups may be outdated / incomplete / incorrect.
Also note if a talk group is listed as PTT, you will need to key up on that talk group before the repeater will transmit (allow you to hear) any traffic from that talk group. And in the DFW area, you may find a commonly-used talk group number with a different name listed on the other time slot.
You should be able to use one of those links I posted previously to monitor a particular repeater and see what talk groups are used, versus what is published. The BFDX (Connect Systems) handheld units have a feature which allows you to program in only the frequency of the repeater and hear and see the poop on any talk group that is active, as well as lock onto them and talk.
Thanks, I will look into what you posted. It's getting a little more complicated. Maybe we could experiment a little?
I'm usually free in the evenings, and can throw one of the radios in the car and hit at least one repeater on the way home from work.
Yep... Name, Call, City, State etc. I usually run the update weekly.
You sure about that? The 380 only holds 1000 contacts max.
Loading the experimental firmware, the sky is the limit!
Ok, that explains it. Haven't tried that yet.
Which firmware are you using?
It's the MD380-Tools ver 2017-0124. Basically you put the linux image in an Oracle Virtual box and it boots up automatically with a menu. After flashing the firmware, you then download and flash the user list. All this is through the menu so you don't have to know any linux commands. I'll attach the document on how to do this.